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Three Strategic Resources to Accelerate Your Construction Business Success

April 2, 2018

By Roy Rasmussen The construction industry is booming, with 75 percent of firms expanding their payrolls this year in light of optimism over falling taxes and regulatory burdens, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. However, offsetting this is concerns that steel tariffs will increase the overall costs of construction and infrastructure pr...

Smoke detector recall could leave thousands unprotected

April 2, 2018

Contractors should help spread the word about this potential product failure  by John Bleasby One of North America's largest manufacturers of smoke detectors has issued a major recall of one its most popular units. North Carolina-based company Kidde, along with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, have recalled nearly 500,000 smoke detectors that might not be able to detect smoke. In Canada, some 40,000 models PI2010 and PI9010 hav...

March e-News Cedar Shop

March 1, 2018

What's under your floor? Subfloors can make or break an interior flooring project. The focus for clients is often on the surface material, but what's underneath the tile, carpet or wood really counts. Stabledge panels by Goodfellow are strong, solid, consistent in size and uniform from sheet to sheet. They can also save you time and money on installatio...

February e-News Cedar Shop

February 5, 2018

CertainTeed – For quiet and comfortable renovations Interior drywall can make a huge difference to indoor air quality, sound resistance and overall comfort. CertainTeed has customized drywall to suit every home renovation need. Healthy bedrooms start with healthy walls. CertainTeed's AirRenew actively removes formalde...

Canada ranks second worldwide for certified LEED projects

February 5, 2018

Canada has come in second place for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list. The list recognizes markets outside of the U.S. that use LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program, created by USGBC. Canada has a total of 2,970 LEED certified projects totalling 40.77 million gross square meters. “Canada's green building industry has consistently proven that we are among the most i...

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