St. Louis construction firm is mandating vaccine use

Andreas Milano

“We want to step out from the shadows and we want other businesses to do the same things and feel secure.”

ST. LOUIS — Construction firm Clayco Inc. is mandating that its workers get COVID-19 vaccines and return to offices May 10, a move its leader says is meant to instill confidence in other businesses so that they’ll follow suit.

“We want to set an example,” said CEO Bob Clark. “We want to step out from the shadows and we want other businesses to do the same things and feel secure.”

“I feel secure whether they do it or

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a guide for small businesses

Andreas Milano

Construction businesses using the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) need to deduct money from a subcontractor’s payments. These payments go to HMRC as part of the subcontractor’s tax and National Insurance obligations.

This guide covers what the CIS means for both contractors and the subcontractors they hire – both could be small businesses. Jump to the relevant section for you using the links below.

What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?

Unlike most self-employed people, those working in the construction industry for a contractor have money deducted from their payments for tax and National Insurance.

Contractors deduct 20 per cent in

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Uganda, Tanzania, oil giants open way for pipeline construction, Business & Economy News

The governments in Kampala and Dodoma joined oil companies Total of France and CNOOC of China in signing a series of accords Sunday that pave the way for the construction of a pipeline to carry crude from Uganda to a Tanzanian port on the Indian Ocean, official sources said.

The $3.5 billion (3 billion euros) project led by Total and CNOOC provides for the management of oilfields in the Lake Albert region in Uganda’s west and proposes pumping the crude to the coast across Tanzania via the East African Crude Oil Pipe Line (EACOP).

The discovery of the crude reserves

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Road construction doesn’t have to lead to destruction

Andreas Milano

The highway construction season is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean your business needs to suffer. Racine County Eye will feature stores about navigating road construction on April 19. Part of the content campaign will include a call to action for residents to support local businesses.

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Social media ad: Three months

Our social media acts as a news feed. It takes your social media posts — Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram — and

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Forsyth County contractor wins Build Georgia Award for 2021

Andreas Milano

Officials with Cooper & Company recently announced the firm is a 2021 winner of the AGC Build Georgia Awards.

The Associated General Contractors of Georgia notified winners of its annual contest on Tuesday, April 6.

Cooper & Company received first-place for its City of Cornelia Municipal Complex project completed in August of 2020.

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor from AGC,” Cooper & Company President Steve Cooper said. “It was our honor to be able to provide the citizens of Cornelia a municipal center that is beautiful, highly-functional and will be used for many, many years to come.

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Top 10 Hottest Construction Stories This Week: Industry Reacts to Biden Infrastructure Plan

Andreas Milano

American Road & Transportation Builders Association

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