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Construction industry sees more confusing numbers

The construction industry has again released statistics that do not seem to quite add up, this time concerning employment. In July, builders recorded a loss of 6,000 jobs in July, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet, construction unemployment fell to 9.1 percent, down from 9.8 percent last month and significant decrease from the 12.3 percent jobless ...

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Offensive launched against bogus contractors

A new anti-contractor fraud campaign is underway with a two-fold goal — educate Mississippi consumers on the best practices when choosing a contractor, particularly in the wake of a natural disaster, and give would-be bogus contractors a stern warning that preying on vulnerable homeowners will not be tolerated. “In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, our phones just lit ...

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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 the Associated Builders and Contractors ...

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Retirement won’t stop Nations' legacy

Perry Nations, 75, a strong voice for the construction industry for more than 35 years, retired as executive director of Associated General Contractors on Dec. 31, 2012. Two days later, he took a new job as vice president of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation. “I’m a workaholic,” Nations admits. “It is a challenge to come out here and try to ...

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State showing signs of recovery

Home building in many areas of the state is gradually improving with most major cities showing an increased number of building permits in 2011 compared to 2010. “We’re seeing a little bit of market activity pick up, and are actually forecasting a slight increase this year,” said Marty Milstead, executive vice president, Home Builders Association of Mississippi. “Slight is the ...

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White promotes Linebaugh

Michael Linebaugh, chief estimator, has been promoted to vice president-estimating for White Construction’s Ridgeland-Jackson location. Linebaugh has 37 years of experience in the construction industry, including 19 years as a senior and chief estimator and 18 years as owner of an estimating and software consulting firm. Linebaugh is certified by the American Society of Professional Estimators.

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