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2020 Aspiring Leaders Program

The Florida Building Material Association understood the importance of identifying and training strong, knowledgeable leaders to be a part of your organization. Our program Aspiring Leaders - The NEXT Group began in 2015 and has become one of our most successful programs for our members. This year’s program will help you determine if any of your current staff are future leaders and are interested in a career in management. Aspiring Leaders - The NEXT Group stands for New Executive Training...

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FBMA 1/8/2020 Comments(0)

Sponsorship Information Now Available for FBMA's 2020 TopGolf Events

FBMA will host three TopGolf Tournaments in 2020. The schedule is as follows: Tampa - Wednesday, February 5 Jacksonville - Thursday, April 16 Orlando - Thursday, October 22 All proceeds from the tournaments will go to FBMA's Terrence Eagan Lewis Scholarship Fund. The scholarship s will be presented at the Kick-Off Breakfast on Thursday, September 17 during our convention at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. Click on the link below to access the interactive PDF sponsor ...

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FBMA 12/23/2019 Comments(0)

OSHA Releases List of Frequently Cited Standard Violations in the Construction Industry in 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA has released the list of frequently cited standard violations in the construction industry for 2019. The most frequent citation according to OSHA was for fall protections violations. The total number of citations in the construction industry for the year was 28,043 with the total cost of penalties reaching more than $89 million. In the residential construction industry, the total citations were approximately 2,000 with a total cost of abo...

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NLBMDA 12/23/2019 Comments(0)

President Trump to Reinstate Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil

President Trump announced last Monday that his Administration will reinstate Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Argentina and Brazil. These two countries had been previously excluded from Section 232 tariffs after agreeing to import quotas in 2018. The President cited currency devaluation by both countries as the reason for his decision. He did not say when the tariffs would go into effect....

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NLBMDA 12/23/2019 Comments(0)

USMCA Deal Close to Finalization

The White House and House Democrats have reported that they are very close to a deal to approve the USMCA, the trade agreement signed last year to replace NAFTA. A final deal could come together as soon as early this week, according to sources, paving the way for ratification by all three countries. President Trump signed the USMCA in 2018 and negotiations with House Democrats have been ongoing ever since, with Democratic leaders pushing for stronger labor and environmental regulations. The ag...

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Kevin McKenney, NLBMDA 12/23/2019 Comments(0)