The Importance of Building Product Manufacturers Participation in Industry Trade Organizations

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CSI-MSP 2018 Awards Banquet, Courtesy CSI-MSP

For over 250 years, trade associations have contributed to commerce in the United States. Since the first established group, the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, associations have changed and morphed to meet market demands such as the need for information, technology, and statistics on labor and productivity. Today’s trade associations generally focus on collaboration between companies, but also participate in public relations activities such as advertising, education, lobbying and publishing. Continue reading

Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas – Again

And how Florida is doing a better job of protecting itself from storms

Source: Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas—Again |  ENR

2018-06-06  Billions of dollars have been spent to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico recover from the devastating and record-breaking 2017 storm season. Tons of debris have been removed, houses have been razed, roads have been repaired, bridges have been rebuilt, and power has been restored to 99% of Puerto Rico.

Yet the regions affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria are still fragile—and the forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms this year. Low-grade tropical-force winds could decimate Puerto Rico’s power grid; homes in Houston could flood in a rainstorm; and Florida is still reliant on an overburdened transportation system to move people out of the state if there’s another statewide evacuation…  http://ow.ly/p7lF30ksMIH

Webinar: Entrance Design for Safer and Healthier Buildings

nys12c_course_img_0Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

This course will review the impact a well-designed entrance system has on creating a safer and healthier building. We will demonstrate the financial and social benefits from preventing contaminants from entering the building.

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Webinar: Step up to Safety

nys05b_course_image_0Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

Learn how to select the appropriate pre-manufactured stair treads and nosings to improve the safety of your building stairway design. Learn the way pre-manufactured stair treads and nosings can complement your building design and improve the safe means of egress from your building with proper installation.

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