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Half of metros gain construction jobs in past year; Reed says starts sag from a year ago
Click here to view April metro employment tables.
An AGC analysis showed that of the 339 metroareas (including divisions of larger metros) for which BLS reports construction employment, 170 had increases, 123 had decreases and 46 were stagnant. (BLS combines mining and logging with construction in most metros to avoid disclosing data about industries with few employees. Metro data is not seasonally adjusted.) Pascagoula, Miss. again added the highest percentage of new construction jobs (45%, 1,700 combined jobs), followed by Napa, Calif. (36%, 800 combined jobs) and Merced, Calif. (19%, 300 combined jobs). The Dallas-Plano-Irving division again added the most jobs (11,500 combined jobs, 11%), closely followed by Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (11,400 construction jobs, 6%). The largest job losses again were in the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville division (-5,900 construction jobs, -5%), Northern Virginia (-…
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2013 Education Seminar ~ finding your DIRECTION Just look at what you missed........







It was a fantastic day filled with great information, presented by informative and personable speakers! Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors! We look forward to seeing you again next year! 
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Oldest Vet at 107, Richard Overton Celebrates Memorial Day at Texas Home

By: Michael Mullins
Richard Arvine Overton, believed to be America's oldest veteran, spent Memorial Day quietly reflecting in his home in East Austin, Texas, remembering his former comrades while enjoying some whiskey-stiffened coffee and cigars.

The 107-year-old World War II veteran, who served in the South Pacific from 1942 through 1945, told Fox News that he didn’t have any specific plans for Memorial Day except to take it easy.

"I don’t know, some people might do something for me, but I’ll be glad just to sit down and rest," the Army veteran said during a phone interview. "I’m no young man no more."

Overton's rest and relaxation over the Memorial Day holiday comes after a particularly busy month for the centenarian.

After being officially honored for his military service two days before celebrating his birthday 107th birthday on May 11, Overton was flown to Washington D.C. as part …
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Prayer for Oklahoma:

Father,We ask that in your most gracious Love,You may send Protection, and HelpStrength and Peace; Courage and Comfort To all of those within Oklahoma as they move forward. Loving Jesus, Please be with thosewhom have lost a Loved onein this tornado,We pray, O gracious Father,Please bring Comfort to these families.Let your Love and Comfort be felt. Let those struggling feel your support. May those whom are lost find you!
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Congratulations!Our very own 2013 General Member of the Year, Ryan Evans, has a wide range of hobbies and activities, not the least of which is acting as the Assistant Coach for his daughters Volleyball Team.  Recently, at the Southern California Junior National Qualifier, the team competed and did exceedingly well. They finished in 3rd place out of about 80 teams and missed a bid to the Junior Nationals by one match! Congratulations team and coaches! Awesome job!


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More highlights from the 2013 Construction Executive of the Year Banquet




FASB Publishes Revised Exposure Draft on Leases  On May 16, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) released their revised Exposure Draft on leases. The revised Exposure Draft on leases is a joint effort of the FASB and the IASB and proposes that most leases of lessees would be recognized on the balance sheet, with the goal of providing transparent information that is decision-useful to users of financial statements.

On May 20, FASB will hold a webcast to present the main elements of the revised Exposure Draft on leases. Participants will have the opportunity to email questions to the panelists during the event. To register for the webcast, follow this link.
For more information, please contact Brian Lenihan at (202) 547-4733 or lenihanb@agc.org.
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There is less than one week until the 5th Annual Education Forum –

finding your DIRECTION

Earn up to 8 CPE credits and learn from top-rated CFMA speakers – John Armour, Jim Rounds, Julie Pace, and Phil Zak.



For more details click http://vos.cfma.org/valleyofthesun/Home/for brochure and registration.


See you there!
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HAPPY NATIONAL TRAIN DAY!!
The year 1869 was a really exciting time in America. The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads were speeding across the wild, American frontier, laying tracks for what would soon become the first Transcontinental rail line. Construction was often done at great peril, as vast areas of the west were truely wild and unsettled. Once completed, train service would be connected from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, making the world a whole lot smaller. It would also change the face of America.
 On May 9, 1869 the tracks of the two railroad companies met up at Promontory Summit, Utah. A golden spike was driven into the final connection of the two tracks. The first Continental rail line was 1,776 miles long. Towns, big and small, would soon sprout up along the route. Here are just some of the ways you can celebrate this special day: Take a train ride Go to a train museum Explore train and railroad history. Join a train club - there are man…
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There are two weeks until the 5th Annual Education Forum –
finding your DIRECTION
Earn up to 8 CPE credits and learn from top-rated CFMA speakers – John Armour, Jim Rounds, Julie Pace, and Phil Zak.

For more details click http://vos.cfma.org/valleyofthesun/Home/for brochure and registration.

See you there!
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Welcome New Members! VoS CFMA held their New Member Breakfast this morning:

and we are very happy to introduce:





WELCOME to all our new members - we are so glad you are here!