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A robust economy is the obvious answer, but top remodelers are grateful for less tangible things, too

Exterior remodelers have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving — and forecasts show that should remain the case at least through 2020.

Big-ticket remodeling activity nationwide recently hit a new high, rising 1.2% in the third quarter from the second and 4.8% from 2016's July-to-September period, according to Metrostudy's latest Residential Remodeling Index (RRI).

The index rose to an unprecedented 110.0 in the third quarter. That means economic conditions known to influence remodeling activity are 10% better than the old peak in early 2007, just before the Great Recession. The RRI has shown year-over-year gains for 22 consecutive quarters.
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5 Under 40: Mike Kinnikin

Mike Kinnikin was born to be a craftsman, literally! At a very early age he learned the trade at his parent’s family-owned business Eureka Forge. He worked summers and weekends until he went to college. Mike has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Upon graduation he turned down several job offers in order to join his father at Eureka Forge. When Mike’s father fell ill, he took over the company with the support of his parents and made it his goal to keep Eureka Forge moving forward. Mike has won numerous awards through the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA), and he was recently nominated to a three-year term on their board of directors, a seat previously held by his father five years earlier.
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Have you been pondering the decision of purchasing new equipment? As your business continues to grow, this is a question that you may be faced with. There are several things to consider when deciding to purchase equipment:

•       Will it pay for itself?
•       Does this have long-term value? (one job or future projects)
•       Is it better to lease or buy? (What is your current cash position?)
•       Do you purchase the equipment new or used?

In any case, you must be very clear on what your business goals are before you make a purchase decision. Consider the many  variables that impact a growing business such as: capital investments vs outsourcing, owning vs renting, shop space and consumer market. With growth comes the opportunity to assess where and how you want your business to expand.  Unable to join the Roundtable discussion? Now you can listen to previous discussions by visiting www.nomma.org/roundtable.  This new member service provides peer-to-peer problem-solving in an on-demand fashion.

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Please join us for a meeting to be held at La Forge De Style located at 57 Romanelli Avenue, South Hackensack, New Jersey 07606. This company has been a long time NOMMA member, owned by Dave Gore, is home of very talented craftsmen and extraordinary projects.

This meeting is open to all NOMMA members and their employees. Topics like the changes in the NOMMA executive organization, METALfab2018, curved railing bronze cap rails, and so much more, will be covered at this meeting.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Philippe Fiers by emailing p.fiers@armadillometal.com or calling 201-852-9190. Please view the corresponding flier for additional information on topics that will be covered.
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Have You Registered for METALfab2018 Yet?
 

 
NOMMA committees continue to work hard planning for METALfab 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Don't miss THE industry event of the year which will include outstanding education, visits to local shops, and a massive trade show. Mark your calendars now for an event you won't want to miss!
 
Call for Auction Items 
Start planning and designing your donations today! It is never too early! The next NEF Auction will take place February 8, 2018, at METALfab2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. 
 
This is NEF’s largest fundraiser of the year, and with your help we can make it the best one yet. Donations from past actions have included tools, hand forged metal items, art pieces, books, electronics, gift baskets, handmade quilts, vouchers and gift cards to restaurants, stores, airline tickets, and much more!
 
Look for details on where to ship donated items on the NOMMA website (www.nomma.org), or items can be dropped off onsite at the NEF Office room at the Convention Center after February 7, 2018. The donation form is also available for download at http://www.nomma.org/?page=NEFAuction
 
Pre-METALfab Continuing Education - February 7

Start METALfab2018 off with an Outstanding Experience:
ESTIMATING FROM TAKEOFF TO PROFIT 
Presented by Mark Koenke and Erik Owen of Germantown Iron and Steel
  • Establishing a chart of accounts to qualifying your proposal.
  • Establishing your overhead and labor rates, SG&A and profit.
  • What is markup and what is an appropriate rate for your business.
  • Organization of takeoff and items to watch for in the takeoff process. 
Discuss and walk though specific projects from design to sending out your proposal. Expect hands on learning by putting the theoretical to practical use by working on an actual estimate that will be downloaded on your computer.
 
Education classes take place February 8 and 9 during METALfab2018 included in METALfab2018 registration package.

METALfab2018 Schedule of Events for February 5 - 10
View the list of events for each day of METALfab2018 at  http://www.nomma.org/page/METALfab_schedule
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Featured Top Job Contest Winners
Have You Submitted a Project to the Top Job Contest Yet?

The early bird deadline has already passed, but it's not too late for you to submit your work to the Top Job Contest. 

If you're looking for a list of the Top Job categories, contest rules, or photo tips, please follow this link to view a helpful brochure for Top Job entries:

NOMMA Top Job Brochure

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PRODUCT LAUNCH: DRILLFIX
Locinox USA, LLC
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Here are three ways a Chief Culture Officer has transformed their organization in order to recruit and retain Millennials.

Organizations trying to fill industrial jobs or skilled trade jobs are struggling to recruit and retain Millennial workers. In fact, 64 percent of Millennials said they wouldn't consider working in construction even if they were paid $100,000 or more.

Yet, Power Design, an electrical contractor, was recently named Inc.'s 2017 Best Workplaces and has had big success recruiting and retaining Millennials. The short answer to their success: company culture.
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