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| | DISTRIBUTION UPDATE
APRIL 29, 2011 Electronics distributors post strong results
Arrow reports strongest first-quarter results in company’s history; Avnet reports 40% growth for fourth straight quarter The electronics sector continues to perform well despite lingering concerns about the potential impact on the industry from the Japan earthquake and tsunami in March. Two of the industry’s leading distributors reported strong sales and earnings this week, noting continued demand for electronics and computer products worldwide. Arrow Electronics reported first-quarter profit of $136.3 million on sales of $5.22 billion. billion, a 21% increase over the prior year. and $1.22.
| | CONSTRUCTION LAW MUSINGS
APRIL 29, 2011 How (NOT) to Work With the EPA and Your State Environmental Agency
For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Nathan B. Hinch. Previously, Mr. Hinch worked in the area of operations management and environmental permitting and compliance with a multi-State civil and environmental engineering firm. He has worked with the permitting, compliance, and enforcement staffs at the U.S. I’ve already fixed the problem on my own.
| | GREEN GODDESS
APRIL 29, 2011 The Not-So-Deconstructed House
Having lived in the Bay Area over the last 10 years it is where I became acquainted with and a strong advocate of the deconstructed and reclaimed house. knew of one individual using only salvaged and donated items to build her home in what has to be one of the most expensive areas in which to live. By: Nigel F. Wonderwater. 530-925-2586. www.wonderwater.net. Terra Mai. 800-220-9062. Bonded Logic.
| | WELD MY WORLD
APRIL 29, 2011 On-Site Welding: A Good Financial Investment?
Onsite welding, or mobile welding, is when welders bring their talents to the client instead of having the customer come to a workshop to get welding services. The concept is simple enough; it’s like a welding shop on wheels, but it is mobile welding a better financial investment than a home-based fabrication shop? Picture credit: Dave Barger via Flickr Should I Consider On-site Welding? Like with any business, there are many factors to consider before becoming a mobile welder. Questions that you must answer include: What are the demands for a mobile welder in your area? How far are you.
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HOME BUILDING Sites We Like – Guide Me Green
| FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
We started in 2005 as a green directory and then added an ethical directory and article site. We have then removed directories and added a green job board as we tinkered with what works best for our members. From 2005 until 2008 we saw massive growth in the organic and fair-trade sectors as eco companies sprung up all over the place with green websites. From 2008 as the world recession hit we have seen a slow down in the growth and a number of fair-trade shopping and ethical companies listed in GuideMeGreen have sadly finished trading and closed down. Sites We Like MORE >>
- Taking the opposite direction: The built-in Unique Selling Proposition
I admire businesses which, in the marketplace context, are different. Consider metal recycling businesses such as Peel Scrap Metal Recycling in Mississauga, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. They chose to advertise in our regional construction publication not to sell, but to buy. When you go to their “store , you bring in stuff and they give you cash. Definitely this is the opposite of what most advertisers seek to have happen, but of course, in the scrap metal business, the rules of the game are different. Logical, eh. You have two choices in this environment. MORE >>
BUILDERS COUNSEL Dear South Lake Union, Thanks For Correcting My Morning Negativity
| FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
All that construction in SLU got them a LEED certification. Well Round 1 of the NFL draft has come to a close. As usual, my Cleveland Browns offered up a mixed bag, passing on highly-ranked superstars to stash picks and then trading up to take an overweight lineman who might not last as long as his first contract. Standard Browns. So, I had to wake up today shaking my head in confusion, doubt and concern. Thanks to South Lake Union, I had a reason to turn that blank look into a smile. Washington got its first LEED Neighborhood. The SLU is a pretty incredible place. MORE >>
CONSTRUCTUBE Outdoor adventures | Commerical Construction News Projects
| FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
SAN ANTONIO – A great adventurer – that's how one might describe Bryan Butler, superintendent at Kopplow Construction Company Inc. Different from many in his age group, he finds interest and entertainment in what the world offers rather MORE >>
- What is a Waiver of Subrogation?
What is a waiver of subrogation? You've seen this in construction contracts, on certificates, and many of your insurance policies have it, what what exactly is a Waiver of Subrogation and what does it do? waiver of subrogation, also known as a "transfer of rights of recovery" is a mechanism that insurers use to transfer risk and to limit the rights of recovery from another party on behalf of the insured. Confused? An example of how a "Waiver of Subrogation" would work in a workers' comp claim scenario is this: A laborer at ABC HVAC is on XYZ General Contracting's site. Want to get technical? MORE >>
- Row your boat | Commerical Construction News Projects CONSTRUCTUBE | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
- Electric Vehicles Create New Opportunities for Field Service THE SMART VAN | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
- Good for the quail | Commerical Construction News Projects CONSTRUCTUBE | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
- Laminate Flooring – The highest value FLOOR DU JOUR | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
- LEED Does Good GREEN GODDESS | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
- An Engineering Procedure TEMPEST BLOG | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
- Environmental Justice GREEN GODDESS | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
- The Sun Shot Initiative GREEN GODDESS | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
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