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Starting a General Contracting Company: What You Should Know

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Featured News | 0 comments

Are you thinking of starting a general contracting company? Then you’ve come to the right place. Although seven million different people work in the construction industry, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a few more. And as with many other industries, there’s always a need for good business founders to provide jobs and high-quality services to communities. If you think you’ve got what it takes to run a small construction business, keep reading to learn all about starting a general contracting company. Real Talk: Is Starting a General Contracting Company Right for You? Since you’re reading this guide, you already know that there’s a lot of opportunities and money to be made in construction. You’re probably really excited about starting a general contracting company of your own. But before you charge ahead and register your business, it’s...

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3D Printing Technology Finding Practical New Ways for Plastic Waste

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Featured News | 0 comments

Being able to print has been an important aspect of business for years. Now, thanks to 3D printing technology, the printing sector has been completely revolutionized, subsequently leading to monumental changes across other industries. According to StopWaste.org, 17% of everything printed is considered waste. That waste is now being used for more productive and practical projects. ECN reports that 3D printing waste is being melded into furniture. Print Your City launched Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, Greece is now offering innovating solutions to the plastic waste that fills landfills across the globe: turning the plastic into urban furniture. “Plastic has a design failure,” said Foteini Setaki, founder of New Raw. “It is designed to last forever, but often we use it once and then throw it away. With Print Your City, we endeavor to show a better way of...

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How to Maximize Curb Appeal in the Winter

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Featured News | 0 comments

There are a lot of different steps homeowners take to get their house ready to sell. And while the inside of a home should be in great condition, especially with 78% of home renovations consisting of bathroom remodeling, the condition of the home’s exterior is just as important. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to have great curb appeal during the winter months — but it’s certainly possible. So to help your home look its best this winter, here are a few curb appeal tips and tricks to consider. Prioritize Safety The winter weather often brings plenty of snow and ice. And you don’t want any potential buyers to not even make it inside your home because they slipped and fell in the driveway. So before a viewing, make sure to properly shovel the driveway, sidewalk, and stairs. If you can,...

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Beware of Mold After a Major Storm or Hurricane

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Featured News | 0 comments

A single hurricane can stir up millions of miles of air, producing extremely strong winds, and dump more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain per day. These storms can destroy homes, crush buildings, and wreck entire communities. In addition to the immediate flooding and physical damage to structures, mold is another serious problem commonly caused by hurricanes. It only takes about 48 hours for mold to set in and the longer an area remains wet, the more likely the walls, flooring, and any item nearby will suffer from permanent damage. Additionally, mold can cause harm to you and your family. According to WECT, mold-related illnesses can seem like the common cold, but can be much more severe. “Mold is not something people have talked about much before so it’s kind of not on everyone’s radar as to what that...

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The U.S. Manufacturing Industry Made A Strong Start In 2019

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Featured News | 0 comments

Did you know that manufacturers contribute $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy? And the U.S. manufacturing industry has made a comeback this January. According to Forbes, U.S. manufacturing has bounced back with the ISM Index rising from 54.3% in December 2018 to 56.6% in January. These are great numbers when paired with the January jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department. The report shows that the U.S. economy added 304,000 new jobs last month, indicating a strong industrial sector and the general economy. And although the manufacturing industry itself has been at a five-month low in terms of job growth, the industry added 284,000 new jobs in January, which is its largest gain in 20 years. The Institute of Supply Management says that, while this strong start for 2019 may be enough to dispel recession fears, commentary on manufacturing’s...

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