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Forx Builders Association promotes local business industry

The Forx Builders Association is a professional organization that promotes the building industry. Along with the annual Project House that is built in partnership with the Northland Community and Technical College East Grand Forks there are addit...

The Forx Builders Association is a professional organization that promotes the building industry.

Along with the annual Project House that is built in partnership with the Northland Community and Technical College East Grand Forks there are additional benefits of membership:

Benefits include:

  • Opportunities for members to showcase their business, the association and community through the annual Home Design and Garden Show.
  • Opportunities to network with other members though general membership meetings, the annual golf outing and clay shoot.
  • Opportunities for members to promote their business through the annual membership directory, monthly newsletter and sponsorships.
  • Member-to-member discounts.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Group Health Insurance Plan for qualifying members.
  • Scholarship available to members for continuing education and training.
  • Local government affairs committee that oversees city, county & state issues.
  • Legislative involvement by lobbyists in Bismarck and Washington, DC that watchdog the building industry.

More than 20 years and still going strong! For over two decades the Forx Builders Association and Northland Community and Technical College East Grand Forks have been working together to build a first class Project House.
The Forx Builders Association secures a construction loan to purchase a lot and materials for a house each year. The college then provides the instructors and students from the carpentry, construction electrical, HVAC and plumbing programs to build the house under the direction of carpentry instructor Loren Abel.

The work of the NCTC students is also supported by Forx Builders' members who bid to participate on the project. These members have been excellent at providing very competitive rates on materials and labor to support this yearly program.

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The Forx Builders Association has a project House Committee that provides the leadership for this monumental project.

Corey Vreeland of Vreeland Remodeling is chair of the committee. Other members are Newell Ueland, Porta Mix Concrete; Ruth Ann Halvorson, Crary Homes and Real Estate; Trent Peabody, Lumber Mart; Loren Abel, NCTC carpentry instructor, Ryan Welsh, Garon Corporation, Jeff Larson, Grand Forks Glass and Paint and Jane Yetter, Waterfront Kitchens and Bath.

The committee is always on the lookout for new products and trends to showcase in this project.

The 2008 Project House will be a moderate-sized ranch style. This house will be located in Peabody's first addition in East Grand Forks. -Submitted by Forx Home Builders.

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