Park Model Homes to be Built in Oregon

Earth Gen-BioFuel’s wholly owned subsidiary, Intl. Housing Concepts, has opened a manufacturing facility in Salem, Ore. Responding to the growing market for “system built” homes that incorporate advanced environment-friendly components, the company’s new facility will expand production capacity of its Park Model homes to 600-homes annually.

Doing Something Right

Meritage Homes announced preliminary total orders for July and August 2019 totaled 1,549, 24% more than the total for the same two months of 2018. The growth was primarily a result of higher absorptions per community on slightly fewer communities than a year ago.

There’s More than Cold in Siberia

If one name brings thoughts of cold and an inhospitable environment to mind, it is probably Siberia. Long considered the vast wasteland of Russia, Siberia has been settled since the early 1600s.

Software Acquisitions Continue

M&A (merger and acquisition) can have a big impact on the construction industry, and the activity continues, as ERP (enterprise-resource planning) providers look to acquire maintenance software to enhance their portfolio.

Contractor Expands Construction Services in Texas

Swinerton, opens its newest office in Dallas, its second location in Texas. Stacy Rudd, AIA, will lead the Swinerton team in the new Dallas office. His construction experience includes 26 years of building a variety of projects, including corporate interiors, healthcare, and hospitality facilities.

Where Are the Workers?

According to the AGC (Associated General Contractors of America), construction employment increased by 14,000 jobs in August and by 177,000, or 2.4%, during the past 12 months.