Photo courtesy of Caterpillar Inc./Mike Lavallier, photographer U.S. equipment makers see opportunities in trade deal with Panama, which has major infrastructure plans, including canal expansion. Related Links: U.S. Trade Representative office background material on the agreements U.S. construction equipment makers are expected to be among the industry sectors that stand to benefit from new trade agreements between the U.S. and South Korea, Columbia and Panama, government and industry officials say.The House and Senate approved legislation implementing the three trade pacts on Oct. 12. The House also passed a Trade Adjustment Assistance measure to help workers who lose jobs because of
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.