Toledo ranks 14th in nation in construction job growth

Northwest Ohio is a hotbed for construction work.

A November 2016 Associated General Contractors report highlights the Toledo metropolitan area as highly competitive,ranking it 14th in the nation for construction job expansion.

The AGC report showed the region saw an 11 percent growth in construction jobs compared to 2015, which equates to approximately 1,500 construction jobs created.

“Overall, the employment picture for construction workers is positive – the number of metro areas adding construction jobs in the past year was more than triple the number that lost jobs,” said Ken Simonson, AGC Chief Economist.

As the leaders in Mechanical Insulators in the Toledo area, the Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry also saw growth during that same timeframe. Simply put, our workforce grew as our contractors successfully won more bids than the previous year, making 2016 a record-breaking year for the industry.

Our highly-trained and highly-skilled workforce safely applied their skills on a record number of jobs, including the Oregon Clean Energy and the downtown ProMedica Headquarters project.

Both project will keep our members busy well into 2017 and helped solidify Toledo as the state’s center for job creation within the construction and insulation industry.

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