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    15 Tips for Operating the Forklift Safely

    Forklifts are very useful pieces of equipment used in many industries to enhance productivity, protect the health and safety of employees and also to speed up the processes. This equipment can also be very costly to repair and extremely dangerous. Earning a forklift license is just the beginning of the learning process. To make the be... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on October 10, 2018Comments (0)
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    7 Reasons Why You Should Install Your Hardwood Floor Before Cabinets

    When remodelling your kitchen, you can install hardwood flooring before or after the cabinets. Most contractors will advise you to install hardwood flooring first. There are several reasons for this.  1.     Flexibility When Changing Cabinet Footprint Cabinet styles change everyday and you may need to make several chan... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 08, 2017Comments (1)
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    Could Glass Homes Be The Future?

    It can be easy to forget, with the mind-boggling array of technology and construction that surrounds us in the modern world, that human beings are as much a product of the natural world as any animal. We’ve built the world into something that our ancestors would never have dreamed of, but in doing so, have we lost touch with the natural wo... Read More

    by Cantifix on October 08, 2018Comments (0)
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    How To Get Your Website Ranked?

    Hi Folks. One of the most important things to consider when building a website is,will you be able to compete efficiently for that keyword in order to get on the first page of the search engines. If you're not on the first page...you won't be seen and all that work is for nothing. Try to pick a domain that has the keywords  in the domain ... Read More

    by kowality on May 10, 2011Comments (29)
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    Save Me $2,000 or No Soup For You!

    Would you take a consulting gig where you got paid only if your investigation resulted in at least $2,000 savings per home, hard money? Kind of like the Soup Nazi – either order food his way or no soup for you! That was the deal Scott Sedam at TrueNorth Development recently agreed to with a medium-sized, western builder. I was the enginee... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on August 17, 2011Comments (2)
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    5 Ways To Bring More Light Into Your Home

    Ever found yourself having to switch on the lights during the day since certain parts of your home are too dark and dull? Perhaps, you need to work on ways to improve your home’s lighting. A dark home can appear lifeless and make you feel down especially in those cold winter months. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to brighten up a roo... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 14, 2017Comments (0)
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    Pros & Cons: Dump Trailers vs. Dumpster Rentals

    *Please note, I work for the corporate office of Bin There Dump That, but I will examine contractors needs objectively. Here's the deal...As contractors, you all have a need to get rid of waste at your job sites. Your options are limited. They consist of: There's only enough construction debris to fill up the back of your pick up bed Yo... Read More

    by BTDTBinRentals on August 29, 2017Comments (6)
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    Disposing Construction Waste After Kitchen Renovation

    Every modern kitchen renovation project results in the production of a wide range of waste. Dealing with this rubbish is cumbersome if you do not utilize the appropriate steps that will ensure effective and safe disposal. Failing to completely deal with all types of debris might cause your family or neighbors a lot of trouble later. Whether you... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on April 13, 2018Comments (0)
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    5 Ways to Increase Profit as a Siding Contractor

    A sad reality for many contractors in the construction or remodeling field is that their business isn't thriving or producing the profit it should be. There could be a number of reasons for this, such as a lack of business planning or even undercharging clients. Seeing your siding business struggle to stay afloat is disheartening, but majority o... Read More

    by lge77 on October 26, 2017Comments (0)
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    Chapter 2 - Part A

    I was sending out flyers, post cards, mailers, and brochures. I had advertisements in newspapers, yellow pages, and business cards flung all over town. This seemed like a logical start for a business, after all this is what the books say right? So what's the problem? What did I hate about this? What didn't work?  Well, after my first round... Read More

    by Mike's Plumbing on June 22, 2011Comments (14)
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