The Bonadio Group’s 14th annual Upstate New York Contractors State of the Industry Survey found profitability and enthusiasm trending upward for the region’s construction firms. Results measured five critical issues for today’s construction companies: contracts, surety binding issues, profitability, tax reform, and the outlook for the future.
L&W Supply Corporation, one of the nation's largest distributors of wallboard, steel stud, ceiling systems and related building products announced today the acquisition of DeFoor Acoustical Inc. dba DeFoor Drywall and Acoustical Supply.
James V. Christianson, vice president, Government Relations, for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the nation's leading construction trade association, urged Congress "to reform the nation's immigration system." Christianson released a letter he sent today a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on behalf of the association's 27,500 firms, including America's leading general contractors, specialty contractors, service providers, and suppliers.
Festool just announced its new media and content partnership with This Old House (TOH), America’s No. 1 multimedia home-enthusiast brand. The partnership will include PBS television underwriting spots, video content creation and distribution, events, category exclusivity on the New Yankee Workshop channel, and participation by the leading This Old House talent.
The United Soccer Leagues announced it has entered a multi-year partnership with Western Specialty Contractors, which will make the largest network of specialty contractors in the United States the Official Stadium Restoration Supplier for all related properties, including the United Soccer League, USL’s Division III, the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Super Y League. Western Specialty Contractors becomes the latest member of the USL’s Preferred Supplier Program, which has grown rapidly alongside the league to provide high-caliber services to the league and its clubs.
As of April 17, OSHA and state safety agencies have issued 116 violation citations under OSHA's new silica safety rule. The regulation went into effect Sept. 23, but OSHA began full enforcement Oct. 23.