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May 12, 2015

"ABC - Building the Carolinas on Merit"   

Budget Passes with Language Restricting PLAs


The U.S. Senate passed the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget (S. Con Res 11) for Fiscal Year 2016, May 5 which contains ABC-supported language adopted during Senate Vote-A-Rama, that would restrict the use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). The budget was previously passed by the House on April 30. 

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Final Rule Issued on Confined Spaces in Construction


OSHA issued a final rule for confined spaces in construction on May 4, which mirrors the general industry standard but adds certain provisions tailored specifically to the construction industry including an emphasis on training, monitoring and evaluating, as well as communication on multi-employer sites. The rule is set to go into effect August 3.

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Military Construction Bill Subjected to Blacklisting and Davis Bacon Amendments


The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act April 30 for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 2029). While on the floor, two amendments were introduced that impact federal contractors. 


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OFCCP Announces New Veterans Hiring Benchmark

The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) updated its Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database April 21 to reflect a new 7 percent annual national benchmark for federal contractor hiring of protected veterans, down from the previous 7.2 percent. 

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New Version of OSHA's Required Job Safety Poster Now Available

OSHA released its latest version of their "Job Safety and Health-It's The Law!" poster April 29 which employers must display if covered by the OSHA Act or be subjected to citations or penalties if they fail to do so. Employers do not need to replace previous versions of the poster. The poster is free and can be downloaded on OSHA's website. 

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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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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.
  10. Finishing Systems, Inc.
New ABC Members for May
  1. TEI Construction Services Inc.
Executive Club Member of the Month:
BB&T Insurance Services

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BB&T Insurances Services, click here.


ABC Calendar of Events


May Events



15 - Fayetteville Golf Outing


20 - Upstate Cornhole


21 - Lowcountry Social


28 - Columbia Golf Outing


28 - Charlotte Luncheon



June Events


17 - Upstate Breakfast


18 - Lowcountry Social


19 - Charlotte Golf Outing


24 - Columbia Social


ABC Calendar of Training


May Training


14 - Project Mgmt Construction Planning-Charlotte 


15 - First Aid/CPR-Charlotte


18 - First Aid/CPR - Triangle



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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2015 Electrical Apprenticeship Graduation Celebration!

Thursday, June 4th
Raintree Country Club

Guest Speaker: Michael Fox-former Carolina Panthers Player

Sponsorships Needed!!

Platinum $1000: includes dinner for 8

Gold $500: includes dinner for 4

Silver $300: includes dinner for 2

Bronze $200

To view the registration flyer, 


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.

To view the 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