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.Wolf Fire Protection, Inc. PLATINUM A.R. Marani, Inc.Canyon Contracting, Inc.Chesapeake Contracting Group, Inc.CIANBROCole …

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 …

2021 Merit Award Winners

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Construction Management University of Maryland Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit – Jeffrey Brown Contracting, LLC GC New Project Over $10 Million Nicholson Court Self Storage – Iacoboni Site Specialists, Inc. Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport Concourse A Five Gate Extension – Hensel Phelps Viasat Black Hills Office Building & …

2021 Excellence Award Winners

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Construction Management The Construction Education Academy at The Skillforce Center- GRANIX, LLC HJ Patterson Wing II, Mechanical Room Upgrade – J. Vinton Schaefer & Sons, Inc. GC New Project Over $10 Million Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School + Holabird Academy – CAM Construction Co., Inc. Medfield Heights Elementary School …

Healthcare Mandate Poses Heavy Burden

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But there is a path to compliance. During the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill that requires contractors to provide health care coverage for any employee working on a State project of $1 million dollars and above.  Later the Board of Public Works (BPW) and the Maryland Department …

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Legislative Text Released:

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Late last night, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was formally introduced. The 2,702 page bill is the product of the work of 22 bipartisan U.S. Senators who crafted the deal that is set to pass the Senate later this week after passing critical procedural hurdles last week. The …

Can You Require Your Employee to Get Vaccinated? Yes, But…

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As general contractors are requiring subcontractors to provide proof all their employees on a jobsite are vaccinated for COVID-19, more subcontractors are contacting us, inquiring about the legality of making such a request. According to the EEOC, an employer is permitted to require all their employees entering the workplace to …

ABC Adds Industry Experience to Apprenticeship Team

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We are excited to announce a new member on the team, Donte Lee, who will step in to the Director of Education role. Donte not only has an extensive background in developing apprenticeship programs but is also a seasoned craft professional with more than 21 years of electrical experience. Donte …

WABC Celebrates Scholarship Recipients

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Kristina Humm of TEI Electrical Solutions and Siona Glasgow of ABC Greater Baltimore received the Women of ABC Scholarship Awards. The women were celebrated at the WABC ‘All American’ Network Event on July 15th, 2021 in the ABC Greater Baltimore courtyard. 

MCCEI Pathway Awards Ceremony

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On June 8th, the Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation held their first ever Pathway Awards ceremony to celebrate those who have championed workforce development initiatives in the built environment this year. DIY Network’s Kayleen McCabe was the keynote speaker for the evening. She spoke on the joyful future …

Outstanding Students Honored at Apprenticeship Graduation

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Last week more than 100 ABC Baltimore apprentices graduated amongst family and friends in a highly anticipated in-person ceremony. From ‘Perfect Attendance’ to being named ‘The Outstanding Student’ in their chosen trade, ten different graduates received special awards and recognition at ABC’s annual Apprenticeship Graduation. James Rzepkowski, Maryland Assistant Secretary …

Get 100 percent of Apprenticeship Tuition Reimbursed!

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The Maryland Department of Labor has created a new fund that will cover 100 percent of the tuition cost of a first-year apprentice. The fund is call the Related Instruction Reimbursement Program. The program allows Registered Apprenticeship sponsors and participating/signatory employers to offset the cost of registering new Registered Apprentices by allowing a …

Studying the Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry

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In March of 2020, HMS Insurance Associates Inc., Aronson LLC and Neuberger & Company partnered to develop an in-depth survey for contractors to assess the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the industry.  With over 100 responses, we have identified key trends, impacts and lessons learned, which have been presented …

Empower your employees to take charge of their colorectal health

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Since the death of actor Chadwick Boseman in August 2020, there has been an increased national awareness of the dangers of colorectal cancer. Which is why now, during a time when your employees may be hesitant to visit their doctor for regular screenings, it’s more important than ever to help …

Maryland Small Business Covid-19 RELIEF Grant Program

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There is still funding available for businesses in most counties through the Maryland Small Business Covid-19 RELIEF Grant Program. The Maryland Department of Commerce will soon reopen the application portal so these businesses will have one final chance to apply for this grant.  The RELIEF Act of 2021 required that Commerce, to the best of …

1st ABC Chairman’s Cup Golf Tournament is in the Books

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On Monday, April 12th, over 30 of our members gathered at the Country Club of Maryland for an exclusive golf tournament – ABC’s 2021 Chairman’s Cup.   With 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 being such a difficult time for many, ABC was looking for some creative and new ways …