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  • Eric Aune 1

    Oh What A Year It Was!

    Here’s my list. You know, just like everyone else does at the end of the year: “Top this or that of 2013.” Only I’d don’t think there will be too many lists quite like it. It is hard to avoid looking back over the past …

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  • Machanical Comandments

    Top 5 Innovative Tools of 2013

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  • Uponor 1

    The Uponor Experience — An in-depth look at Uponor’s training and manufacturing facility

    Whether you’re listening to the top of the hour news on the radio while stuck in traffic, reading about the economy online or sitting in your EZ chair at home watching the national news, it’s hard to escape the daily coverage of a sluggish economy. …

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    Aune’s 5 Reads

    I started writing for CONTRACTOR Magazine back in March of this year after making the move from another trade publication to work with the likes of such industry leaders as Bob Mader, Dave Yates, John Mesenbrink, Mark Eatherton and others. Since day one as a …

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  • Untitled 1

    My bout w/ CO on the jobsite

    “My head hurts and I feel dizzy.” –That was my response to the job superintendent as he asked me about the water service line I was installing in a new warehouse building just four days ago. If you had been standing there you can imagine …

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  • Goodbye

    Blockbuster and the 5 Things Heating Gone Away

    Blockbuster Video is dead. We heard the news last week that the movie rental company, which is owned Dish Network, is closing its remaining 300 stores. The reason, as you might suspect, is that almost no one wants to go out and physically pick up …

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  • Contractor Site

    Things to Embrace as Times Change

    Let’s face it, a lot has changed since you first hung your shingle and landed that first big job. Depending on your experience in this business you might not have even been using a cell phone back then but today it has become as essential …

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  • Mentoring2

    You Can’t Do It Alone

    A few years back I was struggling to find my way in the business of self-employment. I had been doing many things wrong and taking just every opportunity to screw things up even if I didn’t realize it at the time.  Spending money I thought …

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  • Contractor Site

    Modern Tools You Should Get Used To

    Let’s face it, a lot has changed since you first hung your shingle and landed that first big job. Depending on your experience in this business you might not have even been using a cell phone back then but today it has become as essential …

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  • Wage 5

    Allocating Costs to Labor Hours

    We are in the service business, plain and simple. As a contractor in the plumbing, heating or mechanical trade we offer up our expertise and know-how in exchange for a fee.  Usually that fee is based off an hourly rate charged to cover all the …

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