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Builders Shift Gears

9.28.2020 View online version Too early to say whether this is a trend or a blip, but U.S. housing starts took an interesting turn in August. Total starts fell 5% to 1,416,000 annualized. No surprise there. July was a banner month—the best since the pandemic began and the fourth best monthly total since 2006. The surprise was in the mix. Over the 51 years from 1959 to 2010, multifamily as a share of total U.S. starts averaged 28%. Multifamily’s share of the total ha...

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Greg Brooks 10/5/2020 Comments(0)

Top Golf Tournament Registration Now Open

Register today for the Orlando "Top Golf" Tournament to help raise funds for FBMA’s Scholarship Fund. The tournament will take place on Wednesday, November 4. The event will begin with registration at 4:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be included in the registration fee. TopGolf is located at 9295 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819. You can make your own team or we will team you up. Each team will consist of six players. Invite your customers, your staff, or your weekend golfing ...

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FBMA 10/2/2020 Comments(0)

FBMA’s Tom Stead Classic Golf Tournament a Huge Success!

FBMA had their first "live" event since the pandemic began when 96 golfers turned out on Wednesday, September 16 to enjoy a beautiful day of golf with colleagues, friends and customers. We will hold our second event with our Orlando TopGolf tournament on Wednesday, November 4. Keep an eye out for the registration form. Bring your customers, friends or come alone. We will put you on a team. The winners of the Tom Stead Classic Golf Tournament are listed below. 1st Place Team Stacy Dobbins Kevin W...

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FBMA 10/2/2020 Comments(0)

NLBMDA’s August 10 Newsletter

NLBMDA Applauds Congressional Letter to OSHA on Crane Rule Material Delivery Exemption On July 27, key members of the House of Representatives sent a NLBMDA-backed letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s OSHA Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt requesting that the agency preserve the material delivery exemption in the 2010 Crane and Derricks in Construction rule and revoke its 2016 Letter of Interpretation LOI ...

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NLBMDA 8/12/2020 Comments(0)

This Too Shall Pass

"This too shall pass." These words are echoing in my mind as I ponder the global situation and what it means for me and for Timber Products. I have been working in this industry for almost 44 years. In my career, there have been spotted owls, a couple of recessions, a couple of wars, 9/11, SARS, a hostile takeover of one company over another and the list goes on. Here’s the nugget; resilient people take stock in the situation, look for opportunities to change, make adjustments, and come ou...

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Steve Killgore, CEO, Timber Products 4/27/2020 Comments(0)