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September 29, 2015

"ABC - The Construction Association of Choice"   

NC House and Senate Approve Budget Preserving State Apprenticeship Program

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas are pleased to see funding for the State Apprenticeship Program preserved in the long debated 2015-2017 North Carolina State Budget, which was passed by the House and Senate. It will now head to Governor Pat McCrory's desk for signature.

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Hourly Minimum Wage on Federal Contracts to Increase in January 2016

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the minimum wage for workers on covered federal contracts and service contracts will increase to $10.15 per hour from $10.10 per hour in 2015. The increase is dictated by the Oct. 7, 2014, Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division final rule that implemented Executive Order 13658.

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Share Your Backlog and Help ABC Expand its Economic Data

ABC's unique quarterly Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) gives ABC members and the broader construction community a look at the future economic health of the construction industry by measuring the amount of work companies are contracted to complete in the months and years ahead. CBI is a forward-looking indicator compiled from surveys completed monthly by ABC members indicating the amount of work under contract but yet to be completed in the months and years ahead. All reported data is confidential, if you're not participating, sign up today.

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Build a Solid Foundation for Your Company with ABC's Leadership Development Track

Encouraging the young professionals in your organization to grow both professionally and personally can have a major impact on your overall business. During ABC's Leadership Development Track, Nov. 11-12, in San Diego, Calif., young professionals in your company will learn the skills needed to become leaders and team players and to communicate effectively with your clients and other industry professionals.

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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: 
Mayer Electric Supply

For more information regarding Mayer Electric Supply, 


ABC Calendar of Events


September Events


30 - Triad Meet the Generals


October Events


2 - EIC Online Submission due!


9 - Clay Shoot -Richburg, SC


14 - Lowcountry Luncheon


21 - Columbia Luncheon


21 - Upstate Chili Cook Off


21 - Fayetteville Luncheon


23 - Charlotte Golf Outing




ABC Calendar of Training


October Training


9 - First Aid / CPR - Triangle


12 - CHST Prep - Charlotte


15 - Safety Conference-Charlotte


15 - Trenching Competent-Triad


16 - OSHA 10-Charlotte


16 - OSHA 30 Charlotte


16 - Qualified Rigger - Triad


19 - First Aid/CPR - Wilmington


23 - OSHA 30 - Charlotte


6th Annual Safety Conference

October 15, 2015

The Speedway Club

Sponsorships still needed!

 To view the registration flyer, click here

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