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Ohio Contractor Tom Martin Named SMACNA 2018 Contractor of the Year
Tom Martin, President of T.H. Martin Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, received the annual SMACNA Contractor of the Year award.
It is his commitment and dedication to the construction industry that has earned him this prestigious national award."
Port of Cleveland Ups Inclusion Goals, Sets $15 Minimum Wage for Services
The Port of Cleveland is setting higher thresholds for putting minority-owned and woman-owned businesses to work on the construction projects it touches. And the government agency will require service contractors it hires to pay workers at least $15 an hour, under a series of updated policies approved this week.
Construction Material Costs Increase 7.4 Percent, as Contractors Continue to be Squeezed by Tariffs and Rising Fuel Prices
The cost of many products used in construction climbed 7.4 percent over the past year due to double digit increases in commonly-used construction materials, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the cost increases come as many construction firms are already grappling with shortages of skilled craftsmen essential for projects but have limited ability to increase prices for their services.