Archive of: Construction

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Non-residential building stagnant in U.S.

Government projects appear to be expanding, while private sector nonresidential construction is pretty much stalled, according to a new Census Bureau report with industry analysis.

July 2017
Tending to others’ yards for 40 years

Tending to others’ yards for 40 years

Celebrating a four-decade run of successful business is reason enough for owner Neil Hedman to light off some fireworks this week.

July 2017

Growing job categories

Pierce County payroll jobs grew by 3,500 from May to June, with most of those gains in three industrial sectors.

June 2017

Commercial construction backlog growing

No slow-down yet in a booming construction industry, according to first quarter reports from a national builders group.

June 2017

Retail building development slow

The strong economy in western Washington is pushing the region's status in retail property rankings, even as there isn't much new construction evident at this time. The result: lease rates creep up as vacancies slide down.

May 2017
U.S. new residential sales fell in April

U.S. new residential sales fell in April

Sales of new single-family residences nationally dropped off in April, compared to March 2017, but remained slightly ahead of the same month last year.

May 2017
Second large Proctor project starts

Second large Proctor project starts

Tacoma's Proctor neighborhood is once again bustling with construction activity as the second significant multi-family, mixed use project is underway.

May 2017

‘So much more’ than the numbers

"Service to others' is a personal guiding light for this finalist in 2017 Financial Executive of the Year recognition program, and that mission is while he's working, as well as within his local community – and the world.

April 2017

More new homes join inventory

Homebuilders in several areas of the South Sound are beginning to add completed projects to the starved market of residential real estate. This should help more frustrated home buyers find their new castle, maybe without competing bids.

April 2017

Commercial building a bright spot

Construction remains one of the stronger industry sectors, according to the monthly national employment report that was issued this morning.

April 2017
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