Meet the Four CPOY Contenders The Craft Professional of the Year, announced each year during ABC Workforce Week, is one of the most prestigious awards in the construction industry and a major accomplishment for the deserving craft professional who takes home the prize. This year, the entrants have been narrowed down to four worthy contenders. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thank You, Active Duty National Guard Reservist, Robert Bond and Carlos Veloz A big Tradesmen Thank You to Robert Bond and Carlos Veloz, two active duty National Guard Reservists, who work out of our Burlington and Seattle offices. Carlos took some much appreciated time out of his demanding schedule to nominate us for the Patriotic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our Safety Culture is Award Winning! Great news from our Cleveland offices. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Northern Ohio Chapter awarded Tradesmen International with the 2016 Gold STEP Award. The award, granted by ABC National, recognizes companies that demonstrate the highest commitment to implementing effective safety programs. Tradesmen is a multi-year recipient. The Cleveland field office and Gretchen Fri, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Marine labor is a difficult and demanding profession requiring a diverse skillset and deep knowledge. The very best shipyard workers possess a deep love of honest craftsmanship and a maritime heritage from which they pride themselves. Reliability is key and experience are key, as well. So how do you find these perfect craftsmen, especially with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What does the future hold for the construction industry With job demand on the rise and the average age of the workforce increasing, today’s construction industry looks dramatically different than it did 5 years ago. But what will it look like in five years from now? For a sneak peak of what the future may […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Congress Extended Vital Tax Credits for the Alternative Energy Industry. Now What? In December 2015, Congress passed a bill extending the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) which aid the wind and solar industries, respectively. This is huge news for the renewable energy industry because this means approximately $73 billion in new […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A recently released survey by the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that nearly 80 percent of construction businesses are having a hard time finding qualified skilled labor. Beginning first in small isolated pockets when home construction bottomed out in 2011, the labor shortage is now in full bloom, with repercussions being felt throughout the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A look at how today’s trends are shaping the future of technology used in the construction industry Too often, the public perception of the construction field is that of an industry that is slow to change and adopt new technology. However, if you have been working in the field for more than a few years, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The economy is clearly rebounding, which means that construction will be picking up across the country. In fact, a steadily progressing growth has been making its way through the industry. Unfortunately, the labor shortage in the US has made it difficult for contractors find the construction workers they need to help with new construction jobs. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
According to the US government census on construction spending, growth in construction industry is both increasing and decreasing. The total estimated spending in January 2015 landed at $971.4 billion. This shows a 1.8 percent growth from the January 2014 spending estimate, which totaled $954.2 billion. On the other hand, it is 1.1 percent lower than […]Continue Reading... No Comments.