Earlier this week the U.S. Commerce Department released
October stats indicating that new home and apartment construction have dropped
to an annual rate of 791,000 units, a 4.5% decrease from September.
Cliff Chen of the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a
statement this week lauding California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s signing of
an executive order to facilitate renewable energy project development in the
I hope you had the opportunity to attend the Midwest Roofing
Contractor’s Association (MRCA) National Conference Nov. 12-14 at the Gaylord
Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas.
Not only was the venue the most beautiful resort you will
ever be in; the hospitality offered by the MRCA staff was near flawless.
I want stock in Ford or GM I will go out and buy some. I had some stock in AIG
and lost my ass on it a few months back. That was my deal and I took the hit
and I’m not asking the taxpayers of this country to bail me out.
Imagine a science-driven, objective online database covering
all aspects of high-performance roof systems that allows users to comment and
conduct peer reviews with an interactive format like Wikipedia.
may want to stop and read Roofing
Contractor editor Chris King’s blog dated November 7, 2008.
Chris brings your attention to some pending legislation that may, on the face
of it, not seem to hit so close to home.
I recently spoke with Richard Alaniz, a senior
partner with Alaniz & Schraeder, a Houston-based a labor and employment law
firm. Alaniz will be conducting a seminar about recent changes in employment
and labor laws at the 2009 International Roofing Expo (IRE).
I love nature shows, especially those that
demonstrate ferocity in the animal kingdom. Last night I caught a segment where
an imposing monitor lizard went looking for lunch in a badger’s den, only to
end up becoming lunch for the badger.
and I officially became “empty-nesters” a little over three years ago. Right
around that time we sold off our big house in favor of a townhome. The yard
(the official size of our lot is 1/20 of an acre) and other exterior
maintenance is all done by the HOA. Since we were never that big on landscaping
or yard maintenance we generally subbed that out even when we were at the big
house, but this really is easy.