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U.S. Census Bureau Data Analysis for November Shows Decrease in Price of Construction Materials

Associated Builders and Contractor Analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for November reports a monthly decline. The data shows 1.7 percent decrease in the price of nonresidential construction inputs for the month. According to the analysis there is a 15 percent increase in the prices of natural gases when compared to October month. The prices of materials are 5.3 percent more on the...

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IPC Releases Comprehensive Video Library That Provides Fundamental Knowledge for ESD Control

IPC- Association Connecting Electronics Industries offers seventy-seven video training titles that are focused on topics such as hand soldering, electronic assembly inspection, electronic and wire assembly and electrostatic discharge fundamentals. These contents are available through IPC EDGE 2.0 platform that can be accessed via web browser or mobile devices. The videos provide knowledge...

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American Supply Association Releases 2018 Election Report

The American Supply Association’s Political Action Committee announces new elected members of upcoming terms in house or senate. The following members are elected Rick Scott, Kevin Cramer, Masha Blackburn, Josh Hawley as Senate members whereas Mike Kelly, Pete Stauber, Bradley Byrne, Mark Amodei and Henry Cuellar as House members. The PAC helps in cultivating long lasting relationships between...

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AWC Announces Allyn Ford as Chairman of AWC Board of Directors

The The American Wood Council elects Allyn Ford chairman of Roseburg Forest Products as chairman for board of directors, Neil Sherman (Executive Vice President of Siding at LP Corporation) as First Vice-Chairman and T. Furman Brodie as Second Vice-Chairman. Ricky Stanley (CEO and President for TR Miller Mill) is elected as new member to the AWC board and Eric Cremers and Fred Stimpson were...

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Associated Builders and Contractors Publishes their 2019 Construction Economic Outlook

Associated Builders and Contractors predicts that the construction industry will stay strong financially in 2019. Their report cites job growth, high backlog and healthy infrastructure investment as good for the industry. They also discuss how low unemployment is affecting the industry by creating a workforce shortage of an estimated 500,000 positions, leading to increased compensation costs.

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ABC Releases U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data for the Month of September

Associated Builders and Contractor’s analysis on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows an increase in the prices for inputs to construction by 0.3 percent. According to the analysis the prices of nonresidential construction inputs rose by 0.4 percent when compared to the previous month. The prices of crude petroleum and natural gas are increased by 8.7 and 1.1 percent, respectively on a monthly...

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Amsterdam Conference Discusses on ASTM Global Drone Standards

The ASTM International leaders participated in European Aviation Safety Agency's High Level Conference on Drones in Amsterdam for discussing about ASTM’s global drone standards. These standards include remote identification and UAS traffic management (UTM) that support civilian low-altitude airspace operations. The ASTM committee has published standards that support airworthiness, flight...

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