98.13 Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., was named the 2014 National Kitchen & Bath Association College of the Year. There are more than 50 schools that have either earned NKBA accreditation or have started the process and hold NKBAsupported status. 50 The National Weather Service’s temperature outlook for November, December and January indicates enhanced probabilities for abovenormal temperatures in the far west, across the northern contiguous U.S., to the northeast and southward to the mid-Atlantic. The chances for above-normal temperatures are greatest along the Pacific Coast and along the northern tier from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes with probabilities exceeding 50%. Below-normal temperatures are favored from New Mexico to Louisiana. 939 AD’s PHCP Division’s North American meeting attracted a record breaking 939 attendees to Las Vegas in early October. That was an increase of 9% over 2014. The NAM attracted 147 first-time attendees and representatives from more than 335 companies in the United States and Canada 5.5 On a positive note,CMD points out employment rates in the construction field continue to remain among some of the best in all major sub-sectors with only 5.5% of workers unemployed compared to 7% during the same time period a year ago. 56.6 56.6% of respondent’s to the American Supply Association’s Monthly Pulse Report reported an increase in gross margin percentages for October 2015 vs. October 2014. Company year-to-date profit before taxes increased for 48. 8% of the total sample. 26.1 Nonresidential construction starts declined 26.1% from August to September in the U.S., according to a new report from construction data provider CMD. September’s new construction total of $15 billion was 41% lower than September 2014, CMD notes. CMD points out the last time monthly starts were this weak was in February 2012 ($13.9 billion), which was partly due to severe winter weather. 10 From Reputation Management Associates’ Anthony Huey, who spoke at ASA’s recent Network2015 event, most presenters spend about 80% of their preparation time on content and only 20% practicing delivery. Huey says it should be 50-50 and encourages individuals to practice a new presentation 10 times out loud. 4.3 HARDI'S TRENDS REPORTPORT shows average sales for HARDI distributor members increased 4. 3% in September 2015. The annualized growth through August 2015 is 6.3%. The annual growth rate has remained close to 6% for the majority of the year, the group reported.
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