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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

Nonunion Wages Continue To Gain - But Enough?

June 16, 2000
Amid a skilled labor shortage that has almost everyone in the industry groaning for help, construction craft wages are creeping up. But not enough, it seems, to noticeably increase the supply of labor.
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The Pay Still Stinks!

June 16, 2000
The shortage of skilled journeymen and service technicians won't end until pay scales match what they're worth.
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'Thanks For The Tip' Generates Good Ideas Galore

June 16, 2000
PM-sponsored program generates ideas galore at the PHCC-NA show.
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May The Next 1,000 Years Be Even Better

June 15, 2000
Plumbing has come a long way, but only in the last tenth of a millennium.
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The Pros & Cons Of Going Into Business For Yourself

June 15, 2000
Money is reason number one for - and against!
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The 'Energizer Bunny Economy' - How Long Can It Last?

June 13, 2000
Industry analysts are surprised by continued market strength.
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The American Dream, An American Nightmare

June 12, 2000
Subcontractors' entrepreneurial wanderlust is threatening the industry.
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NewsMaker Profiles

June 8, 2000
Blue Dot., which started out as ServiCenter USA, is a roll-up consolidator with a different twist.
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Environmentalism Gone Berserk

June 8, 2000
Asbestos abatement has cost an estimated $50 billion and counting, all to remove a threat that doesn't exist.
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The Pipe Trades Giants: Consolidation Shuffles The Deck

June 7, 2000
Acquisitions are making it hard to tell who's who among the industry players.
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