Kelly Schulz’s JumpStart Adventure

Ally D'Ovidio

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

Ally D'Ovidio

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

Ally D'Ovidio

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

Ally D'Ovidio

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

Ally D'Ovidio

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 …