Archive of: Construction

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Builders will put down hammers to meet

As home builders amp up efforts to provide more housing options for growing South Sound populations, they will be taking a long lunch this Thursday to study the economic picture facing their industry. And you can join them.

April 2017

South Sound wins in state capital budget

It's only one-third of the way to a finish line, but a state capital spending plan that passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday does include a number of projects in the South Sound.

March 2017
Family-owned McLendon sells

Family-owned McLendon sells

An announcement this morning from the fourth-generation family leader of McLendon Hardware stores disclosed that the group is being sold to a nationwide retail conglomerate. Gail and Mike McLendon reportedly will continue as corporate managers.

March 2017

Builders moderating high hopes

Confidence among contractors ended 2016 down, but still in positive territory, according to new survey results. Staffing levels, sales and profit margin expectations all fell a bit as last year ended.

March 2017

Tacoma becoming attractive to investors

Ever more new and expensive office construction in downtown Seattle and its suburbs has some real estate investors looking to surrounding markets for opportunity.

March 2017

DuPont ‘Intel Bldg’ to be demolished

DuPont technology center to become warehouse and distribution facility under new proposal. One-time Intel Corporate Park never fulfilled its promise.

March 2017

Construction input prices also rising

Nationwide, the costs of new construction are rising, and it could become worse, if the new presidential administration succeeds in its announced plans for a $1-trillion infrastructure package.

March 2017

Traffic bump on SB5 tonight

Interstate freeway traffic southbound through Lewis County tonight will be facing delays and a detour.

March 2017

ST tops goals for diversity work

Women and workers of color are making strides on construction crews for regional transit projects, according to a report today.

March 2017

Strong growth can be a problem

A growing shortage of housing may impact the South Sound market of Tacoma-Pierce County, the the educated view of a regional economist. Population and jobs are growing much faster than residential units.

March 2017
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