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Architectural Woodwork Institute
October 25, 2018
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Wood Industry News
Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood—Proposed Rule about Technical Issues
Cabinet Sales up 4.4% YOY for August 2018
New Study Examines Effects of Housing Market on Woodworking
Business Management
New Standard Design-Assist Contract Document—First Industry Standard Document to Address Growing Practice
It’s Your Life: How Life Insurance Can & Should Fit into Your Financial Plans
Catch up on Marketing: 43 Things to Do during Downtime
October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect Your Business!
Risk Management Corner: When Disaster Strikes
Workforce Development
The MiLL Reports on 2018-2019 School Year: New Classes, New Instructors, More
Plan to Participate & Celebrate National Apprentice Week, November 12-18
Construction News
August Architecture Firm Billings Rebound as Building Investment Spurt Continues
FMI Forecasts 2018 Construction Market Growth Rates
U.S. Secretary of Labor Touts Good News about Jobs
Green Scene
Product Content Declarations: “Green” Labeling Resources
Public Comment Period for National Green Building Standard 2020 Update Opened Sept. 28
Sponsor News
Stiles Showcases Global Solutions for North American Manufacturers during European Technology Tour
Local Students Experience Modern Manufacturing at Stiles’ Manufacturing Day Event
Safety Matters
New Resources for Construction Safety
Other Learning Forums
Free Nov. 13 ASA Webinar Examines Ways to Improve Communications between GCs & Subs
Federal Scene
SBA Announces Decrease in Surety Bond Guarantee Fees
Tax Reform: Guidance on Business Expense Deductions
New Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family & Medical Leave Available for 2018 and 2019
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