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March 1, 2018

In This Issue
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From Chelle Eliason, Executive Officer
 We are scheduling members as guests to be on our show into the late Summer and Fall.  
We would like to invite you to come in the studios and have a conversation about what your business does in the construction industry along with tips and tricks you can offer the consumer in regards to building, remodeling or repairing homes.
 Call me TODAY at 218-625-3441 to schedule a time. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Since February, the Arrowhead Builders Association has hosted the weekly broadcast of speaking of Homes on WDSM Radio (710 AM/96.1 FM or podcasts online) The show is called Speaking of Homes.  Erick Filby of Marvin Windows and myself, Chelle Eliason, ABA Executive Officer host the show.
Each week, the topic revolves around happenings in the housing industry.  We have special guests come in to discuss their projects, new products or trends, shared ideas and experiences and really showcase their business.  And it's FREE to join us!  

Twin Ports Area Contractor Summit
Come to hear about financing available for your customers:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 3 to 5 p.m.
Presentation at 3:30 One Roof Community Housing 12 E. Fourth St.
Duluth, MN 55805
Refreshments will be served!
One Roof's Lending Team will offer a FREE workshop to highlight unique loan programs that can assist your customers with home improvement financing.
One Roof Community Housing is located in the former Central Hillside Community Center (Lake Ave. &
4th St).
Please Join Us on March 6!
To register, call 218-727-5372 or, email dlewis@1roofousing.org

You've have made a solid business decision!  Thank you for being a committed member of the ABA 
and renewing your membership for another year!

Duluth HRA
Fairfield Inn - Duluth
Hallmark Building Supplies
Prime Appliance
RWC Construction Inc.
RYMEL Construction
St. Germain's Cabinets
Code Plus Construction
Confort Systems
Edina Realty
Energy Plus
Gerzin's Wood Wizards
Hovland Inc.
Legacy Custom Homes
Manion Truss & Components
North Shore Mortgage
Reliable Agency
Service Electric
Soumis Construction
The Carpentry Works LLC

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NAHB Rebate program
Watch the video below to find out how easy this is to recover your  members dues and start making money for the things you buy on your  building projects.

NAHB Membership Rebates How To
Watch this short video!

Builders Testimonials
"As a small to mid-size builder in a rura l market, we were   n't sure this would provide value for us. Our first quarterly rebate covered both our annual dues to our local home builders association and the staff time to complete the simple rebate request form. Three quarters of bonus rebates! Definitely a benefit worthy of membership! Gregg Moneyhun, Shelter Alternatives, Inc. (VA)

"The HBAV Rebate Program offers a great incentive for home builders in Virginia. We were very excited to receive over $2,300 dollars in rebates. There are a variety of companies and quality products involved with the program, with more being added.
every quarter. The submittal process is easy and painless, with minimal forms required. We look forward to receiving more rebates in the future." Caskey Hunt, Southern Development Homes (VA) "

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Canadian Softwood Lumber

American home builders need reasonably priced lumber to build homes that average working families can afford.
U.S. domestic production is not sufficient to meet demand. NAHB is working with the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to clear the regulatory hurdles that constrain domestic lumber production.

55+ Designs: How to Please a Diverse Clientele

If there is one word that unites the 55+ population, it is probably "diverse." There is no one-size-fits-all solution for this generation, from work to cars to home design. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 40 percent of the 55+ population is employed and makes up about one-quarter of the workplace-but they're not all toiling away at traditional, full-time jobs. They represent various cultures and pursue a multiplicity of living arrangements, from independent living to multi-generational households.

That's why any residential design for the 55+ marketplace-be it single-family dwellings, multi-unit buildings, or shared housing structures, such as those that accommodate grandparents, children and grandchildren-must be a response not only to the 55+ community's desires but also to the surrounding community and residents.

ABA 2018 Education Schedule 

March 5th. 2018
Residential Contractor 14 Hr CE and Dwelling Contractor Continuing Education 
*Online only*
Members $250 - Non Members $285
Work at your own pace 
WI/MN Approved  Online Course 
Minnesota This course includes:
*Construction Safety
*Professionalism for Contractors
*Project Management
*Business Contracts
*Estimating and Job Costing
*Liability and Risk Management
2015 MN Energy Code 

March 8th, 2018
Training Alliance Series
Members $10 - Non Members $15
Dave Ferkul and Mike Seliga
This session will review general requirements for PPE use, and guide participants in conducting a PPE hazard assessment.  Participant Q&A will further discuss PPE use, how it is selected and used, and the effectiveness in protecting workers from potential hazards.

March 21st, 2018  
Lead Abatement for Supervisors Refresher Training 
(1 day course): 
Cost $185.00
Greg Myers
Midwest Environmental Consulting
Location: ABA offices, 5255 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown

at:  http://www.midwestenvironmentalconsulting.com/bl/registration.html
This EPA/HUD course refresher training will review the Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovators with proper lead safe work practices. This course applies to those who work for compensation on pre-1978 residential properties, child occupied facilities or schools including, but not necessarily limited to painter, plumbers, electricians, handymen/handywomen, carpenters, renovation contactors, maintenance persons at schools or multi-housing facilities, etc.  
2018 Sherwin-Williams Paint Color
March Members Night Out

ABA Offices
5255 Maple Grove Rd.

Arrowhead Builders and 
Home Show   
April 4-8, 2018

April Members Night Out
4433 E Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55804

May Members Night Out
Host welcomed

Homes on Parade
May/June, 2018