Launches Construction News Tracker Launches Construction News Tracker Newscast

In this changing economy, construction professionals need a trusted, informed source for news that impacts their businesses. Enter Construction News Tracker, a new seven-minute video newscast program that premiered June 16 on

Unveiled as the industry's only regularly scheduled newscast program, Construction News Tracker features developing and breaking news, products, information, and industry analysis specifically for construction professionals. The program is hosted every other week by construction correspondent Roger Mann. A former television anchor and news producer, Mann has served as the chief correspondent for Cygnus Business Media's Building and Construction Group since 2006.

In its inaugural newscast (watch it at, Construction News Tracker featured news and analysis of federal and state transportation budgets, construction jobs creation, a report urging road repairs rather than new construction as a cost-savings measure, and federal fuel economy and environmental impact disclosure rules that are increasing the price of new vehicles. The program's feature segments covered the mid-year construction forecast from Associated Builders and Contractors and a story about Ditch Witch from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) as part of its IMAKEAMERICA.COM series. The newscasts are archived on

"Construction News Tracker provides a single, easy-to-access newscast that synthesizes world, national, and regional news and its impact on the construction industry," commented Kris Flitcroft, executive vice president of the Cygnus Building and Construction Group and recent inductee to the MIN Sales Executive Hall of Fame. "This is a must-see newscast for construction businesses that want to stay abreast of news that can impact their success."

Hosted on the web portal, Construction News Tracker is brought to the industry by Caterpillar, manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and a wide offering of related services.

Construction professionals can follow construction news via Twitter ( and Facebook.

Cygnus Building and Construction Group, a division of Cygnus Business Media, reaches more than 200,000 construction professionals each month through its portal, pavement trade expos, digital news offerings, and print publications: Equipment Today, Concrete Contractor, Sustainable Construction, Rental, Asphalt Contractor, Construction Distribution, and Pavement.

Cygnus Business Media reaches millions of professionals annually. As one of America's top business-to-business media companies, Cygnus is leading the way in providing targeted content to top decision-makers and organizations. The company's corporate initiatives and organizational architecture are built with one goal: to fully engage audiences in building and construction, public safety and security, aviation, agriculture, transportation, printing, accounting, vending, and other markets.