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Western Specialty Contractors installed the 1,000-pound, lighted wreath on the hospital’s façade, and offers tips on how to safely install your own holiday decorations.


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Western Specialty Contractors installed the 1,000-pound, lighted wreath on the hospital’s façade, and offers tips on how to safely install your own holiday decorations.

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Latest: North Kansas City Hospital Displays 20-Foot Wreath - Western Specialty Contractors installed the 1,000-pound, lighted wreath on the hospital’s façade, and offers tips on how to safely install your own holiday decorations.

North Kansas City Hospital Displays 20-Foot Wreath

Western Specialty Contractors installed the 1,000-pound, lighted wreath on the hospital’s façade, and offers tips on how to safely install your own holiday decorations.

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Amazon Sponsorship Supports Women In Safety Programs

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Have An Outstanding Facility Management Story To Share?

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Final Day To Register For 2019 Facility Executive Live!

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Register Today For 2019 Facility Executive Live!

Register to be part of this facility management event that takes place September 19 in Arlington, VA at George Mason University.

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