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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers. “The Commerce Department’s action to…

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Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2019

Highest Paid Jobs in Construction 2019

According to the 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey data and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $49,030 and the top 25% make at least $68,690. In comparison, the U.S. median wage is $39,810, while the top quartile (top…

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New Homes Built with Private Wells and Individual Septic Systems in 2019

Wells Water Supply by State

NAHB Economics analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that about 9% of new single-family homes started in 2019 were served by individual wells and almost 17% have private septic systems. These shares, however, vary widely across the nine Census divisions with the corresponding shares reaching 37% and 45% in New England –…

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Most Expect to Continue Work At Home, Even After COVID Vaccine

After COVID Return to Work or Work Remotely

About 3 out of every 10 American adults are currently working from home, on a full- or part-time basis. The finding comes from a recent poll of a representative sample of over 17,000 adults conducted for NAHB by Morning Consult. Gen Z’s made up 12% of respondents, Millennials and Gen X’ers were each 26%, and…

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Saving Lives – Smoke Alarm Donations – Sept 29

Fire Safety Smoke Alarm Donation

Approximately 2,000 lives will be protected and potentially saved because of Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Krueger Geothermal Systems, HM Risk, Murney Associate Realtors and the HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) In addition to the smoke alarm donation, each year the HBA Charitable Foundation recognizes an individual that excels in Fire Safety Education. This year we…

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HBA Fall Golf Tournament

Sign Up Now for the 2020 HBA Fall Golf Tournament This year’s tournament is being held at Greene Hills Country Club on October 2nd. Check-in at noon and Tee off is at 1:00 and dinner and awards will follow at 5pm. We are doing a two and four person scramble along with other exciting games…

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HBA Fall Magazine + Directory Available

HBA Fall Magazine 2020 with Pocket Directory

The cancelation of the 2020 HBA Parade of Homes, due to COVID-19, created a new opportunity. Magazines that were planned to be distributed during the Parade of Homes are now being distributed at HBA Member locations as well as multiple other outlets. Plans are to add to the list of distribution spots over the next…

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HBA Fall Fishing Tournament 2020

HBA Fishing Tournament 2020 Slogan

HBA Fishing tournament Let’s go Fall Fishing! Pomme De Terre Hermitage Access point 9/25/2020 7am-3pm Big Bass Sponsor – Guaranty Bank Sign up with our simple online form below. Call 417.881.3711 if you have any questions or if you would like to sponsor this event. Click Here to Sign Up

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HBACF Incredible PARTY 2020!

Incredible Pizza

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020 The HBA Charitable Foundation is hosting an Incredible Party on October 27th from 5-8pm!!! This party & incredible silent auction is open to all members and non members with a purchased ticket. A BIG “thank you” to Springfield Electric for your sponsorship of this year’s Incredible Party.…

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HBACF Scholarships to Six Deserving College Students

The HBA Charitable Foundation recently selected six deserving college students, and awarded them each with a $500 scholarship to be used for the 2020-2021 school year.  The six individuals chosen have shown excellence in academics, leadership, and a passion for the construction industry. The HBACF also awarded departmental grants in the amount of $500. each,…

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2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kits Now Available

2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kits Now Available

The National Fire Protection Association issued their most recent edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) on Aug. 25, 2019, and states are now in the process of adopting this most recent set of electrical codes. NAHB staff has reviewed the code changes and has made available the 2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kit that identifies the significant changes…

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Membership Events Information Coming Soon!

Even though the snow has been falling today, our spring membership events are quickly approaching! There is going to be a change in location and possibly date for the Spring Golf Tournament, we will be sending out the location and date with registration information along with Corn Madness, Fishing, and the HBACF Charitabowl Party later…

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