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OSHA Updates Final Crane Operator Ruling

By Western States Roofing Contractors Association. New crane operator certification. Per OSHA’s publication in the Federal Register on November 9, 2018, the requirements for crane operator certification will take effect on December 10, 2018, and the requirements for...

GCP Applied Technologies Partners with HOPE Agua Vita in Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

Donation helps effort to repair homes destroyed by hurricane Maria GCP Applied Technologies, a leading global provider of construction products technologies, has donated roofing products to HOPE Agua Vita, a humanitarian mission team, to support the...

Back to the Future

As the calendar flips to mark the start of a new year, it is traditionally a good time to take a step back and contemplate the future. This often means focusing on setting goals...

Atlas Roofing to Host HGTV and DIY Network Star Mike Holmes at 2019 IRE

Mike Holmes, professional contractor and TV host on HGTV and DIY Network, will be at the Atlas Roofing booth during the 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Nashville, Tennessee.  Holmes is scheduled to be at...

The Stud Wall and the Roof

Photo 1. With a stud wall parapet, inappropriate wall substrate and base anchor screws into a material with low pull-out resistance, this roof blew off in what would be considered moderate winds. Images: HUTCHINSON...

Why Voice Search is Making Waves in Contractor Marketing

By Surefire Local. A key component of your success is to make sure your local marketing is on point. In today’s day and age, most of your customers are finding you from Google. They turn to...

Understanding the New OSHA Regulations for Fixed Ladders

As of November 19,2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) implemented new requirements for fixed ladders on buildings. Understanding these new ladder regulations can be confusing, and you can...

PPG Honored With Three Chairman’s Awards From Metal Construction Association

PPG announced that it received three 2018 Chairman’s Awards – including the top honor – from the Metal Construction Association (MCA) during the organization’s winter meeting in Key Largo, Florida. PPG was the only coatings manufacturer...

The 2019 IRE Sells Out Tradeshow Floor

The 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out at more than 151,800 square feet and more than 500 exhibitors. The also marks the largest show floor in...

Understanding Trade Secrets in Construction Part 1

By: Cotney Construction Law. Did you hear that? It may have been a trade secret exposed. Perhaps so, but most likely not. There are a lot of misconceptions concerning trade secrets and the legal system. In...

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