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Weekly Update: July 13, 2017

   The Iowa Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is leading the way in workforce development, currently servicing over 1,500 apprentices in their HVAC, electrical, plumbing and sheet metal programs. We met with them a few weeks ago and discussed a number of  topics.  Check out their cool new trailer that will be touring around to schools throughout Iowa.
Mike Rowe Contracted for Sure!
We’re really excited about bringing Mike Rowe to Central Iowa on September 28 and we’re seeking sponsors for the event.  It’s an expensive project.  Check out the sponsorship packages and contracts:
Sponsorship Packages
Sponsorship Contract
For more information contact Dan Knoup or Melisa Cox at 515-270-8500 or email Jay Iverson.
Fall Interns for Your Company?
We haven’t worked this angle hard enough, even though several members are quite successful at it.  Student internships provide a valuable opportunity for home builders, remodelers and other industry pros to engage with three talent resources to meet their skilled labor needs: high school students in career and technical education programs; community college students; and university students.
NAHB recently released a guide, Student Internships: Resources for NAHB Members, to help members understand work-study student-learning opportunities and how to determine the type of student resource that best fits your company’s needs. …
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Weekly Update: July 6, 2017

The 4th Annual Doug Mayo Golf Outing in the Books
We lucked out with the weather and had a great day at Copper Creek last Friday for the 4th Annual Doug Mayo Memorial Golf Outing.  The scholarship recipients had great things to say in front of the full crowd of 36 teams, everything flowed very well and it was basically a 4.5-hour round.  The event raises over $20k each year to provide scholarships to students entering the building trades.  We really appreciated having seven of our scholarship recipients and their parents take the time to travel and participate – Alec Brundell (Paul Brundell); Audrey Hefel (Doug and Sheila Hefel); Tanner Iverson (Jay Iverson); Drew Madden (Rick Madden); Michael Madden (Todd Madden); Caleb Statler (Jeremy Statler); and Abby Tornow (Sherry).
Commencement of Work Notices for Residential Projects – It Started Last Saturday
On July 1, 2017, House File 586 went into effect. This new law requires all “general contractors” as defined under the law (that is, all contractors who directly work for a homeowner) to timely file a C.O.W. Notice at the outset of each residential project to preserve their lien rights, regardless of whether subcontractors will be used on the project. Thus, even …
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