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Ferguson, a leading distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings recently received the President’s Award from McElroy, a world leader in pipe fusion equipment.

The Associated General Contractors of Iowa Hall of Fame was conceived as the AGC Of Iowa’s highest form of individual member recognition.

Effective March 1,2009, Multiquip Inc. has become the exclusive distributor of EZ Grout equipment in the United States and Mexico.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held a three-day unreserved industrial equipment auction from March 25-27 at its new permanent auction site in Houston, 15500 Eastex Freeway.

Insituform Technologies Inc. plans to acquire The Bayou Companies and Corrpro Companies Inc. for a combined $216 million, which the company plans to finance with debt and through a public offering.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Over the past several years, foreign-born workers have played an increasingly important role on most types of construction projects, including utility construction.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Immigration attorney Elise Healy cites a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report that as of January 2007, there were estimated to be 7 million illegal Mexican aliens in the United States, up from 4.7 million from 2000.

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and CrystaTech have executed a five-year agreement for the development of several new clean energy technologies at GTI’s 18-acre R&D facility in Des Plaines, IL.

According to new employment and business forecast figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America, an estimated two-thirds of the nation’s non-residential construction companies plan to cut payroll.

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