Construction Employment Increases to Highest Level in Nine Years in the United States

Association Officials Note that Many Firms Report They Are Struggling to Find Qualified Workers to Hire, Urge Greater Investment in Career and Technical Education and Other Construction Prep Programs Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in April to the highest level in more than nine years amid strong demand for new construction services, according to [...]

May 15th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Three Maine Construction Firms Recognized for Best Projects of 2016

Build Maine Awards Celebration Includes Four Projects Augusta, Maine April 12, 2017-The Associated General Contractors of Maine recognized four projects as the best of 2016 in a celebration at the Augusta Civic Center. The annual celebration is a kick-off to the upcoming construction season and a chance for firms to compete for the Build Maine [...]

April 13th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Senate Appeal of Obama-Era “Volks Rule” Preserves Worker Safety While Protecting the Constitution and Respecting Court Rulings

Firms Will Still Be Required to Maintain Detailed Safety Logs and Make Them Available to Safety Inspectors While Law and Court Orders Setting Statute of Limitations for Violations Will Be Preserved The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in reaction to the Senate [...]

March 26th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Thirty-Nine States, Including Maine, Add Construction Jobs Between January 2016 & 2017

  Maine Adds 500 Construction Jobs in One Month and 1,000 Since Last Year Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between January 2016 and January 2017 while 38 states and D.C. added construction jobs between December and January, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association [...]

March 13th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Construction Firms Getting Squeezed by Increasing Material and Labor Costs

Construction Officials Caution That Infrastructure, Other Construction Projects Will Increase if New “Buy America” Provisions, Punitive Tariffs or Limitations on Canadian Lumber Are Put in Place The cost of materials and services used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released [...]

March 10th, 2017|News, Press Releases|