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Construction-input PPIs jump in March, outpace contractors' prices; job openings climb

The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in March, not seasonally adjusted, rose 0.5% from February and 3.0% year-over-year (y/y) from March 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Tuesday.

Employment dips in March but rises for year; most metros have gains through February

            Nonfarm payroll employment in March increased by 103,000, seasonally adjusted, from February and by 2,261,000 (1.5%) year-over-year (y/y) since March 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Boise State AGC Student Chapter 3rd Place in National Contest

Boise State Construction Management’s student chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) was awarded third place in the 2017 outstanding Student Chapter Contest.  In February 2018, the Boise State AGC student chapter officers (shown below) shared their
year’s activities and student involvement at the AGC National Conference in New Orleans, LA, and received their national certificate.

Idaho Associated General Contractors Announces its Endorsement

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) has named Brad Little as its pick to be Idaho’s next governor. Idaho ACG is a statewide trade association representing commercial construction including industrial, buildings and highways. Idaho AGC has served as the voice of the construction industry in the Gem State for more than eight decades.

Construction Management Heavy Civil Team takes 2nd Place at the 2018 ASC Regions Competition!

 

Boise State CM’s Heavy Civil team coaches Bruce Larabee and John Stevenson (not pictured) led student members Rich Wiseman, Josh
Zigler, Gavin Pointer, Keelan Butler, Kalob Turner, Patrick Baur, Sam Oberting to a second place win in the Region 6 Heavy Civil
competition.

February construction spending edges up; retail, warehouse trends continue to diverge

Construction spending totaled $1.273 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in February, up 0.1% from the upwardly revised January rate and up 3.0% from February 2017, the Census Bureau

Members Turn Out To Tackle Workforce Development

Wednesday 28, 2018

The Idaho Department of Labor's "Construction Career Pathways" event, held at the O'Connor Field House in Caldwell was a veritable who's who of Idaho AGC Members.  In addition to Idaho AGC's Education & Training Director Kristy Watson, employees from McAlvain Companies, Inc, Lochsa Engineering, Franz Witte Landscape Contracting, Inc., Strata, Inc., Idaho Materials & Construction, Oldcastle Precast, Inc., Knife River, and Sunroc Corporation all came together as a team to represent the industry and educate those considering a career in construction.

ForConstructionPros.com Highlights Member Knox Concrete's Work in Lewiston

Congratulations to Member Knox Concrete, LLC whose curbing and stamping skills on their Lewiston state highway project are being highlighted in THIS ARTICLE on ForConstructionPros.com.  

February construction job increase in 35 states, D.C.; scaled-back tariffs begin, more likely

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 35 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from February 2017 to February 2018, declined in 14 states and was unchanged in Vermont, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

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