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July 7, 2015

"ABC - Building the Carolinas on Merit"   

Obama Increases Minimum Salary Level for Overtime Pay


At the direction of President Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule on June 30, that would change federal overtime exemptions for administrative, executive, professional, and computer professional employees-the so-called "white collar" worker classifications that have long been exempt from being paid time-and-one-half for working hours over 40 per week.  


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ABC Carolinas Awarded the "Joe M. Rogers Award" At 2015 National Legislative Conference


At the 2015 ABC National Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, the Carolinas Chapter was awarded the "Joe M. Rogers Award", which is presented to those ABC chapters in each of ten divisions with the highest dollar amount above $50 per member company raised for ABC PAC and $100 per member company for the Free Enterprise Alliance.

This award was established in 2009 by the ABC PAC Board of Trustees and the Free Enterprise Alliance to honor the legacy of the late Joe M. Rodgers. During his time as an ABC member, Joe served as a founding member of ABC's Mid-Tennessee chapter as well as its president. In 1976, he was elected ABC National Chairman. Joe's continuous dedication to the principles of free enterprise and his accomplishments in leading the initiative that turned ABC into a major political force as well as coining the phrase "Get Into Politics, or Get Out of Business" earned him recognition in 2000 as an ABC Leader of the Century.

The Carolinas Chapter is proud to receive this award and thanks each of its members who have contributed to ABC PAC and the Free Enterprise Alliance this year.



ABC Carolinas is Now Offering Mobile Crane Operator Certification


ABC is pleased to offer NCCER Mobile Crane Operator
Certifications. NCCER certifications are equipment and
capacity specific; ANSI approved; and meet or exceed
current ASME B30.5 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC operator certification requirements.

To become certified, experienced operators must pass a
written assessment and practical examination.



To learn more, click here.


New Discount Programs Launched for ABC Members and Employees


ABC launched two new discount programs July 1 that are available to both ABC members and their employees. The programs include discounts with AutoZone and a new portal, ABC Marketplace, which provides discounts on everyday purchases with more than 20,000 retailers.


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New Award Showcases the Future Leaders of the Construction Industry


ABC member companies are full of talented, innovative and hardworking employees-many of whom are still in the early stages of their careers. As the future generation of business leaders and executives, young professionals in the construction industry are very important to ABC and its members. That is why ABC wants to honor them and recognize the leading young professionals in the association with the new Young Professional of the Year Award.  


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Carolinas Construction Conference is Quickly Approaching-Are You Registered?

ABC Carolina's Construction Conference is a 2 1/2 day event, held Thursday evening through Saturday night. The conference location rotates throughout the Carolinas. The conference allows members and non-members to network and learn about issues impacting the industry. Keynote speakers and local representatives speak at breakfasts and events.

August 6th-8th at Belmond Charleston Place - Located at the very heart of downtown Charleston, in the historic district and within walking distance of all the major attractions, Belmond Charleston Place makes every guest feel part of this great Southern city. A gathering point for local society, this luxury hotel blends gentility and old-world charm with a leading-edge spa and innovative cuisine.Renowned as Charleston's finest accommodations, its first class meeting and event facilities are complemented by 'The Club', a private concierge level.Leisure activities include relaxing by the rooftop pool, dining in the award-winning Charleston Grill and browsing the exclusive boutiques.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

To view the registration flyer, click here.

New ABC Members for June
  1. Webster Rogers LLP
Executive Club Member of the Month:
Dixon Hughes Goodman
For learn more information regarding Dixon Hughes Goodman,click here.       


ABC Calendar of Events


July Events


8 - PAC Par 3 Golf -Triangle


14 - Prime Time- Triangle


15 - Lowcountry Luncheon


15 - Upstate Breakfast


16 - Triad Social


22 - Columbia Luncheon


22 - Fayetteville Social


23 - Charlotte Cornhole Social

ABC Calendar of Training


July Training


12 - NCCER Safety Tech-Clt


13 - First Aid/CPR-Raleigh


14 - OSHA 10 - Charlotte


14 - OSHA 30 - Charlotte


17 - Project Mgmt Series-Clt


17 - First Aid/CPR - Charleston


17 - First Aid / CPR - Charlotte


23 - CQM - New Bern





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?

For more information, 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:
827 Perry Road
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:
827 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546