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  • Plumbers Expected to be in High Demand in Coming Years

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    Just when you thought the worker shortage couldn’t get any more vexing, be advised that we are running out of plumbers. According to the Copper Development Association (CDA), over one half of America’s trade professionals are near retirement age and only 3 percent of the surveyed 18 to 25 year olds would consider a career […]

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  • Drones: The Upcoming Change in Contracting

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    From online reviews to satellite measurements, technology continues to disrupt the traditional way contractors do business. But many contractors remain in the dark about one of the biggest technology disruptions heading their way: drones. In fact, one in 10 companies with revenues of $50 million or more already use drones, according to a new report […]

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  • Pro Tip on Cleaning Brass!

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    Brass is a popular material for household furniture and accessories. Over time, though, brass tarnishes and loses its warm gleam. You can make it shiny and bright again with our guide on how to clean brass. Before cleaning, check to see if your item is solid brass, or brass-plated. Do this by grabbing a refrigerator magnet and placing it on the piece. Magnets don’t stick to solid brass, so if the magnet sticks, your […]

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  • Set Yours Recycling Goals Based on Science!

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    As Election Day nears, state and local officials should take a serious look at what can realistically be achieved before setting future recycling goals. Election Day is little more than two months away. While waste and recycling haven’t been big issues in this election, I expect to see more than the normal number of recycling […]

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  • Living Large In A Tiny House

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    When designing their dream vacation home in Maui, clients Shawn and Shelley wanted a home that brought the outdoors in. Portland, Ore.-based firm Tiny Heirloom designed a luxurious, 400-square-foot tiny home for the vacationers with views of the ocean. The Iki Hau’oli Hale, which means Tiny, Happy Home, focuses on blending indoor and outdoor spaces. […]

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  • Las Vegas Welcomes Orgill Dealers for Fall Show

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    Organizers of Orgill’s Fall Dealer Market pointed to a record-breaking number of attendees at its event in the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Orgill nation came for the deals, the networking and to generally soak in the home improvement knowledge of the three-day event. “We’re excited to see so many of our customers here in […]

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  • Hey! Conscientious Recycler – There are Things You Don’t Want to Put in the Blue Bin

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    Contaminants in recycling can hurt the process and can actually result in batches of recyclable material being diverted to landfills. Waste disposal is an issue that the islands of Hawaii are serious about. The following items are contaminants and should not be added to the blue bins designated for recyclable items. Thin plastic bags damage […]

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