Category: Industry News

Get Ready for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

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The ConExpo/ConAgg show is going to be something you don’t want to miss if you’re connected to the construction industry. Register before March 9, and you will save over 20%. The event will take place March 10-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s everything you need to know before you attend: New Products & Technologies At… Read more »

The Houston Population Growth Continues to Rise

ground engaging tools for apartment construction

Houston has been in the top cities in the United States for new residents moving into the metro area. It will continue to grow this decade at a rapid rate. What effect will this have on the construction industry in the Houston metropolitan area? Residential Growth Means More Construction Houston is seeing an increase in… Read more »

Roadwork Update in North Texas

Texas highway construction

As we talked previously about the Sam Rayburn Tollway Fourth Lane Project, things are moving along efficiently. The tollway is being widened, so that traffic can move quicker and more consistently while the population growth increases in the North Texas area. There is an additional lane being built, as well as ramp improvements. The completion… Read more »

Population Growth in Texas Pushes for Roadwork Construction

Texas Highway construction

As the population growth increases all over the state of Texas, roadwork construction is starting to take over. It can be a good and bad thing for people in Texas. On one hand, you have the growth of population and an economy, but on the other hand, you have the rise of congestion on highways… Read more »

GET Market Growth Projected to Increase in Coming Years

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With the advancement of new technology every single year in the ground engaging tools, the market is projected to grow significantly in the next four or five years. This is great for the construction and mining industries. These new technological advancements can help the market growth become steady over the next several years. New Technology… Read more »

ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 is Partnering with Women in Construction

Women in construction have played an incredible role, and we are proud to have them be a vital part in the growth of this industry. The ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 will be partnering with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and the Women of Asphalt (WOFA) for this upcoming event, which will be held in… Read more »

Houston Office Market Had a Strong Third Quarter

Houston Office Vacancy Rates

Houston’s vacancy rate in the office market didn’t change much between the second and third quarters in 2019. It ticked up just 10 basis points between Q2 and Q3. That might lead you to believe that there isn’t any cause for celebration for those in the Houston market right now. However, there were a lot… Read more »

Gas Station Owners Are Preparing for an Electric Vehicle Future

Energy companies have been extracting crude oil from the Permian Basin at unprecedented rates in recent years, but an oil boom is the last thing on the minds of most gas station owners in our area. Instead, many gas stations are looking for creative new ways to stay relevant in a world where electric vehicles… Read more »

Texas Construction Industry Exhibits Positive Signs of Growth

A persistent labor shortage has made it hard for many construction companies to keep their projects on schedule in recent years, but new data suggests that things are looking up for the construction industry in Texas. According to the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas added 56,100 construction jobs in 2017—the… Read more »

Oil and Gas Taxes to Provide $1.1 Billion in Highway Funding

Highways in Texas are slated to receive a much-needed boost in funding this year thanks to the state’s booming oil and natural gas industry. Under the terms of Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment which diverts a portion of oil and gas severance taxes to the TxDOT highway fund, Texas highways will receive $1.1 billion in… Read more »