Construction Industry

SoCal Builders Work to Change the Safety ‘Mindset’

SoCal Builders Work to Change the Safety ‘Mindset’

The Southern California Builders Safety Alliance is making jobsites safer, one builder and one trade at a time.

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Scholarships Support Next Generation of Industry Leaders

Filed in Construction Industry, Student Chapters by on March 16, 2018 0 Comments

Students interested in – or currently pursuing – rewarding career opportunities in residential construction can apply for several industry scholarships that are now accepting applications.

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Commerce Secretary Working to Ensure Adequate Lumber Supply for Builders

Filed in Capitol Hill, Construction Industry, Economics by on March 15, 2018 6 Comments
Commerce Secretary Working to Ensure Adequate Lumber Supply for Builders

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard recently met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and urged him to work with his Canadian counterparts to craft an equitable long-term solution to the trade dispute.

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Help Spread Ladder Safety Awareness in March

Help Spread Ladder Safety Awareness in March

All through the month of March, the American Ladder Institute has been promoting ladder safety by providing a number of helpful resources that everyone can use – for free. The goal: Bring more attention to the dangers of improper ladder use and how easily ladder-related injuries and fatalities can be prevented with simple, straightforward training.

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HBI Receives $50 Million Grant to Train 20,000 Skilled Workers

HBI Receives $50 Million Grant to Train 20,000 Skilled Workers

The Home Depot Foundation announced yesterday a $50 million commitment to partner with HBI to train 20,000 new skilled workers over the next 10 years.

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HBA of Delaware Helps Students Build Sheds, Raise Money

Filed in Construction Industry, Leadership by on March 6, 2018 1 Comment

The HBA of Delaware is donating supplies – and the expertise of its members – to the students of St. Georges Technical High School in Middletown so they can design and construct sheds to be raffled off as a school fundraiser.

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Worker Shortage ‘An Epidemic’ for Vermont Trades

Worker Shortage ‘An Epidemic’ for Vermont Trades

Kyle Santor, vice president of sales for Floor Coverings International in Williston, Vt., lost out on as much as three million dollars’ worth of business in 2017, simply because he didn’t have enough labor to do the job.

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Local Partnership Gives Second Chance to Inmates Re-Entering the Workforce

Local Partnership Gives Second Chance to Inmates Re-Entering the Workforce

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is working with local industry partners to teach inmates the skills they need to start a career in the construction industry.

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Diversify to Expand Your Bottom Line

Filed in Business Management, Construction Industry, Education by on February 26, 2018 0 Comments
Diversify to Expand Your Bottom Line

There are dozens of opportunities in the construction industry to potentially expand your business. An upcoming webinar series will help you determine which ones are right for your company and how can you profit from them.

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Lumber Exports and Imports are on the Rise

Filed in Construction Industry by on February 21, 2018 3 Comments
Lumber Exports and Imports are on the Rise

As punitive duties averaging more than 20% were imposed on Canadian softwood lumber imports in 2017, domestic producers responded by shipping record amounts of timber overseas, raising prices for builders and exacerbating housing affordability issues.

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