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YBA Announcements

  • Governor Signs PA Builder Legislation to Fix Building Code Adoption Process

    On October 25, 2017 Governor Wolf signed House Bill 409 – PBA’s long-awaited reforms and updates to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC).  Act 36 of 2017 extensively revises the code review process undertaken by the Department of Labor and Industry’s Review and […]

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  • Association to Focus on Career Awareness for Building Industry

    The York Builders Association Board of Directors recently approved the creation of a volunteer committee to focus on career awareness in the trades, developing resources and strengthening career advising.  Our hope is to achieve more skilled workers to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. […]

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  • 2018 Home & Garden Show Guidebook Advertising

    In order to reach a more targeted distribution, and create a high quality guide, this year’s Home & Garden Show Guide will be printed as an eight page insert in Clipper Magazine, throughout 4 target markets in York County. Space is critically limited, so act quickly, if you’d like […]

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  • 2018 Home & Garden Show Open for Registration

    The 2018 Home & Garden Show is open to all businesses interested in participating. The show will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and are working on a few special programs to celebrate. The Home & Garden Show is a cost effective form of advertisement for businesses of all types and […]

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  • Local charity receives donation from York Builders Association

    The York Builders Association teamed up with Hively Landscapes and ForSight Vision to raise funds for the non-profit organization during the Association’s annual Home & Garden Show. Contractors designed and constructed potting benches, which were raffled off at the end of the event. There […]

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PBA Announcements

  • Ernie Pellow, longtime PBA member passes away

    PBA member Alfred Earnest "Ernie" Pellow of Franklin passed away at his home on December 1, 2017 at the age of 79. Ernie was a recipient of PBA’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2014 and Builder of the Year in 1996 as the owner of A. E. Pellow Builders in Franklin, PA. He was also the […]

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  • Pennsylvania Property Tax Referendum After the Vote

    On November 7, 2017, Pennsylvania voters clicked “Yes” for the Homestead Exclusion Amendment. According to Commonwealth official election results, almost 54% percent voted for the referendum, which would allow local taxing authorities to exempt residents from paying property taxes on […]

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  • Fall Board Meeting is a Sweet Success

    The PBA Fall Board Meeting in Hershey, PA was a “sweet” success. This year saw the unanimous passing of PBA’s 2018 Budget and the election of next year’s slate of officers, RVP’s, and RLO’s. We also engaged in an excellent seminar on disaster recovery, our annual […]

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  • Governor Signs PA Builder Legislation to Fix Building Code Adoption Process

    On October 25, 2017 Governor Wolf signed House Bill 409 - PBA's long-awaited reforms and updates to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC).  Act 36 of 2017 extensively revises the code review process undertaken by the Department of Labor and Industry's Review and Advisory Council […]

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  • PBA Endorsed Trade Program Partner Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

    America’s skilled labor shortage is the focus of a recent cover story on CBS Sunday Morning that features PBA Endorsed Trade Program partner Lehigh Career & Technical Institute in Schnecksville, PA. The story also includes interviews with "This Old House" host Norm Abram, Robert Dietz, […]

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NAHB Announcements

  • Fed Raises Key Rate, Balance Sheet Normalization to Accelerate in January

    In its statement following its December 12-13, 2017 meeting, the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to a range of 1.25 to 1.5 percent, a decision that was widely expected. Despite the increase, the FOMC believes that the “stance […]

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  • State Economies Contribution to Nationwide GDP Growth

    Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 48 states and the District of Columbia in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The majority of the states, 44, and the District of Columbia posted an acceleration in its annualized rate from the first quarter […]

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  • Record-Setting Pace of Price Increases Continues

    Prices paid for inputs to residential construction (+0.7%), softwood lumber (+2.3%), gypsum products (0.4%), and OSB (+15.3%) all increased in November, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since January 2017, the price paid for every major […]

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  • Homeowners’ Equity Improves

    The Financial Accounts of the United States for the third quarter of 2017 were published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System recently. On a nominal and not seasonally adjusted basis, the aggregate market value of households’ real estate continues to improve. In nominal […]

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  • Construction Job Openings Rise in October

    The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector increased in October. This increase occurred during a period of expansion for repair and remodeling work in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and […]

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