Building, flatwork contractor’s tab nears $60K for H-2B, FLSA violations

Source: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff

In the wake of a Labor Department Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Loveland, Colo.-based building and flatwork contractor Coloscapes Concrete Inc. has paid $21,750 in back wages and $31,496 in civil penalties to settle H-2B non-immigrant visa program violations, plus $6,454 to resolve Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping violations.

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Report measures fiber cement market gains at vinyl siding expense

Source: The Freedonia Group, Cleveland

Fiber cement siding demand is forecast to grow 3.3 percent per year, to 2.1 billion square feet by 2022, and support sales volume that continues to outperform that of most other siding products. Led by Elementia, James Hardie and Nichiha, the market for fiber cement siding and companion building products will reach $1.6 billion in 2022, reflecting price increases and a shift to higher value offerings. These and other trends are presented in “Fiber Cement in the US, 3rd Edition,” a new study from market researcher Freedonia Group.

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