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Growth bolstered by an increase in price points despite material shortages and higher labor costs The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) – the world’s leading non-profit trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, certification, and events to thousands of professionals – has released its Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) for Q1 Read more

Healthy growth in building construction offsets infrastructure weakness Total construction starts rose 3% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.8 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts rose 6% and residential starts increased by 4%, while nonbuilding starts fell 4%. Year-to-date, total construction was 6% higher in the first four Read more

Trade businesses aren’t always associated with a need to implement greener practices. In reality, though, your company can be one of the biggest beneficiaries from adopting a better way of working. After all, you use more energy than most. Likewise, a changing landscape means that B2B and B2C clients want to align with responsible companies Read more

The global pandemic has affected almost every facet of society, industry, and government. The past 12 months have had a dramatic impact on the way in which we live, interact and work, with face masks being just a minor inconvenience over some more pressing issues. Work from home orders while under lockdown meant that many Read more

Hiring, Inflation, Spending, and Travel will Trend Higher The U.S. will add more than 2 million jobs Between April and June, our great nation will add about 700,000 jobs per month on average. If I’m wrong, I’ll still have a job since I own my business, and I won’t be laying me off. If I’m Read more