How to Comply and Mitigate the Effects of the Overtime Rule

Despite strong opposition by NAHB and other leaders in the nation’s small business community, the Department of Labor (DOL) last month issued its final overtime rule, which will more than double the current overtime salary limit of $23,660 to $47,476. … Continued

New Release of NCDOT Street & Local Roads Specification Creates Opportunity

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Carolinas Ready Mix Concrete Association (CRMCA), the Carolinas Concrete Pavement Association (CCPA), and the Southeast Cement Promotion Association (SCPA) are pleased to announce the publication of the NCDOT Streets and Local Roads design supplement for immediate … Continued

Economic Forecast for 2016: Slightly Better Than 2015

Looking at 2016, the domestic economic landscape looks solid, albeit unspectacular. The unemployment rate should continue falling, house prices are likely to rise by 5%, and the economy will be led almost entirely by the continuing improvement in household balance sheets, and … Continued