Residential Remodeling Index at New High in July 2011

BuildFax Residential Remodeling IndexThe BuildFax Residential Remodeling Index was at 130.4 in July, up from 129.5 in June. This is based on the number of properties pulling residential construction permits in a given month…This is the highest level for the index (started in 2004) – even above the levels from 2004 through 2006 during the home equity (“home ATM”) withdrawal boom.”


Concrete Pumpers: California ARB to offer assistence in emissions compliance

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has received some federal funding that will be used to provide loans to assist small businesses in complying with the ARB emissions regulations for Off-Road and Portable Diesel Equipment. Eligibility:

  • Your company has diesel vehicles or portable diesel equipment used in construction, agriculture, mining, or industrial operations.
  • Your company is a small business, meaning it has 500 or fewer employees.
  • Your company has its primary economic effect in California (which means most of your employees live in California, and most of your business operations are in California).

For more information, see ARB PLACE Program for Off-Road Vehicles and Portable Diesel Equipment