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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Skilled Trades’


    DEWALT Chainsaw Giveaway!

    FREE TOOL GIVEAWAY! We do random tool giveaways on Instagram, where we share daily reviews and give a little more insight into our everyday on and off the job. Its different from Facebook and Twitter because the focus is usually tool related. Instagram has become …

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    Bringing Sexy Back … to the Trades

    Perhaps it was never here to begin with, the sexy part that is. I mean, that’s one of the main knocks on the trades—that it is too demanding. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently conducted a national poll of young adults ages 18 …

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    Generations of change

    I am soon to be 39, that makes me a GenX’er I guess. I never really understood the whole labeling thing but I digress. There’s a cool discussion happening on heatinghelp.com started by Hub friend and longtime hydronics guru Hot Rod about how Millennials as …

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    A shot in the arm for the blue collar movement

    Over the last couple years I’ve outlined some of the major challenges we have at manning the skilled trade job site here on The Hub. My time in front of the classroom has put a lot into perspective regarding the want or need to learn …

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    Tool Envy? The anticipation builds.

    Each year select members of the trade media are invited through the doors of Milwaukee Tool for an up-close and personal look at the latest tools and trade specific accessories coming to a job site near you. As the annual “New Tool Symposium” nears I …

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    Hire a Plumber on Amazon?

    Amazon Home Services kicked off this week making the service yet another source of competition in the already congested field of professional plumbing & HVAC repair and service. I have been a faithful Amazon shopper for years now. The Aune family regularly buys from the …

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    ISH Frankfurt 2015 Recap from Eric Aune

    Wow! As I reflect on my first trip to Europe and my first time at the ISH trade show, or trade fair as our German friends call it, wow is the first thing that comes to mind. Last week I had the honor to accompany …

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    Is that a wrench in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

    We are creatures of habit; when we find a system that works we stick with it. We all have them, some good and a few bad. The topic today is tools. Whether you wear jeans, cargo pants or bib overalls, odds are good that some …

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    Because I wont burn your apartment building down.

    It happened again. Another 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex leaving nearly 450 people without a roof over their heads. This is a direct quote from the news report: “Nassau County Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro says firefighters found plumbers tools in the building …

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    DEWALT Debuts Pro Air Tools

    DEWALT® announces the introduction of a new line of air tools for professionals in automotive markets. The new air tools feature the durability and innovation expected of DEWALT products and are engineered to meet high-end professional performance standards demanded by hardworking industrial tradesmen. The new …

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