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Surge in cement use bodes well

Spending cutbacks could slow government projects.
August 22, 2013

 The nation’s residential, commercial and industrial construction markets can expect a major uplift, both in the immediate and longer-term future, according to the Portland Cement Association 


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Housing growth based on new factors

April brings first federal budget surplus in five years.
July 18, 2013

When many analysts read bold-faced media headlines about the fastest rate of housing price increases in seven years — with some communities posting double-digit increases — they are claiming that housing’s happy days are here again.


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Industrial building hits ‘gas’ pedal

Economic issues yield media spotlight.
June 25, 2013

 On the verge of 2013’s second half, the previously moribund commercial/industrial construction sector, which was hit hard during the Great Recession, is displaying increasing signs of recovery. 


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Cautious consumers in a 2013 economy

Part-time job numbers are rising.
May 29, 2013

With the early 2013 economy trending little better than last year’s state of suspended animation, the American consumer, comprising close to 70% of the nation’s $15.6 trillion gross domestic product, has maintained a sense of justifiable caution.


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Greenfield Industrial Projects to Grow

Service sector spurs surge in exports.
April 19, 2013
This year appears on track for a significant mix of industrial construction projects, according to Industrial Info Re-sources, an informational news source that tracks the progress of major construction on a daily basis.
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Commercial construction falls short

Online purchasing still worries store-based retailers.
March 15, 2013
Online purchasing still worries store-based retailers.
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Economy on cruise control as independent businesses exceed expectations

Most “small” companies continue to inch forward.
March 6, 2013
Recent dialogue with scores of manufacturers, distributors, mechanical contractors and retailers detects a note of optimism as the year unfolds.
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Looking into the future

2013 construction industry apprehensive as Obama II beckons
January 15, 2013
With the second Obama presidency secured for four more years, the construction industry, specifically the depressed housing sector, is taking a wait-and-watch attitude before projecting definitive commitments for 2013 growth potential.


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