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Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Founder of Labor Day
More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold." But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the…
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Just a reminder!!!Sale ends tomorrow!
Register now for theVOS Golf Tournamentto save $$ with theEarly Bird PricingFor details, see:http://chapters.cfma.org/ValleyOfTheSun/Golf_Brochure08242012.pdf
I'll let this article speak for itself.....

Chinese Manufacturing is Crashing. Economic slowdown: China confronts mounting piles of unsold goods. The recent headlines about the state of manufacturing in China aren’t generating a lot of sympathy in the U.S., where many manufacturers have adopted an adapt-or-perish approach to survival.
Experts say what’s really hurting the manufacturers in China — besides the mountains of unsold goods, the car dealerships overwhelmed with vehicles and overflowing factory warehouses — is the economic shell game the government insists on playing to conceal the depth of the problems from the Chinese people.
In the U.S., shuttered factories and surplus inventory are matters of public record.
But the Chinese government engages in creative accounting, adjusting or even eliminating certain economic data.
The Public Security Bureau no longer releases car registration data — coincidentally, dealers can’t find enough spots to park all the cars in their inven…
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….and congratulations to the final 9 on the Phoenix Business Journal list of top Commercial Building Contractors!
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….and congratulations to the next 10 on the Phoenix Business Journal list of top Commercial Building Contractors!
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….and congratulations to the next 10 on the Phoenix Business Journal list of top Commercial Building Contractors!
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Please join me in welcoming some great, new VoS CFMA members!
The VoS CFMA New Member Breakfast was held this morning at Romancing the Bean. It was great to meet these new members and get to know a little about them. We were surprised to find out that one of the new members is a native Phoenician, one is a transplant from Indiana and the other three were all from the Seattle area! Small world! Lisa Vaglio, Kris Newman & Lynne Pace all did their best to convey their enthusiasm for VoS CFMA to the new members, and it must have worked, because there are a couple of committee chairs that will be getting contacted by some of these new members! Please make sure you say ‘HI’ to these new members at our next lunch:
Welcome to all of you & we are so glad you are here!


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...and congratulations to the next 10 on the Phoenix Business Journal list of top Commercial Building Contractors!


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CONGRATULATIONS to the top 10 Commercial Building Contractors
as ranked by the August 10th issue of the Phoenix Business Journal. It is encouraging to see CFMA so well-represented throughout the list!


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File this under "I never would have guessed........." A boat dock now rests in mud at Morse Reservoir as water levels drop due to the current drought near Cicero, Indiana July 19, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Chris Bergin By Deborah ZabarenkoWASHINGTON | Wed Aug 8, 2012 11:53am EDTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - July was the hottest month in the continental United States on record, beating the hottest month in the devastating Dust Bowl summer of 1936, the U.S. government reported on Wednesday. It was also the warmest January-to-July period since modern record-keeping began in 1895, and the warmest 12-month period, eclipsing the last record set just a month ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.
the rest of this article can be read at:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/08/us-usa-heat-july-idUSBRE8770Y220120808
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Did you know that CFMA has its' own YouTube channel?
CFMA has a number of videos that will provide information, insight and entertainment to all of its' members! If you have not checked it out yet, it can be found at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/cfmaprinceton?feature=results_main

Each link on the home page leads to numerous other videos. Check them out - who knows - you might even see someone you know!

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