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The Opioid Crisis in the Construction Industry
Dec 15, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

The opioid crisis has been declared a public health emergency and is claiming almost 100 American lives every day. The construction industry has not managed to escape the grip of this epidemic.

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Thinking of a Career in Construction? America Needs You!
Dec 8, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Framers

After decades of encouraging students to continue their post-school education at universities, dire labor shortages in trades are seeing a shift to vocational education instead.

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Top Five OSHA Violations and How to Prevent Them
Dec 5, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

OSHA regulations are there to protect workers and property owners. Failure to adhere to OSHA regulations can lead to stiff fines for construction companies. Injuries on the jobsite that are reported to OSHA will lead to fines being imposed and crippling delays.

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Framer Profile: Luis Sanchez
Nov 27, 2017 | Posted in Articles, Framers, Profile

The framing industry is one in which the American dream is still alive and kicking. That means you can start at the bottom with little or no experience and training and, if you work hard and show dedication, you will be rewarded. Luis first entered the framing industry a little more than 10 years ago when he was 18 years old. His brother was already working in the industry as…

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Framer Profile: Alex Duenas
Nov 20, 2017 | Posted in Articles, Framers, Profile

Alex began framing in 1999 right out of high school. He’d been considering a number of careers as well as joining the Navy, but he hadn’t found a good fit. While he made up his mind, he got a job with a friend who had been working in the framing industry for three years. He took to it like a duck to water and he’s never looked back. Being a…

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Safety Upgrades to discuss with your Customers
Nov 20, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

Fires and gas leaks are always on the minds of homeowners who want to protect their property and keep their family safe. As technology improves, our fire and gas detection appliances get smarter all the time. When completing renovations or a new build, be sure to keep your clients up to date with the latest safety options.

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Framer Profile: Lenar Umanzar
Nov 13, 2017 | Posted in Articles, Framers, Profile

Lenar grew up on his father’s farm in El Salvador. He didn’t have a bike or shoes and didn’t know what a TV was. School was an hour and a half away on foot and, after school, he worked on the family farm. He and three brothers shared a bed. His dream was to come to America and work in construction. In 1988, he moved to the United States at…

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Expansion Joints in Flooring
Nov 13, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Expansion and contraction of your flooring system is a given. Because they are manufactured from different materials or different kinds of the same material, your flooring and substrate will expand and contract at different rates. Expansion joints give your flooring the space it needs to expand without buckling or cracking.

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Framer Profile: Scott Dean
Nov 7, 2017 | Posted in Articles, Framers, Profile

Scott has been a framer for about 24 years. He started straight out of school when he went to work for a client of his dad’s who drove a truck for a truss and lumber company. Scott learned on the job, so he started as a laborer—cleaning up on jobsites before graduating to the skill saw. “Before I had a nail gun in my hand, I was nailing roofs by…

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Programmable Thermostats; Do They Really Save Money?
Nov 2, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Programmable thermostats do have the potential to save the homeowner money, but they can also cost more. The secret to success is the way in which you use them. Whether you are installing one in your own home or in a home for your customer, it’s imperative to educate users so that they are able to effectively save energy (and money) by installing a programmable thermostat.

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Why Advanced Framing in Raised-Wood Flooring is a Smart Choice
Oct 30, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

This year’s hurricane season has been brutal with damage to property and loss of life causing many whose homes have been affected to rethink their rebuilds. As construction professionals, offering raised-wood flooring options could really level up your game.

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Growing Labor Shortages Raise Concerns
Oct 20, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey, construction labor shortages are even more widespread than they were last year.

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