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Through our company blog we want to engage our customers, share industry related news and insider stories. Our leadership team will contribute thoughts and we hope you find our articles interesting!

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Meet the Team Part 41: Leadership Spotlight on Joe Garrett

by A.H. Harris

Meet Joe Garrett!

Harris and Kenseal associates may recognize this familiar face! Joe Garrett was a core component of the "Bigfoot" team and helped manage a successful transition to the new ERP system. He will be assisting with many more exciting projects in 2017 and visiting with more of the Kenseal team. Get to know him in this Meet the Team spotlight, in the latest edition of our successful interview series. Let's hear it from Joe.

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5 Things You Never Knew About Steel

by Jessica Kane

When you hear the word "STEEL", you may think this word refers to a single type of metal. But actually, according to the World Steel Association, there are at least 3,500 different types (or grades) of steel. Also, did you know at least three-quarters of the products we know of as "steel" today have only been in existence for about two decades? Each generation of steel gets lighter and stronger than its predecessors, and advancements continue to be made daily. In this guest blog post, learn five fascinating facts you never knew about steelBy learning more about steel, you can better appreciate how this valuable alloy has contributed to our life today!

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Harris Branch Spotlight - West Lebanon, NH

by A.H. Harris

Our Harris location in West Lebanon, New Hampshire is situated in the Upper Valley, an area in the central western side of the state bordering Vermont. Locally, we are only 10-15 minutes away from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital and 5 minutes away from Hartford (White River Junction) Vermont. We service mainly the Western Side of New Hampshire, covering the Counties of Cheshire, Sullivan, Grafton, Coos, Carroll and cross over into Vermont which includes the counties of Windsor, Orange, Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans.

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Making Friends Builds Business

by Kimberly Kayler

Behind every successful business is a successful relationship builder. Theodore Roosevelt said it best, "The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." The popular concept in business of networking relies on this timeless principle.

Those of us in the construction industry know many networking benefits are found in joining an association, as well as attending conferences and trade shows. One of the advantages is the ability to grow your business. More so than ever before, associations, organizations, conferences and trade shows can serve as a conduit for greater opportunities. Read more about the secrets of successful networking in this latest guest blog post by CCI's president Kimberly Kayler, CPSM.

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Serve Your Best Customers First

by Kimberly Kayler

Building a successful contracting business requires constant mindfulness of each project’s profitability. But have you considered how customer segmentation can affect your bottom line? In today’s environment of lean profit margins, the tried-and-true marketing principle of customer segmentation can reap big results for client retention and company productivity. A guest blog post by Kimberly Kayler, CPSM, President of Constructive Communication, Inc. – the leading marketing communications firm specializing in the concrete industry. 

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Understanding ASTM Symbols & Labels Can Keep Your Feet Safe

by Richard Kallis

The demands that construction jobs put on workers' feet make it essential to have the right pair of boots. While many things need to be taken into consideration when purchasing work boots, none are more important than safety. Learn about labels and symbols to look out for when picking the right work boots in this guest blog post with information from aboutboot.com

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Drones: Coming To A Jobsite Near You!

by Kristin Dispenza

Soon, you may use drones to improve everything from jobsite safety to your company’s marketing efforts. Kristin Dispenza, AEC Editorial Manager at Constructive Communication, Inc. - the leading marketing communications firm specializing in the concrete industry - evaluates the opportunities in this Harris guest blog post.

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A.H. Harris & Kenseal Give Back!

by A.H. Harris

As we celebrate 100 years of service in 2016, A.H. Harris made it a mission to give back to charities close to their hearts. On November 18, 2016 the A.H. Harris and Kenseal Charlotte, NC branches came together to donate their time to volunteer to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Meal Team. The RMH strives to help families who are going through rough times and provide them with a more comfortable 'home-away-from-home'. 

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Meet the Team Part 40: Chris Moeller

by A.H. Harris

In part 40 of our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we have the pleasure of interviewing one of our dear colleagues over at Kenseal! Chris manages operations for Kenseal's New England Region, which includes the Kenseal Boston and West Haven offices. Chris is the vital link between the sales, purchasing and operations team in the region. His primary responsibilities include managing inventory, overseeing delivery schedules, ensuring a safe and efficient work environment, increasing warehouse productivity, hiring new operations team members and much more. He is a true team player and always willing to lend a helping hand! Let's hear more from Chris about his role at Kenseal!

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Meet the Team Part 39: Ken Pfrommer

by A.H. Harris

In part 39 of our 'Meet the Team' series, we had the pleasure to speak with Ken Pfrommer, a member of Kenseal's leadership team! Ken is the Vice President of Sales at Kenseal and he strategically leads the Kenseal sales team, process and related activities. Here's what Ken has to say!

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