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November 1st 2017

Construction Employment Increases in 250 out of 358 Metro Areas August 2016 - 2017

Construction employment increased in 250 out of 358 metro areas between September 2016 and September 2017, declined in 56 and stagnated in 52, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released recently by the Associated General Contractors of   Read more

October 13th 2017

AHRI Releases August 2017 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water HeatersU.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for August 2017 increased 7.6 percent, to 379,212 units, up from 352,315 units shipped in August 2016. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 3.9 percent in August 2017,   Read more

October 10th 2017

Construction Industry Adds 8,000 Jobs in September and 184,000 over the Year

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma May Have Affected September Job Totals for Construction and Overall Economy; Association Officials Say Firms Likely Would Have Hired More Workers but Lacked Qualified Candidates  Construction employment increased by 8,000 jobs in September to the highest   Read more

September 11th 2017

AHRI Releases July 2017 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water HeatersU.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for July 2017 decreased 8.4 percent, to 311,242 units, down from 339,690 units shipped in July 2016. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 6.1 percent in July 2017,   Read more

August 11th 2017

AHRI Releases June 2017 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for June 2017 increased 0.3 percent to 362,619 units, up from 361,674 units shipped in June 2016. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 3.5 percent in June   Read more

August 8th 2017

EIA Reports One in Eight U.S. homes Uses Programmed Thermostat with Central Air Conditioning

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (www.eia.gov) new Today in Energy brief looks at the use of programmable thermostats in U.S. households to control air conditioning.“Programmable thermostats are designed to help manage energy use, but most of the U.S. households with these controls   Read more

August 4th 2017

North America Air Conditioners Market to Grow at 7.5% during 2017 – 2022

Increasing urbanisation, growing purchasing power and changing climatic conditions to drive air conditioners sales in North America through 2022. According to a TechSci Research report, “North America Air Conditioners Market By Product Type, By Country, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012   Read more

July 17th 2017

AHRI Releases May 2017 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for May 2017 increased 5.5 percent to 359,724 units, up from 340,984 units shipped in May 2016. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 3.2 percent in May   Read more

June 29th 2017

HARDI Distributors Report 19.4 Percent Revenue Increase in May

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 19.4 percent in May 2017.The average annualized growth for the 12 months through April 2017 was 9.4 percent. “The good   Read more

June 22nd 2017

House Passage of Perkins Act Legislation an Important Step in Addressing Growing Construction Workforce Shortages

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in response to the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act in the U.S. House   Read more