Using Subs of Subs Causing Rise in Construction Deaths

SHANE HEDMOND | May 15, 2018

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Finding enough labor to complete jobs has been a problem for many companies in the construction industry over the past few years.  Amid a construction boom in many areas, general and subcontractors are accepting jobs without enough people to work them, so some have turned to hiring subs of subs to supplement their work, a report published by The Tennessean says.

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In 2009 ZARE officially opened the rapid prototyping department: the ZARE Prototypes! The desire to excel and offer a 360 ° service to its customers, lead the department to a rapid growth, so that after only four months from the purchase of the first prototyping machine, it introduces a second capable of making prototypes in various materials rigid and even in rubber of different hardness.

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