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Program Initiated to Address High Rate of Suicide in Construction

Thu, 2016-09-08 18:08
July 27, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention examined the frequency of suicides across different occupational groups and found that construction had the second highest rate, with 53.3 suicides per 100,000 workers. 

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OSHA Fines Two Contractors $374K for Fall Protection

Thu, 2016-09-08 18:08
August 24, 2016

The following two OSHA press releases detail fines levied against contractors due to fall protection violations.

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Construction Laborer Considered Most Dangerous Job in U.S.

Thu, 2016-09-08 18:08
August 18, 2016

According to a new CareerCast report, some of the most vital careers to upholding and maintaining the very fabric of American society are also among the most dangerous.

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VIDEO: FastenMaster Partners with NFC Member for Successful Product Development

Thu, 2016-09-08 00:07
September 07, 2016

Over the course of this summer, FastenMaster worked with NFC member Scott Stevens and his staff at ModuTech to field test and provide feedback on FrameFast, a product designed facilitate the connection of top plates to roof trusses from the ground. 

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DuPont Tyvek Hosts NFC Members for Facility Tour & Redskins Training Camp

Thu, 2016-09-08 00:07
August 11, 2016

On August 1 and 2, NFC Platinum Sponsor DuPont Tyvek hosted several NFC Framer Members at the Richmond, Virginia facility.

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CLP Systems Thanks 2016 Framer Safety Contest Participants

Thu, 2016-09-08 00:07
September 07, 2016

CLP Systems wants to thank everyone who participated in the 2016 Framer Safety Contest!

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USDA Extends Softwood Lumber Tax Renewal Timeframe

Tue, 2016-09-06 18:07
September 01, 2016

The USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) has issued an interim rule modifying the timeframe for a continuance referendum under the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion.

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2007-Like Bubble Less Likely Due to Demand-Driven Home Prices

Tue, 2016-09-06 18:07
August 29, 2016

June marked 50 consecutive months of annual national home price appreciation, with prices up 33 percent from that bottom in 2012.

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Why's Construction Spending Weak While New Home Sales are Strong?

Tue, 2016-09-06 18:07
September 02, 2016

Private residential construction spending rose just 0.3 percent in July. Spending for new single family homes fell 0.2 percent in July and has fallen in each of the past five months.

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Canadian Firm Opens Southern Pine Headquarters in Alabama

Tue, 2016-09-06 18:07
August 30, 2016

Canadian wood products company Canfor is opening its U.S. headquarters in Mobile. The U.S. branch will operate under the name Canfor Southern Pine.

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Top 5 Reasons to Register for BCMC Today

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
September 05, 2016

With 100+ exhibitors from all over the world preparing to bring their very best to Knoxville this October, there are countless reasons to attend BCMC 2016.

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Pulte's CEO Reviews Company's Challenging Six Months

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
August 28, 2016

In a recent telephone interview, PulteGroup's CEO Richard Dugas said he was satisfied with how the company has weathered its recent storms.

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USDA Extends Softwood Lumber Board Renewal Timeframe

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
September 01, 2016

The USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) has issued an interim rule modifying the timeframe for a continuance referendum under the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion.

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Can HVAC Ducts Now Run Through EWP Beams?

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
September 01, 2016

The rise of wood I-joists has challenged SCL manufacturers to come up with a safe, practical ways to permit larger holes in beams to take full advantage of the existing large hole capability of I-joists.

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Alpine and Paslode Move to New Offices at ITW Headquarters

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07

We are excited to announce the move of our Vernon Hills, Illinois office to the ITW Corporate campus headquarters at 155 Harlem Avenue, Glenview, Illinois 60025.

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UFPI Expands Marketing Opportunities by Acquiring idX Corp.

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
September 01, 2016

Universal Forest Products, Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase idX Corp., an international provider of highly customized merchandising solutions. 

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Demand-Driven Home Prices Make New Housing Bubble 'Less Scary'

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
August 29, 2016

June marked 50 consecutive months of annual national home price appreciation, with prices up 33 percent from that bottom in 2012.

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2016 Housing Starts Revised Upward to 1.18M

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
September 05, 2016

Metrostudy recently released its second quarter look at 2016 housing starts.  In this report, it revised its projections for year-end upward.

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Weak Construction Spending Among Strong New Home Sales?

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
September 02, 2016

Private residential construction spending rose just 0.3 percent in July. Spending for new single family homes fell 0.2 percent in July and has fallen in each of the past five months.

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Canfor Opens New Southern Pine Headquarters in Alabama

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:07
August 30, 2016

Canadian wood products company Canfor is opening its U.S. headquarters in Mobile. The U.S. branch will operate under the name Canfor Southern Pine.

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