Contractors roundtable

Carpenter, Robert
January 1998
Underground Construction;Jan1998, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p68
Trade Publication
Presents the views of several underground pipeline contractor executives in the United States on various issues concerning the industry. Concerns over industry consolidations; Benefits of partnering for the industry; Refocusing of customer-service strategies in a low cost environment; Challenges in recruiting and retaining workers; Establishment of cooperative initiatives with labor unions.


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