New Products & Industry News [Sep 16]
Sep13

New Products & Industry News [Sep 16]

CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO SEE A LARGER VERSION New Monster Diamond Blade from DITEQ DITEQ recently introduced its new contractor general purpose combo blade—The Monster. This new blade has a 13-millimeter (0.5-inch) segment height and is composed of three segment designs using ARIX diamond particle placement technology for faster speed and longer life. The Monster was developed to be used to cut a wide range of materials including...

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Millennials in the Workplace
Sep13

Millennials in the Workplace

By Bruce Tulgan Managers tell us every day in our research some version of what one middle-aged manager told me: “When I was young and inexperienced, I may have been naïve or immature, but I knew enough to wear a tie, make eye contact, say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and ‘yes sir’ and ‘yes ma’am.’ I knew when to shut up, keep my head down and do the grunt work without having to be told over and over again.” Indeed, the incidence and...

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Trends in Decorative Concrete
Sep13

Trends in Decorative Concrete

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc Decorative concrete, like all things construction related, took a major hit in the Great Recession. Between 2008 and 2011, business was down anywhere from 40 percent to 60 percent for many companies. “Our industry was decimated by the recession and we are just now recovering,” says Chris Sullivan, vice president of sales and marketing with a Texas corporation that manufactures color and cement-based admixtures...

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Zika – What You Need to Know
Sep13

Zika – What You Need to Know

By Erin O’Brien The Zika virus belongs to a family of subtropical mosquito-borne viruses and has been in the news frequently as of late. As with most stories reported in the news today, it is important to separate the facts from fiction regarding Zika and de-sensationalize what is being portrayed by the media. The most recent Zika outbreak came to light in the spring of 2016 in Brazil as the country prepared to host the 2016...

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Extension Cords – Part II
Sep13

Extension Cords – Part II

By Mike Orzechowski (Click Here for Part I of this article) Extension cords, also referred to as portable cords, are used for temporary power connections requiring a flexible cord. They are not intended to be used as a substitute for fixed wiring of a structure, however they may (in some circumstances) be used as a temporary wiring solution (OSHA defines as less than 90 days). The National Electric Code (NEC) Article 400 addresses...

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