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40th Anniversary Yearbook ads still available
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Due to overwhelming demand the Convention Committee has extended the deadline for accepting congratulatory ads in the NDA's 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook. The committee has extended the space guarantee deadline until Friday, Feb. 22 with an understanding that you will provide your actual ad material by Friday, March 1. The 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook already has over 25 ads from NDA members, both regular and associate, interested in supporting the Association's programs and services by congratulating the organization on its 40 years of service to the Demolition Industry. The Yearbook will be given to every attendee at the Association's 2013 Annual Convention in San Diego, March 23–26.

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. More

What should I wear to the Monday Night Theme Party in San Diego?
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At this time of year the Association receives a lot questions about whether people should consider wearing a costume to the Monday Night Theme Party sponsored by Stanley LaBounty scheduled for March 25 in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. With this year's theme, "Shore Leave in San Diego" presents a great opportunity to don your old military uniforms or rent a sailor suit to really get "in the mood." The Theme party which starts at 7 p.m. PST will feature a World War II era décor, a Andrews Sisters trio and an eight-piece dance band. You don't have to wear a costume. Just come prepared to have a great time, enjoy some terrific food and some fabulous entertainment.

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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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Early morning explosion continues demolition of Route 3 Passaic River bridge in Rutherford, NJ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBrief The demolition of the old Route 3 Passaic River bridge continued recently with another early morning explosion. The recent was the fourth of a planned six explosions. More

OSHA investigating crane collapse in upstate NY
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Federal authorities say they're investigating the collapse of a construction crane in the middle of the downtown business and entertainment district in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. No one was injured when the crane toppled over at a hotel construction site on Lake Avenue. More

Underinvestment in ports and inland waterways imperils American competitiveness
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Like much of America's infrastructure, its ports, locks, dams and inland waterways are old, underinvested in, and too often ignored — to the cost of the businesses that depend on them, and the consumers both in America and abroad who buy things that pass through them. Some 70 percent of America's imports and 75 percent of its exports go through its ports. As shipping to and from the United States increases, so too will the use of these inland waterways, which are in most cases desperately in need of an upgrade. More

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The 5 employees every small business needs
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In the past few years, many companies were affected by the less than ideal economic conditions, and in many instances, small businesses were hit harder than most. For these companies, the ability to be nimble and quickly adapt to changing economic conditions can be the difference between failure and success. However, there's an equally important factor that affects the fate of a small business: its employees. When it comes to staffing your small business, there are the five employee "types" every company should have. More

Nuclear reactor demolition
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This time-lapse video showing the demolition performed by B&B Wrecking and Excavating and Chemtron Corp. of a nuclear reactor in Sandusky, Ohio, spans almost 6 months. More

Obama in State of the Union: A focus on infrastructure
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VideoBrief President Barack Obama appeared before a divided Congress for his first State of the Union address of his second term, focusing on reviving the stagnant economy while also touching on the war in Afghanistan, gun violence and immigration law. Three months after his convincing re-election victory, the president returned to the economic issues that dominated much of his first term. With a theme of strengthening the middle class, he proposed creating more jobs by investing in clean energy and creating new "manufacturing innovation institutes," as well as spending more public money on education and improving the nation's infrastructure. He also proposed an increase in the federal minimum wage. More

ABC unveils new, advanced political advocacy app
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Associated Builders and Contractors recently unveiled its new political advocacy action software app, ABC Action, which allows users to send letters directly to the offices of federal officials in Washington, D.C. on a mobile device. "ABC is the first national business association to offer this exciting new political advocacy feature to its members," said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. "With two clicks on their phone or mobile device, ABC members can send a letter to their federal representatives and have their voices heard on policy and regulatory issues that are critical to the construction industry." More

Fatal building collapse in Pampa, Texas, prompts OSHA investigation
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The fatal building collapse in Pampa, Texas, over the weekend has prompted an investigation from government agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The cause of the building collapse that killed one worker and injured another hasn't been determined yet. But through an OSHA investigation, those involved are hoping to find a way to make sure it never happens again. Recently, disaster struck when one man was killed and another injured as the building they were dismantling collapsed. More


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