The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Building trades endorse Obama

'He is simply on the right side of the issues that matter to our collective membership' ..

Industrial construction to bring labor shortages, group predicts

By Guy Snyder
Michigan Construction

'From factory town to college town' Trades help transform Flint

There are new signs of life in this tough old town, in the form of the sights and sounds of construction activity in the downtown area. ..

Leadership ethics can replace the handshake

By Mark Breslin ..

Industry 'clobbered' by surging material costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Surging prices for diesel fuel, asphalt, steel and other materials are clobbering construction budgets," Ken Simonson, Chief Economist for The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), said July 17. Simonson was commenting on the producer price index (PPI) for June reported that day by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). ..

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