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BAM ANNOUNCES 2015 AWARD WINNERS!

BAM is excited to announce the 2015 Award Winners

Associate of the Year: Stu Thompson, TBG

Builder of the Year: Howie Zetah, Zetah Construction

Champions of the Industry: Rep. Tama Theis – St Cloud, Rep. Marion O’Neill – Maple Lake,
Sen. Dan Sparks – Austin

President’s Award: Kathe Ostrom, CN Ostrom & Son

2015 BAM Hall of Fame Inductee: Bonnie Moeller, CMBA

2015 BAM Hall of Fame Inductee: Craig Plekkenpol, Plekkenpol Builders, Inc.

DLI PUBLISHES NEW BUILDING CODE

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has published the 2015 Minnesota Building Code and has stated it will be enforced starting January 24, 2015. Members of the builders association will receive seven members-only code guides with information about how to meet the new codes. If you’re not a member sign up now. If you’re already a member – look for the guides this fall.

NEW HOMES ARE THE SAFEST

Saint Paul, MN, April 16, 2014 – An article by Bill Mund, president of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association was recently published, and he’d like you to be believe new homes are not safe. He’d also like you to believe that requiring all new homeowners to install indoor home sprinkler systems is the silver bullet for fire deaths in Minnesota. He claimed, “with 20 house fire deaths in the first 15 weeks of 2014, Minnesota is on pace toward… the worst year on record for fire deaths.” However, safety in new home construction in Minnesota is the highest its ever been, and the numbers prove it’s something to celebrate.

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