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Weekly Poll (8)

A recent survey found that less than 10 percent of Millennials are interested in working in construction, retail or manufacturing careers. What would help the construction industry attract these workers?

Indiana has scrapped its 80-year-old system for setting minimum wages on major public-works projects. What do you say?

A new U.S. Executive Order will require bidders for major federal contracts to report recent wage, safety or other labor law violations. Good idea or bad idea?

Employers report difficulty in finding skilled workers at all levels. Do you think good help is hard to find these days?

On Labor Day, did you honestly give much thought to the holiday’s meaning (honoring workers and labor)?

What does Labor Day mean to you?

How do you expect the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) to affect your business next year?

The NFL’s referees have been locked out while they negotiate an agreement. What do you think should happen?


Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

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• Plate Fabrication
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DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

Novetas Solutions
Abrasive Blasting near or over water?

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SAFE Systems, Inc.
Enduroguard -
The Tough Cable
for a Tough Industry.

Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.

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Hempel (USA) Inc.
Trusted worldwide for advanced protective coatings

Trusted worldwide
for advanced
protective, coatings
–Full range of 
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Covestro Deutschland
What keeps contractors one layer ahead when finishing their projects?

The answer: Pasquick®. Thanks to Pasquick®, one layer of coating is saved – resulting in faster workflows and earlier project finishing. Learn more.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
We Protect and Beautify the World

PPG is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services.

W Abrasives - Surf Prep Pack

Experts in surface preparation are not working only on greens. To discover the SURF PREP PACK dedicated to experts. Visit our website,

US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

NLB Corporation
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility

NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.

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