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September 15, 2015

"ABC - The Construction Association of Choice"   

More than 900 ABC Members Urge DOL to Withdraw Proposed Overtime Rule

ABC and more than 900 members submitted comments in opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division's July 6 Proposed Regulations for Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees. If enacted, the proposal, commonly referred to as "the overtime proposal," would more than double the minimum salary for the white collar overtime exemption and would automatically update the salary levels on an annual basis. 

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White House Issues Paid Sick Leave Executive Order Targeting Federal Contractors

At a Labor Day rally before union members in Boston on Sept. 7, President Obama unveiled a new executive order requiring federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days of paid sick leave. 

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NLRB Uproots Decades-Old Standards in Joint Employer Ruling

ABC released a statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board's Aug. 27 ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case, which redefines who qualifies as a "joint employer" under the National Labor Relations Act. ABC has been a vocal opponent of these changes for potentially imposing unnecessary barriers to and burdens on contractor and subcontractor relationships throughout the construction industry.

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Do your Apprentices and Trainees Have What it Takes to Compete at NCC?

Do your apprentices and craft trainees have what it takes to win the national title of ABC Craft Champion? The 2016 National Craft Championships (NCC) is accepting competitor applications now. 

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Building the Future With ABC Beam Club

BEAM Club is a program to reward our volunteer leaders and members for all of their efforts in growing ABC's membership. Furthermore, the program is a tool that can be used to generate enthusiasm as well as healthy competition while promoting membership recruitment to all of your chapter's members.

The Carolinas Chapter of ABC continues to grow and become stronger every day. Our current members are a vital part of this process through their recruitment efforts among colleagues and competition alike. As we say, More Members, More Clout! It is now time for us to recognize and give something back to those who have brought in the most new members with ABC's Beam Club program. This initiative was introduced by ABC National and will track the cumulative number of new members a current member brings in over the years.
  • Beam Club: Sponsor 5 new members. Receive a Beam Club plaque, golf shirt and lapel pin.
  • Merit Level: Sponsor 10 new members. Receive a Merit Level plaque as well as a $100.00 gift card.
  • Merit Level Plus: Sponsor 15 new members. Receive a Merit Level Plus plaque and a $150.00 gift card.
  • Presidential Level: Sponsor 25 new members. Receive a Presidential Level plaque and a $200.00 gift card.
  • Hall of Fame Level: Sponsor 50 new members. Receive a Hall of Fame Level plaque and a $300.00 gift card. Member's name will also be featured in ABC's monthly newsletter, Newsline, and listed on the Hall of Fame Wall at ABC National's headquarters in Washington, DC.
  • Chairman's Level: Sponsor 100 new members. Receive a Chairman's Level plaque and a $500.00 gift card. Member's name will also be featured in ABC's monthly newsletter, Newsline, and listed on the Chairman's Wall at ABC National's headquarters in Washington, DC.

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New ABC Members for September
  1. Ace Electric, Inc.
  2. Mount Valley Foundation Services, Inc.
  3. Hertz Equipment Rental Corp.
  4. Zublin Corporation
Executive Club Member of the Month: 
Lithko Contracting, Inc.

For more information regarding Lithko Contracting, Inc., 


ABC Calendar of Events


September Events



16 -Fayetteville Social


16 - Upstate Meet the Generals

17 - Lowcountry Cornhole Social

18 - Triangle Sporting Clay

23 - Columbia Cornhole Social

24 - Charlotte Luncheon

24 - Coastal Social


30 - Triad Meet the Generals


ABC Calendar of Training


September Training


17 - CQM - New Bern


18 - NCCER Safety Tech Program-Clt


18 - Project Mgmt Series-Charlotte


18 - First Aid / CPR - Columbia


21 - OSHA 10 - Triangle


21 - OSHA 30 - Triangle 


23 - Scaffold Competent-Charlotte


24 - OSHA 10 - Charlotte


6th Annual Safety Conference

October 15, 2015

The Speedway Club

Sponsorships still needed!

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For more information, contact Suzanne Richards at 704-367-1331 or richards@abccarolinas.org


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Contact Information 

Charlotte Office & Carolinas Construction Institute:
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
p: 704.367.1331
f: 704.367.1380
Triangle Office:
821 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:
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546