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Outdoor Frost-Free Faucet

 

 

Have you ever left a hose outside attached to the faucet in the winter? I’m sure a lot of people have experienced the horror of the basement flooding because the leftover water in the hose backed up into the faucet plumbing, then it expanded when it froze and broke the pipes. If this sounds familiar you might want to consider installing a frost-free faucet. A frost-free outdoor faucet is designed to extend into the exterior of the house along with the flow valve so that it’s inside the heated interior to prevent freezing. The best time to install this faucet is in the summer because winter is just around the corner. This is something every homeowner should think about installing to avoid costly repairs.

The Big Dig

 

 

 

The American Cancer Society will be putting on their fourth annual Construction VS Cancer “The Big Dig” event in Utah on August 27th from 5 pm-8 pm at the Utah State Fair Park. Families will have the opportunity to operate real machinery with the help of adult volunteers in a fair-like atmosphere. There is also a virtual option for families who are immunocompromised, they can pick up a “Big Dig Kit” or have it delivered. The kits include a Home Depot build kit, a hard hat, and more. Registration is free for families with a young cancer fighter or survivor. General admission is $10 a ticket or family packs are available for $50 for 6 tickets. All proceeds from the event will go to support pediatric cancer research. The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against cancer in every community. To donate to the fight against pediatric cancer or to attend the event go to

New Documentary Highlighting Trades

 

 

A new documentary called The Money Machine will be coming to JUL-TV. It showcases the benefits of working in the trades as a career path for young adults. There will be a new episode each week taking a closer look at trades including welding, car building, guitar making, and whiskey distilling. This show will help these young adults just graduating high school to find a way to set themselves up with a career path. You can find The Money Machine starting in July on JUL-TV which is available on Roku devices, Apple TV, and Amazon Firestick. Check out the video above to learn more about this exciting new documentary.

Material Shortage

 

 

The materials shortage is set to continue and prices could continue to rise. These shortages will likely lead to construction delays and could affect small companies, self-builders, and renovators. Not only is lumber in short supply but we are now seeing a shortage of steel, cement, roof tiles, electrical components, paint, and plasterboard. Some manufacturers are weeks and even months out on supplies. Builders and contractors looking for ways around this problem might try substituting materials if possible or adding higher costs for the materials in their budget. If you’re planning on a DIY project or renovation this summer plan as far as you can in advance so you aren’t caught by surprise with shortages and price increases.

OnRivet Updates

 

 

OnRivet is excited to announce that bills and purchase orders are no longer linked together. You can create them independently. Purchase orders are the first step in business transactions. Po’s are documents sent from you, as the buyer, to a supplier with a request for products or services as an order. The invoice is a bill issued by the seller when that product has been delivered or the service has been completed. As you can see in the picture below there are two separate tabs for purchase orders and bills. We hope this will help your business run smoother and be easier to use. If you have any questions or need help with our new updates feel free to contact us at info@onrivet.com.

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2021

 

Congratulations to the Graduates of 2021. Your years of hard work have paid off and you made it! Oprah Winfrey said,” your life journey is about learning to become more of who you are and fulfilling the highest, truest expression of yourself as a human being.” Never stop learning, never stop trying, and live life to the fullest. Good luck in all your endeavors.

If you’re a graduate and your thinking of going into the trades check out North America’s Building Trades Unions at https://nabtu.org/apprenticeship-and-training/.  They have over 1,600 apprenticeship and training programs in the United States and Canada. They produce the safest, most highly trained, productive, and skilled craft workers found anywhere in the world. Go to their website to find locations near you.

Events for June 2021

 

 

ENR Future Tech will be holding its annual event virtually on June 9-11, 2021. This show is ideal for anyone in construction, engineering, and architecture wanting to explore technology that can enhance construction productivity, profits, and safety. The event will be several days filled with interactive sessions and a look at what’s coming for the future of the industry. To learn more information or to register for the event visit their website at https://www.enr.com/future-tech.

 

 

 

The International Surface Event will be held June 16-18, 2021 in Las Vegas. You can also attend the event virtually this year. This is the largest North American floor covering, stone, and tile industry event. This mega event is comprised of exhibits, products, education sessions, and hands-on demonstrations all under the same roof. To register for this event or to learn more about The International Surface Event you can visit their website at https://www.intlsurfaceevent.com. Save with code: ATTND21.

A round of applause for Working Gear

When you come across a company that is working hard to make a difference you have to share it. Working Gear is a non-profit that provides clothing and gear free of charge to low-income or unemployed individuals in search of employment around Vancouver. They are outfitted with anything from construction clothing and steel-toed boots to business casual attire and suits. They even offer a barber service in-house.

Working gear was also featured on CTV’s Holmes Family Effect. Professional contractor Mike Holmes, alongside his son and daughter, surprise deserving people by transforming their spaces. Holmes and his family created an updated and functional space for the folks at Working Gear. Plus they were able to get 800 pairs of work boots donated to the cause.

The majority of business casual donations come from individuals and local businesses. Most of the construction gear comes from partnerships and organizations in the construction sector. If you would like to learn more about this amazing non-profit or if you want to donate to their cause you can find that information at https://workinggear.ca/ or https://www.facebook.com/workinggearsociety/.

Updates and Changes

Dear OnRivet Friends,

After listening to your feedback and working to make OnRivet better for you, we have some exciting new changes to announce. We have made some major upgrades to how our purchase orders and bills work.

Going forward a purchase order and a bill will now be two separate entities. When you create a purchase order it’s only a purchase order. When you create a bill it’s only a bill. There is no longer a status of “pending” or “approved” for either purchase orders or bills.

OnRivet will continue to support Quickbooks syncing for bills but purchase orders do not have the option for Quickbooks syncing.

The link below will take you to a document that will walk you through everything that has changed and get you up to speed. All of these updates and changes will be coming soon to all of our OnRivet customers.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eXqYxVE6RED-HS_cvcDgYId-UZVaQ_Unj5w7B6h8ULE/edit?usp=sharing

The House That SHE Built



The Utah Chapter of the NAHB Professional Women in Building and the Utah Home Builders Association in a joint effort is designing and constructing the first all-women-built home that will be showcased in the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

The House That SHE Built is located in the Wander community in Saratoga Springs. The home is approximately 3,200 square feet of living space including a finished basement that was designed and built for family functionality, from a women’s perspective. All stages of this project will highlight and utilize skilled tradeswomen, women professionals, and women-owned companies.

Proceeds from the sale of the home will go to scholarships, women-focused charities, and future projects like this one. If you want to find out more about this amazing project, how to donate, and see fun pictures of the progress being made check out their website at https://www.utahpwb.com/the-house-that-she-built/.