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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Huge shortages loom in the skilled trades, which require less — and cheaper — training. Should that make students rethink the four-year degree? Article published on: nprED Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into … Read More

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Construction Positions Increase 2.8% Year Over Year

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports October 2017 total construction employment of 6.93 million, representing a 187,000-position (2.8%) increase from October 2016. http://www.abc.org/NewsMedia/ConstructionEconomics/ConstructionEconomicUpdate/tabid/270/entryid/9751/construction-numbers-stagnant-in-otherwise-positive-october-jobs-report-says-abc.aspx ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

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There Is A System That Can 3-D Print An Entire Building

Researchers at the Massachusetts Instritute of Techknoweldgy have developed a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426183028.htm ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

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Who Has The Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw?

Tool Box Buzz released it’s rankings for one of the most used tools in construction; the cordless reciprocating saw. The entries were specifically put through tests they devloped that should resonate with the following users: Plumbing/heating contractors Electricians General construction/demolition. … Read More

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Construction workers among most susceptible to opioid abuse

President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. The construction industry’s total prescription opioid spent is 5-10% higher than any other industry represented in the study. There is a financial implication to this – a construction … Read More

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Wet Weather is Coming. Some Simple Considerations for your Next Dumpster Rental

Contractor Talk has a quick article with some helpful tips around dumpster rentals. Illegal Dumping Location and Positioning Accesibility Weather Details here http://www.contractortalk.com/articles/2017/10/considerations-for-your-next-job-site-dumpster-rental/ ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

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Simple and Effective Ways To Market Your Handyman Services

Here are 5 great and straightforward marketing ideas to grow you revenue if you’re a handyman. Beyond the Signpost Flyer—How to Market Your Handyman Services ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

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NextGen Work Truck? Meet the Bollinger Moters B1

Telsa might be a pretty thing but this truck looks bad ass, gets work done, and puts food on the table! Bollinger Motors B1: The Future of Work Trucks ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

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Tool Box Buzz Does Head-to-Head Test: Full-Size Impact Drivers

Six remodeling contractors tested 10 cordless impact drivers for productivity, torque, ergonomics, and value. Which driver won? Read about it here.   ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

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The Basics of How To Install Tile With Careful Planning

If you don’t know about Duane Craig’s blog, you should. Here is one of his latest posts; a very broad overview of how to install tile. It’s meant to help you understand the materials, tools and methods you use to install … Read More

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