ABC Member Firms Honored Nationally

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Last week, two ABC Baltimore member firms were awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards for their commitment to “making diversity a business priority.” Among those honored were Hensel Phelps, and Mechanical Engineering and Construction Corporation. The awards were given as part of ABC National’s 26th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards, held …

Apprentices from CAM & Miles to Represent ABC Baltimore at Craft Championships

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NATIONAL CRAFT CHAMPIONSHIPS Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Mar. 1-4 Fourth-year apprentices Charles Lapp and Tyler Williams will represent ABC Baltimore at the National Craft Championships, held this year March 1-4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Lapp, a carpenter with CAM Construction Company and Williams, an electrician with Miles Electric, won their respective …

Over 150 Companies have Hired Jumpstart Graduates

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A&K Electrical Services Aegis Mechanical Alarm Tech Solutions Allan Myers Archer Western Contractors Ariosa & Company Athena Construction B. Frank Joy Baldwin Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Ben Lewis Plumbing Benfield Electric Bob Andrews Construction BoMark Electric C&H Mechanical C.L. McCoy Framing Cain Contracting Calvert Mechanical Carter Site Services, Inc. Centerline Construction …

Project JumpStart Turns 10

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A decade of changing lives, and changing Baltimore By Rita Colorito In 2006, before Maryland and the nation plunged into a steep recession, the future looked bright. The construction industry was booming in the Baltimore Metro area. Johns Hopkins broke ground on its Science and Technology Park, part of a …

2016 ABC Baltimore Board of Directors

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In accordance with the Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter’s Bylaws, Article IV, A.6A, the Chapter’s Nominating Committee herewith tenders the following slate of Officers and Directors for 2016. OFFICERS BOARD CHAIR: Matthew Bolyard, Southway Builders (general contractor) 1st VICE CHAIR: Mark McDaniel, NLP Enterprises, Inc. (specialty contractor) 2nd VICE CHAIR: Vic Victoriano, …

THANK YOU MEMBERS! Unprecedented Support for ‘Build Baltimore’ Gala!

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Skillforce Takes Lead Sponsorship In the frenzied weeks leading up to Christmas, ABC members and strategic partners donated over $85,000 toward the 10th Anniversary celebration of Project JumpStart, ABC’s pre-apprenticeship program based in Baltimore City. “We are overwhelmed with the support we are seeing from our members,” said incoming ABC …

Kelly Schulz’s JumpStart Adventure

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Kelly Schulz, Maryland’s Secretary for the Department of Labor and Licensing, paid a visit to ABC’s JumpStart class last week where she had the opportunity to observe the class and meet with a number of students. DLLR is a key JumpStart funder, along with a number of private foundations. To …

ABC Partners with Vehicles for Change

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Donate a Vehicle and Change Someone’s Life In the construction industry, having your own vehicle often means the difference between getting and keeping a job, and staying unemployed, despite your skills. Project JumpStart recognized this need, and since 2007 has partnered with Vehicles for Change, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that empowers …

Is Maryland Back? Gill & Basu Address at ¬ËœState of Industry’ Breakfast

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ABC Baltimore members were told Friday that despite sluggish new home sales and the after-effects of eight years of tax increases, the economy in this region is robust. ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu told a crowd of construction executives that consumer spending continues to be a driver for the economy, …

ABC Teams with AIA to Address State’s Procurement Ills

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Group meets with Lt. Governor to discuss Over the past several months, a task force comprised of architects and contractor members of ABC and AIA, respectively, met to compile a list of common sense recommendations on how the State can make Maryland a better place to do business. Last week, …

ABC Explores HVACR/Plumbing Hybrid

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Apprentices would graduate with HVACR License and would then sit for plumbing journeyman exam Since the advent three years ago of more stringent licensing rules and oversight by the State of Maryland, there has been an increasing awareness of the need for plumbers to be licensed to work on HVACR …