Skilled Trades

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 the perfect place to share this type of info for Read More

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 to 25 to find out how this age group feels Read More

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 started by Hub friend and longtime hydronics guru Hot Rod about how Millennials as a generation now outnumber Baby Boomers. It’s in the national Read More

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 among existing trade workers as well (check out A problem Read More

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 not only find myself looking forward to all the innovative Read More