Posted in remodeling

Holm Auto Good News: Salina Tech students eager to learn, while remodeling Ashby House shelter – News – The Hutchinson News

Pumped with zeal and strapped into a loaded carpenter’s belt, Jordan Castaneda greeted Salina Technical College classmates for some on-the-job learning.

“I’m ready to get this party going,” said the 18-year-old Salinan on Wednesday, aching for some construction work after spending weeks mostly in a classroom.

The budding builders were “chomping at the bit. They’ve been in the classroom since the start of the semester (Aug. 20),” said Kevin Watters, Salina Tech construction technology instructor.

His crew that ranges in size from eight to 11, was eager to join in the remodel of an Ashby House shelter at 158 S. Eighth.

“I love getting hands on, in the action. The days go faster. It feels like forever in the classroom,” said Castaneda, a 2020 Salina Central High School graduate, who credits his uncle, Mario Martinez, owner of a Salina construction business, for introducing him to the trade, and gifting him

Read More
Continue Reading Holm Auto Good News: Salina Tech students eager to learn, while remodeling Ashby House shelter – News – The Hutchinson News
Posted in remodeling

Holm Auto Good News: Salina Tech students eager to learn, while remodeling Ashby House shelter – News – Salina Journal

Pumped with zeal and strapped into a loaded carpenter’s belt, Jordan Castaneda greeted Salina Technical College classmates for some on-the-job learning.

“I’m ready to get this party going,” said the 18-year-old Salinan on Wednesday, aching for some construction work after spending weeks mostly in a classroom.

The budding builders were “chomping at the bit. They’ve been in the classroom since the start of the semester (Aug. 20),” said Kevin Watters, Salina Tech construction technology instructor.

His crew that ranges in size from eight to 11, was eager to join in the remodel of an Ashby House shelter at 158 S. Eighth.

“I love getting hands on, in the action. The days go faster. It feels like forever in the classroom,” said Castaneda, a 2020 Salina Central High School graduate, who credits his uncle, Mario Martinez, owner of a Salina construction business, for introducing him to the trade, and gifting him

Read More
Continue Reading Holm Auto Good News: Salina Tech students eager to learn, while remodeling Ashby House shelter – News – Salina Journal
Posted in drywall repair

How to learn DIY home repair skills for free

The handyman looked at the plaster dangling from the top of our downstairs window. Then, he headed upstairs to check the seal on the window directly overhead.

“It needs some caulk,” he announced when he returned. “If I come out again and fix it, it’ll cost $250. Or, you can pick up caulk for two or three bucks and do it yourself.”

My husband and I exchanged a nervous glance. The last time I’d held a caulk gun was 10 years ago. He never had.

But we’d just been told how to knock 99% off our potential repair bill. It seemed like now was the perfect time to learn!

If you’re considering your own home repair or remodel, you’re not alone. Amid the increasing transition to a work-from-home life, 75% of Americans said they’re making improvements to their homes, according to a recent Travelers insurance company survey.

We’re here with

Read More
Continue Reading How to learn DIY home repair skills for free
Posted in drywall repair

How to Learn DIY Home Repair Skills for Free | Pennyhoarder

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.

The handyman looked at the plaster dangling from the top of our downstairs window. Then, he headed upstairs to check the seal on the window directly overhead.

“It needs some caulk,” he announced when he returned. “If I come out again and fix it, it’ll cost $250. Or, you can pick up caulk for two or three bucks and do it yourself.”

My husband and I exchanged a nervous glance. The last time I’d held a caulk gun was 10 years ago. He never had.

But we’d just been told how to knock 99% off our potential repair bill. It seemed like now was the perfect time to learn!

We’re here with ways to help you get started on your own DIY.

Guide to DIY Home Repairs

When we moved into our first house, it seemed like

Read More
Continue Reading How to Learn DIY Home Repair Skills for Free | Pennyhoarder
Posted in kitchen ideas

Home Garden Ideas: Learn to set up home gardens from Preity Zinta, Madhuri Dixit & others

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, many Bollywood stars motivated fans to indulge in developing healthy habits like reading and fitness. However, many were seen resorting to greenery by learning home gardening. From sharing tips to showing off their home gardens, celebs made an attempt to make their fans understand how easy it is to grow and nurture healthy veggies at home. Here we have assembled a list of all the actors from whom one can learn new home garden ideas:

Preity Zinta

Actor Preity Zinta keeps giving insights about home gardening on her Instagram page. In one of the videos shared by her, the actor revealed that she feels awesome to grow vegetables at her own house. In the clip, Preity is showing-off the capsicum plants that she has been nurturing over time. Thanking her mother, the Kal Ho Naa Ho actor said it was her mother who inspired and

Read More
Continue Reading Home Garden Ideas: Learn to set up home gardens from Preity Zinta, Madhuri Dixit & others
Posted in home

Learn How A Russian Mining Giant Created A Collaborative, Work From Home Environment

Severstal is one of Russia’s largest steel and mining companies. When the pandemic hit, the company closed its Moscow headquarters and other offices around the world and asked many of its 50,000 employees to work from home.

According to Sergey Dunaev, CIO of Severstal, the company overcame logistical challenges fairly quickly. “We provided 7,000 employees with computers, laptops — all the technologies that provided them with a way to work,” he said.

Thanks to something Dunaev calls an “ERP culture,” Severstal employees easily adapted to the new normal. “The years of work with ERP systems and non-ERP solutions taught our people to collaborate remotely,” said Dunaev. The software fostered a virtual environment in which colleagues could analyze multiple dimensions of a problem – as well as dependencies and consequences. This cooperative, but digital way of working (via the software), made it easier for employees to work remotely.

Severstal has used

Read More
Continue Reading Learn How A Russian Mining Giant Created A Collaborative, Work From Home Environment