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Grand Hyatt in San Antonio Room Bloc closing soon
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The deadline to register for the NDA's 39th Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt on the Riverwalk and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, is fast approaching. The NDA's Room Bloc at the Grand Hyatt runs until Feb. 16, and the cut-off date for this year's delegate registration is Feb. 27. You can register online at or call 1-800-5541-2412 for more information.

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NDA announces keynote speaker, events, at 39th Annual Convention
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A leading construction industry economist, Dr. Anirban Basu, is the keynote speaker at the National Demolition Association's 39th Annual Convention in the historic city of San Antonio March 10-13. His address, entitled Understanding the Construction Economy: Your 19th Nervous Breakdown, is sure to generate a good deal of discussion and interest, said Michael R. Taylor, CAE, NDA executive director.

NDA Member-Get-A-Member Program
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The best indicator of a vibrant, service-oriented association is a growing membership base. The Member Services Committee of the board of directors of the NDA believes now is the time to recruit new members to our organization. Therefore, the committee has developed its exciting new Member-Get-A-Member program that provides valuable incentives for our current members to assist the NDA in attracting new members.

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Still time to advertise in the Convention issue of Demolition magazine
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There is still time to advertise in the March/April Convention issue of Demolition magazine, the voice of the National Demolition Association and the demolition industry. The Convention issue of Demolition enjoys a Bonus Distribution at the NDA's 39th Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt on the Riverwalk and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, March 10-13. Convention exhibitors that take a full-page ad in any of the three Convention issues of the magazine receive a $100 discount from the gross rate for their advertisement.

The NDA's 39th Annual Convention is the largest exposition of demolition products, services and equipment in the world and presents the association's Associate members with a fantastic opportunity to market their products to the demolition industry in three ways: on the Exhibit Hall floor in the Gonzalez Center in San Antonio, in Demolition magazine, the association's website or its weekly NDA Newsletter. Booth sales have been very strong, and the association expects great attendance in its first visit to Texas. An advertisement in demolition will educate your clients to the products and services you are offering to make them more productive and profitable. For more information, call demolition magazine at 1-800-541-2412. Click here to view the 2012 Demolition Rate Card and Editorial Calendar.

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Demolition begins on tornado-ravaged hospital in Joplin, Mo.
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The battered St. John's Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo., saw its first wrecking ball Jan. 29 — a small step in a demolition process that will eventually bring down the tornado-ravaged buildings on the site and leave the land ready for rebuilding. "It's hard to say goodbye to the building that has been St. John's since 1968," said Gary Pulsipher, president of St. John's Mercy. More

1st green cars, now green buildings
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With an aggressive plan that has put businesses on notice, the White House has recently targeted the country's biggest energy guzzlers: skyscrapers and buildings. Hospitals, universities and colleges, too. Commercial and industrial buildings suck up about 49 percent of the country's energy supply, worse than cars and trucks, says the Department of Energy. More

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Associated General Contractors of America: US construction employment increases
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Construction employment in the United States increased in 148 out of 337 metropolitan areas between December 2010 and December 2011, decreased in 128 and stayed level in 61, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. The construction employment increases were likely fueled by a 4.3 percent increase in total construction spending between December 2010 and December 2011, driven largely by growing private sector demand, association officials noted. More

UL Global study reveals building materials manufacturers value reliability most
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A new global study from Underwriters Laboratories, a world leader in advancing safety, reveals that building materials manufacturers believe that product reliability is the key factor in their success, followed by product innovation and product safety. The new study, "Navigating the Product Mindset," explores the connections and contradictions between perceptions of consumers and manufacturers on issues of safety, innovation, performance and sustainability. More

Demolition to begin on collapsed area of Ohio casino
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Demolition of a floor that collapsed at a Cincinnati casino site injuring more than a dozen workers is expected to begin. Rock Gaming said in a statement that the city approved demolition of the section that collapsed Jan. 27 while workers were pouring concrete. Rock Gaming is developing the casino in partnership with Caesars Entertainment. More

Aging downtown hotel demolished, making way for new development
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Nearly two years after it was shut down for safety reasons, crews began working on tearing down a near century-old hotel — leaving room for new development in the up-and-coming area. "It's kind of sad, I'm starting to cry," Aleda Church said as she watched workers tear down the aging building, where she once celebrated her 18th birthday 30 years ago. "But it is an eyesore, and it needed to go." More

Hundreds show up to say goodbye to iconic bridge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBrief The Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H., has actually been closed since July when chunks of it fell into the Piscataqua River. The states of Maine and New Hampshire bickered for years over what to do about the 90 year old span and how to pay for it. Demolition is now underway thanks in part to a once rejected federal grant. More

Manufacturing, construction showing gains
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Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 30th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 32nd consecutive month, according to a monthly survey of the nation's purchasing managers. More

Genie introduces prototype telehandler for American markets
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Genie used the American Rental Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, to take the wraps of its latest addition to its telehandler product line, the 25,000 pound Tier 4 Interim compliant GTH-844B, which will replace the existing GHT-844 when it enters full production at the end of 2012. The 844B machine offers a maximum lift height of 44 feet and a reach of 28 feet and has a gross lift capacity of 8,000 pounds. More
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