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    Cleveland Office Receives Associated Builders and Contractors Gold STEP Award

    Posted on November 21, 2016 by Tradesmen in News, Why Tradesmen?.

    Our Safety Culture is Award Winning! Great news from our Cleveland offices. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Northern Ohio Chapter awarded Tradesmen International with the 2016 Gold STEP Award. The award, granted by ABC National, recognizes companies that demonstrate the highest commitment to implementing effective safety programs. Tradesmen is a multi-year recipient. The Cleveland field office and Gretchen Fri, […]

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    Proven Shipyard Workers: Where Are They?

    Posted on September 26, 2016 by Tradesmen in News, Why Tradesmen?.

    Marine labor is a difficult and demanding profession requiring a diverse skillset and deep knowledge. The very best shipyard workers possess a deep love of honest craftsmanship and a maritime heritage from which they pride themselves. Reliability is key and experience are key, as well. So how do you find these perfect craftsmen, especially with […]

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    The Construction Industry: Past, Present and Future

    Posted on April 28, 2016 by Tradesmen in News.

    What does the future hold for the construction industry With job demand on the rise and the average age of the workforce increasing, today’s construction industry looks dramatically different than it did 5 years ago. But what will it look like in five years from now? For a sneak peak of what the future may […]

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    How to Take Advantage of Renewable Energy Tax Credits

    Posted on March 24, 2016 by Tradesmen in News.

    Congress Extended Vital Tax Credits for the Alternative Energy Industry. Now What? In December 2015, Congress passed a bill extending the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) which aid the wind and solar industries, respectively. This is huge news for the renewable energy industry because this means approximately $73 billion in new […]

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    The Construction Labor Shortage: Where Did All the Skilled Labor Go?

    Posted on November 6, 2015 by Tradesmen in News.

    A recently released survey by the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that nearly 80 percent of construction businesses are having a hard time finding qualified skilled labor. Beginning first in small isolated pockets when home construction bottomed out in 2011, the labor shortage is now in full bloom, with repercussions being felt throughout the […]

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    What Does the Future Hold for Construction Technology?

    Posted on October 1, 2015 by Tradesmen in News.

    A look at how today’s trends are shaping the future of technology used in the construction industry Too often, the public perception of the construction field is that of an industry that is slow to change and adopt new technology. However, if you have been working in the field for more than a few years, […]

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    Understanding the Labor Shortage & How It Affects You

    Posted on September 28, 2015 by Tradesmen in News.

    The economy is clearly rebounding, which means that construction will be picking up across the country. In fact, a steadily progressing growth has been making its way through the industry. Unfortunately, the labor shortage in the US has made it difficult for contractors find the construction workers they need to help with new construction jobs. […]

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  • Breaking Down the 1.8% Increase in Construction Spending

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by Tradesmen in News.

    According to the US government census on construction spending, growth in construction industry is both increasing and decreasing. The total estimated spending in January 2015 landed at $971.4 billion. This shows a 1.8 percent growth from the January 2014 spending estimate, which totaled $954.2 billion. On the other hand, it is 1.1 percent lower than […]

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  • Rapidly Growing Cities in the U.S.: How this Affects Construction

    Posted on August 14, 2015 by Tradesmen in News.

    The United States is growing, both economically and physically. Cities are becoming larger and residential areas are building up. So, then, is the need for construction. In fact, GDM’s US construction market forecast for 2015 estimates that the market will be showing a 9.8% increase in the coming year. The specific cities that are growing […]

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  • How to Combat the Labor Shortage in Your Organization

    Posted on July 25, 2015 by Tradesmen in News.

    The booming construction economy in the U.S. is nothing short of great. The labor shortage, though, could quickly bring this progress to a grinding halt. If you’re not already very aware of the labor shortage in construction, here are some quick facts about it: • There are plenty of general laborers in the construction industry, […]

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