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Frank Blau

Frank Blau can be reached at Frank J. Blau Jr. & Associates, 12221 W. Fairview, Milwaukee, WI 53226. 1-800-FLAT RATE. Fax: 414/258-3307. Web site:


FAREWELL COLUMN!<br>Gone Hunting And Fishing<br>Frank Blau

February 1, 2003
It's time to pass the torch to a new generation.
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The Four Legs Of Financial Security <br>Frank Blau

January 1, 2003
Most contractors teeter on only one or two when it comes to retirement.
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Open Letter To Progressive Service Contractors<br>Frank Blau

December 1, 2002
A dream came true with the formation of Contractors 2000.
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Reasons Why Contractors Go Out Of Business

November 1, 2002
When the minuses weigh more than the pluses, you might be better off working for someone else.
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Snipers Hide Out On The Road To Success

October 1, 2002
You will be criticized for trying to run your business the way it should be run.
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Forget Dollars -- Zoom In On Percentages<br>Frank Blau

September 3, 2002
You can tell at a glance how a service company is doing simply by looking at two key percentages.
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The Impact Of Material Sales<br>Frank Blau

August 1, 2002
The numbers tell a bleak story for the installation-only contractors who work for Home Depot.
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The UA&#8217;s Missed Opportunity<br>Frank Blau

July 3, 2002
The union keeps talking about going after the service market, but nobody I know has seen it.
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Partnership Or Serfdom?<br>Frank Blau

June 3, 2002
Does working for a Big Box sound too good to be true? It probably is!
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Will You Work Yourself To Death?<br>Frank Blau

April 30, 2002
Most of you baby boomers and your faithful associates have nothing to look forward to in retirement.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.


Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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