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SPRI releases waterborne adhesives advisory bulletin

SPRI recently made available on its website a waterborne adhesives advisory document. The paper is intended to address concerns in the commercial roofing industry regarding the use of waterborne adhesives with single-ply roof systems. It provides general information, installation guidelines … Continue reading

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OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction. The measures, extended through Sept. 15, include priority, free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to ensure consistency … Continue reading

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January contracts decrease 2 percent

McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York, has reported construction starts decreased 2 percent in January. For the 12 months ending in January, total construction was down 3 percent compared with the 12 months ending January 2011. … Continue reading

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J.D. Miles & Sons, Inc. Featured in the Shopper

Take a look at our most recent article in The Shopper. J.D. MILES & SONS Sherri Miles-Foley learned the family business with hands-on work by Renee Olmo

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GAF Announces New “Roofs For Troops” Military Discount

As a display of gratitude to the United States military, past and present, GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announces its “Roofs for Troops” program. Available from January 1st through December 31st of 2012, active military, veterans, and retirees who use a … Continue reading

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GAF Unveils New Shingles

Roofing manufacturer GAF has announced Timberline American Harvest Lifetime Shingles, featuring a stunning color palette, “inspired by the colors of the American Heartland.” Timberline American Harvest Lifetime Shingles are designed with an optimized construction and an advanced color-application technique that … Continue reading

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Economy grew 2.8 percent during the fourth quarter of 2011

The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace during the fourth quarter of 2011 as gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.8 percent, according to The Washington Post. The fourth quarter figure is an improvement compared with the third quarter, when GDP … Continue reading

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OSHA announces training providers for online courses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its selection of 10 OSHA-authorized training providers to deliver 25 online courses as part of its Outreach Training Program, which teaches workers how to identify, prevent and eliminate workplace hazards. The … Continue reading

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December 2011 contracts decrease 3 percent

McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York, has reported construction starts decreased 3 percent in December 2011. During 2011, total construction was down 2 percent compared with a 1 percent gain in 2010. “The pace of new … Continue reading

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