Posts Tagged ‘Buddy Edens’

Non-residential contractors finally hear good news

While there has been a fair amount of good news lately about a rebound in homebuilding in Mississippi and across the U.S., commercial contractors have been waiting impatiently for a little sunshine to come their way. Perhaps their long wait is over. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said C.J. “Buddy” Edens, president of the Mississippi chapter of […] [...]

CONSTRUCTION HIT THE BRAKES AFTER STRONG 2011 START — Dwindling backlog of work explains why quest for contracts is very competitive in Mississippi

A second quarter national construction surge that created an 8-month backlog of work fizzled out by the end of the year, an analysis by the chief economist for the national chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors shows. It’s news that the head of the Mississippi chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors expected to hear. […] [...]

Entrepreneurs Corner: Vocational education a large part of construction business

MABC’s Edens says four-year university isn’t for everyone Very few people in the Magnolia State would quibble over the importance of education to the state’s future well-being, progress and prosperity.  As we all know, Mississippi gets too much negative press around the United States when it comes to education. Generally, when it comes to a […] [...]

Workers still being trained for construction jobs

Training and education for construction jobs continues in the state even though the economy hasn’t recovered and construction projects have slowed down. Training isn’t as intense as it was in the time immediately following Hurricane Katrina, but industry educators feel the boom will return and a trained workforce must be ready. “Things are pretty tight, […] [...]

Builder groups split on new Congress

Trade associations split on what to expect following elections The state’s two leading construction trade associations are divided as to whether the new-look Congress will be a plus for builders. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is optimistic. The Associated General Contractors (AGC), on the other hand, is more guarded in its outlook. Now, the […] [...]

Wildfire!

Drought turns state into kindling For the second time this year, state officials are in a high state of alert due to a spate of wildfires statewide. Wildfires have already claimed property across the state, but unlike the oil spill, have also already threatened lives. And, the drought conditions fostering the threat could have an […] [...]

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