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California People: Updates About Construction Professionals for February 2019

February 25th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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Rachel Vandenberg has been named senior vice president at Dewberry’s Long Beach, Calif., office. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Vandenberg has spent five years with Dewberry, overseeing the growth and expansion of its ports and intermodal practice across the East and West coasts. Her areas of expertise include port facilities, freight and commuter rail, […]

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Northern California Legacy: Architect Creatively Shapes the Bay Area

February 25th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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Shortly after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco in 1989, Clark Manus, CEO of Heller Manus Architects, assembled a group of local architects to help redesign and rebuild the devastated areas. The team, comprised of American Institute of Architects San Francisco members, produced a report that evaluated the benefits of removing the damaged Embarcadero Freeway. […]

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GM Posts Strong Profit Beat, Reassuring Sign in Shaky Market

February 25th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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General Motors Co. (IW 500/4) reported fourth-quarter earnings that blew away estimates and reiterated the upbeat profit forecast for 2019 it gave last month.  The quarterly statement is good news for GM in an increasingly challenging environment. Global carmakers are fighting through slowing demand in all their major markets and a trading war between the U.S. and […]

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Best of CES 2019: A Blur of Industrial Innovation

February 25th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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CES 2019 has come and gone, and nothing as ironic as a massive blackout or horrific as LG’s anti-social home robot hit the consumer gadget show, though the U.S.-China trade standoff and government shutdown affected the amount of exhibitors (20% less Chinese merchants) and speakers (FCC chairmain Ajit Pai and others cancelled). But overall the Las Vegas […]

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CEOs Scramble to Avoid US Tariffs in Trade War With China

February 25th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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Paul Shekoski is not sitting idly by waiting for the U.S.-China trade war to end. Shekoski’s company relies on imports of weather-monitoring devices it has made in China. But last year, it paid more in duties than it made in profit because of President Donald Trump’s tariffs. Now he’s examining every legal option to avoid […]

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What Makes a Great Manufacturing Leader?

February 25th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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In early 20th century manufacturing, leadership happened from the top down. It was not only dirty, dark and dangerous, it was paternalistic. Good paychecks and solid pensions meant the boss gave orders and everyone else took them. Henry Ford kept tabs on his employees on their off hours and bought out his investors when he […]

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The Rising Trend in California Construction Starts

January 22nd, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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Single family residential (SFR) starts rose 10% over one year earlier in the six-month phase ending September 2018. Multi-family construction starts also increased, rising 7% from a year earlier. This rate of rise is down from earlier in 2018 for both types of construction. Multi-family construction was down in 2016 but rebounded slightly in 2017, ending the year 6% above 2016. Demand for […]

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Flood Insurance Facts

January 21st, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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Flooding is the nation’s number one natural disaster. While floods occur in every area of the country, many property owners remain unprepared. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a Federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance as a protection against flood losses. Participating in the NFIP is based on an […]

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What Is Scheduled Personal Property?

January 21st, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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While personal property coverage is an important part of your homeowners insurance, it’s a good idea to take a close look at your policy to understand what this coverage may help protect. You may find that an additional coverage, known as scheduled personal property, can help provide greater protection for some of your most valued […]

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How Your Home Insurance Rate is Determined

January 21st, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Chris Larmore

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These are some of the common elements insurers look at when calculating your home insurance cost. Rebuilding cost of your home If your house were totally destroyed, this is the amount it would take to get it back to its former condition. The rebuilding cost is often different than the purchase price of your home […]

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