Prices Jump 40% over a Year Ago

Hook, Brian
March 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/20/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 11, p37
Trade Publication
The article reports that price volatility in the copper market is forcing electrical and plumbing contractors to rethink their bidding procedures for construction projects. According to John Mothersole, senior economist for Global Insight, electrical and plumbing contractors are just feeling the pressure. Prices are at an all-time high. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics producer price index for copper water tubing in January 2006 showed a 40% annual increase. According to Mark Shortino, vice president of Radec Corp., an industrial and commercial electrical contractor in Rochester, New York, the biggest impact on contractors is the volatility in the price of copper products.


Related Articles

  • Injuries high in scrap metal industry. Memishi, Ruhan // Waste News;09/07/98, Vol. 4 Issue 17, p20 

    Presents information on the high injury rate in the scrap metal industry, according to records from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Position of secondary nonferrous metals on the BLS list; Amount of secondary nonferrous metals workers who were killed on the job between 1992...

  • POWER OF PROTECTION. TERRY, JEFFREY C.; McALISTER, BOB L. // Modern Metals;Jan2011, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p10 

    The article discusses various ways on how metal companies can promote road safety for their delivery fleet personnel. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2009 that 39 percent of work-related deaths were due to motor vehicle accidents. An employer could lose an average of 16,500 U.S....

  • Employment Services.  // Career Guide to Industries;2008/2009, p1 

    The article offers information on the employment services industry in the U.S. It included an overview of the nature of the industry, work environment, different occupations involved, training and advancement and industry earnings. The author, the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor...

  • Commercial construction jobs jump, as residential construction sags.  // Hudson Valley Business Journal;2/19/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p19 

    The article presents the comments of the Associated General Contractors of America chief economist Ken Simonson regarding the issued January 2007 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to Simonson, the nonresidential construction jobs had its increase in January but the...

  • Construction sector still waiting for hiring pickup. Daks, Martin C. // njbiz;7/5/2010, Vol. 23 Issue 27, p7 

    The article reports on data released by the Associated General Contractors of America based on numbers from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics indicating that New Jersey construction job is down by 15,200 from the 2009 period.

  • Local Employment Trends in Residential Framing Contractors: Five Counties.  // Issues in Labor Statistics;May2008, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p2 

    The article focuses on local employment trends in residential framing contractors in several counties in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' "Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages." Maricopa County, Clark County and Riverside County are the top counties with the highest...

  • THE GIG GROWS UP. MCPHERSON, TIM // Crain's Cleveland Business;8/3/2015, Vol. 36 Issue 31, pS11 

    The article discusses how the Gig Economy or the trend of short term employment worldwide as of August 2015 is changing the way companies hire their employees and their working practices. Also cited are the key roles played by online platforms like Freelancer.com and Upwork in the gig economy,...

  • Industry's Jobless Rate Declines. Wright, Andrew // ENR: Engineering News-Record;6/15/2015, Vol. 274 Issue 17, p1 


  • Layoffs hammer construction industry job base. Cruzak, David // Grand Rapids Business Journal;12/14/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 51, p4 

    The article discusses the findings of an analysis conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America on employment data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is indicated that the unemployment figure in the construction industry has risen to 19.4 percent nationally, as...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics