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Joe Duvall of Kitchell installed as ABA president

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The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC), welcomed Joe Duvall as the 2015 ABA President. Duvall, Project Executive of Kitchell Construction, has been in the commercial building industry since 1985. Duvall joined Kitchell right out… Read More →

Upcoming Valley Partnership breakfast covers transportation

federal transportation bill
by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, Nov. 14. This month’s program will feature an update on current road, highway and infrastructure projects in Valley’s construction pipeline. Panelists will discuss projects currently underway as well as those projects slated for near and long term development and how they will… Read More →

Sundt’s Marty Hedlund elected to ABA board of directors

Marty Hedlund

The Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association, formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) welcomed Martin R. (Marty) Hedlund, P.E., DBIA as a newly elected board member.  Hedlund joined Sundt Construction, Inc. in 1984 and currently serves as the Profit Center Manager… Read More →

Arizona Builders' Alliance Stepping Up To The Plate This Summer

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There has been quite a bit of good news coming out the Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA) office this summer. The ABA was recently awarded the AGC in the Community Award by Associated General Contractors of America. The award was given to the ABA for its outstanding community service projects in Tucson and Phoenix in 2011.… Read More →

Quality Education and Jobs Initiative To Prevent Cuts To Education

Quality Education and Jobs Initiative

The Quality Education and Jobs Initiative was filed today with the Secretary of State’s Office. The initiative renews the voter-approved one-cent sales tax to provide dedicated statewide funding for education for students of all ages tied to performance and accountability, scholarships for university and community college students, reinvestment in vocational education and new jobs. “This… Read More →

Plan to Revive Construction Industry Unveiled

Reviving the Construction Industry
by in Economy | Workforce

The Associated General Contractors of America released a new national plan today detailing measures to stimulate demand for construction. Officials said the plan was needed to reverse construction employment declines that have taken place in 317 out of 337 metro areas since January 2007, according to new data the association released today. “Our goal is… Read More →

Construction Spending Up 0.7%, Driven By Surge In Power, Public Projects

Real Estate/Construction in Arizona
by in Economy | Real Estate

Total construction spending increased by 0.7 percent in October, driven largely by growing demand for power projects and public construction, the Associated General Contractors of America noted today in an analysis of new Census Bureau data. The new data, however, indicated continued weakness in many construction categories, including private nonresidential and single family construction, association… Read More →

Arizona Leads Way As Construction Employment Expands In 29 States

Arizona leads nation in Construction Employment
by in Economy | Real Estate

Construction employment expanded in 29 states between September and October with Arizona leading the way, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. The new figures continue a nearly year-long trend of ups and downs in construction employment as the industry performs stimulus-funded… Read More →

Construction Employment Declines In 31 States

Construction Declines in 31 States
by in Economy | Real Estate

Construction employment declined in 31 states between August and September with fewer people working in that field compared to last year in 40 states, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. Construction employment is likely to continue to worsen amid uncertainty about… Read More →

National Construction Employment Near 14-Year Low

Construction at an All Time Low
by in Economy | Finance | Real Estate | Workforce

The number of people working in construction is approaching a 14-year low now that the industry lost 21,000 jobs in September, while construction unemployment is at a September high of 17.2 percent, according to an analysis of federal employment figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The construction industry continues to suffer… Read More →

Flagstaff Tops The Nation In Percentage of Construction Jobs Lost

Flagstaff lost the highest percentage of construction jobs
by in Economy | Featured | Real Estate

Flagstaff lost the highest percentage of construction jobs between July 2009 and July of this year, as 276 of 337 metro areas nationally saw declines, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Flagstaff lost 700 construction jobs, a 32 percent dip from last year. The Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area lost the most construction jobs — 32,900,… Read More →

2010 Most Admired Companies Award Winners

Most Admired Companies - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Events

Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ are honored to unveil the winners of our inaugural Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. With 43 winners, we think you’ll agree the awards selection committee has done an outstanding job in determining some of the most admired companies in our state.  Our primary goal in developing this program was to… Read More →