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July 31, 2019 | by: NDA
From the American Subcontractors Association, Contractor's Compass. Trade contractors are facing swift economic tailwinds. Construction and development are booming across most of the country. Work isn’t scarce, but in many cases, a skilled workforce is. It becomes the limiting factor in choosing which projects to build and when. As demand for services grows, trade contractors are more selective in choosing their customers.
July 30, 2019 | by: NDA
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.1 percent annualized rate during the second quarter of 2019 with consumer spending leading the way, according to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data. This rate of growth exceeded the consensus expectation that second quarter growth would be closer to 1.8 percent.
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.
All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 2,700 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!
July 29, 2019 | by: NDA
From the National Association of Home Builders. In the fourth quarter of 2018, 56,950 apartment units were completed, an 18 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2017 (69,640) (Figure 1). Apartment completions in the fourth quarter of 2018 were at their lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2013.
July 26, 2019 | by: NDA
From missoulacurrent.com. Built in 1973, the king-size A-frame was an International House of Pancakes for many years. More recently, it was the Best Bet Casino. Now it’s being deconstructed piece by piece, and most of it will be salvaged and recycled for use at other construction projects, thanks to the efforts of a Missoula company called Waste Less Works Deconstruction and Material Recovery.
From foxbusiness.com. The White House Opens a New Window. will be hosting the Pledge to America's Workers Event late Thursday afternoon, and one of the featured guests spoke to FOX Business' Stuart Varney Opens a New Window. about his personal success story and how others can easily follow in suit.
July 25, 2019 | by: NDA
NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with Andy Levinson, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Standards and Guidance at OSHA on the Safe + Sound Campaign, which NDA is part of. Later, Kevin speaks with Robin Thorne, CEO of CTI Environmental and the Founder of Demochicks.com.