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    Werner Hosting Free Webinars for Ladder Safety Month

    What better time to delve into ladder safety than National Ladder Safety Month?


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    Home Improvement Spending Expected to Surge

    A recent Harvard study brings good news for contractors: Business will be booming again in 2021. Here's why.


    Builder Confidence Holds Steady Despite Record High Lumber Prices

    The home building industry is as busy as ever, though certain challenges are becoming real and undeniable concerns.


    Housing Starts Stumble to Start the Year

    Home building activity dropped in January for the first time in six months. Is this the first sign of a...


    New Legislation Seeks To Expand National Apprenticeship System

    The U.S. House passed a bill that could lead to a boom in apprenticeships. It awaits Senate approval.


    NALP Announces Virtual Networking Event for Landscapers

    ENGAGE is a new educational event focused on connecting landscaping professionals when they can't meet in person.


    Housing Starts End the Year at the Fastest Pace Since 2006

    Home building activity surged at the end of the year, setting the stage for a busy 2021.


    Rising Material Costs, Surging COVID-19 Cases Dampen Builder Optimism

    After a complicated but busy 2020, home builders are gearing up for an uncertain 2021... and some economic factors are...

    Virtual International Builders’ Show to Showcase 300 Exhibitors

    This year's online-only International Builders' Show just announced its exhibitors, and there are some pretty big names on the list.


    Key Changes Coming to OSHA in 2021

    Larger fines and stricter COVID-19 protocols are on the way.


    International Builders’ Show Early-Bird Pricing Has Been Extended-But Not for Long

    If you are a fan of the International Builders' Show, you're going to want to check out IBSx.


    Two-Week Window Opens For Small Business PPP Loans

    For a couple of weeks, the White House is narrowing the definition of "small business" to get PPP loans to...


    New Home Sales Dropped in November Yet Remain Strong

    New home sales are slowing a bit but demand remains high. Can home builders keep up?


    Builder Confidence Holds Strong as 2020 Ends

    2020 was a uniquely challenging yet busy year for the home building industry. Will that productivity continue into 2021?


    Lumber Prices Rising Again Despite Federal Action on Tariffs

    Lumber prices remain volatile, complicating home building and prompting action from the federal government.


    International Residential Code to Be Updated for 2021

    Key changes are coming to the International Residential Code next year. Here's what builders need to know.

    SURVEY: Construction Workers Divided Over COVID-19 Vaccine

    New research shows that a high percentage of essential workers are not sold on the COVID-19 vaccine.


    How to Earn Certification from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

    Looking to take your remodeling business to the next level? NARI certification might be the next step.


    Survey: Home Improvement Spending On the Rise in 2020

    A new survey from Home Advisor provides key insight into how American households are spending money on their homes in...


    Construction Employment Struggling to Recover From Pandemic Losses

    Incremental growth in construction employment over the course of the year hasn't been enough to spur a full comeback in...


    Home Builder Confidence Index Surges to Another Record High in November

    Builder optimism is skyrocketing heading into the end of the year.

    National Initiative Formed to Help Small Lawn Care Companies Grow

    The National Association of Lawncare Professionals and FMC Corporation are teaming up to give smaller landscaping companies a boost.


    Home Depot to Give Employees Permanent Pay Raise

    This has been a particularly rewarding year for The Home Depot thanks to fervent public interest in home improvement and...


    Construction Worker Wages Higher Than National Median

    Working construction might be a taxing career, but you can be paid well for your efforts.


    Hilti Develops Autonomous Construction Robot

    Hilti is bringing even more tech to the jobsite with their latest semi-autonomous robot.


    The Final Episode of Milwaukee PIPELINE Airs This Week

    Here's when to tune in and what to expect from the final installment.


    Study: Construction Workers 5 Times More Likely to Be Hospitalized With COVID-19

    The study highlights how the unique nature of the construction industry makes it susceptible to COVID-19 and outlines a few...