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Still time to buy a congratulatory ad in the NDA's 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook
You still have time to buy a congratulatory ad in the NDA's 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook that will be presented to every attendee at this year's Annual Convention, March 23 – 26 in San Diego. The commemorative gift will include a history of the Association with photos from the organization's History Booth which will be on display in the front of the Exhibit Hall in the San Diego Convention Center. It will also include an expanded Convention program including biographies and contact information about each of this year’s speakers and a map of the Exhibit Hall to assist you in locating suppliers at this year's show.

For more information about advertising in this Commemorative Yearbook see the attached flier or call 1-800-541-2412.

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Pay your dues monthly by credit card
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The Member Services Committee of the National Demolition Association has established a program to all members to pay their dues on a monthly basis using a credit card. NDA members who want to avail themselves of this service must authorize the Association to make monthly deductions to cover the cost of membership. For more information, please call NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412.

Sponsorship opportunities still available
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There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available at this year's 40th Anniversary Celebration in San Diego, March 23 – 26. All three coffee breaks at this year's annual convention are still available as is a Tuesday Morning Breakfast and the tote bags presented to every convention registrant. One of the most exciting items looking for a sponsor is the NDA's 40th Anniversary Commemorative Tile which will be presented to every attendee at this year's show. Don’t forget that you can also sponsor a golf hole or contest at the NDAS's 26th Annual Tournament scheduled for the Riverwalk Golf Course in San Diego County on Saturday, March 23.

For information about sponsoring something at this year's 40th Anniversary Convention please contact NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412.

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Registration strong for 40th Anniversary Convention in San Diego
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Delegate Registrations for this year's 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel and the San Diego Convention Center continue to roll in. The Association expects a large attendance at this year's anniversary event which will feature an Opening Night Reception on the U.S.S. Midway in Coronado Bay, "Shore Leave" Theme party on Monday evening and the 40th Anniversary Annual Banquet (Black Tie Optional) on Tuesday evening. The Exhibit Hall at San Diego's beautiful Convention center is filling up. Now is the time to register for this year's Convention. Go to or call 1-800-541-2412 to register.

  Industry News

Houston and Dallas led the nation in construction job growth in December
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Houston and Dallas led the nation in the most new construction jobs in December, according to a new report from the Associated General Contractors of America. The Houston metropolitan area added the most jobs nationally — 17,600 jobs or a 10 percent increase from a year earlier. The Dallas area was second, adding 8,300 jobs or 8 percent. More

Bridge demolition could be delayed by endangered mussel
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VideoBrief Concerns over the breeding season of the an endangered mussel could delay the demolition of the Broad Avenue Bridge in Albany, Ga., for five months. Only one span of the Broad Avenue Bridge is still standing. It could remain there until June because of environmental concerns for the purple bankclimber mussel. More

Bureau of International Recycling World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals for January 2013
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The start of a new year traditionally brings a resurgence of activity but business has been hampered to some extent by the generally slow flow of scrap. In North America, for example, the weather is widely blamed for the lack of volume, even though conditions this winter have not been too harsh until very recently. Flows of copper, brass and stainless steel are described as low to moderate, while steel shredder operators are said to be encountering problems in accumulating the volumes required to operate in a cost-efficient manner, thus leading to 'aggressive pricing' in most regions. More

Knowledge is power in construction
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Imagine if you could harness the knowledge of all employees in one easy-to-use tool, connecting a workforce and allowing for collaboration across the globe. For the construction industry, this knowledge can provide insight to solve a critical business issue, and these days this expertise can be housed inside a technology platform. For large construction companies, and even smaller shops, knowledge management is a way firms can gather and capture the insight and experience of employees so other members of the organization can take advantage of that expertise. More

Major effort to recycle huge amounts of Sandy debris
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VideoBrief Rick Leventhal reports from Queens, N.Y., on the effort underway to reuse much of the debris caused by Superstorm Sandy. More

The Consensus Construction Forecast
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The American Institute of Architect's semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast has some (reasonably) good news for the industry. Spending for non-residential construction in the U.S. this year is expected to rise by 5 percent over last year's total of $300 billion, up from the 4.4 percent increase predicted in the July 2012 forecast. And the news is even better for 2014, with a 7.2 percent projected increase in spending. More

OSHA issues citations for death due to crane collapse
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OSHA has cited Wisconsin businesses Lunda Construction, Inc., and Choice Construction Cos., Inc., for a total of 10 safety citations after a truck driver was killed and another worker seriously injured by a crane collapse. The incident occurred when a crane collapsed at a bridge construction site near Oshkosh. More

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Warm reception
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Contractors in the United States may have a hard time believing it, but around the world more steel, copper and aluminum are being produced than ever before. In the United States throughout most of 2012, the enduring challenge for scrap processors was finding enough metal to fill orders or requests from buyers. More

How investing in infrastructure could reduce our long-term debt
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Suppose we could enhance our long-run growth prospects, reduce our long-term unemployment problem, and reduce our expected future debt at the same time. Would that be a policy worth pursuing? Infrastructure spending in an economy such as ours, one with high and persistent unemployment and considerable infrastructure needs, has these features. It puts people to work on projects that promote economic growth — economic growth is one of the best ways to reduce the long-run debt burden — and money spent on infrastructure maintenance and repair saves us money in the long-run. More


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