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    Will You Save Money By Hiring A Superintendent?

    It might be a good idea to place steel building construction site management in the hands of a construction superintendent. An on-site superintendent will give you more freedom to scrutinize financials and handle design issues. When you get tied up in the small parts of your building projects like HR duties, interviewing workers and dealing… Full Article

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    How to Build a Dynamite Referral System

    You’ve hopefully seen the following scenario play out a number of times. You erect a steel building or remodel a home magnificently, and your customer is more than satisfied with your work. But you can’t just count on someone walking by, seeing your handiwork, and requesting your services. After you complete work for your customer,… Full Article

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    Utilize a Pre-Engineered Metal Building for your RFP

    Are you in a bidding war for a Request For Proposal (RFP) project? Though the fight is never fun, it’s worth your time to include a pre-engineered metal building when submitting your RFP. Sometimes you are the only person who shows up and you win by default, and sometimes the better bid wins. RFP bids… Full Article

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    Helpful Technology for General Contractors

    General contractors are always looking for a way to increase their profitability and effectiveness in the marketplace. While the tried and true methods still work, master and apprentice, alike, are embracing technology as a means to improve their business. Upgraded technology impacts not just contractor or customer, but also those working in the supply chain,… Full Article

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    Ready For Your Man Cave? Have You Considered Steel?

    It’s a place to unwind or maybe even escape. Yes, we’re talking about a man cave, and every man should have one. Sometimes it seems like the woman in your life has her stamp on every part of the house. Are you inundated with fluffy pillows? Are there scented candles or plastic-covered sofas in every… Full Article

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    Steel Building Winter Maintenance Tips

    One of the biggest benefits to owning a steel building is how easy they are to maintain. However, anything worth significant value should still be maintained with great care. Because of their durability, steel buildings are meant to withstand all types of climate conditions. In poor weather, steel buildings also require very few repairs and… Full Article

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    Steel Workshop Tool Review: Toro Power Max 724 OE Snow Blower

    This winter, Mother Nature meets her match. When the weather gets cold in your area and the snow starts to pile up in front of your steel workshop, ditch the shovel and take control of the white stuff. In this month’s Armstrong Steel Tool Review, I’ll take a look at the Power Max 724 OE,… Full Article

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    Convince your Clients to Remodel in the Winter

    You already know winter is traditionally a slow time in the construction industry. You’ve lived it, and you’ve explored how to make money when the weather turns cold. You’ve experienced peaks and valleys throughout the year, and hopefully that’s been enough to sustain your business. But if it hasn’t been, how do you go about… Full Article

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    5 Ways Contractors Can Make Money in the Winter

    Winter can be a difficult time for contractors. Jobs are in short supply and working conditions can be harsh. When the weather becomes colder, it could mark the end of a contractor’s money-making season. But November through March doesn’t need to be down time for workers who live in more frigid parts of the country.… Full Article