Lift & Move USA to Attend SkillsUSA Annual Conference

The Lift & Move USA program will promote careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry to thousands of students and teachers at SkillsUSA’s annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19-23. An estimated 7,000 students and 5,000 teachers will attend the organization’s annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, providing an ideal opportunity for Lift & Move USA to promote the industry and its program of events. SkillsUSA is the national body that prepares school and college students for careers in trade and technical jobs. Lift & Move USA will have a booth at the Skills Conference … Read more

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Jobs Report Offers Reasons for Hope and Concern for Construction Industry, ABC Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National construction employment added 11,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in May according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. The nonresidential construction sector added 4,400 net new jobs in May after losing 1,000 net jobs in April (revised down from a net increase of 3,200 jobs), while the residential sector added 7,100 net jobs for the month. Overall construction employment expanded 2.9 percent on yearly basis, well above the year-over-year growth rate of 1.6 percent for all nonfarm industries. “Today’s jobs numbers supply a mixture … Read more

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Secret Government Jobs, High-Rises and Retail Win Steel Erection Projects

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Officials with the Steel Erectors Association of America announced the winners of its annual Project of the Year for steel erection contracts topped out in 2016. Five companies in four contract level categories were honored at the 2017 Annual Convention and Awards Gala in May. Entries are judged by an independent panel of experts representing a broad knowledge of structural design. The winning projects demonstrate the range and complexity of steel construction in the United States. Two of the projects were for government installations with extremely tight tolerances and high-level security clearances, while the others were more … Read more

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412 Williamson Street Hotel in Savannah Tops Out

ATLANTA, Ga. – Winter Construction has topped out the new seven-story, 173-key hotel in the historic River Street area of Savannah, Georgia. With more than 175 attendees, the event celebrated the superstructure being completed and all of the hard work of the company, its partners and subcontractors. The 412 Williamson Street hotel property spans an entire city block, and the hotel includes two levels of parking and retail space, and a total of 162,000 square feet. The hotel’s layout includes five levels of guest rooms, a fitness area, meeting space, a pool, a lobby bar, a restaurant on River Street … Read more

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