A nationwide survey of remodeling contractors by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry found a significant increase in the cost of a remodeling project due to current federal regulation.
According to survey results, federal regulation is not only unwelcome to many homeowners, but also negatively impacts the scores of small remodeling businesses. Many contractors and homeowners indicated in the surveys that the additional cost of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule currently deters homeowners’ use of lead-safe certified contractors.
NARI says that EPA's latest regulation proposal would add “lead clearance testing” to renovations in homes built prior to 1978, which would further drive up remodeling costs for homeowners and regulation-compliance costs for small businesses. A copy of the survey results is available by contacting NARI.
Integrated system provides immediate real-time production and financial reports.
More and more cabinets are being made in China.
Sales for the FDM 300 group of companies fell 10.7 percent in 2008.
Learn the desirable and not-so-desirable special
properties of some woods
A variety of wood glues are used to assemble the 175 pieces in a six-string guitar. Matching the proper adhesive with the application is important for Taylor Guitars.
Why wood colors vary and what it means to you
Think Light: Innovative Lightweight Panels was held recently in Kentwood, Mich., organized by Virginia Tech and sponsored by FDM, Stiles Machinery and others.
Avian has reported that its lightweight board meets and exceeds the CARB 2 standards making it one of only a few suppliers of CARB 2 standard boards.
Wood-Mizer Products Inc. in February announced the release of Bio-Mizer, a biomass furnace that converts wood waste into renewable energy for businesses.
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