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Still time to honor NDA's 40 years of services in the Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook
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There is still time to participate in this important Association gift which will include a history of the organization, an expanded convention program and an Exhibit Hall map to aid in finding our Associate members' booths at our 40th Anniversary Convention. For information about advertising in the 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook contact NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412. Pricing information is available on the attached flier. All funds generated by this special commemorative will be used to support and expand the NDA's programs and services to the Demolition Industry. More

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40th Anniversary Convention registrations begin rolling in
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Registrations for the NDA's 40th Anniversary Celebration in San Diego have begun to pick up. With a little over two months left to register for the organization's 40th annual convention, which will include an opening night reception aboard the U.S.S. Midway in Coronado Bay, the inauguration of Jeff Kroeker of Fresno-based Kroeker, Inc. as the NDA's next president, a "Shore Leave" Monday Night Theme Party, and the NDA's black-tie Annual Banquet. This year's convention in San Diego promises to be one of our best shows ever. The exhibit hall in the San Diego Convention Center is one of the finest convention venues in the nation and our Associate members will be displaying every product and service you will need to make your business grow in our resurging economy.

Register NOW and join the fun in San Diego, March 23 – 26!

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San Diego Bayfront Hilton pool to be rebuilt during NDA Convention
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Just by way of a heads-up, the pool at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton on Coronado Bay will be undergoing construction and expansion during the NDA's 40th Anniversary Celebration, March 23 – 26. We didn't want anyone to be surprised by this work. The Hilton has made arrangements to bus anyone interested in taking a dip while in San Diego to the San Diego Marriott at the other end of the San Diego Convention Center. We certainly appreciate your understanding of this inconvenience.

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Demolition showman Edward Zebrowski levelled old building to give Indianapolis new skyline
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In the 1960s Edward J. Zebrowski demolished much of historic Indianapolis and did it with a flair — he didn't use the term "performance art," but he could have. Indianapolis' burghers were trying to modernize architecturally, to move the city forward, and when it came to clearing out the old to make room for the new, Zebrowski was their man. More

Tax laws leave small government contractors in limbo
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Love it or hate it, the legislation passed to avoid the "fiscal cliff" brought a measure of certainty to most of America’s small business owners. But there was neither relief nor resignation for Velma Searcy. Her 12-employee company, Aerowire Technical Services, builds electrical components for military and commercial aircraft and depends on government contracts for about 65 percent of its revenue. More

Fact from past: Building cost almost as much as demolition
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Crews working to carefully remove and save the cornerstone of the old Wailuku Post Office/Federal Building in Hawaii were surprised to discover a time capsule dating back to 1959, the year ground was broken on the structure. Workers for Betsill Brothers Construction were in the process of removing the cornerstone with the inscription "United States of America, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President, 1959," when they found a rectangular metal box. Managing Director Keith Regan removed the time capsule and opened it. More

Third of small contractors fear staff cuts this year
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One-in-three small to medium-sized building firms fear they will have to cut staffing levels this year. The gloomy prediction comes in the latest state of trade survey by the Federation of Master Builders. Employment levels fell again during the last quarter of 2012 and small builders predict more of the same this year. More

Paper and plastic
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Just as metals traders experienced ups and downs in 2012, recyclers and traders who deal in scrap paper and plastic can look back on some difficult stretches. Scrap paper markets took a plunge in pricing in the summer and early fall months in particular, with recyclers citing the disappearance of export orders as the leading culprit. A combination of customs-related clog-ups at Chinese ports as well as production curtailments in both China and North America caused what many perceived to be a demand-side price drop. More

Morbark acquires Boxer Equipment
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Morbark Inc., a Winn, Mich.-based manufacturer of recycling, tree care, sawmill, forestry and biomass chipping and grinding equipment, has completed the acquisition of Boxer Equipment. Boxer, which manufactures and markets mini-skid steers and attachments, is a product line of Mertz Manufacturing LLC. As part of the transaction, Morbark has acquired all product designs, intellectual property and manufacturing tools, as well as existing parts, completed units and other inventory. More

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Asbestos removal firm faces over $83,000 in safety fines
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An Albany, N.Y., company faces more than $83,000 in federal fines for allegedly exposing workers to asbestos during a project on Kent Street, said the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More

Strategies: Entrepreneurs balance leadership, management
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Big companies have the luxury of chief executive officers and chief operating officers. Small-business owners don't. If you own a small business, are you a leader or a manager? Can an entrepreneur be both? More


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