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Back on the Job The construction industry added 19,000 jobs in July even as the sector’s unemployment rate increased, according to an analysis of new government data by Associated General […]

Frank Antonacci, left, and Jonathan Murray

What Goes Around…   Frank Antonacci says he’s lost track of how many tours he’s led of the All American Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Berlin, Conn., which handles material […]

Oliver Layne

Bringing It Home   Oliver Layne has come to call it “my bathroom.” Others in his family simply call it “dad’s bathroom,” for reasons that will become clear. This is […]

items Michael Preli sold

Super Bowls   Michael Preli’s career has been one of constant advancement — not necessarily in title or income, but in job satisfaction. And he’s a long way from where […]

President Jeff Goodless

Current Events Early on, Jeff Goodless knew life wasn’t easy in the world of electrical contracting. But he also knew his family had built a strong reputation in the field […]

An aerial view of part of the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail.

Pathway of Progress   A study initiated by the Norwottuck Network to assess the benefits of the completion of the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail (MRCT) system predicts that general health […]

Stephen Greenwald

Past Meets Future   For Stephen Greenwald, growing his construction company was tied closely to how he saw his role in it. “I started as a one-person company — just […]

From left, partners Steve Girard, Jennifer Gagnon, and Bob Girard. Photo by Market Mentors

Reflecting on a Legacy   To build a company and steer it to three decades of growth, one needs to be future-focused. But Steve Girard has been thinking a lot […]

Brian Rudd

Sustainable Solutions By Mark Morris In the past year, energy prices have taken a bigger chunk out of everyone’s budget. Increases at the gas pump get the most attention, but […]

Claiming Mileage   On March 30, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a bill that includes $350 million in bond authorizations for transportation needs across the state, including $200 million for […]

Sean Corrigan

Yard Markers By Mark Morris Mark Lacombe likes good head start. And like others in the landscaping industry, he’s grateful for one of the mildest winters in many years — […]

Instilling an Entrepreneurial Mindset   Western New England University College of Engineering Professor Vedang Chauhan has been named an Engineering Unleashed fellow, a designation that recognizes leadership in undergraduate engineering […]

Dave Coyne

The Surge Continues By Elizabeth Sears A ‘COVID bump.’ That’s what some in the home-improvement industry call that surge in business that accompanied the pandemic nearly three years ago now. […]

Robert Ryan

Surveying the Landscape   It’s called Valley on Board. The effort is part of a federally funded project by the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) that involves a comprehensive assessment […]

From left, Web Shaffer, Hubert McGovern, and Dewey Kolvek on one of the plant floors at OMG Inc.

View from the Top The past three years — spanning the pandemic and all the ways it has impacted industry, from supply chains to workforce challenges — have been rough on […]