Tag Archives: Carolinas Associated General Contractors

Karl Rove, Ben Carson to Headline CAGC Construction Industry Summit (access required)

CHARLOTTE — Carolinas Associated General Contractors will bring together hundreds of executives representing highway, building, and utility construction companies, specialty contracting companies, suppliers and service companies from around the Southeast to Charlotte this summer for the second annual Divisions’ Conference and ...

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Riding the Crest: Student housing developer has found a way to grow while keeping costs low (access required)


CHARLOTTE – Campus Crest in 2004 didn’t own and hadn’t built a single residential bed. Nine years later, the Charlotte-based student housing developer is approaching 50,000 beds in 87 student-specific apartment communities, spread across 25 states. The company is also ...

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Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma (access required)

Staffing firm Manpower has found skilled-labor positions to be the most difficult positions to fill, as tradesmen are on the decline. Photo by Nell Redmond

Construction industry insiders now rushing to determine how best to cope with a labor shortage and its primary cause: Young people largely aren’t interested in joining the trades. Contractors are struggling to find skilled labor, a trend that could hinder future construction work.

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