Month: October 2017

Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – October 31, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.819 The national average price of diesel rose by $0.022 compared to last week. Oil production in the Gulf Coast region is …

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Green Construction Surges Ahead

In a previous article I touched on how researchers are working on making coal-ash a green building material of the future. But there are other exciting developments in the green construction movement. Both construction firms and home-buyers are reaping substantial rewards. It’s been well-documented that many buyers attach a higher price-point to green homes. According …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – October 17, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.787 Both domestic and international forces are pushing up the price of diesel. The U.S. oil rig count fell for a fourth …

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Drug Shortage Fears After Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico

As I mentioned in my previous post about the 2017 hurricane season, Hurricane Maria did between $45 and $95 billion in damage to the island of Puerto Rico. This damage hit the island’s manufacturing industry as hard as the rest of the economy. Pharmaceuticals and medical devices are Puerto Rico’s leading exports. Because of this, healthcare …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – October 10, 2017

Weekly changes in the prices of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.776 The price of diesel dropped this week. But crude oil prices overall have been volatile. Traders are still trying to assess the …

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