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March 31, 2015

"ABC - Building the Carolinas on Merit"   

Congress Passes Bill to Block NLRB's Ambush Election Rule


The U.S. House of Representatives passed a joint resolution March 19 to block the NLRB's ambush election rule which will take a big step toward protecting both the due process rights of employers and the privacy rights of employees.  ABC is fully supportive of the resolution, which now moves on to the president, and has urged President Obama to sign it. 

To read more, click here.


PLA Neutrality Amendment Offered to Senate Budget Resolution


ABC sent a letter to the U.S. Senate March 25 in support of an amendment being offered by Sen. Jeff Flake 

(R-Ariz.) to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution

(S. Con. Res. 11), which would prohibit construction contracts from being awarded based on whether or not companies enter into agreements with labor organizations. Due to this amendment's immediate impact on the merit shop construction industry, ABC will consider this a Key Vote for the 114th congressional scorecard. 


To read more, click here.


Employers Can Require Deposits on Personal Protection Equipment

OSHA released an interpretation letter stating that construction contractors are allowed to require employees to pay a deposit for company-issued personal protection equipment (PPE) so that it provides an incentive for the employee to return the equipment. Contractors should be aware that this does not circumvent the requirement that employers provide protection equipment at no expense to the workers. 

To read more, click here.

8th Annual North Carolina Hard Hat Day

8th Annual Hard Hat Day
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 14, 2015

Schedule of Events

Lunch, Legislative Briefing Session, Merit Shop Defenders Award Presentation
Nature Research Center - 121 W. Jones Street
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Group Picture
Red Stairs, Legislative Building
1:45pm - 2:00pm

Visit Senate Gallery
3rd Floor, Legislative Building
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Visit House Gallery
3rd Floor, Legislative Building
2:30pm - 3:00pm

Group Meetings with Legislators
Legislative Building and Legislative Office Building
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Cocktail Reception
NC Museum of Natural Sciences - 11 W. Jones Street
5:30pm - 7:30pm

For more information, contact Benton Albritton at albritton@abccarolinas.org 

To view the registration flyer, click here.

Legislative Week June 22-25, 2015; Get Into Politics or Get Out of Business
Each year, ABC members join as one powerful voice to educate Congress about the issues that affect their businesses and our industry. The more people we bring to Capital Hill, the more impact we will have.

To learn more, click here.

New ABC Members for March
  1. Preston Design Collaborative
  2. ACT Construction Equipment
  3. Total Flooring LLC
  4. Walker & Whiteside, Inc.
  5. Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
  6. Environmental Stoneworks
  7. AC Corporation
  8. Coastal Ladies Carting, Inc.
  9. Ferguson
  10. MBP
New ABC Members for April
  1. AMS-Architectural Materials and Systems, LLC
Executive Club Member of the Month:
KBR Building Group

To learn more about KBR Building Group,

click here.


ABC Calendar of Events


April Events


1 - Fayetteville Luncheon


8 - Triangle Social


9 - Lowcountry Golf Outing


10 - Azaela Festival-Coastal


14 - NC Hard Hat Day


17 - Triad Spring Golf Outing


22 - Columbia -Meet the Generals



ABC Calendar of Training


April Training


10 - Construction Documents -Clt


16 - ICTP - Charlotte


17 - Trenching Competent-Upstate


20 - OSHA 10 - Coastal


20 - OSHA 30 - Coastal



Construction Project Management NCCER Certification Program 

The ABC's Construction Project Manager Course provides you and your managers the opportunity to improve their skills to work more efficiently, improve professionalism, and increase productivity.

Students will participate in an interactive, hands-on type of classroom environment. The course covers modules that are relevant to day to day project management by focusing on how to better communicate, resolving issues, construction documents, planning, scheduling and much more.

By completing all of these modules a National Center for Construction Education and Research, (NCCER), certification will be awarded, or these modules can be taken as individual courses to improve specific skills.

January 16: Intro to Project Management /Safety
February 20: Interpersonal Skills
March 20: Issues and Resolutions
April 10: Construction Documents
May 14: Construction Planning
June 19: Estimating and Cost Control
July 17: Scheduling
August 21: Resource Control
September 18: Quality Control & Assurance/Continuous Improvement

If you have any questions contact Suzanne Richards at 704-367-1331 or Richards@abccarolinas.org.

Project Management Registration form, click here.


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 Contact Laura Riley

(704) 367-1331


Contact Information 

Charlotte Office & Carolinas Construction Institute:
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
p: 704.367.1331
f: 704.367.1380
Triangle Office:
412-A E. Williams St.
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546
Low Country Office:
1276 Royal Troon Ct.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 
p: 843.860.3634
f: 888.664.6172


Government Affairs:
412-A E. Williams St.
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546