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Federal court denies claim of Davis-Bacon provisions on private project

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

In a decision limiting the scope of a federal statute widely criticized for inflating public construction project costs, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the U.S. Department of Labor’s ruling that the Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage mandate can be expanded to include privately funded developments.

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AEM keeps ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 on early-March track

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

The next ConExpo-Con/Agg international exposition will be held March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, confirms the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

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Smith succeeds General Shale CEO Green

Source: General Shale, Johnson City, Tenn.

A 22-year company veteran, most recently serving as president and chief operating officer, Charles Smith has officially assumed the chief executive officer post upon the April 1 retirement of Richard Green, who has led the masonry giant for 20 years.

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