Qualified Craft Worker Shortage

Oregon – A new survey found that 83 percent of construction firms in the state are having trouble finding qualified craft workers. The survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America also found 61 percent of firms are having a hard time filling professional positions, including project supervisors, estimators and engineers. A construction economist … Continue reading »

Contractor Damages Gas Line

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Contractors in Springfield accidentally ruptured a gas line late Wednesday morning. A worker digging near 47th and Main Street damaged a pipe. NW Natural crews responded quickly and repaired the pipe. The gas company says this is a perfect example of why contractors should dial 8-1-1 before digging projects to avoid future gas … Continue reading »