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To Spur Growth, County Slashes Developer Fees in Half

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
September 28, 2016

In a move expected to boost revitalization in several areas of the county, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved a policy that lowers a fee developers pay when building homes.

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Market Share Growth of 5000+ Sqft Homes Good for CMs

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
October 05, 2016

New homes with 5,000 square feet or more of living space increased both as a share of all new construction and in absolute number in 2015, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction.

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Meritage Prepares for 2M Millennial Homebuyers over Next Decade

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
October 06, 2016

Meritage Homes Corporation, a leading U.S. homebuilder, unveiled its LiVE.NOW.™ homes focused on the growing first-time buyer market.

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Top 10 Cities Where Component Sales Will Rise

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
October 03, 2016

Experts might not agree on the “best” or the “right” recipe for rapid economic growth, but some cities have figured out the key ingredients and how to stir the pot just right to sustain long-term prosperity.

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Modular Housing Manufacturer Buys Wall Panel Plant

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
October 06, 2016

Edgebuilder Wall Panels Inc., a Prescott manufacturer and seller of prefabricated wall panels for commercial and residential construction, is being purchased by a Twin Cities company as part of a cash deal worth $4 million.

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Top 10 Tips for Handling OSHA Citations

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
September 29, 2016

To ensure it never gets to the point where an employer has to defend himself/herself from either OSHA citations or bad publicity, Rubin suggested employers be very specific in their communication with employees.

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'New Breed of Robot' Targeting Construction & Manufacturing Jobs

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
December 23, 2015

They’re changing the way we build things in the construction sector. Here’s everything you need to know about the robot revolution.

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Canadian CM Begins Construction on Second Truss Plant

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
October 06, 2016

Byers Truss Engineering and Manufacturing is planning to start construction on an 8,000-square-foot facility in the Fairview Industrial Park next summer.

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Is a 'Perfect Storm' Brewing for Northern Border CMs?

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
October 10, 2016

If the softwood lumber tariffs on Canadian imports end up coinciding with a Canadian housing market slump, component manufacturers (CM) in Canada will be strongly motivated to sell structural building products into the U.S.

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You’ve Been Counting Costs, but Are You Wasting Work?

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:40
October 07, 2016

A new option in labor tracking software enters the market next month at the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC). Steve Farroh of Sundial Software, one of more than a dozen first-time exhibitors at the show, will be offering demos of labor-cost tracking software custom-designed for those running a component manufacturing plant.

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NFC Sponsors Line Up for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting on November 3

Tue, 2016-10-04 18:07
October 04, 2016

The NFC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, November 3 at the M and T Bank Stadium. Attendees will begin afternoon activities with a tour of the Sparrows Point facility hosted by the NFC Gold Sponsor DAP Products Inc.

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Visit BCMC to Learn More About Multi-Ply Connectors and Labor Tracking

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

The BCMC show floor is bigger than it's been since the downturn. That means there will be more opportunities to learn something new and find a solution that will improve your business going forward. 

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One Solution to Builder's Labor Woes? Stop Stick Framing

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

This article in Builder Online focuses on four long-term ways builders can begin to address the framing labor shortage builders are currently facing, one of them is to stop stick framing.

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Design Best Practice: Avoid Inspection Issues for Lay-On Gables

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

To help a CM in Arizona, SBCA developed a construction detai and design approach that featured a beveled 2x4 attached to the underside of a lay?on gable.

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Construction Defects: Be Prepared!

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
July 18, 2016

 Every so often, situations arise that can lead to finger-pointing and questions about who is actually responsible when a construction defect occurs.

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U.S. House Votes to Delay Overtime Rule 6 Months

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure (H.R. 6904) that would delay the implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule for six months.

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Extolling the Benefits of Long Span, Open-Web Trusses

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

This article in the August 2016 issue of Structure Magazine provides an extensive analysis of installation best practices for open-web, pin-connected long span trusses.

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Immigration Does More Good Than Harm to U.S. Economy

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
September 23, 2016

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine this week released a report looking at the economic and fiscal implications of immigration to the U.S. 

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8 States Voting on Marijuana Laws, What it Might Mean for CMs

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
September 19, 2016

On Election Day 2016, eight states will consider either medical marijuana laws or legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  

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Lessons in Lean Manufacturing Offer Great Return on Investment

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

 Do you know what steps to take to increase the board footage of your production line without hiring another person or starting another shift? Find out at BCMC.

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