December 2017 News

More California dams have spillway problems
Three dams in Santa Clara County have spillway problems similar to the Oroville Dam.

New home sales hit post-recession high in November
Sales of new homes rise 17.5 percent for month.

Construction jobs increase in 40 states between November 2016 and 2017
39 states add jobs between October and November.

University of Michigan lab working to create ultra-strong concrete
New non-proprietary formula promises numerous uses, including pothole-resistant roads.

Henkel opens OSI Application and Technology Center
11,400-square-foot center features a state-of-the-art Product Development lab and world-class Application Center.

JVCKENWOOD to acquire DMR developer Radio Activity S.r.l
Italian firm develops relays compatible with DMR-compliant digital radio systems.

Single-family starts rise in line with builder confidence
Single-family production rose 5.3% in November to 930,000, the highest level since the recession.

Premier Building Solutions invests in R&D
Growing company adds an additional R&D chemist.

OSHA: Job site fatalities increased 7 percent in 2016
Transportation incidents are leading cause of deaths, followed by workplace violence. 

Affinity Tool Works rebrands, becomes BORA PortaMate 
Company also expands with acquisition of Centipede Tool.

Topcon and Bentley Systems announce Constructioneering Academy
First session is set for February 13, 2018 in Livermore, California. announces next built environment webinar
January 12 event will cover artificial intelligence, BIM, robotics and automation, collaborative communication, mobile applications and cloud computing in the built environment.

Holiday joy for young cousin suffering from leukemia
Next Wave Automation founder builds “Fight Like an Angel Arcade” and raises awareness.

ACPA names Niederriter its 2018 Chairman
Niederriter is COO of Golden Triangle Construction Company.

Equity group acquires Custom Equipment, LLC
Hy-Brid Lifts manufactures scissor lifts and aerial work platforms for the construction and industrial markets.

Living in Canada — without a furnace?
How Canadians are constructing North America's biggest green buildings.

Accident-proofing the job site
Latest Dodge study reveals a new arsenal of tools to help increase construction safety onsite.

Epicor launches newest version of Epicor ERP
Powerful new capabilities for winning execution on the factory floor and beyond.

New Holland Construction offers unlimited-hour, first-year warranty
Enhanced warranty applies to new 200 Series skid and track loaders and older models.

Ajax Tools names Larry Serritelli Southeastern RSM
Serritelli brings Ajax 30 years of construction and industrial experience. 

Piranha Pawn is added to 10th anniversary commemorative chess set
Free plans and design files are available online from Next Wave Automation.

DPA Buying Group welcomes new industrial distributors
Fourteen new distributors sign up.

Viega announces Craig Cullen as director of sales operations
Cullen brings Viega 25 years of industry experience; comes from Xylem.

Magellan Midstream proposes Permian-Gulf Coast pipeline
$1 billion pipeline would run from southwest Texas to Gulf Coast.