Local Students Showcase Carpentry Skills

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On April 13, the Maryland SkillsUSA Maryland State Carpentry Competitions were held. The competition is a showcase for the best career and technical students locally and nationally. Leonard Ferguson, a plumbing student at Western School of Technology & Environmental Science won 1st place in the plumbing competition.  Leonard works for …

Rising Construction Input Prices and What You Can Do About It

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As a contractor, you might always be looking for ways to improve your bottom line. If you look at current construction input prices, you’ll notice they are just rising for the first time since October, when they went up by .5 percent.  What Are the Numbers Now? In February, input …

Construction Unemployment Maryland 5th Lowest in Nation

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BALTIMORE, April 2—Estimated January not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 48 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. As the January 2019 national NSA construction unemployment rate fell 0.9 percent from a year …

ABC Launches New ‘PAC Portal’

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Last week, ABC launched its new PAC portal (pac.abc.org) for members to quickly and easily make PAC contributions online. The password for the site is ABCPAC2019 and if you or any of your ABC members have questions about the new website, please reach out to Toska Gamble or Vance Walter. …

Professional Career Day Inspires Young Women

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the Women in ABC hosted its annual ‘Professional Career Day’ for 30 young women from Harford Tech and Woodlawn High School at Southway Builders’ working jobsite, John Ruhrah Elementary School. The day began with female speakers from the industry who highlighted career opportunities such as architecture, engineering, construction management and …

It’s a Great Time for a Career in Construction

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The New Year has arrived and it brought with it great news for anyone currently in, or looking to get into, the construction industry. As 2019 gets underway there has been a surge of opportunity in construction with lower unemployment and an increase in projects offering opportunity for all. Positive …

New Projects in the Pipeline

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The Caroline Construct a Five-Story Apartment Building 520 S CAROLINE ST Baltimore, MD 21231 Hamburg Street Apartments Construct a Five-story Apartment Building 115 W HAMBURG ST Baltimore, MD 21230 New BARCS Facility To const. government facility: animal services facility. 2490 GILES ROAD Baltimore, MD 21225 Design complete The Caroline To …

Curtis Engine Celebrates 75 Years of Power Generation Service Excellence, Positions Itself for Significant Technology Advances

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Baltimore, Md. — February 28, 2019 — Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. (Curtis Engine), provider of world-class power generation equipment sales and service and an authorized Mid-Atlantic distributor for MTU Onsite Energy, is celebrating 75 years of meeting the needs of commercial, institutional, government and other mission-critical facilities in …

Women in Construction Week: Corina Morga

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Name and Company: Corina Morga Carter, CR Services Title: President/Owner Years in the industry: 5 years What made you want to join the construction industry? My blue collar roots and profound respect I have for the working middle class and the trades.   What does being a woman in construction …

Women in Construction Week: Maria Snyder

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Name and Company: Maria Snyder, Construction Cleaning Service Title: President Years in the industry: 2 What made you want to join the construction industry? I always had a passion for construction, I had done many renovations projects over the years while having another full-time job. What does being a woman …

Women in Construction Week: Michelle Wittig

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Name and Company: Michelle Wittig of Genesis Corporation (a woman-owned mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractor) Title: President and owner Years in the industry: 16 What made you want to join the construction industry? I enjoy being a part of something greater than its parts. Seeing a building go from concept, …

Women in Construction Week – Laura Eldridge

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Name and Company: Laura Eldridge, LS Systems Title: Sales Representative Years in the industry: 1 What made you want to join the construction industry? With a decade of experience representing technical solutions in the manufacturing industry, I developed an interest in bringing my skills to the life safety field. I’m …

Women in ABC Committee – Celebrating Women in Construction Week

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The Women’s Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter (WABC – Baltimore) is a staple of the construction trade associate. The group, comprised of over 20 leading women, is a shining example of women making a difference in the industry. The committee is dedicated to encouraging careers and …

Celebrating Women in Construction Week

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The number of women in the U.S. construction industry is on the rise. From apprentices to craft professionals, estimators and executives, women are represented in all facets of the construction workforce. And the opportunities to both join and grow within the booming construction industry are numerous, especially with a workforce …

Women in Construction Week – Charlene Kurland

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Title: Business Development Officer Years in the industry: 3 What made you want to join the construction industry? I didn’t necessary want to join the construction industry but they have a need for leasing vehicles and equipment. What does being a woman in construction mean to you? To me it …

Women in Construction Week – Anita Sheckells

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Name and Company:  Anita Sheckells, KatzAbosch Title: Director Years in the industry: 35 What made you want to join the construction industry?  I worked as the outside CPA for a couple of construction companies early in my career. I enjoyed the people, as well as the challenging aspects of the …

Women in Construction Week – Casey Noppenberger

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Name and Company: Casey Noppenberger, Power Component Systems, Inc Title: Sales Manager Years in the industry: 5 What made you want to join the construction industry? The fast paced environment, collaborating with others, and the knowing that there is room to grow and learn. What does being a woman in …