Promoting The Trades


EMNARI Youth Remodeling Career Day

In August of this year, we, at Toolboxbuzz, were approached by the Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EMNARI), to see if we would be interested in participating in the second annual Youth Remodeling Career Day at the Bolton Fairgrounds.  At Toolboxbuzz we know that there is a huge need for skilled labor in the trades and anything we can do to help we want to do.

Trade Skills – A Forgotten Art?

For several years now our society has mistakenly pushed college education as a necessity for a successful life and turned kids away from vocational opportunities and construction/remodeling career paths.

Here’s the problem….If everyone goes to college, and nobody goes into the trades, who will build or houses, fix our plumbing, or repair our electrical problems.



Something Different Everyday!

The great thing about remodeling is the fact that every day offers something different.

One day you replace windows, the next day you replace cabinets in a kitchen.  It can be physically demanding work, but it also can be extremely rewarding in terms of seeing instant results of your work, and it surely beats pushing papers across a desk all day.

EMNARI Youth Remodeling Career Day

With that being said,  On Tuesday October 17th, we at Toolboxbuzz, along with several area contractors and trade professionals will take part in the second annual Youth Remodeling Career Day at the Bolton Fairgrounds.

Toolboxbuzz along with our tool partners, Dewalt, Makita, and Milwaukee will showcase and demonstrate some of the newest tool innovations to over 500 students from local vocational trade programs.  some of the tools and topics we’ll cover are:

  • Bluetooth technology
  • Silica dust removal
  • Hydraulic impulse drivers
  • Track saws
  • Other new cordless innovations

The ToolBoxBuzz crew believes that supporting these young men and women’s decision to go into the trades, as well as, showing them the right tools for the job makes all the difference.  The right tool makes thing’s safer and helps you to be more efficient, maximizing profit and limiting the chance of injury.



Get Involved – Help Promote the Trades!!

If you’re in the Boston, MA area please check out the website and leave us a comment. #KeepTheCraftAlive!

If you would like more information on this worthwhile event:


Michelle B. Glassburn, Executive Director
Eastern Mass. Chapter, National Assn. of the Remodeling Industry, Inc. (EM NARI)

Promoting the Skilled Trades

About the author

Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob Robillard

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