You may have missed it, but the first day of Spring in North America was March 20, 2008. For those of you in the Southern hemisphere who have been enjoying fair weather, it is in sharp contrast to our regions that have been pelted with heavy snowfalls since Spring arrived.
Spring is often characterized by warmth, flowers and renewal. The brown-gray hues of winter yield to vibrant colors and outdoor activities. Who can't be excited about that? It also marks the construction industry kicking into gear - it's when many areas that are affected by cold and snow come to life.
There has been much discussion in the news regarding the US economy, the declining real estate prices, and the poor housing market. Sure, there are some challenges ahead, but let's be optimistic. There will still be thousands of new homes built in the US in 2008. There will still be thousands of commercial projects started in 2008. The population is still increasing and, they ultimately require housing. I ask you, "Is the glass half full or is it half empty?"
The challenges in the construction and housing market are helping improve our industry. With tightening market forces, industry suppliers must be more competitive and that doesn't mean lowering your price. Does your product or service differentiate you from your competitors? Is superior customer service ingrained in your staff? Is your product seen as responsible, GREEN or earth-friendly?
As this year's long-awaited Spring joins us in North America, I challenge you to renew your attitude and focus on the positive things in the construction industry and how you can make a positive difference. Whether you are selling or building, the time is ripe with opportunity. And please, don't forget to smell the flowers along the way. Good Selling.
Proven Energy Efficiencies
As part of our on-going development of materials to assist in the sale of Quad-Lock, we want to create a library of statistics about structures built with Quad-Lock Insulating Concrete Forms. You can help us by submitting your energy bills, along with the bills from a comparable house in your neighborhood for us to add to our library. When you do this Quad-Lock will pay your highest month's energy bill for your troubles.
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Apr. 16-17 Construction Expo of ME - Augusta, ME
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