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Construction employment expanded in 205 metro areas, declined in 101 and was stagnant in 52 between May 2014 and May 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with F&R Contractors Corp. and F&R Contractors LLC (F&R) to settle the companies’ alleged violations of requirements to control pollution from stormwater discharges.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice and the State of California announced a settlement requiring the Lehigh cement plant near Cupertino to reduce toxic discharges of selenium and other metals to Permanente Creek, a tributary of San Francisco Bay.

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If there was ever a city that cried out for demolition and construction it’s Detroit. In July 2013, the city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy with an estimated debt of $18 to $20 billion dollars, making it the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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Times are certainly not booming, but the economic outlook for construction and demolition (C&D) contractors are looking brighter.

More than 70 percent of the Construction and Demolition (C&D) material generated in the U.S. is recycled, according Dr. Timothy Townsend of the University of Florida, speaking at C&D World 2015, the Annual Meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA).