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July 21, 2016
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Dates to Remember in July
Standards
The Architectural Woodwork Institute and the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association Sign Standards Development Agreement
Business Management
It’s Your Life: Estate Tax Plans Are Not Only for the Rich and Famous
Should Business Owners Encourage Employees to Take All their Vacation Time?
Risk Management Corner: That Pain in Your Wallet Might Be Caused by Insurance Fraud
Can Change Orders Be Better Managed?
Workforce
California SkillsUSA Gold Medalist Passes Away Just Before National Competition
National SkillsUSA Cabinetmaking Contest Draws AWI & Manufacturer Support
Construction Industry News
Architecture Billings Index Remains on Solid Footing
Construction Backlog Reaches New High for Largest Contractors
Contractor Confidence Down, But Not Out
Kitchen & Bath Market is a $31 Billion Industry
30 Measures that Could Shape the Future of Construction
A Look at Current Remodeling Trends & Costs
Business Tools
AWI Design Solutions 2016 Summer Edition is Now Online
Confused about the Family & Medical Leave Act? Get the Guide!
ConsensusDocs 750 Article 10: Subcontractor Defaults—Step By Step
New ASA / FASA Education Catalog of Tools & Resources to Help Subcontractors Succeed in Today‘s Business World
Sponsor News
Stiles’ European Tour Offers Up-Close Look at Manufacturing’s Global Leaders
Biesse Invites Exploration of Winstore
Industry Forums
Join Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association at Workshop on July 29th
ASA’s 2016-17 Education Webinars Series Helps Construction Subcontractors Improve Their Businesses
The Economy
ITR Economics™ & AWI Offer New Benefit for Members: See the June ITR Advisor
Safety Matters
New Online OSHA Fact Sheet Addresses Combustible Dust Hazards
Federal Scene
OSHA Penalties to Be Adjusted for Inflation after August 1
OSHA Delays Effective Date for Enforcing Employees’ Rights to Report Workplace Injuries, Illnesses
25 Senators Support Strong Agreement with Canada on Softwood Lumber Trade
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