Category Archive: Industry News

Feb 25

Hello Overtime, we missed you!


You may recall that I have a brother in the survey business.  He and his wife work together and are very good at what they do. For the last three years they have only worked a part time schedule but have been blessed to keep their full time salary.  The company they work for didn’t …

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Jan 07

Construction Jobs Heading in the Right Direction?


I am excited about the possibilities of the new year.  In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, economists and construction companies are optimistic that things may be turning around this year. “Bluer Skies…Home builders, who held off on hiring until the housing market began to mend, are poised to add new jobs in …

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Aug 08

Florida Construction come back?

Under Construction

Here is a great article from Jeff Harrington of the Tampa Times that a fellow NAWIC member has shared. Beware:  It may boost morale! It states that “Cost Estimators” are Number 1 on the Florida “Hot Jobs” list and specialty trade contractors are the fastest growing types of companies in Florida. Florida construction industry on verge …

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Oct 06

Steel Door Institute, SDI issues first Newsletter

SDI Glossary

Did you guys receive the very first edition of the SDI Newsletter?  It is a great way to stay informed on technical information and changes to SDI Standards.  You should definitely make sure you are on the mailing list. The highlight of the newsletter was the announcement that SDI is launching their first AIA accredited …

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Aug 10

Want your piece of the stimulus pie?

Cherry Pie

  A portion of a great article in the NAWIC Image by Robin Fulton Meyer, President of NAWIC (The National Association of Women in Construction). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law on February 17, 2009.  The stimulus bill, almost a year and a half old, is as controversial now as …

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Jul 17

Good news for the construction industry?

I have gotten so used to hearing negative news, it was great to find something positive in the latest edition of DHI Industry Watch… NEW YORK — Construction professionals expect the industry recession to start to turn around by the end of the year… Read more… I also heard that Sam’s Club is giving small …

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