Old Hands May be Staying Around Longer

Of course, no sooner did I publish the post yesterday about the coming shortage of construction people and how retiring boomers were one of the reasons for the shortfall, then a report comes out saying 75 percent of boomers don’t believe they will ever be able...

Prevailing Wage Battles Re-Loaded

The current economic crisis, which is nothing more than a cyclical devaluation necessary to keep the currency from bottoming out, is causing states and municipalities to make decisions about prevailing wage legislation. In Cedar Rapids, IA, a bill that sets a...

Sustainable Lumber At What Cost?

You don’t have to look any further than the current posturing and worldwide legislative initiatives over illegal wood imports to see how good environmental intentions often end up creating un-sustainable practices. Last year the amendment to the Lacey Act was...