Posts Categorized: HBA Iowa Weekly Updates

Weekly Update: July 20, 2017

Was WOTUS Going to Stall Your Projects?
HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson is meeting with a Washington Post reporter this weekend and early next week in regards to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) – which was government overreach at the highest level and we worked really hard to squash it.  Supposedly the piece is going to be a pro-Trump article pointing towards his follow through on campaign promises.
So that’s the background and now here’s the ask – we are looking for individuals to talk to about WOTUS, specifically for those who applaud the revoking by Trump of this regulation that they saw as government overreach.  If you had a plan to build on your land and it was going to stall you out, that would be ideal – or if you are a particularly talkative landowner who hated the rule, that would be very helpful.  Obviously the Ag industry was even more of a target, but this reporter would like to concentrate on the land development side.  If you can help out, email Jay Iverson.
EPA, Corps Propose Changes to WOTUS Rule
With WOTUS already mentioned, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently proposed to replace the 2015 definition of the …
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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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