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OSHA Launches New 'Safe and Sound Campaign'

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently launched its “Safe and Sound Campaign,” which calls on employers to review and revamp their safety proto...


US Construction Jobs On the Rise

According to new government numbers, the construction industry in the United States added 36,000 jobs, and saw an increase in pay for workers, in January, though jobs on civil engineering pr...


AIA Forecast: Construction Up, Industrial Lags

Industrial facility construction won't be getting the same boost that commercial building will see in 2017, according to one major industry group.


Restructuring, Currency Affect PPG Q4

Sales and net income were both down in the fourth quarter of 2016 for paints and coatings manufacturer PPG, owing largely to unfavorable currency rates and charges related to restructuring, ...


US Construction Industry Hiring in 2017

A new sampling of opinion in the U.S. construction industry indicates that most American contractors are prepared to add staff in the coming year.


US Construction Spending Hits 10-Year High

Bolstered by street and highway work, nonresidential construction was up nearly 5 percent in November, helping to move U.S. construction spending to numbers not seen in a decade, new federal...


PPG Backs Its Hometown Team

With its global headquarters in town and 2,300 employees in the region, PPG says it's proud to call Pittsburgh home. The coatings giant took that pride one step further by acquiring the nami...


‘Big 3’ Shipyards Get State Aid

Following several consecutive quarters of extreme financial losses, the Korean government is stepping in to assist the world’s three largest shipbuilders.


Construction Numbers, Labor Demand Up

As Census Bureau numbers show the U.S. construction industry continuing to grow (including a big leap in road construction), one industry group is pointing out the need for more qualified wo...


Reports: Construction Pulse Is Strong

From spending to jobs, all signs point to a strengthening construction market. Two recent federal reports showing a sharp rise in construction employment and a solid increase in construction...


Construction Jobs Picture Mixed, AGC Says

As spending grows in nonresidential construction, data shows employment growth in that sector to be lagging, suggesting contractors are having a hard time finding qualified workers, a new re...


PPG 4Q Results Show Profit

With the help of improved sales volume in its protective and marine coating segment, PPG Industries Inc. saw an increase in profit for its fourth quarter and full year.


Recovery, Challenges Ahead in Construction

Nearly three-quarters of American construction firms plan to add workers in 2016, according to a survey released this week.


JPCL 2016 Survey: Share Your Insight

What do you see as the most pressing issues facing the coatings industry? The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) is preparing the annual forecast feature for its January ...


Shipyards Provide Lift in U.S. Economy

The U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry plays a significant role in the state of the U.S. economy, according to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Adm...


Steelmaker Opens Coatings Center

The opening of a new research and development center for advanced steel coatings is the first step toward a partnership between a university in the U.K. and a troubled global steel manufactu...


Study: Global Infrastructure Value

A global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets took a look at the state of infrastructure around the world and assigned each a dollar values as a measuring stick for compa...


‘Big 3’ Continue Financial Struggles

Hampered by cancelled orders and delays in construction of offshore facilities, the world’s three largest shipbuilders are tracking to record major financial losses in 2015.


Construction Market Good, Data Says

Even amid worker shortages, two new reports shine a bright light on the U.S. construction environment based on September figures.


AkzoNobel Posts 61% Gain in Q2

The divestment of a Paper Chemicals business unit and favorable currency rates have delivered positive results for coatings giant AkzoNobel for the second quarter.


AkzoNobel Reports 'Solid' Q1

AMSTERDAM—Rising revenues and operating income across all businesses graced the first quarter of 2015, despite continuing economic headwinds, AkzoNobel reported Tuesday (April 21).


Sherwin Q1 Gets No Love from Global

CLEVELAND, OH—Sales declines in the Global Finishes Group did not stop Sherwin-Williams from posting a record first quarter, the company announced Thursday (April 16).


MIT: Diversity Pays, Even if Unpopular

Like it or not—and some workers do not—a workplace with gender equality will benefit the organization most in the long run, a new MIT study concludes.


Job Boom Spurs Calls for More Training

U.S. construction unemployment, which neared 20 percent at the height of the recession, has now shrunk to just seven percent, with 230,000 jobs added in the last year, a new analysis shows.


U.S. Paints, Coatings to Top $30.6B

Industrial maintenance and marine coatings in the United States will see slow but steady growth in the wake of a five-year rebound blazed by the architectural ector, according to a new marke...


Paint Makers Unite over Chemical Bill

U.S. coating suppliers are pulling out the stops to help pass what they call a "groundbreaking" overhaul of the nation's 37-year-old chemical safety laws.


Joblessness Drops; Jitters Don’t

Replacing old worries with new ones, the construction labor market in the U.S. may be swinging from glut to shortage in just a few short years, experts are saying.


Chinese Steel Riles U.S. Bridge Group

The U.S. steel bridge industry is firing back at a new report describing the growing use of Chinese bridge steel and alleging lack of “bridge expertise at home.”


AkzoNobel Dims Decorative in Germany

AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints business continues its crash diet, with a newly announced plan to shed its German paint stores immediately after selling off its North American unit.


 
 
   

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