The Sharing Economy and the Construction Industry

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The world is changing in so many ways. One sign of this change is the sharing economy. It has transformed the world of taxi driving with the advent of ride-sharing services and expanded the options for lodging as well. New areas seem more suitable for the sharing economy and are …

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: BENECO partners with ABC Greater Baltimore

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ABC Greater Baltimore is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with BENECO, a national leader in providing customized benefits for your employees and for providing a competitive advantage for contractors who perform prevailing wage work. The ‘ABC Benefit Package‘ will help contractors stay compliant, reduce administrative burden, manage benefits and …

Meet ABC Greater Baltimore’s 55 New Members!

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Company FullName EmailAddress Absolute Integrity Electrical Contractors, LLC Kim DiTommasso kditommasso@absoluteintegrityec.com Admiral Leasing Brent Baron BBaron@admiralleasing.com Adrian Steel of Maryland Rafael Onrubia ronrubia@adscom1.com American Heritage Excavating LLC Deborah Collins digit06@comcast.net B & B Welding Company Dennis R. McCartney drmc@bandbwelding.com Benchmark Building Enclosure, Inc. Richard Paulding rpaulding@bbeiglass.com Beneco Todd Kikol tkikol@beneco.com …

Baltimore Members Recognized Nationally Among ABC’s Top Performers

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ABC National released its ‘Top Performers’ list which lists contractor members that achieved ABC STEP Gold Status or higher and earned ABC’s AQC credential in 2018. ABC Member companies are ranked from 1 to 150 based on work hours reported on their 2018 STEP applications. Companies are recognized for National …

The Importance of Communication in Construction

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Communication is a fundamental aspect of all businesses, but it is often overlooked in construction. Failure to communicate clearly can lead to misunderstandings, worker confusion, project delays, and even lawsuits. With growth in construction jobs expected to outpace all other industries, the need for superintendents and project managers who know …

New, Full-Service MEP firm, Genesis Corp, Opens its Doors

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Michelle Wittig, President of Genesis Corporation (a woman-owned mechanical, electrical, plumbing contractor) and her team celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony with clients, vendors, and guests including Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill.  Genesis is an ABC Greater Baltimore member and Michelle serves on the chapter’s Diversity Council.  In prior years, …

The Women in ABC Committee Announce Scholarship Winners

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Each year, the Women in ABC Committee awards exemplary young women entering a construction-related trade with an award of $2000. This year, out of 15 applicants, the committee awarded two very deserving young women with a scholarship; Rachel Solak and Keely Barkell. Keely Barkell, Winters Mill High School graduate, will …

ABC Celebrates its Apprenticeship Graduates at Ceremony

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138 apprentices, representing companies across Maryland, graduated on May 23, 2019 at UMBC’s RAC Arena, from craft training programs from three ABC chapters: Baltimore, Chesapeake Shores and Metro Washington. Of those graduates, 79 were from the Baltimore chapter. Special guest and ABC National Chairman, Tony Rader, led the ceremony and …

Curtis Engine Celebrates 75 Years of Service

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Longevity is the Curtis Engine Difference On May 10, 2019, Curtis Engine marked 75 years in business and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Governor Larry Hogan and former Commerce Secretary and part-owner, Mike Gill. Like many contractors fortunate enough to reach this longevity, the company faced obstacles on …

ABC Partners with MCCEI to Promote Construction Careers

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MCCEI releases Build Your Path – The Built Environment Career Resource Guide to school systems throughout the mid Atlantic region. ABC’s Maryland chapters once again joined forces to promote apprenticeship training programs to high school and college students, and recent graduates, through Build Your Path – the Built Environment Career …

Blueprint Reading is an In-Demand Skill

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If you work in the construction industry, you have a life-time ahead of you in learning about the various tools and technology at your disposal to use in your current job and as you grow in your career. One area that is sometimes overlooked is the ability to read a …

Falls are the leading cause of death in construction

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#SafetyWeek2019 As a part of ‘Safety Week 2019’ we’d like to remind our members the importance of fall protection in the workplace. Employees under OSHA General Duty Clause have a right to a safe and healthful workplace. Toward that end, OSHA mandates that all employers in construction provide fall protection …

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 …