Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-


News in the Construction Equipment Industry

Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.


The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is looking for an individual who best “makes America.” A winner will be chosen based on their hard work, dedication to the community and devotion to American manufacturing. If you think you have what it takes, share your story; or nominate a friend or co-worker. Click on the link below for more information about how to enter and you may be featured as the “I Make America’s” citizen spokesperson and receive a $1,000 award.


Rock & Dirt territory managers, Barry Lowry and Zilphia Jernigan, will be giving demonstrations of and at the World of Concrete international event at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. If you would like to learn more about one of the highest traffic websites in the construction equipment industry, come say hello at booth #6503 in the Central Hall.


According the Associated General Contractors of America, 139 out of 337 metropolitan areas saw an increase in construction jobs in December. The federal employment data analysis showed 131 areas with a decrease in number of jobs and 65 remained the same between December 2011 and December 2012. The area which added the most jobs was Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas; with a total of 17,600 new jobs, a 10% increase. Although Pascagoula, Mississippi saw the highest percentage of new construction jobs with a 42% increase.


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