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August 22, 2019
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Invitation to Attend AWI Technical Committee Meeting
TFL Stakeholder Survey Seeks Industry Feedback
Business Management
Small Business Funding Programs
It‘s Your Life: Using Annuities to Fund the Gap before Claiming Social Security
Maximizing Your Marketing Efforts
Risk Management Corner: Fire Prevention Not a Once-a-Year Responsibility
Safety Matters
OSHA Launches Web Page about Leading Indicators for Driving Changes in Safety
Tap into Safety Training Courses Offered by OSHA
Construction News
Architecture Billings Index Continues Its Streak of Soft Readings
ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Lower in June
Nonresidential Construction Spending Slows in June, Remains Elevated
Sponsor News
Federated Mutual, Life Company Named 2019 Ward Group® Top Performers
The 2019 Federated Challenge® Raises More than $3 Million for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Economic Indicators
Mid-year Economic Outlook for Nonresidential Construction: Expansion Continues, But Vulnerabilities Pile Up
Green Scene
ASI Accredits New Certification Body to FSC Standards
Federal Scene
SBA Adjusts Size Standards to Expand Lending & Contracting Opportunities
ConsensusDocs Contract Language Inspires Congressional Legislation
U.S. DOC Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Wooden Cabinets & Vanities from China
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