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Build Your Future Initiative to Sponsor NASCAR Truck Series Driver David Starr in 2013

byf RALACHUA, Fla. – The Build Your Future Initiative announced it has renewed its sponsorship of No. 81 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver David Starr for the 2013 season.  After his successful fifteenth Truck Series season in 2012, BYF was eager to expand its support of Starr in its third consecutive season as a sponsor. This expanded sponsorship will include a brand new BYF racing suit, in addition to BYF’s season-long presence on the No. 81 Toyota.

KPH Construction Continues Commitment to Mentorship

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- In an ongoing effort to offer networking and educational opportunities to small and disadvantaged contractors in the construction business, KPH Construction participated in an event Feb. 14 that drew dozens of such firms eager to learn more about possible work for the federal government.

The event at the Milwaukee War Memorial was presented by AGC of Greater Milwaukee, AIA Wisconsin, WPI and ECBI, also known as the Emerging Construction Business Incubator, founded by KPH Construction for this very goal.

AEM Updates Safety Pictorial Database

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers recently updated its already extensive online safety pictorial database. More than a dozen new and updated pictorials have been added, increasing the number of graphics to 145, with more additions planned in the near future.

AEM’s free service promotes effective safety messaging through the use of consistent, industry-recognized pictorial images that are not dependent on language to warn operators and others of potential hazards.

GE Capital Dealer Survey Reveals Construction Equipment Sales to Increase in 2013

IRVING, Texas -- According to survey results released today by GE Capital, Equipment Finance, participants in the construction equipment industry are more optimistic about 2013, with 75 percent saying they expect retail sales of construction equipment to increase by at least three percent this year, up 10 percentage points over last year’s survey. Within this group, 24 percent say they expect sales to increase six to eight percent.

Turner School of Construction Management Coming to Greater Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Turner Construction Company announced its largest program in the area to date. The 2013 Turner School of Construction Management will be hosted by the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University. Turner developed an 8-week curriculum to provide management training and certification to potential subcontractors. Beginning on March 13 and running through May 1, the Turner School will provide educational opportunities to over 150 companies in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

Nonresidential Construction Index Continues to Rise

RALEIGH, N.C. – FMI, a provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, announces the release of The 2013 First Quarter Nonresidential Construction Index report. The NRCI of 58.1 is a 2.6-point improvement over the fourth quarter of 2012.

New AEM Safety e-book for Aerial Work Platforms Available

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers now offers its popular Aerial Work Platform Safety Manual in e-book format, allowing equipment operators and others to conveniently access safety information via their mobile devices.

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