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    Harbor Freight Announces Finalists for $500,000 Prize

    Harbor Freight Tools for Schools announced today the 10 finalists for the inaugural Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, which will award more than $500,000 to skilled trades teachers and programs in American public high schools. Drawn from across the country and …

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    Free Economic Webcast: 2017 Prospects for Construction & Design

    Design and construction indicators of current and future activity suggest further expansion is in the cards. But policy initiatives have made the outlook much more uncertain — in both directions. Where is the industry heading? What policies could boost growth? Which ones might drag it …

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    Free Bosch MeasureOn App Offers End-to-End Project Management for Bosch BLAZE™ GLM 50 C and Bosch GLM 100 C Laser Measures

    Lose the pencil and paper; ditch the project binder. With the new Bosch MeasureOn app, users get a clear digital overview of all project details – including floor plans, measurements, photos and notes. These features are all viewable with a smartphone or tablet in one app. MeasureOn …

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    Bosch Upgrades its Impact Tough™ Impact Driver Bits for Higher Torque Tools, Delivering 10X More Life Over Standard Bits

    As tool manufacturers continue to develop more powerful tools, the bits that work in tandem must also improve to keep up with the pace of the jobsite. That’s why Bosch developed  Impact Tough™ Impact Driver Bits – upgraded with design functionality and toughness to deliver …

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    Expanded Cordless Portfolio of Solutions and Services–Hilti Transitions to 22 Volt Battery

    Hilti has released an expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services, complete with an innovative, backwards compatible 22V battery — an industry first. The Hilti 22V battery will work with new and previous generations of Hilti 18V Li-Ion cordless tools, providing a seamless transition for existing Hilti …

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    Contractors in pop culture

    It’s no secret that the trades are desperate for skilled workers. Part of the problem in recruiting young people to the trades lies in the manner in which tradespeople are perceived. A select few have made it their mission to update the perception of tradespeople. …

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    Construction industry to see ’15 growth

    Washington, D.C. — Dodge Data & Analytics (http://www.construction.com) released its 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2015 will rise 9% to $612 billion, a larger gain than the 5% …

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    Obama tabs May building safety month

    President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 2014 as National Building Safety Month, declaring it a “time to celebrate the dedicated professionals who keep our buildings secure, and we recommit to maintaining resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.” The president also says in the proclamation, “Joining with building officials, …

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    Analyzing the numbers: Economic Nuggets

    Economic Nuggets is a monthly analysis from Bernie Markstein, US Chief Economist for Reed Construction Data. He is a Senior Business Economist with extensive experience analyzing, interpreting and forecasting macroeconomic and regional data. His primary experience in analysis and research in housing and financial markets. …

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    HomeAdvisor releases home project data

    Golden, Colo. — HomeAdvisor released today the Home Repair, Maintenance and Improvement Quarterly Trend Report for the first quarter of 2014. The data* provides trends for the type of home projects that homeowners are planning, budgeting for and completing. Reports are available on a national …

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