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    Looking For More Space? Utilize a Mezzanine Floor!

    Everybody likes to get more for their money. I know I’m guilty of purchasing things I don’t necessarily need because the deal is just too good to pass up. The same principle can apply to your clientele. If one of your customers wants a building with more space, but can’t sacrifice the square footage, it… Full Article

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    6 Ways to Cut Energy Costs with a New Metal Building

    When you are in charge of a business, you are always looking for a way to cut costs and save some money. Cutting down on your energy usage will increase your profits in the long run, and save your customer money as well. As you continue to erect metal buildings for people across the country,… Full Article

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    Steel Workshop Tool Review: Stihl Chainsaw 180 C-BE

    I sincerely hope everyone had a safe and Happy Father’s day yesterday. I also hope you remembered to get your dad a gift! If you forgot, I have just the offering for you. If Pops is a do-it-yourselfer with a new steel workshop, then you can help him fill it up with tools! In this… Full Article

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    Do You Want More Clients? Use This Insider Trade Secret

    By telling you this, I guess I’m letting the cat out of the bag. Still, I feel like every general contractor can benefit from what I’m about to tell you. As you continue to look for more business, what are some of the tactics you are using? While some contractors might look towards making a… Full Article

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    What Keeps General Contractors Up at Night?

    Often times, you’ll read about different tips and advice for general contractors and builders on the Armstrong Steel Network. One phrase that’s predominantly in my vocabulary: ‘We like to make people’s steel building dreams come true.’ A big part of my job is helping that first time builder get the building of their dreams, and… Full Article

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    Would Your Company Take a Job Erecting Steel Buildings?

    I often get opportunities to talk to several steel builders and contractors around the country and they often tell me the same thing. Business is getting tougher and tougher to secure. With a market share of around 10%, the United States is the second largest construction market worldwide. Many people and businesses are building, as… Full Article

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    Time Management Tips for General Contractors

    A minute here. An hour there. In your position, you know that any spare moment can turn right back into the hustle and grind of everyday life. Do you feel like you work 24 hours a day, but you don’t seem to ever get anything done? As a contractor, time management isn’t just a crucial… Full Article

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    Steel Workshop Tool Review: Craftsman Push Mower

    As we approach the spring and summer months, depending on where you live in the U.S, it’s time to stow the shovels and snow blowers in the back of your steel workshop, and bring out your trusty lawn mower. This is the perfect time to perform maintenance and get your mower ready for the start… Full Article

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    7 Deadly Sins of Steel Building Construction Management

    You all must know about the seven deadly sins. Gluttony, Lust, Greed, Pride, Wrath, Sloth and Envy. Have you ever heard about the 7 Deadly Sins of Construction Management? Probably not, since I made them up! But in all seriousness, working in the construction industry can be dangerous. In fact, Business Insider Magazine added several construction related jobs… Full Article

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    Is Your Company Website ‘Under Construction?’

    The internet has been an integral part of our economy for over three decades. It isn’t going anywhere and if you aren’t taking full advantage of it, you competitor will surpass you. Every company needs an online presence. This is more than a website, but that’s the best place to start. Honestly, in this day… Full Article