Items Tagged with 'construction'

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Monthly materials prices on the upswing, but still down overall

April 17, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded 0.8 percent in March, the largest monthly increase in more than two years, according to the April 14 producer price index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Construction has varying impact on state economies

March 27, 2015
State economies are affected differently depending on the level of construction activity relative to their overall economic activity. Read More

Construction materials prices rise for first time in six months

March 20, 2015
The largest monthly gain in petroleum prices in more than three years caused construction materials prices to expand 0.4 percent in February, ending a six-month streak when prices failed to rise, according to the March 13 producer price index report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Construction employment momentum should carry into 2015

February 13, 2015
The U.S. construction industry added 39,000 jobs in January, including 12,700 net new nonresidential jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimate released earlier this month. Read More

Materials prices dip slightly, but still up over last year

October 24, 2014
Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 percent in September, but rose 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Producer Price Index released earlier this month. Read More

The cornerstone for successful construction projects

September 12, 2014
Cranes flocking back to the skyline are bringing life back to West Michigan. Read More

Worrisome situation in Iraq may impact construction prices

June 20, 2014
Overall construction materials prices remained flat in May but are up 1.6 percent year over year, according to this month’s Producer Price Index supplied by the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Street Talk: Keeping an eye on the downtown sky

High notes.

June 13, 2014
It wasn’t that long ago when construction cranes were dotting the downtown skyline. Read More

Independence from orange barrels this holiday weekend

July 2, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation hopes to make travelers’ lives a little easier this Independence Day holiday. Read More

Full swing for private developers

April 26, 2013
What do you see while driving through downtown Grand Rapids? Read More