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February 21, 2019
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2019 AWI / Federated Safety Award Competition Closes March 1: Enter Today!
AWI National Testing Center Opens for Submissions
First Four New AWI Standards Available Now!
International BIM Standards Published by ISO
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Workforce Development
Job Posting Service on Website of Wisconsin Area Schools
Business Tools
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Mentoring: The Missing Link to Small Business Growth & Survival
It’s Your Life: Will Your Life Insurance Policy Die Before You Do?
Management Corner: Data Breach Management—Preparation is Key Risk
Construction News
Architecture Billings Slow, but Close 2018 with Growing Demand
Nonresidential Building Spending to Grow through 2019, but Cautious Outlook for 2020
Construction Employment Climbs by 52,000 in January to 11-year Peak; Unemployment Falls to Series Low
Green Scene
FSC Controlled Wood Strategy Process Document Expected in March 2019
New ISO Standard Related to Chain of Custody of Wood & Wood-based Products
LEED® v4.1 Opens for Beta Registration
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Roseburg and PotlatchDeltic Complete Purchase and Sale of MDF Plant in El Dorado, AR
Gemini Industries Appoints Chris Hicks as President and CEO
The Economy
Economy Expected to Expand More Slowly in Next Decade
Insights from ITR Economics™ CEO: The Silver Lining of a Slowdown
Federal Scene
OSHA Eliminates Some Electronic Submission Requirements to Protect Privacy
IRS Issues Guidance on Changes to Excess Business & Net Operating Losses
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