Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish Offers Condolences After Construction Worker Killed in Crash
By Evan MacDonald, cleveland.com
The two construction workers were employees at Trafftech Inc. in Cleveland, and were working on the Cedar Road Reconstruction Project, Budish said in his statement. The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works is managing the $4.5 million project, which is funded by federal money from the...
A Celebration of Northeast Ohio’s Construction Excellence
By Bob Sandrick, Crain's
More than 400 builders, craftsmen and apprentices attended the inaugural Building Excellence and Craftsmanship Awards to celebrate the construction industry and its role in Northeast Ohio.
Tim Linville, CEO of the Construction Employers Association, said the awards, held March 28 at Windows on...
Managing Five Generations at the Construction Site
By Juan Rodriguez, The Balance Small Business
In today's construction industry, as well as other industries, we are seeing a blend of generations acting together at a single site or workplace. Many companies have high goals and metrics regarding diversity, which means that they are encouraging and accepting more diverse...
Construction Spending Increases 1.0 Percent from January to February; Industry Adds Jobs in 232 out of 358 Metro Areas Since February 2018
From The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Construction spending increased by 1.0 percent from January to February, while construction employment increased compared to February 2018 levels in 275 out of 358 metro areas, according to an analysis of new government data today by the Associated General Contractors....
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Exposure on the Construction Site
By Ellie Batchiyska, ConstructConnect
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer, making it one of the most dangerous threats on the construction site. CO is odorless, meaning that whether it’s present on its own or among other “regular” gases and smells, it’s utterly undetectable.
Within minutes of...
3 Cash Flow Management Mistakes Construction Companies Make
From ConstructConnect's Blog
Most construction companies are struggling to get paid on time. According to arecent survey of construction company owners, 1 in 5 respondents say that cash flow is a problem they have to face at a constant basis. Only 13% reported that they do not experience any cash flow problem at all.
Fast-Growing Ohio Contractor Defaults on Projects
Jonathan Barnes, Engineering News-Record Midwest
A small, quickly rising Ohio-based general contractor appears to have shut down.
Last August, Inc. Magazine named Columbus-based Palmetto Construction Services (and no connection to Charleston, S.C.-based Palmetto Construction Group) to the magazine's annual list of the 5,000...
How Small Businesses can Create Successful Growth Opportunities
By: Adam Burroughs, Smart Businesses
Growth is always a part of a company’s strategic plan. From its earliest stages, companies are working to win new business, create innovative products and services, and establish a presence in new markets. However, growth tends to stall once companies reach the maturity stage.
Union Workers and Day Laborers Join Forces in Push for Prevailing Wage
By Denis Slattery, New York Daily News
An unlikely coalition of activists, union workers and day laborers joined forces Wednesday to call on New York lawmakers to grant raises to construction workers on publicly subsidized projects.
Hundreds of construction workers, decked out in orange and yellow, filled the state Capitol Building...
Latino Construction Program Preps Workers to Meet Demand
Crain's Cleveland Business' government reporter, Jay Miller.
A tightening labor market for construction workers, building plans on MetroHealth's main campus on the West Side and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's push to have the diversity of the city's population reflected in its employment are the forces behind a...