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SAVING LIVES

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FOR GETTING THE

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HOW INSULATION

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for getting

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CONTENTS

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UNUSED STIMULUS

MONEY BUILDS

INFR ASTRUCTURE

OPPORTUNITIES

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SAVING LIVES

THROUGH

ALTERNATIVE

CONSTRUCTION

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PROPER TOOLS FOR

GETTING THE JOB

DONE

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INSUL ATION CAN

HELP PROTECT HOMES

FROM FLOODING

WHAT A BUSINESS

STANDS FOR CAN

MEAN AS MUCH AS

WHAT IT DOES

SAVING THE PLANET

MEANS MORE THAN

RENEWABLES

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Marketing gets you in front of people…

sales is what happens next

When it comes to entrepreneurs and small business (as well as employees in a corporate company), start talking about

marketing, and the next thing you know, the lunch table is talking about sales techniques, advertising, branding, and hey…

why not throw in there the dress code too?

from the editor

The reality is marketing is NOT sales. In fact, those who specialize in marketing (and yes, there are several types of marketing

believe it or not), sometimes say they HATE sales. And ask a salesman about marketing stats and he may stare at

you baffled; at best, he may throw out ‘use social media’ and then do a little table talk dance around the subject.

CHRIS MASCARO

EDITOR & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

When I talk to small business owners on marketing, they often times get short-sighted and think that marketing’s job

is to create leads that convert without any work. And the answer is: yes, marketing does and can create leads. The long

answer is: it is WAY more than a transaction.

When you place a billboard (advertisement), advertisers want to see phone calls and emails in response. The same goes for direct mail, coupons, and print

ads. When you place a post, blog, online article or image on Facebook, Instagram, some start to expect the same response…in fact, some start to expect it

faster! (Maybe because a Facebook is faster to post than a billboard?) But the truth is…it is MUCH MUCH harder with a longer wait time that most people

would like.

LET’S THINK ABOUT THIS CAREFULLY.

Marketing is based on thinking about the business in terms of customer needs and their satisfaction. Marketing differs from selling because (in the words

of Harvard Business School’s retired professor of marketing Theodore C. Levitt) “Selling concerns itself with the tricks and techniques of getting people to

exchange their cash for your product. It is not concerned with the values that the exchange is all about. And it does not, as marketing invariable does, view

the entire business process as consisting of a tightly integrated effort to discover, create, arouse and satisfy customer needs.” In other words, marketing has

less to do with getting customers to pay for your product as it does developing a demand for that product and fulfilling the customer’s needs. ( Read more:

http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/marketing.html)

If we pick that statement apart, marketing is the relationship we create with our customers. It is getting on the internet, researching your target audience,

striving to connect with them, and then trying to establish with them in a non-creepy, non-confrontational; way. Because…when you think about it, you aren’t

trying to sell anything to them at this point. You have a product or service and you are trying to figure out what they like or hate about your product, what

they get excited about, and if you are the right fit for them.

Think of marketing this way: marketing (especially marketing on social media outlets) is the equivalent of the new kid in town sitting down at a coffee shop to

‘get to know’ his neighbors. He is also a ‘real estate agent’. If he sits down across from a stranger and “My name is Chris and I’m a real estate agent, can I help

you find a house?”, this would really creep out the person who is just trying to have a cup of coffee.

Instead, the proper way to establish a a good and trustworth relationship is to sit down at a coffee shop every day and see who else sits down. After a week,

he slips on over and casually says, “Hi, I’m Chris. I see you here all the time! You must live near here!” and wait to see if they respond. If they do, they will most

likely have a conversation about ‘what each other does’ for a living, and now, you have succeeded in the marketing role. The sale happens once you establish

what that person NEEDS. If they don’t need a home, sorry Chris, your marketing effort was in vain. If they DO need a real estate agent…you win! (and perhaps

if you are a good salesman, you win the sale too!)

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR STRATEGY?

Sometimes the above relationship is by accident. But when you go out of your way to CREATE this relationship and opportunity…this is a marketing strategy.

WHERE will you sit? At the same table? Same coffee shop? Maybe a coffee shop and wine shop every other day? Maybe your target market is a taco lover.

Maybe every day you carry a car magazine to your favorite bar, and you talk to the bartender about fixing engines and hope someone overhears and needs

their oil changed. Starting to get the idea?

Once these relationships are formed and your audience and new friends and groupies realize your services SOLVE ALL THEIR PROBLEMS, then you start to

sell them. You start to list out why you are valuable and worth buying. You tell them why your services are better and list your benefits. The sales process is

to show your new audience that the ‘juice is worth the squeeze’ so to speak. And the better you can solve their problem: the more you can charge. (but that’s

a separate article about sales)

So, that is marketing. What are YOU doing? What is your strategy? What is your goal? Have you written it down? Does it happen by accident? Are you even

doing it at all? Are you ‘thinking’ that you are marketing, but really are you trying to advertise->sell?

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NewsUSA

Two years after Congress approved

investing over $785

billion into a sputtering

economy, Americans and

businesses alike are re-emerging

from the recession.

UNUSED STIMULUS

MONEY BUILDS

INFRASTRUCTURE

OPPORTUNITIES

Billions for

Building

Infrastructure was the

main priority behind Obama’s

federal stimulus package. The federal

cash was intended to “create

millions of jobs by making the single

largest new investment in our national

infrastructure since the creation

of the federal highway system

in the 1950s.” Over $100 billion was

set aside for federal infrastructure

projects in 2009 -- the creation of

factories, hospitals, schools and

roads, among other projects -- providing

new opportunities for many

construction contractors.

It has been estimated that

around 70 to 80 percent

of the money intended for in-

Construction companies like Iron Eagle

are utilizing federal funds to jumpstart the

economy.

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frastructure projects has yet to be spent. Many small

construction businesses are unable to take advantage of

the opportunities created by the stimulus because they

lack the balance sheet strength to obtain credit and construction

surety bonds that are required for government

projects.

According to Gary J. Giulietti,

director of Iron

Eagle Group, an infrastructure

and commercial construction company,

“Our Management team has a

history of successfully completing

large-scale projects, such as power

plants, waste water treatment plants,

schools, transportation, and historical landmarks such as

the renovation of Ellis Island.”

The influx of funded cash for state and

federal projects has formed a unique opportunity

for agile public companies like Iron Eagle Group (OTC-

QB:IEAG) to jumpstart the economy. By partnering with

multi-billion-dollar prime contractors, companies like

Iron Eagle are poised for growth by aggressively bidding

and winning federal and state infrastructure projects.

The capacity to qualify for larger surety bonds enables

them to win where many competitors don’t qualify due

to lack of bonding. The company recently acquired Delta

Mechanical Contractors LLC, announcing $55 million in

projected revenue this year.

OVER $100 BILLION WAS SET ASIDE FOR FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE

PROJECTS IN 2009 -- THE CREATION OF FACTORIES, HOSPITALS,

SCHOOLS AND ROADS, AMONG OTHER PROJECTS -- PROVIDING

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS.

Recent studies have found that companies

like Iron Eagle have the potential to flourish

in a fickle economy. According to the Department of

Transportation, for every $1 billion spent in infrastructure

under the stimulus package, 27,800 jobs are created.

To learn more, visit

www.ironeaglegroup.com

GOVERNMENT

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Wood-framed homes are proving to be too fragile

for strong winds and much too flammable when

subjected to fire.

NEWSUSA

Saving Lives Through

Alternative Construction

A NEWLY DEVELOPED CONSTRUC-

TION MATERIAL COULD HAVE

AMERICANS FEELING SAFER IN

THEIR HOMES.

The 3-inch-thick ACTech Panel, developed

by Alternative Construction Technologies,

combines strength and energy efficiency

to create a building material that is able to

withstand hurricane strength winds and ensure

a 40 to 50 percent output reduction

for heating and cooling devices in the home.

The structural insulated panels are 26 gauge

steel, conforming to ASTM (American Society

for Testing and Materials) specifications.

Yet, even with a two foot steel covering,

weighs less than lumber at only three pounds

per square foot.

WITH MANY U.S. CITIZENS FEARING

THAT CLIMATE CHANGES HAVE

GOTTEN MORE SEVERE, THE MOST

DURABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERI-

ALS ARE BECOMING A NECESSITY IN

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION.

Wood-framed homes are proving to be too

fragile for strong winds and much too flammable

when subjected to fire. The insulating

urethane within the structural panels is modified

by a fire-retardant additive before being

foamed, baked and adhered into place, giving

it a Class-1 fire rating. Unlike wood, the panels

also resist decay, fungus, moisture and

mildew. The Class-1 urethane also acts as a

deterrent to termites, ensuring structural

longevity.

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WELLNESS + SAFETY

ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERI-

ALS CAN ALLOW FUTURE GENERATIONS

TO ENJOY THE COMFORTS OF THEIR

HOMES, WITHOUT THE DEVASTATING

THREATS.

IN HURRICANE PROJECTILE

TESTS, THE ACTECH PANEL SYS-

TEM HAS PROVED TO MEET OR

SURPASS THE MOST STRINGENT

WIND, PROJECTILE AND UPLIFT

CODES IN THE NATION, LEVIED

BY THE 2006 FLORIDA BUILDING

CODE.

But what makes these panels extraordinary

in a day and age when sustainability

is on everyone's agenda is that the panels

allow the billpayers to see a substantial

decrease in their energy bills. Not only are

the panels saving labor costs and cutting

construction time, but they are also

reducing recurring monthly heating and

cooling energy bills by 40 to 50 percent -;

and often more.

With Company Headquarters located in

Florida, its manufacturing facility in Tennessee

and regional offices around the

Gulf States and South, Alternative Construction

Technologies (OTCBB:ACCY)

has patented this construction technology

for use in the production of state-of-theart

buildings in commercial, residential, industrial

and modular building applications.

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EQUIPMENT

NEWSUSA

Proper

Tools for

Getting

the Job

Done

IN ANY OCCUPATIONAL FIELD, FROM

CONSTRUCTION TO ELECTRICAL TO MIN-

ING, THERE ARE A FEW WORK PROTO-

COLS THAT ARE IMPORTANT IN ENSURING

SAFETY ON THE JOB. MANY INDUSTRIES

REQUIRE SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS FOR

GEAR, TOOLS AND APPAREL,

and it’s important to know the pros and cons

of what materials are most comfortable, safe

and durable.

Safety starts with a good pair of boots. When

looking for a pair of work boots, here are

four important considerations to address:

SAFETY TOE

Many jobs require footwear with a safety

toe. There are a few options that work best

for a number of environments. The most

well-known safety toe is a steel-protective

toe, used as the ultimate foot protection

from falling objects or puncture. Alloy and

non-metallic toes are also options, providing

a lighter alternative to steel.

OUTSOLE

There are a number of work boot outsole

options that can help with work site needs.

It’s important to consider whether the job

is indoor or outdoor, on slippery ground or

in the mud, to identify what type of outsole

will work best. Various outsole options include

static dissipative, oil and slip resistant,

wedge and low-lug outsoles and right-angle

heels and heavy-lug outsoles.

BOOT MATERIALS

There are a number of options, from waterproof

protection to breathable liners, built

for specific work environments. Consider

the location that the boots are needed for

and go from there. If working in wetter environments,

look for a waterproof membrane

inside the boot such as GORE-TEX or Hyper-dri.

Many people do not realize there are boots

that can keep feet cool on the job, but one

company, Danner (www.danner.com), has

created a breathable technology called DX-

TVent. This technology uses performance

fibers to wick away moisture so feet stay

cool and comfortable all day long. Companies

like Thinsulate work with many boot

manufacturers to provide insulation for

footwear used in cold climates.

COMFORT

Be sure to look for work boot companies

that create footwear for comfort. Quad

Comfort is a work platform that LaCrosse

Footwear (www.lacrossefootwear.com) has

built with four layers of cushioning and extra

stability for work conditions that require

many hours on the job. Increasing

comfort will ultimately reduce foot fatigue

and should not be forgotten.

Be sure to look for the essential safety components,

research the work environment

and buy for comfort, stability and durability.

ON THE JOB, QUALITY FOOTWEAR MEANS LESS

FATIGUE AND A GREATER CHANCE OF ENSUR-

ING SAFETY.

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COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

America’s tradesmen are the real

working hands of our nation, and it’s

time we show our appreciation.

Tradesmen’s

If you’ve ever experienced a

flooded home from a busted

hose on a washing machine,

dishwasher or refrigerator, you

know the indescribable feeling of

relief when a tradesman shows up at

your door.

Without hesitation, skilled tradesmen

work in all weather conditions

and often in the most undesirable

places -- like a muddy basement or

crawl space -- to repair the faulty

water line and remove damaged insulation

and flooring before mold

and mildew set in.

Tradesmen replace your initial

panic with confidence that your

largest personal investment will

retain its value. Yet, why do we not

openly recognize these humble and

often under-appreciated men and

women who make it their life’s work

to save and restore our homes?

Fortunately, there are individuals

and companies who want to celebrate

what tradesmen do to help us

get back into a repaired home, and

on with our comfortable lives. One

such company is IRWIN Tools, who

initiated National Tradesmen Day

on the third Friday in September as

a way to give tradesmen the public

recognition they deserve.

IRWIN suggests a few ways to

show contractors, carpenters, roofers,

mechanics and thousands of

other professional tradesmen appreciation

on National Tradesmen

Day.

makes

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Usually, we only see our mechanic when something is wrong

with our vehicle. Drop by for a quick visit with coffee and

a bagel and thank him/her for being there when you need

help.

If your office or home is undergoing maintenance work, set up a surprise

“thank you” party for the tradesmen or construction crew on duty

to show how much you appreciate

them.

Without hesitation,

skilled tradesmen

work in all weather

conditions and often in

the most undesirable

places...

Instead of calling your

trusted HV/AC business to

say your air conditioning

isn’t working, call them to say

thanks for their service and

help over the years.

Drop a hand-written note

of appreciation in the mail to

your plumber, who is always there when you are in a bind.

America’s tradesmen are the real working hands of our nation, and it’s

time to show them how much we appreciate their hard work.

For more ideas and information about how to thank a tradesman, visit

www.nationaltradesmenday.com

NEWSUSA

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of our nation, and it’s time to show them how

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5 myths about solar

panels; debunked

BRANDPOINT

Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate

electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint,

increase resale value, and may even help a home sell

faster.

The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent

years, and most homeowners have the option of buying

the system, leasing it on reasonable payment terms, or having a

third-party pay for and install the system at no up-front cost at

all for the homeowner. Plus, home solar systems are eligible for

federal tax credits.

All of this explains why the number of homeowners installing solar

has sky-rocketed across America. Nevertheless, many homeowners

remain skeptical about taking control of their energy

use and installing solar. Why? The various myths that still persist

around solar power could be the reason.

skeptical,” says renewable energy expert Roger Ballentine, president

of Green Strategies, a leading Washington-based consulting

firm. “That’s because a number of myths persist, pointing to the

need for better consumer education about the benefits of home

solar installations.”

Ballentine points to private and government studies providing

real information that debunks the myths surrounding solar power.

For example, research by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National

Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Lawrence

Berkeley National Laboratory found solar panels help homes sell

faster and for more money than those without solar.

If you’re considering installing a solar panel system on your home,

here are five common myths - and why you shouldn’t believe them:

Myth 1: Solar panels only work if you

live in a warm, sunny climate.

“Solar technology has been around for a long time, but even

though it’s entered the mainstream, many homeowners are still

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While solar panels work best when they get a lot of sun, a lack

of bright sun doesn’t mean they’re not working. Panels can still


absorb ambient sunlight, even on cloudy days or in regions that get

less bright sun. What’s more, today’s solar panels are more energy

efficient than ever. Newer systems like the “LG NeOn R” maximize

sunlight absorption and generate the maximum possible output - as

much as 26 percent more than other comparably sized solar panels.

This higher efficiency means that solar panels can work in virtually

any climate and every season.

Myth 2: You need a lot of roof space

for solar panels.

Just like other amazing technologies (think microchips), solar panels

are getting smaller, more powerful and more efficient. High-efficiency

panels take up less space because fewer panels are required to

produce the electricity needed to power your home. So even a smaller

home could have enough roof space to fit the number of panels needed

to generate the necessary power and save you money.

Myth 3: Installation is a long, drawnout

hassle.

While adding solar panels to your home isn’t a DIY project, installation

usually takes only a day or two. New models streamline the process

further, eliminating the need to install a separate inverter. Most

solar panels require a separate inverter to bring electricity into your

house, but new panels from LG, for instance, incorporate the inverter,

simplifying and accelerating the installation process.

Myth 4: If something goes wrong,

you’re on your own.

As with any major investment in your home, you should make sure

you understand the manufacturer and installer warranties for your

solar panels, including how long the coverage lasts and what types

of problems are covered. One leading solar player, LG, even offers an

industry-leading, 25-year product and power warranty. And unlike a

furnace or an air conditioning system, a solar installation has no moving

parts to wear out and typically requires little maintenance and

repair.

Myth 5: Solar panels will look big,

bulky and ugly on your roof.

Solar panels are becoming smaller, sleeker and more aesthetically

pleasing. Higher-efficiency models are also offering increased flexibility

of configuration. Instead of having to cover an entire roof with

panels in a specific arrangement in order to generate power, modern

options allow you to arrange panels to meet your sense of aesthetics.

Adding solar power to a home offers homeowners many benefits,

from reducing energy costs, to increasing the value of your home

and helping the environment, Ballentine says. “Overall, it’s a decision

most homeowners feel positively about once they’ve

made it.” The NREL notes in its study: “Buyers of

homes with (solar panel) systems are more satisfied

than are comparison buyers. A significantly higher

percentage ... indicate they would buy the same

houses again.”

SOLAR TECHNOLOGY HAS SKY-ROCKETED

Nevertheless, many homeowners remain skeptical

about taking control of their energy use and installing

solar. Why? The various myths that still persist around

solar power could be the reason.

Newer systems like the “LG

NeOn R” maximize sunlight absorption

and generate the maximum

possible output - as much

as 26 percent more than other

comparably sized solar panels.

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INSULATION CAN HELP PROTECT

HOMES FROM FLOODING

BRANDPOINT

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Hurricane season is in full swing, and thousands of homeowners

across the southern U.S. and Puerto Rico have been hit by mammoth

hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The cost of damages that occur in hurricanes or intense tropical storms making

landfall in the U.S. each year numbers in the billions. Heavy rain, storm surges and

coastal flooding can all contribute to the destruction of homes and other buildings.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), flooding

accounts for more than $3.5 billion in insurance claims annually. Flood waters due to

storm surge, under-performing drainage or broken levees can induce physical deterioration

of the building structure; perpetuate mold growth; contain contaminants, corrosive

dissolved salts and/or raw sewage; saturate insulation and wallboard, carpets

and furniture as well as contribute toward respiratory problems, allergies, infection

and irritation of the eyes and skin.

In the aftermath of a hurricane, concentrated efforts are made to clean up and get

families back in their homes. Repair work to replace damaged wood and drywall can

help the home look like new, but what about the building materials behind the walls?

Traditional insulation materials like fiberglass and cellulose insulate the typical family

home from the heat and cold. However, it is not the primary function of traditional

insulation to protect against flooding. So, when this occurs, insulation offers virtually

no impediment to rising floodwaters. Traditional insulation often becomes laden with

moisture and is usually unable to dry out quick enough to withstand damage. If not

completely removed during the clean-up process, excess moisture leads to the potential

for mold growth.

FEMA has identified flood-resistant building materials ideal for use in the reconstruction

or repair of a building impacted by a hurricane and flooding. Building materials

FEMA has identified include corrosion-resistant coated steel, pressure-treated

Repair work to replace damaged wood and drywall

can help the home look like new, but what

about the building materials behind the walls?

wood, epoxy formed-in-place flooring as well as closed-cell spray foam insulation.

These products fall into Class 4 or Class 5 of FEMA’s flood damage-resistance classification

system. For FEMA to consider a building material to be flood-resistant, it must

be able to withstand direct contact with floodwater for an extended period (72 hours)

of time.

Closed-cell spray foam insulation, like that available from Icynene, quickly

becomes rigid and adds structural integrity. Applied in areas such as the basement

or crawlspace, it can help reduce the risk of significant damage that hurricanes and

the resulting floodwaters can cause. This is due to closed-cell spray foam insulation’s

ability to reject bulk water ingress.

Spray foam insulation can also help play an important role in maintaining a comfortable

temperature year round while helping to control monthly expenses. Thanks

to spray foam insulation’s air-sealing qualities, homeowners can reduce the size of

their heating and cooling equipment since less effort is required to heat or cool the

home.

With the increase in the intensity of hurricanes over the past 30 years, having

a home insulated with closed-cell spray foam insulation can be an effective way to

ensure you are better prepared for the next hurricane season. More information can

be found at Icynene.com.

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BOOTH COMPANY BOOTH COMPANY

321 5 STAR BUILDING SOLUTIONS

327 770 ARBORIST

620 ACCESS INNOVATORS

338 ACTIVE PEST CONTROL

228 AFA PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

441 ALL PHASE 5 FACILITY SERVICES

432 ALSIDE SUPPLY CENTER

833 AMERICAN FLOORCOVERING ALLIANCE, INC

831 APEX BILLING SOLUTIONS

817 ARCITELL, LLC

223 ARKE, INC

434 ATL GRANITE INSTALLERS & FABRICATORS

320 BAD DOG TOOLS

309 BATH FITTER

414 BIOCIDE LABS

528 BLU SITE SOLUTIONS

445 BMC FLOORING

134 BROWN HAVEN HOMES

127 BUILDER FINANCE, INC.

130 CABTEQ SOLUTIONS

444 CANYON BATH

209 CAPITAL CITY MECHANICAL SERVICES

825 CHILDFORMS / PLAYGROUND PACKAGES

422 COCENT FLOORING

435 COMCAST BUSINESS

544 COMMERCIAL ACOUSTICS

322 COMMERICAL INTERIORS

123 CRANE SAFETY ASSOCIATES

332 DEPENDABILL SOLUTIONS

232 DRAGON SCREED

340 EHRC TECHNOLOGIES

118 ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, LLC

323 EQUIPMENT TRADER

215 EXCLUSIVE IRON DOORS

222 EXPRESSIONS DISPLAYS & FLAGS

221 FASTSIGNS SNELLVILLE

523 FLOOD MASTERS

527 FLOORMAX DIRECT

827 GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION

440 GEORGIA ON-SITE LAB TESTING

129 GIANT ENTERPRISES

142 GLOBAL FIREPROOF SOLUTIONS

409 GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL

532 GO GREEN SYNTHETIC LAWN SOLUTIONS

610 GOTCHA SECURITY

545 GRANITE SOUTH / CABINET WHOLESALE CONNECTIONS

124 HALLWAY PLUMBING

533 HOME BRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES

426 HUBER ENGINEERED WOOD

744 IEC ATLANTA/GEORGIA CHAPTER

837 IMAGE MANUFACTURING GROUP

821 INFOMART

234 J&M DISTRIBUTION

526 K-3 MARKETING

238 KABBAGE

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Exhibitor List

128 LMI SYSTEMS

335 MARIETTA RECYCLING CORP

301 MASON TRACTOR COMPANY

835 MASSEY SERVICES

112 MATERACK

415 MERCEDES OF BUCKHEAD

420 MICHAEL’S CARPET

427 MILL CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC

819 MILLER ELECTRIC COMPANY

334 MODERN AC PRODUCTS LLC

843 NARI ATLANTA CHAPTER

329 ONEIGHTY SOLUTIONS

627 OPTION SIGNS & ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS

621 PDI-KITCHEN, BATH & LIGHTING

522 PLAY TURF

132 PREMIER SAFETY

122 PROCARE PEST

310 PULJAK COMPANY

423 QPS PROMOTIONS

811 QUARTZ MASTER

233 QUICK FLASH

428 RAYDEO ENTERPRISES

328 REGIO IRON DOORS

126 RELIABLE HEATING & AIR

226 REPRO PRODUCTS, INC.

214 REXEL & GEXPRO

645 SCAFFOLD DIRECT SUPPLIERS

429 SEARS HOMETOWN & OUTLET

121 SIGNMOJO.COM

138 SOUTH BEACH GLASS INC

841 SOUTHEASTERN CHAPTER - NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

227 SOUTHERN CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING & SERVICES, INC

333 ST-GOBAIN

315 STONE MART MARBLE & TRAVERTINE GROUP

421 SUTTER, MCLELLAN & GILBREATH INC.

520 SUTTLE

107 TEK-RAIL, INC.

535 THE CABINET CREW

433 THE PIPE MEDIC

344 THORP EQUIPMENT INC

541 TOMMY RUN

115 TOYOTA FORKLIFTS OF ATLANTA

509 TRANSPORTATION INSURANCE SERVICES OF NY, INC.

136 TRINITY LOGISTICS

201 UP SCAFFOLDING

634 US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL GEORGIA

438 US WINDOW FACTORY

628 USA MOBILE DRUG TESTING

521 VANTAGE POINT 3D, LLC

220 WALL-LIFT, INC.

235 WASTE INDUSTRIES

239 WHOLESALE EXPO

120 WOODSTONE CABINETRY

439 WOODWUDY WHOLESALE FLOORING

314 XGRASS / VERSACOURT

116 YELLOWSTONE LANDSCAPE, LLC

515 ZIPPKOOL INC


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Keynote Speaker Tom Woodcock

Construction Sales Coach :: Seal the Deal

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Maximizing Associations to Gain Customers : keynote

WEDNESDAY :: 1:15PM - 2:15PM

Many contractors never join relevant associations that can produce revenue for them. Even worse they spend the dues money and

don’t maximize the effectiveness of the association. We will layout how to determine what associations to join, how to work them

and get business from your involvement. The single greatest way to find grouped customers and network contacts is right in your

backyard association! Work them to the fullest and you’ll never make a cold call again!

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers

Beating the Low Bid Game: Closing Deals in Construction: keynote

THURSDAY :: 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Stop letting price be the determining factor in winning projects! This topic deals specifically with the pressure to always be low.

Learn the sales tools necessary to get the inside track in the bidding process. The goal being to consistently win projects and raise

profitability on those projects. The most common mistakes made in bidding are revealed and countered.

KEYNOTE AREA

KEYNOTE AREA

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers

SHARPEN YOUR SALES TOOLS

9:30AM - 11:00AM / WEDNESDAY

Construction sales is an ever moving target. Techniques that worked years ago are less effective, yet some traditional sales methods still

produce. Which do and which don’t? How do you know which? What new technologies and sales systems do you adopt? Does social media

really produce opportunity in construction sales? Where do you put your sales time and attention? These are all great questions and will be

answered.

Here are some key points addressed:

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•What new technologies should I incorporate

•What truly works in construction sales

•How do I manage my sales effort

•What is working currently in regards to construction selling

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers

10 COMMON MISTAKES IN CONSTRUCTION SELLING

9:30AM - 11:00AM / THURSDAY

Many in the construction industry consistently make the same mistakes that kill their opportunity. There are many common errors and

mentalities that hinder sales success. We’ll put a light on these problems and give the behaviors that counter them. Make sure your approach

to the customer base is the most effective possible. These errors are often made without the contractor even realizing they’re making them.

This cripples their chances of winning profitable projects.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers

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DOT/NON-DOT SUPERVISOR REASONABLE SUSPICION TRAINING- PART I, ALCOHOL MISUSE

9:30AM - 10:30AM - WEDNESDAY

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Everyone who completes the full two hours of training will be sent via e-mail a certificate proving that they have completed

Supervisor training compliant with Federal DOT and Georgia requirements.

Supervisors of employees performing safety sensitive work must be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse. The Federal

Department of Transportation requires this training of every supervisor. The State of Georgia requires it of every company in order to qualify as a

Drug-Free Workplace (which provides a 7.5% reduction in workers-comp insurance premiums). This course meets the state and DOT requirements:

Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise covered employees receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and

receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use. The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether

reasonable suspicion exists to require an employee to undergo reasonable suspicion testing. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech,

and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances. Most importantly, the training gives supervisors the confidence

and the tools to require reasonable suspicion testing when needed.

Target Audience: Everyone who supervises anyone doing safety sensitive work, like construction work

PRESENTED BY JON SPIVEY

DOT/NON-DOT SUPERVISOR REASONABLE SUSPICION TRAINING- PART II, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE USE

9:30AM - 10:30AM - THURSDAY

Everyone who completes the full two hours of training will be sent via e-mail a certificate proving that they have completed

Supervisor training compliant with Federal DOT and Georgia requirements.

Supervisors of employees performing safety sensitive work must be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse. The Federal

Department of Transportation requires this training of every supervisor. The State of Georgia requires it of every company in order to qualify as a

Drug-Free Workplace (which provides a 7.5% reduction in workers-comp insurance premiums). This course meets the state and DOT requirements:

Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise covered employees receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and

receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use. The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether

reasonable suspicion exists to require an employee to undergo reasonable suspicion testing. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech,

and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances. Most importantly, the training gives supervisors the confidence

and the tools to require reasonable suspicion testing when needed.

Target Audience: Everyone who supervises anyone doing safety sensitive work, like construction work

PRESENTED BY JON SPIVEY

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** GOOGLE PARTNER ** LEARN EXACTLY WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR WEBSITE

11:00AM - 12:30PM - WEDNESDAY

Plus: Free Google Tools And Advice On How To Use Those Tools

Learn What Google Wants You To Know About Your Website: All about SEO, how it works, how to hold your SEO person accountable and exact ways to

grow online visibility and traffic.

Work with a Google Partner to set up free Google tools on your site. Then learn how to use them when you attend.

Email us before the show and we will apply 2 free tools to your website: Support@strategicpointmarketing

Subject line should read “Build Expo Free Gift.” We will get in contact with you to set everything up.

**You must attend the show to receive this gift**

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Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Engineers

PRESENTED BY JOSHUA RAMSEY

** GOOGLE PARTNER ** MAXIMIZE YOUR WEBSITE IN 2018 & BEYOND

11:00AM - 12:30PM - THURSDAY

2 things matter when it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) :

1. Be Seen = Visibility and 2. Get Clicks = Organic Visits To Your Website

Wondering what Google is looking for and doing behind the scenes? Don’t be confused by SEO people? Hear about the past updates that Google has

published and what will be coming in the next 12 months. Walk away knowing exact improvements and management tips you should be implementing

online.

Some of the teaching material will include:

1. Google’s Current and upcoming changes

2. Voice Search – What does the future look like

3. How to find what do your rank for / Online Visibility

In closing you can ask anything you have ever wondered about SEO to the Google Partner and get direct, honest, unfiltered feedback to your questions.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Engineers

PRESENTED BY JOSHUA RAMSEY

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AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL

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12:30PM - 1:30PM - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Construction has become increasingly complex and an understanding of globally recognized methods and techniques to successfully plan and execute

cost-efficient projects is necessary for success. This session will provide guidelines on pre-project planning, scheduling and risk mitigation strategies for

timely project delivery of complex structures for owners.

With this session, participants will learn industry best practices for bringing together owners, vendors and contractors in a successful time and cost

management program; understand the criticality of getting agreement on pre-project planning, work sequences and activities to align all participants,

and cut project recycle, schedule and cost; how to avoid common pitfalls causing late delivery and cost overruns inherent to project execution; and

understand the importance of proactively tracking cost and schedule changes throughout the project duration to mitigate risks both during and after

project execution.

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Target Audience: Owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, government agencies, and military personnel

PRESENTED BY RAHIM ALEXANDER

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BALANCING DIGITAL MARKETING WITH TRADITIONAL TACTICS PART 1

11:30AM - 1:00PM - WEDNESDAY

How to Use Online Marketing, Websites, SEO, Branding & Graphic Design to Super Charge Your Sales & Business Development: Is your company too

focused on either digital marketing or old school marketing techniques? Learn how leveraging the right mix of digital solutions will enhance traditional

marketing tactics to improve sales, boost client retention and increase profitability.

Lori has assembled a team of marketing experts to provide an overview of the latest trends in digital marketing, website development, search engine

optimization, branding, graphic design & more. Lori has also invited experts in business development and showroom management to further explain how

these new technologies layer into traditional marketing programs to fuel success.

Topic Areas & Panel Members:

• Latest Website Trends & How to Leverage Your Online Marketing – Walker Oxley, President, Oxley Internet Solutions

• Making Your Company’s Branding Stand Out Through Great Graphic Design – Rich Benevento, President, Heck Yeah! Studios

• How Digital Marketing Enhances Business Development in the AEC Industry – Jerry Brittendall, Managing Director of Business Development, 1910

Legacy Enterprises, Inc.

• Effective Ways We Use Technology to Promote Our Showrooms - Antonette Copeland, Design Director, Construction Resources (CR Home)

We have broken this complex topic into two sessions. Each session will focus on different aspects of digital marketing, so we encourage you to attend

both workshops. We will also leave plenty of time for a Q&A session at the end, so come with lots of questions.

Target Audience: Everyone

PRESENTED BY LORI TILT KOEPKA

BALANCING DIGITAL MARKETING WITH TRADITIONAL TACTICS PART 2

11:30AM - 1:00PM - THURSDAY

How to Use Social Media, Video, Advertising & Online Tools to Blow Away Your Competition: Learn how successful companies in the design and

construction industry maximize promotional activities to increase exposure and boost sales. See how they also leverage technology to streamline

marketing processes to become “lean and mean” marketing machines.

Lori has assembled a team of technical experts to provide an overview of the latest trends in social media, video, advertising and online tools to improve

efficiency. Lori has also invited experts in business development and showroom management to explain how these new digital techniques layer in with

traditional marketing tactics to help them increase sales and rise above the competition.

Topic Areas & Panel Members:

• Leveraging Social Media & Online Tools to Boost Business Development – Bobby Darnell, Principal, Construction Market Consultants

• Top Five Pitfalls to Avoid in Video - Donna Davis, President, Pro Video Talent

• Advertising That Really Works: Tips to Evaluate Your Best Options – Patti Stephens, Publisher, Atlanta Best Media

• How a Luxury Cabinet Company Successfully Incorporates New Marketing Strategies – Martha Monroe Schuon, Schuon Kitchens & Baths

There is so much to cover, we have broken this topic into two sessions. We encourage you to attend both workshops, since each one will focus on

different aspects of digital marketing. Please come with lots of questions. We will leave plenty of time for a Q&A session.

Target Audience: Everyone

PRESENTED BY LORI TILT KOEPKA

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BUILDING YOUR OWN SALES PLAYBOOK

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11:00AM - 12:00PM - WEDNESDAY

Winning coaches have Playbooks that help them to develop consistent wins. Likewise, successful business owners and managers have their own Sales

Playbooks to drive new sales… often doing more with less. Your takeaways from this seminar will be…

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• Leading with a U.S.P. (Unique Selling Proposition that differentiates your business

• Reaching new market segments and developing new value-added services

• Developing a consistent sales process to close more sales

• Presenting value and not using low price to win new customers

• Recruiting top sales talent using a “sales DNA” assessment tool

• Developing proven lead generation programs

• Creating CLV (Customer Lifetime Value)

• Using KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to increase profitability

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PLUS MORE!

Jack Scherer is the author of three books: “The 21 Laws of Sales Success”, “Driving Profit” and “Selling to the Heart”. He has been featured in USA Today,

Success Magazine, Franchising World, Business Opportunities, and other national publications.

Target Audience: EVERYONE

PRESENTED BY JACK SCHERER

SELLING TO THE HEART: HOW MOST SALES ARE REALLY WON

11:00AM - 12:00PM - THURSDAY

In this seminar you will learn how most sales are really won…through communicating trust and not by having the lowest price. As an owner or manager,

you first have to sell yourself before you can sell your company’s products or services. This seminar will give you practical techniques to increase your sales

skills by selling yourself first and using these emotional triggers with each prospect you meet…

• becoming a trusted advisor

• discovering how people buy

• Igniting your passion

• using testimonials

• building self-confidence

• using humor effectively

• learning to really listen

• being more creative

• overcoming adversity

• branding yourself/company

• going the extra mile

• thinking “WIN...WIN”

• telling stories

• solving problems

• becoming a business partner

• showing you really care

Target Audience: EVERYONE

PRESENTED BY JACK SCHERER

MAXIMIZE YOUR DIGITAL PRESENCE IN 2018

9:30AM - 10:30AM - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

1. Be Seen = Brand visibility

2. Get Clicks = Optimize your Ads to drive customers to you

Google has re-invented the way we interact with the internet. The trend of innovation and ingenuity is here to stay. Join us to learn about Google

AdWords and how it can be an invaluable tool for creating new business prospects. Google AdWords is a Pay-Per-Click program with extensive

optimization features. This requires knowledge and understanding to utilize effectively. Andy will teach you how to set up Adwords, create landing pages,

monitor results, and improve upon your program. Walk away feeling better educated on the digital marketing tools available and management tips you

should be implementing online.

Some of the teaching material will include:

• A real-life success story

• Measuring your online ROI

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• How to optimize landing pages for tracking and conversion

• A video from our personal Google rep

In closing, we will be available to answer all your questions about AdWords and give direct, honest, unfiltered feedback.

Target Audience: General Contractors, Home Inspectors, Flooring, Roofing, and Pest/Wildlife Service Providers

PRESENTED BY ANDY PATEL

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS SCHEDULING: STARTING WITH THE RIGHT FOOT!

11:00AM - 12:00PM - THURSDAY

No matter how large or small the construction project, an efficient, well-thought-out schedule is crucial to achieving success. The schedule manages all

aspects of a job, such as adjusting staff requirements at various stages, overseeing materials deliveries and equipment needs, organizing inspections,

and estimating time needs for curing and settling—all of which requires a deep understanding on the part of the scheduler.

Target Audience: General Contractors, Builders, Sub-Contractors, Developers, Home Builders, Remodelers, Interior Designers, Property Owners

and Managers, Architects, and Engineers

PRESENTED BY SALEH MUBARAK

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QUICKBOOKS: IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

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9:30AM - 10:30AM - WEDNESDAY

QuickBooks is the #1 selling accounting software for small and medium-sized business. It is used in a variety of industries and countries. That being the

case, you may be wondering if it is right for you. With all the choices, how do you choose?

In this session, you will:

• Learn the differences between the Desktop Version and the Online Version

• Explore ways QuickBooks can be used to manage your business

• Discover the pros and cons of each version

• And much more…

MORNING

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Target Audience: General Contractors, Builders, Sub-Contractors, Developers, Home Builders, Remodelers, Interior Designers, Property Owners

and Managers, Architects, and Engineers

PRESENTED BY BERNADETTE HARRIS

GOT QUICKBOOKS: NOW WHAT?

1:00PM - 2:00PM - WEDNESDAY

QuickBooks is much more than a check register. However, most business owners only use 20% of its features. QuickBooks is a powerful accounting

software that could be used to effectively manage million dollar businesses.

In this session, you will:

• Discover how to restrict access to administrative staff

• Explore ways to use reports to make business decisions

• Learn how to manage the cost of each job

• And much more…

Target Audience: General Contractors, Builders, Sub-Contractors, Developers, Home Builders, Remodelers, Interior Designers, Property Owners

and Managers, Architects, and Engineers

PRESENTED BY BERNADETTE HARRIS

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THE OPIOD CRISIS: CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

9:30AM - 10:30AM - THURSDAY

Prescription pill overdose is now the leading cause of preventable deaths over motor vehicle crashes, and opioids are the main contributor to these

fatalities. Discover how and why drug abuse is damaging your business and impacting your bottom line, and learn ways you can protect your workplace

from the national opioid crisis.

Learning Objectives:

1. Which drugs are affecting the workplace and which employees are abusing them

2. Workplace risks and loss associated with drug abuse

3. Solutions to prevent drug abuse before it begins in the workplace

4. Best practices for rehabilitation

5. Best practices for monitoring employees to prevent future abuse

Take-aways for Attendees:

1. Attendees will learn current drug abuse statistics compiled from National Safety Council, CDC, and the National Vital Statistics System Mortality

File.

2. Attendees will understand the profound financial impact of opioid and drug abuse in the workplace from decreased productivity, increased

healthcare costs, increased turnover rates and additional loss.

3. Attendees will be able to identify solutions for identifying drug abuse in the workplace, rehabilitating employees and preventing future abuse.

Target Audience: Human Resources, General Contractors, Owners, Managers, Directors

PRESENTED BY JODY JERNIGAN

NARROW THE SEARCH, FILTER THE DEAL - SUCCESSFUL DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS FROM CLOSING TO

CLOSING

9:30AM - 10:30AM - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

David Hauser, the UP Team and UP Associates present a winning approach to vetting and executing residential design-build projects. This educational

session caters to design+build, real estate and development professionals involved in single family residential work in metropolitan areas.

Talking Points:

• Understanding your Client (Client Types and Preparation)

• Find the Deal (Prospecting)

• Close the Deal, Begin the Project! (Do’s and Don’ts)

• Build the Team (Professional Preparation)

• Vet the Deal (The Deal Filter)

• Question and Answer Session with the UP Team and Professional Associates.

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Target Audience: Design+build, Real Estate and Development professionals involved in single family residential work in metropolitan areas

PRESENTED BY DAVID HAUSER

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EVALUATING ESTIMATES MORE EFFECTIVELY TO DISCOVER TOOLS TO EVALUATE MULTIPLE ESTIMATES

ON COMPLEX PROJECTS

9:30AM - 10:30AM - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

This is a working session to discover tools to effectively evaluate multiple estimates on complex projects.

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Tools to effectively evaluate multiple estimates on complex projects. When you have a large project that requires multiple estimates from multiple

companies, what do you do to organize and create a plan? How do you evaluate your estimates, know how much you should spend and at what cost,

how do you know your estimates are accurate, and how do you create a timeline? What do you know about bidding and licensing, as well as the proper

permitting? Learn the answers in this class.

Target Audience: Property Managers

PRESENTED BY BRIAN JOHNSON

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AS A NEW BUILDER

9:30AM - 10:30AM - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

This session will discuss the key things every new builder needs to know to aim for the Peaks and avoid the Pitfalls. The market is hot right now with

lots of investors entering the market and small builders re-entering the market. Inventory is low so the natural progression is new construction. We’ll

discuss setting realistic expectations for yourself, the market and your team. If you want to know what they don’t teach you in class...this is the session

for you!

Target Audience: General Contractors, Builders, Sub-Contractors, Developers, Home Builders, Remodelers, Interior Designers, Property Owners

and Managers, Architects, and Engineers

PRESENTED BY RHONDA MORGAN

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THE NEW OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIAL

STANDARDS FOR THE CONTROL OF RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA (RCS)

12:30PM - 2:00PM - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Course provides a brief overview of the new Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s Construction Industrial Standards for the Control of

Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). Presentation will focus of the history of silica exposures, health effect of RCS exposure, methods of exposure control,

and employee exposure monitoring. Instructor lead discussion following the presentation will focus of the impact of compliance with new OSHA

standard and project administration and construction scheduling.

Target Audience: Architects, Engineers, Construction Program Managers, Construction Superintendents, Health and Safety Managers

PRESENTED BY DARRYL WATSON

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HOW TO FIND, INTERVIEW AND HIRE GOOD EMPLOYEES IN A TIGHT CONSTRUCTION LABOR MARKET

9:30AM - 10:30AM - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

This session will discuss the key things every new builder needs to know to aim for the Peaks and avoid the Pitfalls. The market is hot right now with lots

of investors entering the market and small builders re-entering the market. Inventory is low so the natural progression is new construction. We’ll discuss

setting realistic expectations for yourself, the market and your team. If you want to know what they don’t teach you in class...this is the session for you!

Target Audience: General Contractors, Builders, Sub-Contractors, Developers, Home Builders, Remodelers, Interior Designers, Property Owners and

Managers, Architects, and Engineers

PRESENTED BY JENN HARRIS

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What a business

stands for can

mean as much as

what it does

BY NEWSUSA

If you’ve ever seen the 1980s movie

“Wall Street,” you probably recall Gordon

Gekko saying that “greed is good.”

He may have been a bit shortsighted.

Times are changing and so are people’s

attitudes about corporate America.

In fact, a recent survey conducted

by the insurance company Aflac suggests

Gekko’s days are numbered.

Survey Revelations

Here are some of the things the study found:

* 79 percent of consumers believe

companies that stay true to

their ethics and values outperform

others in their field.

* When it comes to millennials,

who are 80 million strong with a

$200 billion annual purchasing

power, 92 percent are more likely

to patronize an ethical company.

* 81 percent of consumers are

more likely to purchase from corporations

that are active in philanthropic

efforts year-round as

opposed to only in times of need.

* 60 percent of investors would

sacrifice profit for ethical standards

when making long-term investment

decisions.

COMPANIES SHOULD CONSIDER

So what is an effective corporate philosophy when it comes to social

responsibility? In a day of instant access to information, consumers

— many of whom have been influenced by such much-publicized

issues as Enron, bank scandals, high unemployment and

recession — have become much more observant of the actions of

corporations, and they’re skeptical.

To stay successful, companies are going to have to shift their priorities.

Of course, profit is essential to stay in business, but there

are presently impediments to profits that didn’t even exist 25 years

ago. For example, the study shows millennials have vastly different

and stronger demands for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and

philanthropy than do those who are over the age of 35. Interestingly,

parents share millennials’ desire to do business with companies

that give back, while non-parents have greater indifference. These

are important considerations in today’s environment.

Combining a greater demand for social responsibility and the fact

that the sustained program is preferred by consumers over the opportunistic

donations in times of need, companies now must plan

their approach to CSR. Companies that have lasting relationships

with philanthropic causes (as Aflac does with fighting children’s

cancer) are viewed with favor by a growing portion of people affecting

the nation’s economy.

Corporate giving, however, is not the only determinant of a company’s

reputation. Respondents also see integrity as extremely important,

so an effective CSR philosophy should promote the integrity

of the company, which can manifest itself in many ways.

One such factor is diversity. In fact, 65 percent of respondents

agree that the higher a company’s ethical standards, the more diverse

the workplace will be.

PROTECT YOUR REP

In today’s culture, businesses that make mistakes are often scolded

on social media as being careless or unresponsive to the community.

If a company is caught cutting corners or is seen as less than

transparent, a steady drumbeat of criticism can threaten its very

existence or cause significant costs to overcome the infraction.

After all, the old saying “a reputation is hard to earn but easily lost”

is generally true. Companies would do well to heed it.

Learn More

For more information about the insurance company and its support

of childhood cancer research and treatment, go to www.aflac.com.

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Booth #444

Canyon Bath carries a refined selection of

extraordinary items to finish out your

bathroom. From best quality traditional

cast iron tubs and unique modern

acrylic tubs to ornate faucets and

solidly engineered drains,

we have the fixtures you need.

1649 SANDS PLACE, SUITE D

MARIETTA, GA 30067

(678) 431-5161

FAX: (866) 446-8971

INFO@CANYONBATH.COM

678-431-5161

canyonbath.com

Booth #440

FREE $235

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Affordable Health &

Wellness Programs

how Special

Give us a try, nothing to lose

and everything to gain

3 Free Drug Screens = Value $165

2 Free Saliva Alcohol Test = Value $70

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Why You Need a

Charpy Test

AUTHOR JEFF WEIGANG

writer for ezinearticles.com

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REA-

SONS AS TO WHY YOU WANT

A CHARPY TEST CONDUCTED.

ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE

CHARPY V-NOTCH TEST, IT IS

A STANDARDIZED TEST THAT DEFINES

THE HIGH STRAIN-RATE. IT WILL ENSURE

YOU UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE

AMOUNT OF ENERGY BEING ABSORBED

BY A MATERIAL DURING A FRACTURE.

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WITHOUT HAVING THIS TEST CON-

DUCTED, IT COULD LEAD TO A VARIETY

OF PROBLEMS. YOU WANT TO TRY AND

AVOID ISSUES FROM THE VERY BEGIN-

NING, WHICH IS WHY THE TEST NEEDS TO

BE SCHEDULED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


AVOID BIG PROBLEMS

You need to be sure you are doing everything possible to

avoid major problems. Metal could be used on ships, offshore

rigs, skyscrapers, and industrial equipment. If you don’t know

how ductile or brittle the metal is, it could easily snap without a

moment’s notice.

What would happen if the metal breaks in half? You could be

risking the welfare of your employees, a potential chemical spill,

or all sorts of other problems. This is not only going to drive employee

morale down, but it could end up costing you millions of

dollars. If the press gets a hold of the news story, you could lose

everything.

There have been plenty of problems in history that could

have been avoided with a Charpy test, including the sinking of

the Titanic.

MAKE BETTER DECISIONS

A lot of it comes down to making better decisions regarding

the construction or fabrication of a project. You need to choose

the right metal for the job. While you can read all about the features

and characteristics of an alloy, you don’t truly know the

brittle behavior until you put it through a Charpy test.

The sample metal is given a notch. It is then swung in a pendulum

and knocked against an anvil on the other side of the notch.

When this happens, it’s possible to record the amount of energy

absorbed by the material. It’s also possible to look at whether

the notch grew as a result of being hit.

This test can then be conducted over and over again in different

temperatures. You can find out if it becomes more brittle

in high or low heat situations. With this information, you can

decide whether or not to use the alloy. You can also choose to

limit where the metal is used based on what the Charpy tests

revealed.

SCHEDULING THE TEST

When you’re ready for a Charpy test to be scheduled, you

have to be realistic about what you want the test to reveal. You

will know the absorbed energy. If you want to know the lateral

expansion and crystallinity, be sure to let the third party know.

Let them know the temperature range for exposure, too.

With the results of the test in hand, you can make better decisions

about every project you get involved in.

Ranger Steel has always strived to form personal relationships

with customers in a wide variety of industries. The industries

we serve are as follows: ship building, oil and gas, mining,

light and heavy commercial and industrial construction; service

centers; as well as fabricators for heavy plate, vessel and heat

exchangers, storage tanks, bridges, electrical transmission, and

railcars.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9866545

TECH IN BUILDING

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Booth #545

• 12 Level I Granite Colors

• 6 Level I Quartz Colors

• Laser Templating

• All CNC Cutting

• Commercial / Residential / Multi Family

• Wholesale Direct

• Five Door Colors

• All Wood Cabinet

• Online Ordering

• All Soft Close Doors and Drawers

Call Us:

Granite South – 770-285-7771

Call Us:

CWC –888-723-8821

Booth #334

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Low Maintenance

Superior UV Protection

E84 Rating for Indoor Use

E108 Fire Rating for Rooftops

Safe for Indoor & Outdoor Use

Residential and Commerical Use

USDA Certified BioBased Product

Manufactured in the USA

BioCel is a registered registered trademark trademark of

of Universal Textile Textile Technologies Technologies

Plant Based Technology

Home of

The FIRST synthetic turf

to be warranted

against reflective burns!

Visit Booth #532, to learn more about the Go Green Difference!

www.GoGreenSynTurf.com

www.Integriturf.com

WWW.HALLWAYUSA.COM

NOTIFICATIONHALLWAYUSA.COM

404-480-4255

3630 NORTH PARKWAY

CUMMING, GA 30040

Booth #124

COMMERCIAL &

RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING

FOR CONTRACTORS

HALLWAY PLUMBING SPECIALIZES IN MULTI-FAMILY, SENIOR LIVING, HOTELS, AND RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION.

OUR TEAM IS DEDICATED TO ENSURE YOUR PROJECT IS SUCCESSFUL.

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Selecting a Contractor for

Commercial Interior

Exterior Remodeling

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Just like homeowners only spend on renovation once every few years, commercial

projects too must be remodeled to suit the current needs and requirements. The

first step is planning the project. This is the point where you decide the requirements,

consider the budget, and select the tasks or aspects that need immediate

attention and the ones that can be ignored for now. The remodeling project may

include a new segment of the property too. To do all of that within a fixed budget,

you need to find a commercial contractor.

1. Make your notes

What kind of remodeling project do you have in mind? If you know your requirements,

discussing things further with your renovation contractor will be easier than ever. The list

should be made in sync with your priorities. For example, remodeling the conference room

of your business premises might be more urgent than redesigning the roof lounge. You

need to prioritize your expectations, which will also come handy for budgeting.

2. Finding a contractor

Today, commercial contractors have their own websites, so finding a few options in your

city shouldn’t be a challenging task. However, you should check for references with your

industry friends and colleagues. Contractors and architectural services that deal with new

projects may also take up remodeling tasks, so don’t shy away from contacting the top

services.

3. Know more

Don’t hire a contractor unless you are sure of what they can achieve for your project. To

get a good idea if they are the right choice, you need to check their previous projects.

A commercial contractor who has been around for more than a decade will have the

necessary experience, and in the ideal case, they wouldn’t shy away from discussing their

portfolio. Check the range of commercial projects they have done in recent years and if

they specialize in managing contracts on a lower budget.

4. Set a budget

As a client, you probably know what you can afford to spend on the remodeling project.

Quite evidently, the prime task is to find a contractor who can achieve more than what’s

on the table. On your first meeting, ask them to offer a clear picture of their charges, how

they plan to manage the project and the things they can realistically achieve for your needs,

keeping the budget in mind. Many contractors and commercial remodeling services may

customize their work to suit your needs, and that’s surely an added benefit.

5. Finally, check the expertise of the

concerned contractor

A company that deals in new projects and take up remodeling work should be your first

preference. Check if they are willing to share client references and whether they have

succeeded in managing a diverse portfolio in their years of operation.

b

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

and

Check online get started, and don’t forget to get a contract ready, with the relevant

terms and conditions. Commercial remodeling work can take time, and you would want a

company that builds relationships too.

AUTHOR HAMPRY GOMES

writer for ezinearticles.com

NEED ASSISTANCE FOR A COMMERCIAL REMODELING PROJECT?

READ ON TO FIND OUT WHAT ASPECTS MATTER WHEN SELECT-

ING AN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REMODELING CONTRACTOR!

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Booth #115

BATH FITTER — BOOTH 309

AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

BATHFITTER.COM

6155-B JIMMY CARTER BLVD

Norcross, GA 30071

(770) 938-2700

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Booth #426

Successful creativity is a fundamental principle at Huber Engineered Woods. We search for new ways to solve problems. We never settle for

the expected or accepted norm, and always search for methods that will help us deliver the highest quality products and service possible. It's

a different way of doing business. Not just innovative thinking, not simply maverick approaches, but creativity that makes a difference.

STRENGTH + POWER.

SPEC IT RIGHT.

Fewer steps result in faster installation. In fact, ZIP SystemTM tape installs 40% faster

when compared to traditional housewrap. It’s a one-of-a-kind structural roof and wall

system with a built-in energy-efficient barrier that keeps moisture out and reduces air

leakage, while still allowing panels to properly dry. Plus, it installs in two easy steps: 1.

Install the panels, 2. Tape the seams.

www.zipsystem.com

Rated #1 in quality every year for over a decade in Builder Magazine’s

annual nationawide survey of builders. No other subfloor panel

matches the award-winning quality and performance.

www.advantechquiet.com

Booth #509

On-Stop Shop for

Commercial Insurance

We provide multi-line services by

combing all your insurance needs

into one package.

Commercial Auto

General Liability

Workers Compensation

Contractor Liability

Commercial Umbrella

and more!

Call us for a free quote and to work with a

business that is professional, honest, efficient,

offers financing on premium, has expedient

claims servicing, and can help you with quality

products and services at reasonable prices.

Call us: (718) 972-8808 Email Us: info@tisony.com

tisony.com

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SAVING THE PLANET

MEANS MORE THAN

RENEWABLES

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, LIKE SOLAR PANELS, WILL NEVER REPLACE

FOSSIL FUELS UNTIL ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVES.

BY NEWSUSA

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When it comes to going green, the talk begins and ends

with renewable energy. But to effect real environmental

change, the world’s going to need more than solar

power alone.

IN JUNE 2008, CHINA AND INDIA, ALONG WITH THE GROUP

OF EIGHT COUNTRIES -; JAPAN, THE U.S., BRITAIN, GERMANY,

RUSSIA, SOUTH KOREA, CANADA AND ITALY -; VOWED TO

INVEST IN MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES. BUT TO CRE-

ATE TRULY SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES, RENEWABLE POWER

MUST BE COMBINED WITH ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING

MATERIALS.

GREEN BUILDING

The world can’t do better than building green. Buildings, between

their construction and their energy needs, currently create 43

percent of the world’s carbon emissions and consume 41 percent

of the energy generated -; that’s almost 50 percent more than the

transportation industry. To truly reduce carbon emissions, cities

need to build durable and energy-efficient structures that make

the most of renewable energies.

For example, one company, Alternative Construction Technologies

(ACTech), has developed a galvanized steel structural insulated

panel that is up to 65 percent more energy-efficient than other

building materials. The panels, which form the walls, roofs and

even floors, regulate indoor air temperature, so insulated-panel

buildings use less energy to run their heating and cooling systems.

The panels prove green in manufacture, too. Each panel contains

up to 73 percent reclaimed materials. ACTech panels

are Class-1 fire rated and resist structural damage caused

by moisture, insects and hurricane-strength winds. The panels’

durability can help reduce consumers’ insurance costs as well.

Workers require no special training, tools or materials to build

with ACTech panels. Developers can use ACTech panels to quickly

build strong, economical and healthy homes -; ACTech panels

improve indoor air quality.

Twenty-four cities now have green building mandates. But energy

efficiency has to move beyond low-flow faucets. Builders must

combine green building with renewable energy sources to reduce

carbon emissions and hedge against rising energy costs. Some

companies are starting to respond to this demand -; one solar

company can offer developers free solar roof tiles when builders

construct the building envelope with the ACTech panel system and

use the electricity generated.

For more information about green building, visit www.ACTechPanel.com

or call 1-800-859-8813. ACTech trades on the OTC Bulletin

under the symbol ACCY.

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GOOGLE ADWORDS FOR

CONSTRUCTION

GOOGLE ADWORDS CAN HELP GROW YOUR

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS

BY ATTRACTING NEW CUSTOMERS ONLINE.

ON AVERAGE, GOOGLE PROCESSES 3.5

BILLION SEARCHES DAILY, TRANSLATING INTO

THOUSANDS OF POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS

LOOKING FOR CONTRACTOR SERVICES EACH

DAY. BELOW, WE BREAK DOWN SOME COMMON

QUESTIONS REGARDING GOOGLE ADWORDS

AND EXPLAIN WHY SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING

(SEM) HAS THE HIGHEST RETURN COMPARED TO

TRADITIONAL ADVERTISING METHODS.

WHAT IS GOOGLE ADWORDS?

Simply put, AdWords is Google’s online advertising

platform. It works with Google’s search listings to target

potential customers and strategically place ads before top

organic listings. All of this, without extensive search engine

optimization (SEO).

For example, you have a general contracting business and

you want to attract people in your service area who want to

remodel their home. A potential customer types in “home

contractor.” Google combs through billions of web pages,

blogs, and other listings to find the most relevant results. The

search query returns thousands of pages of organic results,

many of which are other businesses offering similar home

construction services. Research shows the first page of search

results gets over 75 percent of clicks. Google AdWords allows

you to take advantage of these searches by prominently

displaying your ad above relevant search results.

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In 2016,

Americans

spent nearly

three hours a

day on their

mobile devices.

They search

for products

and services

and local

businesses.

MARKETING

HOW DOES

ADWORDS WORK?

The concept is simple. You define the

words or phrases most relevant to your

services and AdWords lets you choose

when and where you want your ads to

show. Google Adwords offers incredible

tools for segmenting your audience. You

can target ads to show only to a certain

demographic, during a certain time, on a

specific device, and to people in a particular

state, region, city or even zip code.

You can be as detailed or vague as you

like, for example, you can target:

• Only Males

• Between the ages of 35 - 65

• In the top 50% national household

income level

• On Tuesday between noon and 4PM

• In a specific zip code

Anytime a search query matches the

keywords and audience criteria, the ad

will be displayed.

WHERE CAN MY AD

APPEAR?

Your ad can appear in places all over the

web with Google Display Ads. Google’s

Display network can show your ad

across thousands of apps, websites,

blogs, and even YouTube. Everyday

millions of people access the web from

their smartphones. In 2016, Americans

spent nearly three hours a day on their

mobile devices. They search for products

and services and local businesses. Your

customers are on the move and with

AdWords your business can be wherever

your customers are.

HOW DOES

ADWORDS GROW

MY BUSINESS?

When done correctly, building and

construction service companies see the

greatest return from internet marketing.

Google Adwords can help you manage

and control how much you spend on

online advertising. You set the maximum

amount you are willing to spend and you

only pay when someone clicks on your

ad and visits your site. This is called Pay-

Per-Click (PPC) advertising. You can set

your PPC budget based on the potential

sales you can earn per converted lead.

Remember, you only pay per click. The

goal with Adwords is to:

• Show up for the right searches

• Create catchy ads that make sense

for each group of keywords

• Create landing pages that drive

customers to take action

With search engine algorithms always

changing, its essential for businesses to

implement up-to-date best practices in

order to claim high search rankings. Internet

marketing has expanded beyond SEO and

Google Adwords has proven success in the

building and construction industry.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andy Patel is the CEO of K-3 Marketing,

an internet marketing firm located in

Atlanta, GA. Working directly with

Google, Andy has got the “art” of internet

marketing down to a science. Since 2005,

K-3 Marketing has helped many building

and construction companies attract online

visitors and convert them into leads.

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ATLANTA

CONSTRUCTION RESOURCE GUIDE

BATH PRODUCTS

CANYON BATH — BOOTH 444 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

canyonbath.com

1649 SANDS PL STE D, MARIETTA GA 30067

(770) 518-1816

Canyon Bath is your supplier of claw-foot tubs and bathroom fixtures. We sell factory-direct bath products that give you the best in price and quality.

BUILDING MATERIALS - WOOD PRODUCTS / ENGINEERED

HUBER CORPORATION — BOOTH 426 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

huberwood.com/advantech/home-advantech / huberwood.com/zipsystem/home-zip-system

1403 PRINCESTON DR, STATHAN GA 30666

(706) 308-6821

Now you can keep the peace from jobsite to homesite by combining the moisture resistance, stiffness and fastener-holding power of AdvanTech®

subfloor panels with the polyurethane bond of NEW AdvanTech subfloor adhesive. A revolutionary new approach to building enclosures, ZIP

System® sheathing and tape streamlines the weatherization process with an integrated water- and air-resistive barrier that delivers moisture and air

protection in one, easy-to-install system.

DRUG TESTING

GEORGIA ON-SITE LAB TESTING — BOOTH 440 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

125 W TAYLOR ST / GRIFFIN GA 30223

(678) 982-3772

Georgia On-Site Lab Testing Services offers a full range of mobile lab services throughout the state of Georgia.

ELECTRIC

MILLER ELECTRIC COMPANY — BOOTH 819 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

mecojax.com

2251 ROSSELLE ST / JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32204

(904) 388-8000

We provide quality electrical and voice/data services across the country and have the resources and logistics to do any size project.

EQUIPMENT

MASON TRACTOR COMPANY — BOOTH 301 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

WWW.MASONTRACTOR.COM

1050 APPALACHIAN HWY, blue ridge ga 30513

(770) 957-3370

We buy, sell, and trade Kubota, New Holland, Massey Ferguson, Bandit, Stihl, and Badger equipment at Mason Tractor Co. Products such as Zero Turns,

Utility Vehicles, Chippers, Grinders, etc.

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ATLANTA

CONSTRUCTION RESOURCE GUIDE

EQUIPMENT - SCAFFOLDING

SCAFFOLD DIRECT SUPPLIES — BOOTH 645 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

scaffolddirectsuppliers.com

1175 BUFORD HWY STE 101 / Suwanee GA 30024

(770) 314-9039

Scaffold Direct Suppliers began with the desire to offer the construction industry a modern, innovative way to purchase the equipment they need

in a fast and easy manner through the internet. We are a wholesaler of high quality, industrial grade products. We provide scaffolding products

with design specifications of over 40 years experience to meet the needs of our customers.

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EQUIPMENT - WALL LIFT

WALL-LIFT INC — BOOTH 220 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

wall-lift.com

2033 IRISH PATCH, ROCKINGHAM VA 22802

(540) 246-2561

Each Wall-Lift is rated to hoist wall sections up to 25’ long and up to 440 lb. The extra long 15’ control cord on the winch allows a single operator

to raise sections up to 50’ and 880 lb if a second Wall-Lift is purchased.

FACILITY SERVICES

ALL PHASE FACILITY SERVICES — BOOTH 441 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

6050 ROSWELL RD STE 221 / ATLANTA, GA 30328

(404) 769-0128

Post Construction Cleanup, Pressure Washing, Window Cleaning, and More

FIRE PROTECTION

GLOBAL FIRE PROOF SOLUTIONS — BOOTH 142 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

globalfire.us

7067 CANPEY ROAD / GROVELAND FL 34736

(877) 751-0990

Global Fireproof Solutions utilizes only the most thoroughly tested and highest-performing Intumescent and Fire Retardant coatings, in addition

GFS regularly performs burn demonstrations on our own Certified Fireproofing Applications.

FLOORING

BECKLERS CARPET — BOOTH 445 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

www.bmcflooring.com

3051 N DUG GAP RD, Dalton GA 30720

800-476-6023

A complete range of residential products in an impressive, yet simple sample presentation, that advertises your business in a manner few can

match. Add the little things like, extensive color lines, 75 Ft. Roll Price Program, no annual fees, and limited program distribution, to the obvious

advantages a private program offers, and this program becomes a true marketing tool.

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ATLANTA

CONSTRUCTION RESOURCE GUIDE

FLOORING

WOODWUDY WHOLESALE FLOORING — BOOTH 439 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

woodwudy.com

163 GLEN STREET NORTH / FAYETTEVILLE, GA 30214

(877) 966-3983

Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring offers hardwood, waterproof flooring (LVT/LVP) & flooring supplies at wholesale prices online and in store for our

customers.

FORKLIFTS

TOYOTA FORKLIFTS OF ATLANTA — BOOTH 115 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

atlantaforklifts.com

822 PROGRESS INDUSTRIAL BLVD, LAWRENCEVILLA GA 30043

(404) 797-1255

Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta is the authorized forklift dealer in Northern Georgia representing the number one selling Lift Truck in America and the

world, Toyota Forklift. Toyota is known throughout the forklift industry for efficiency, quality, and performance.

GRANITE & QUARTZ

GRANITE SOUTH / CABINET WHOLESALE CONNECTIONS — BOOTH 545 AT THE BUILD

EXPO SHOW

3633 SOUTHLAND DR. / FLOWERY BRANCH, GA 30542

GRANITE SOUTH – 770-285-7771

CWC –888-723-8821

Granite, Quartz, and Wholesale cabinets available for Commercial and Residential Construction

INSURANCE - COMMERCIAL AUTO

TRANSPORTATION INSURANCE OF NY INC — BOOTH 509 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

tisony.com

4216 8TH AVE, BROOKLYN NY 11232

(917) 807-1358

As an independent insurance agency, we help you find insurance solutions tailored to your individual needs. We draw from a vast pool of personal,

property and commercial insurance Policies. We invite you to explore our comprehensive consulting services and get to know our competent, friendly

and Professional Insurance Specialist.

PLUMBING & HVAC

MODERN AC PRODUCTS LLC — BOOTH 334 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

modernacproducts.com

3032 N FRAZIER ST, CONROE TX 77303

(334) 322-3253

The easiest and most effective way to protect your air conditioner’s emergency drain line from insects like mud daubers, dirt and other debris.

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ATLANTA

CONSTRUCTION RESOURCE GUIDE

PLUMBING

HALLWAY PLUMBING — BOOTH 124 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

hallwayusa.com

3630 NORTH PWKY / CUMMINS GA 30040

(678) 640-6985

Hallway Plumbing is a High Energy Plumbing Contractor, Providing Professional, Ethical, and Efficient Plumbing Services for General Contractors,

and Builders. We are dedicated to ‘Making It Happen’ through Strong Relationships, Quality Service and unmatched ‘Family Oriented’ Teamwork.

atlanta resources

SIGNAGE/ADA COMPLIANT

SIGNMOJO.COM — BOOTH 121 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

SIGNMOJO.COM

2156 AMNICOLA HWY, CHATTANOOGA TN 37406

(800) 348-1349

We know that you have choices when it comes to sign providers, but at SignMojo, we have more sign options, color options, and font options than

anyone else—and we give you control over the way you want your signs to look. At SignMojo you can choose your sign color, text color, and even

type in custom text in a matter of seconds.

TURF - ARTIFICIAL GRASS

GO GREEN SYNTHETIC LAWN SOLUTIONS — BOOTH 532 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

gogreensynturf.com

294 HENNON WAY / DALTON GA 30720

(706) 280-0280

Water. Environmental concerns. Digging, mud puddles, and pet stains. Natural grass that just won’t grow. These are only a few of the issues that

homeowners deal with in pursuit of that sought after lush, beautiful, green yard.

UTILITY - BILLING & SUBMETER EQUIPMENT

DEPENDABILL SOLUTIONS — BOOTH 332 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

dependabillsolutions.com

294 HENNON WAY / DALTON, GA 30720

844-368-4765

Through utility submetering, and the installations of submetering systems, utility costs can be kept to a minimum and leakages can be stopped

before they become a problem. We now have a fair and equitable way to read and bill consumers for water, gas and electricity, as well as sewer and

garbage when needed.

WINDOWS & SIDING

ALSIDE SUPPLY CENTER — BOOTH 432 AT THE BUILD EXPO SHOW

alside.com

4850 N CHURCH LANE / ATLANTA GA 30339

(404) 655-3872

At Alside, our mission is to create successful partnerships with contractors, builders, distributors, and dealers by providing, installing, and

servicing industry leading exterior building products and solutions. Our passion is helping our partners create or restore exceptional residential,

multi-family, and light commercial structures that are energy-efficient, comfortable, long-lasting, and beautiful for the home.

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