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AGC SmartBrief

News and information for general contractors

AGC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Economy shows signs of continuing progress

2/27/2015

  • Reuters

Orders for nondefense capital goods rose 0.6% in January, the first increase in five months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Meanwhile, the Consumer Price Index fell 0.7% in January -- in l… Read More

BSCAI SmartBrief

News for the building service contracting industry

BSCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Building Service Contractors Association

Partial award would give Sodexo $25M owed by Detroit schools

2/25/2015

  • Detroit Free Press

Detroit Public Schools may be on the hook for $25 million in unpaid custodian and maintenance services provided by Sodexo, according to arbitrator Valdemar Washington. The janitorial company terminate… Read More

NRCA SmartBrief

The best stories for roofing professionals

NRCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Roofing Contractors Association

Google aids in solar panel purchases for homeowners

2/27/2015

  • ThinkProgress.org

Google is investing more in SolarCity's residential solar power model, which helps homeowners install rooftop systems. The additional $300 million investment will provide for about 25,000 new solar ho… Read More

Specialty Contractors SmartBrief

News for specialty contractors

Specialty Contractors SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Demand growing for electricians, industrial maintenance workers

2/20/2015

  • Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) (tiered subscription model)

The need for electricians is estimated to grow by 23% during 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Wisconsin, two employers say advanced training is key for job opportunities i… Read More