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Curves are a subtle design element that may not be noticed right away—despite all your hard work installing or designing them. Curves make surroundings look so natural that even you might miss some. We challenge you to look up and down the next time you’re in a library, store, school, hospital or church to spot all the curves on the ceiling, walls and floor.

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When it comes to building green, every decision matters. A product’s material makeup and manufacturing location not only impact the quality and strength of a product, but also these and other traits affect whether a product qualifies for a green building rating program.

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When there is a fire, it’s critical to consider smoke, water and fire damage in regards to drywall. Even though contractors use it every day, questions still remain about drywall, especially when it comes to drywall and fires.

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Back to School For Contractors

September 5, 2017

As all the kids from preschool to college head back to school, have you considered it might be time for you to return to the classroom? Contractors have various continuing education requirements based on their type of license and licensing state…

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We all are, to some extent, creatures of habit. We religiously hit that alarm with the same “ugh” every morning, wake up, get dressed, press a button for a cup of coffee to flow out of a machine and get going—some with more pep than others.

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Sometimes as a manufacturer, you have to think beyond your product. Actually, if you are good at what you do, you think about the people who use your products and the materials that are compatible with your products every day. One such material for us is gypsum wallboard, and the group leading the charge for all things gypsum is the Gypsum Association (GA).

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A roofer recently was telling a story about how many building owners invite him inside to take breaks during the squelching summer months. His reply always is a simple, “Thank you, but no. I’ll have a stroke.” He goes on to say people are sometimes taken aback by his remark or think he is kidding. In reality, going in and out of extreme hot and cold temperatures can cause heat stroke, and there is nothing funny about that.

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Unavoidable tax time

May 2, 2017

Owning a business is a balancing act of investing in your business and remaining profitable. Tax time, whether you pay quarterly or annually, is not a favorite day. While we cannot make handing over your hard-earned money easier, consider the following to lessen the blow and keep money in your pocket.

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Plan for the best, prepare for the worst. That’s what contractors must do to protect themselves from costly project delays.

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The winter weather is leaving us, the sun is getting brighter and warmer, and spring construction is gearing up. Find out what’s predicted for the rest of the year.

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