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April 28, 2015

"ABC - Building the Carolinas on Merit"   

Why the President's Blacklisting Executive Order Won't Work


As a part of the Acquisition Reform Working Group (ARWG), ABC along with employer groups and associations representing federal contractors sent a letter April 20 to the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees outlining major concerns with President Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (E.O. 13673). 



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Four Key Political Issues that Affect 

Your Business


At ABC's Legislative Week, you have the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and educate members of congress on top-priority issues that affect you, your business and the construction industry. While each region in the country faces different obstacles, certain issues affect ABC members and the merit shop no matter where you 

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Gearing Up for Safety Week 2015


Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S. One incident is one too many-life is too precious not to make safety the number one focus in the U.S. construction industry. With the common goal of building safety together, ABC is joining the Construction Industry Safety (CISI) initiative and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum for the second annual Safety Week May 3-9. 


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ABC Continues to Push for a More Viable Healthcare Law

In advance of a hearing on the topic, ABC sent a letter April 14 to the U.S. House of Representatives encouraging Congress to repeal the employer mandate included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Putting a Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion
ABC is hosting its first annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit June 22-23 in Washington, D.C. The summit will bring together industry leaders and key stakeholders who understand the value of supplier diversity in construction and who want to network and learn from other like-minded companies and individuals. The event, which is being held in conjunction with ABC's Legislative Week, is free to the first 100 attendees.

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How You Can Help End Government-Mandated PLAs

The Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671/S. 71) aims to protect federal and federally-assisted construction contracts from union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs) mandated by government agencies. If passed, this legislation will allow merit shop contractors to have a fair chance at competing to rebuild America's infrastructure.

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Reducing Uncertainty and Improving Performance with BIM

In a recent report, McGraw Hill Construction discusses the top causes of uncertainty in construction projects and their effects on the schedule and cost of the projects. Once the top causes were identified, the report dives into ways an entire team from the owner to the architects and the contractors can improve performance.

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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.

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NCCER CHST Certification Prep Course

The CHST Preparation Workshop is designed to help you study for and pass the Construction Health and Safety Technician examination. Our two-day workshop will provide you with training on test taking skills and examination content. In addition to filling out your application, you will receive a workbook and study guide complete with flash cards, practice sample questions, participate in discussions, and listen to lectures associated with exam content. Upon completion of the training, we will assess your readiness level for the examination and provide you with an action plan for your continued preparation.

These classes will be held at our training facility.

May 11 & 12, 2015

October 12 & 13, 2015

Members $650
Non-members $800

For more information, contact Suzanne Richards at richards@abccarolinas.org

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New ABC Members for April
  1. AMS-Architectural Materials and Systems, LLC
  2. Unifirst
  3. A3 Communications, Inc.
  4. Carolina Foothills Studio, LLC
  5. Schunck Intec, Inc.
  6. Piedmont Mechanical, Inc.
  7. H & E Equipment Services
  8. Truss Link Inc.
  9. Freeland Construction Co.
Executive Club Member of the Month:
Starr Electric Company, Inc.

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Starr Electric Company, Inc., click here.


ABC Calendar of Events


May Events


8 - Triangle Golf Outing

15 - Fayetteville Golf Outing


20 - Lowcountry Luncheon


20 - Upstate Cornhole


28 - Columbia Golf Outing


28 - Charlotte Luncheon




ABC Calendar of Training


May Training


4 - First Aid/CPR - Columbia


5 - OSHA 10 - Charlotte


5 - OSHA 30 - Charlotte


7 - CQM - New Bern


11 - CHST Prep - Charlotte


15 - Project Mgmt Construction Planning-Charlotte


15 - First Aid/CPR-Charlotte



2015 STEP Applications are due by July 17th!

Awards will be presented a the Annual Safety Conference the 6th Annual Safety Conference on October 1, 2015

Has your company submitted a STEP application?

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NCCER Safety Technology Program 

This program provides instruction on how to implement and administer a company safety program. The program is designed for field managers, safety directors, owner safety reps, and insurance/loss control representatives.

These classes will be held once a month beginning in June and running through October.

June 12:
Intro to Safety Technology

July 10:
Employee Motivation

August 14:
Safety Orientation/Training

Sept 18:
Accident Investigation: Policies/Procedures

October 16:
OSHA Inspection Procedures

$200 per class
$400 per class

All 5 classes $900

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

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Is there news your company would like to share?


 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