Portable home builder retiring, closing construction business, neighboring lumber store

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INMAN – Though their sales generally occurred via word-o-mouth, Will Koehn estimates more than 300 Goertzen Homes are spread widely around Kansas today.

The stick-built, primarily ranch-style homes were constructed over the past 30-plus years on a five-acre lot on the edge of Inman and then trucked by house movers to individual home sites.

Pioneer Supply, a regional lumberyard and building supply store on the edge of the Inman city limits, grew out of the same family-owned home construction business, filling its supply needs while also serving community residents and other builders for nearly as long.

Koehn joined the company

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Rochester businesses and homeowners react to city construction update

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Baraka Grocery and Mall has been in business for 20 years. It’s family-owned.  They sell groceries and gas. But with North Broadway Avenue closed, it’s harder for people to stop for gas, and that’s hurting the business. 

Before construction began, business was good, but now they see about 20 customers a day. It’s not enough and they’re trying to figure out what to do next.

Business owners like Rahma would like to see the city supporting small businesses that are affected by this construction. 

“If the government has some budget, it helps us because we have to pay electric, we

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Bridgit and Touchplan Partner to Increase Productivity for Construction Industry | Business

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TORONTO & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 22, 2021–

Bridgit, a leading construction workforce intelligence technology company, and Touchplan, an award winning collaborative construction planning software platform that digitizes collaboration, planning, tracking, and communication on the job site, today announce an exclusive partnership that will empower construction firms to better manage risk using a data-driven approach to project and workforce management, enabling greater productivity and profitability.

Bridgit delivers industry-leading workforce intelligence solutions, built from the ground up to meet the unique needs of the construction industry. With Bridgit Bench, contractors are able to grow and retain top talent, make informed bidding

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Business owners in Chattanooga’s Patten Square celebrate the end of construction disruption

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Beth Adkins opened the French Quarters salon on Patten Parkway in the 1980s, and she has seen a lot change from her downtown spot between Lindsay Street and Georgia Avenue. But nothing could have prepared her for the combination of two years of construction at her doorstep and a pandemic, she said.

“The challenges we faced were off the charts, but we faced them and we grew from them,” Adkins said. “There were times I considered leaving. I even bought property on the other side of town.”

Adkins stayed put, though, and on Friday morning she watched the grand opening

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Concrete form tie shortages in the construction industry

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While many of the problems and shortages related to the pandemic and last year’s economic disruptions seem to have eased for now, disruptions and price increases are still stalking the construction industry. And too often shortages of the little things send shock waves throughout the entire industry. 

Take concrete form ties. These give the crews that build hand-set aluminum concrete forms a quick and easy way to space out the two sides of the form and hold them together against the lateral pressure and weight of the concrete as it is poured into the form. They are essential to the

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Two Omaha business owners leading the charge

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Capable of everything from real estate to construction, these two Omaha women business owners are passionate about growing the north Omaha community.

Ashely Kuhn and Maranda Adams run Blair Freeman, a one-stop shop for companies looking to develop. They already have $65 million of projects going on there.

“It’s important to invest into the community that we are a part of and it’s been amazing to see all of the development people have been doing great things in North Omaha for a long time and just to come in and be able to help,” said

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