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On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of the National Demolition Association, we want to wish each of you have happy holiday season and a prosperous 2013. The NDA would like to thank you for your continued support and hope you have a joyous and safe holiday with family and friends.

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Apply for 2012 Environmental Excellence Award NOW!
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The deadline for applications for the 2012 NDA Environmental Excellence Awards which will be presented on Monday morning, March 25 at the NDA's 40th Anniversary Celebration in San Diego is fast approaching. Applications need to be in by Dec. 31. The Association’s Environmental Excellence Awards is a great way to showcase your company's skills to the NDA's Mission of Environmental Stewardship. Listen to what a recent Environmental Excellence Award winner, John Lloyd of Lloyd's Construction Services of Savage, MN says about this valuable program:
"The Environmental Excellence award is not only a great opportunity for demolition contractors to spotlight one of their deserving projects, but additionally serves as a great promotional opportunity with clients. When we hand-delivered the accompanying award to the project owner and City of St. Paul Port Authority, they were ecstatic to be included, and just as we did, took full advantage of the public relation opportunities the award provides. It truly was a win-win for all parties involved."
Send your application for the 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards in NOW!

Honor the NDA in its 40th Anniversary Yearbook
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As the NDA will be celebrating 40 years of service to the demolition industry at its 2013 Annual Convention in March in San Diego, the association has decided to develop a commemorative yearbook to present each convention attendee. This yearbook will feature a history of the association going back to its founding in 1973, an expanded Convention Program and a list of the services offered by the NDA to its members. What better way to honor your association than to purchase a congratulatory ad in this one-time gift to our members. For more information about participating in the 40th Anniversary Yearbook, see that attached flier, or contact NDA headquarters at 1-800-541-2412.

Convention sponsorship opportunities
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There are still a number of exciting 40th Anniversary Convention Sponsorship Opportunities available for the NDA's annual extravaganza planned this year in San Diego from March 23–26. In addition to three coffee breaks, the tote bags, a breakfast and the speakers, a sponsorship of the 40th Anniversary commemorative tile that will be presented to every convention attendee is available. Remember that you can also sponsor a golf hole or contest at the NDA's 26th Annual Golf Tournament out at the Riverwalk Golf Club on Saturday, March 22. All Regular, Associate and International members can sponsor an event. For more information about these great opportunities to show you support of the NDA and its programs, contact NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412.

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OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures for residential construction into 2013    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will extend for three months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction. The temporary enforcement measures, now extended through March 15 include priority free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to ensure consistency and increased outreach. More

Builders hanging help-wanted signs as industry rebounds
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Construction employment in the U.S. is poised to rebound as a swelling pipeline of projects prompts companies to expand. Builders in October had the most job openings and broke ground on more homes than at any time in four years, government data show. More

Construction Materials Recycling Association white paper studies recycled content in highways
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The utilization of Recycled Concrete Aggregate as an unbound base product in the highway environment is extensively examined in a new white paper available from the Construction Materials Recycling Association. The purpose of the white paper was to provide the information needed to show governmental highway engineers at all levels an objective view of using RCA as a base product in roadwork. More

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Record quayside crane from Huisman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Huisman China — subsidiary of Dutch based heavy crane manufacturer Huisman — has completed the installation of a 2,400 ton quayside crane at its fabrication yard in Zhangzhou, China. More

One word to copper thieves: Plastics
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Copper prices have been fairly steady in the past year, but that's not stopping thieves from helping themselves to the metal from local construction sites, buildings and even outdoor skating rinks. Hoping to prevent future theft, Vadnais Heights-based NAC Mechanical and Electrical Services and its supplier partner used a non-copper product to replace the stolen metal. More

Right to work law signed in Michigan
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The Associated Builders & Contractors commended Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers after a new right-to-work law was signed that will prevent workers in the state from being forced to pay union dues as a requirement of employment. Snyder signed the bill hours after it was passed by the Michigan legislature. More

San Francisco: Fleishhacker bathhouse facing demolition
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The last trace of the gargantuan Fleishhacker Pool, an audacious venture designed for tough 20th century San Franciscans who didn't let icy wind and fog deter a plunge into the briny depths, will soon be history. More

Turn customer care into 'social care' to break away from the competition
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When you're responding to customers, it's better to be fast than effective. According to a survey of social media users by the joint Nielsen-McKinsey venture NM Incite, 33 percent of respondents say they'd recommend a brand that offered a quick but ineffective response, nearly double the number (17 percent) who'd recommend a brand providing a slow but effective solution. More


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