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ABC: The Construction Industry Needs to Hire an Additional 430,000 Craft Professionals in 2021

WASHINGTON, March 23—In 2021, construction companies will need to hire 430,000 more workers than they employed in 2020, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. The analysis also revealed that every $1 billion in extra construction spending generates an average of at least 5,700 construction jobs. “According to...

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SME Presents Excellence in Manufacturing Training Award to Milbank Manufacturing

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SME, the nonprofit organization committed to advancing manufacturing and developing a skilled workforce, announced today that it has awarded its first Excellence in Manufacturing Training Award to Milbank Manufacturing of Kansas City, Missouri. The award, established to showcase manufacturing leaders and provide outstanding benchmarks for...

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Plastics Pipe Institute Reups Sponsorship for DOE's Solar Decathlon

Association’s Engineering Expertise to Help Students in U.S. Department of Energy Contest Irving, Texas - March 18, 2021 - The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has renewed its commitment for financial and technical support as an educational sponsor for the 2021 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon® Design Challenge. PPI is the major North American trade association representing...

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SME Introduces Certified Manufacturing Associate Credential

Industry-driven, nationally portable certification for dislocated workers, new-to-the-industry employees and students Southfield, Mich., March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SME, a nationally recognized certifying body in manufacturing, announced today that it has developed and will offer the Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) Certification. The new certification is designed for individuals...

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AWC's Philip Line Recognized for Public Safety Leadership by National Institute of Building Sciences

Leesburg, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) is pleased to announce that Senior Director of Structural Engineering Philip Line, P.E., has been recognized for the Excellence Award of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC). “This award honors Phil’s tireless efforts on behalf of the wood products industry, most recently leading to the...

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Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise 2.1% in February, Says ABC

Washington, March 12—Construction input prices rose 2.1% in February 2021, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 2.1% for the month. Construction input prices are up 7.6% from February 2020, and nonresidential construction input prices...

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PTDA Brings Industry Together to Connect, Learn and Share Knowledge Through PTDA Community Conversations

Chicago, Ill.—March 11, 2021—PTDA is bringing the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry together to connect, learn and share knowledge through PTDA Community Conversations. These conversations are scheduled throughout the year to allow PTDA members to discuss important topics with their peers in the PT/MC industry. Starting with a two-part series on sales transformation, PTDA...

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IPC Launches New Thought Leaders Program to Enhance Awareness and Insights on Electronics Industry Trends

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, March 11, 2021 – IPC today unveiled a new Thought Leaders Program in which industry experts will assist IPC on key industry issues and offer valuable insights to IPC members and key external stakeholders. “IPC is building its leadership on the issues that are driving change for the electronics manufacturing industry,” said John Mitchell, IPC President and CEO....

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Three Long-time IPC Volunteers Receive Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, March 10, 2021 – Three IPC volunteers who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts, were presented with Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship awards at IPC APEX EXPO 2021. Michael Ford, Jan Pedersen, and Peter Tranitz were chosen as award...

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ABC Applauds NEPA Reform Bills to Modernize Permitting Process

Washington, March 9— Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement applauding Sen. Mike Lee (R - Utah) for introducing the UNSHACKLE Act, along with several other pieces of legislation, today to improve and modernize the federal permitting process under the National Environmental Policy Act. “Investment in infrastructure projects will encourage much-needed economic...

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