Top Labor and Employment Issues Facing Today’s Metal Construction Industry at METALCON 2017

Top Labor and Employment Issues Facing Today’s Metal Construction Industry at METALCON 2017

NEWTON, Mass. — Featured speaker and Labor Attorney, John Cruickshank of Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP, will explore current labor and employment policy issues confronting the metal construction industry, and the overall construction industry, at METALCON on Oct. 18 and 19, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.        

With a whole host of labor and employment issues facing the industry, Cruickshank says the biggest headache for management today is handling the increase in disabled and injured workers seeking accommodation and light-duty.  “More and more employees are showing up to work with medical conditions, which affect their ability to perform t

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Trent Cotney P.A. Construction Law Group Offers Hurricane Support Legal Help Line

Trent Cotney P.A. Construction Law Group Offers Hurricane Support Legal Help Line

TAMPA. Fla. — Trent Cotney P.A. Construction Law Group, a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades and OSHA law, is offering a free, legal help line to help contractors in hurricane stricken areas with legal questions or needs. Contractors can call 1-866-303-5868 for legal advice concerning hurricane restoration efforts.

“We are receiving a number of calls daily asking how to handle warranties, claims and legal situations created from the recent storms,” said Trent Cotney, president of the firm.  “Our law firm started in Florida and our offices survived Irma as it hit Tampa.  It is time for all of us to help each other.  We know there are a lot of questions that contractors have concerning legal is

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Soprema to Host Building Envelope Clinic in New York

Soprema to Host Building Envelope Clinic in New York

Soprema Inc. will be hosting a regional Building Envelope Clinic in New York on Oct. 10, 2017, for architects, consultants and contractors looking to further their knowledge, network and earn continuing education units. The clinic will be held at AIA New York, located at 536 LaGuardia Pl., New York, NY 10012.

The Building Envelope Clinic will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and prize raffle.

“We’re proud to be offering these clinics regionally to help support our consultants, contractors and architects,” said Sa

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Congrats to Martin Stout on Winning the G.A.P Roofing Underlayment Quiz

Congrats to Martin Stout on Winning the G.A.P Roofing Underlayment Quiz

Martin knew that nearly 90 percent of the roofs in the U.S. have felt underlayment.

By Karen Edwards, RCS Editor.

Whenever we have someone win a prize through a contest on RoofersCoffeeShop.com we like to reach out to the winner and get to know them a little better. We were thrilled that the first winner randomly drawn from all of the correct responses to the G.A.P. Roofing Quiz was one of our RCS Influencers, Martin Stout.

Martin is the President of Go Roof Tune Up, Inc., a California-based company that provides residential repair and reroofing in seven western U.S. states. Here is the question and the answer that he provided:

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SHOWA 4561 Glove

SHOWA 4561 Glove

SHOWA unveiled its newest innovation, the SHOWA 4561 glove, at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind. Sept. 25 – 27.
 
The new SHOWA® 4561 is made in the USA and boasts cut-resistant 15 gauge Kevlar® construction. This allows the glove to be lightweight and stronger than other offerings. The 4561 is the only one of its kind which holds an ANSI A4 Cut Level, other gloves on the market only reach ANSI A3. The A4 rating means that the 4561 will stand up to higher cut forces. 

Aside from the new ANSI A4 ranking, the SHOWA® 4561 utilizes SHOWA’s patented Zorb-IT® grip technology, which allows users to maintain a stronger grip in oily and wet conditions without

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The Right Hand Tool for the Right Job

The Right Hand Tool for the Right Job

Technology and automation is great but sometime so is a good, old-fashioned hand tool.

By Heidi J. Ellsworth.

We all know how important having the proper tools is to complete a quality job quickly.  In today’s world, too often we are looking at technology to provide the needed tools.  But it is important to remember that it is a balance between the world of technology and old-world craftsmanship.

In roofing, it is still about the craft.  We are an industry of men and women who take immense pride in a job well done.  Standing back and looking at a new roof, well, it is a thing of beauty.  At the Coffee Shop, we are incredibly proud of our roofers and the industry that makes beautiful new roofs possible.

We also enjoy sharing some of the more interesting parts of this industry.  One such company that we would

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