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CON­STRUC­TION JOBS CON­TINUE TO CLIMB

The U.S has added 315,000 con­struc­tion sec­tor jobs over the past 12 months, a 4.5% in­crease com­pared to Septem­ber 2017. Florida had the high­est an­nual growth in the con­struc­tion sec­tor at 14.8%, which in­cludes both res­i­den­tial and non-res­i­den­tial con­struc­tion. Ge­or­gia (12.2%) and Ari­zona (10.8%) round out the top three.

NAHB econ­o­mist Danushka Nanayakkara-skilling­ton ob­served in an Eye on Hous­ing blog post that across the 44 states that re­ported con­struc­tion sec­tor jobs data to the Bureau of La­bor Statis­tics, 26 states had an in­crease in Septem­ber, 14 states re­ported a de­cline, and four states re­mained un­changed com­pared to Au­gust.

Be­tween Au­gust and Septem­ber 2018, Ken­tucky had the largest in­crease in con­struc­tion job growth with 2.3%, while the largest de­cline was in Kansas where to­tal con­struc­tion em­ploy­ment fell by 2.3%. Over­all the con­struc­tion sec­tor posted a net gain of 23,000 jobs which is 0.3 per­cent­age points higher than in Au­gust.

RIB­BON-CUT­TING FOR THE NIERI FAM­ILY COT­TAGE AT BOYS FARM OF NEW­BERRY

The Mid­lands chil­dren’s home, Boys Farm of New­berry wel­comed a third res­i­dency cot­tage named “The Nieri Fam­ily Cot­tage” on Oc­to­ber 13, 2018. A rib­bon-cut­ting was held at 2:00 PM. Pres­i­dent and founder of Great South­ern Homes, Michael Nieri vol­un­teered to build the cot­tage on be­half of the Build­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Cen­tral South Carolina (“BIA”) with sup­port from the BIA’S Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion. “We are honored to help ac­com­mo­date the grow­ing needs of chil­dren to have a safe home and give them hope for gen­er­a­tions to come,” said Nieri.

In recog­ni­tion of Nieri’s pre­vi­ous con­tri­bu­tions and his com­mit­ment to build the cot­tage, the Boys Farm named it in honor of his fam­ily. The Nieri Fam­ily Cot­tage is a state-of-theart build­ing that pro­vides hous­ing for the boys, house par­ents and their fam­i­lies. It pro­vides 6,712 square feet un­der roof with 9 bed­rooms, of­fer­ing much-needed ad­di­tional space for boys liv­ing at the farm. This is the third Boys Farm cot­tage built by Great South­ern Homes. Each build­ing is a large, spa­cious home with mod­ern kitchens, me­dia rooms, and the lat­est in en­ergy-sav­ings tech­nolo­gies to re­duce power costs.

Boys Farm cut the rib­bon dur­ing its New­berry Fall Fes­ti­val and BBQ Fundraiser where it cel­e­brates its long mis­sion of ser­vice. The Boys Farm res­i­dency pro­gram pro­vides struc­tured and car­ing new be­gin­nings for youth in a pas­toral and Chris­tian set­ting with a mis­sion of “Build­ing Boys Rather Than Mend­ing Men.”

“This is a great com­mu­nity-ser­vice type project that we can pro­vide. It’s what we do best… build­ing great homes,” said Michael Nieri, owner of Great South­ern Homes. “We build houses for peo­ple and this was a great cause to take on.” BIA Pres­i­dent Mike Sat­ter­field also shared, “Our or­ga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sents many car­ing busi­nesses in Cen­tral South Carolina that will help build a bet­ter com­mu­nity by of­fer­ing do­na­tions of ma­te­ri­als, money and la­bor to­ward the con­struc­tion of this spe­cial home for boys and their house par­ents al­low­ing them to live in a struc­tured fam­ily en­vi­ron­ment.”

Boys Farm is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides unique foster care ser­vices for boys ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cult fam­ily sit­u­a­tions and is lo­cated at 6655 SC High­way 34/121 in New­berry, SC. Do­na­tions in sup­port of the Nieri Fam­ily Cot­tage con­tinue to be ac­cepted by the Build­ing In­dus­try Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion, a SC non­profit 501 (c) (3) or­ga­ni­za­tion af­fil­i­ated with the Build­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion, 625 Tay­lor Street, Columbia, SC, or to Boys Farm, Inc, a SC non­profit 501 (c) (3) or­ga­ni­za­tion, PO Box 713, New­berry, SC, 29108.

BIA OF CEN­TRAL SC NOW AC­CEPT­ING EX­HIBITOR AP­PLI­CA­TIONS FOR THE 53RD AN­NUAL CAROLINA CLAS­SIC HOME & GAR­DEN SHOW

The Build­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Cen­tral South Carolina is now ac­cept­ing ex­hibitor ap­pli­ca­tions for The 53rd An­nual Carolina Clas­sic Home & Gar­den Show to be held at the SC State Fair­grounds Fri­day, March 8 through Sun­day, March 10, 2019.

The Carolina Clas­sic Home & Gar­den Show is the largest and only lo­cally-pro­duced home and gar­den ex­hi­bi­tion in the Mid­lands. Over 250 con­struc­tion, home im­prove­ment, and out­door prod­uct and ser­vice ex­hibits fill the Cantey, Good­man and El­li­son build­ings plus out­door ar­eas.

For more in­for­ma­tion please visit the BIA of Cen­tral SC web­site at www.biaof­cen­tralsc.com, fol­low the show at Face­book.com/ columbi­a­home­show or call (803) 256-6238.

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