PLA Executive Order Is Bad Public Policy

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Last month, President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring project labor agreements on federal construction projects over $35 million. The White House claimed that the order will help ease management concerns and organization on large construction projects. ABC sent a letter to the White House highlighting concerns with President Biden’s efforts …

Trade School Interest Levels Soar as 40 Local High School Guidance Counselors join Zoom Meeting to Learn More

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Sharon Burley, ABC Greater Baltimore’s Programs Outreach Coordinator, sat down via Zoom last month with over 40 local high school guidance counselors to discuss college alternatives for students post-graduation. Sharon was able to talk about our Construction Education Academy trade school and apprenticeship opportunities. Immediately after the call, Sharon received …

ABC Joins the Construction Coalition opposing President Biden’s Executive Order 14063, which requires PLAs on federal construction contracts exceeding $35 million

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On February 15th, Associated Builders and Contractors and 15 associations and organizations representing tens of thousands of companies and millions of employees in the construction industry sent a letter to the White House highlighting concerns with President Joe Biden’s efforts to require controversial government-mandated project labor agreements on federal and federally assisted …

ABC Provides Harkins’ Interns with Hands-on Trades Experience

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Last week, ABC hosted Harkins Builders’ winters interns. The program is designed to provide individuals with little to no construction experience an opportunity to explore construction management as a profession. The interns attended a 2-day hands-on training program at our Construction Education Academy in Baltimore. Some of the training included …

2022 Excellence in Construction Award Winners

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*This list is subject to change. Excellence Winners: Southway Builders, Inc. Four Ten Lofts Indian Creek School Addition & Renovation Gilchrist Center Baltimore Lewis Contractors Exploration Commons Mount de Sales Academy Performing Arts & Student Life Center Roland Water Tower Historic Restoration St. Mary’s Seminary & University Renovation Sheppard Pratt …

2022 ABC Workforce Development Survey

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In 2021, we made significant progress educating and upskilling construction professionals across the industry. ABC has commissioned management consulting firm FMI to conduct ABC’s fourth annual survey to quantify the current investment and workforce development efforts of member contractors and chapters. This year, to simplify the data collection process, a …

Beltway Blueprint

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Congress Responds to Biden Reset: This week, Congress is setting out on a new legislative path following President Joe Biden’s nearly two-hour news conference last Wednesday afternoon where he highlighted a potential new strategy to move forward key legislative priorities this year. In a letter last Friday to her colleagues, Speaker Pelosi …

Injunction Against Federal Mandate Upheld; Mandate for Employers with 100 or more Employees is Back on

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This past Friday evening, federal appeals courts issued two rulings impacting employee vaccine mandates. A ruling by the 6th Circuit reinstates the Biden Administration’s mandate that employers with 100 or more employees implement a vaccine mandate policy with a weekly testing optioin.  Several emergency appeals have already been filed with Justice …

Ted Jasinski Elected ABCGB Chair

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The first architect ever elected to lead ABC Greater Baltimore has deep roots in the skilled trades having gotten his start in the industry by attending a construction skills school in his native Pa.  Ted Jasinski was a draftsman while attending school in the evening to get his degree in …

U.S. Department of Labor raises labor law posting penalties

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The maximum penalty for federal posting violations is now going up by more than $400 under the increases announced by the Department of Labor – highlighting the seriousness about posting compliance. The new maximum fine amounts are: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): $178Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): $576Job Safety …

ABC Baltimore Member Milestone Anniversaries

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We are pleased to honor our dedicated ABC Baltimore members that have shown their support over many years. We are happy to be your resource for all things construction. 70 Years        The Mullan Contracting Company 70 Years        Southern Mechanical, Inc. 60 Years        Green Contracting Co. 60 Years        Zurich 55 Years        …

Welcome 2021 ABC New Members!

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A. M. & Son Electric, LLCA.I.R LLC Advanced Indoor ResourcesA3 MechanicalAcorn Supply & Distributing, Inc.ACV EnviroAEROTEKAmerican Vet Industries, LLCAquafree Facilities Services, Inc.Baltimore City Public SchoolsBaltimore County OBF/Property ManagementBaltimore Gas & ElectricBaltimore WindustrialBBSIBDO USA, LLPBirdland General ContractorsBozzuto Construction CompanyBurkentine BuildersC & O Services, Inc.CFM Project Consulting Group, Inc.Charm City RoofingChristman CompanyCoastal …

2021 ABC Greater Baltimore STEP Winners

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DIAMOND Allan Myers, Inc.Avena Contracting, LLCCBG Building CompanyCCL USACK CommercialGilbane Building CompanyHarkins Builders, Inc.Helix ElectricIacoboni Site Specialists, Inc.J.D. Belfield Enterprises, LLCM.C. Dean, Inc.MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLCMarkeys Services, LLC DBA Construction Cleaning ServiceQuandel – J. Vinton SchaferSouthway Builders, Inc.TEI Electrical SolutionsWilmot Modular StructuresWolf Fire Protection, Inc. PLATINUM A.R. Marani, Inc.Canyon Contracting, …

ABC Open House / Apprenticeship Jobs Fair

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ABC Greater Baltimore has a bright new group of interested potential apprentices as well as students from our new Construction Education Academy Trade School we would like to introduce to you. These young people are looking for employer apprenticeship sponsors to help move their career forward and fill the shortage of craft …

Boy Scouts Seeking Volunteers for Nov 6 Workday

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Project Review Meeting October 14 The Baltimore Boy Scouts are seeking skilled trades professionals to participate in workday to improve and maintain their camp in Harford Co. The goal for this skilled trades workday is to engage skilled tradesmen and other adult volunteers to come  together for a one day …

Back to School at the CEA!

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The Construction Education Academy is welcoming over 500 students this month! Whether it’s for the new Trade School for post-high school students, or for the Apprenticeship Program, students are eager to start the year and their careers. ABC’s Apprenticeship program is embracing a blended classroom model where students take one …