2017 ABC Baltimore Board of Directors

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We are very pleased to welcome new members to the 2017 Board of Directors: Kate Lawrence with Lawrence Law, David Brodie with Wohlsen Construction and Ronnie Brouillard with Kinsley Construction. OFFICERS BOARD CHAIR Matthew Bolyard, Southway Builders (general contractor) 1st VICE CHAIR Vic Victoriano, Skillforce, Inc. (associate) 2nd VICE CHAIR …

Habitat for Humanity launches workforce development program, partners with Project JumpStart

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Habitat Humanity of the Chesapeake and Project JumpStart launched The HabiCorps Workforce Development Program, which, with support from AmeriCorps, trains Baltimore City residents that face significant barriers to employment in the construction trades. The HabiCorps traineeship provides hands-on experience in the construction trades over the course of ten months. Under …

2016 Anirban Presentation

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In case you missed ABC’s State of Industry event… Anirban Basu’s 2017 Economic Forecast  

If you do Davis-Bacon work, you need to understand this law!

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Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) recently issued the final rule; Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. The final rule requires federal contractors to provide employees with up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave in a year, …

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Build Baltimore Gala’

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Please ‘Save the Date’ for ABC’s ‘Build Baltimore Gala’ on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and dancing all to benefit Project JumpStart! Stay tuned for further updates! In the meantime, if you have any questions, contact Brittany Chaapel at bchaapel@www.abcbaltimore.org or (410)821-0351 ext. 113.  

Sagamore Development to be Honored at ‘Build Baltimore’ Gala

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VP Caroline Paff to be honored for unrivaled commitment’ to workforce The 2nd Annual Build Baltimore Gala will honor Sagamore Development’s Caroline Paff for the developer’s unprecedented commitment to make a long-term, sustained investment in Baltimore City. The Gala, a fundraiser for Project JumpStart, will be held Saturday, February 25 …

ABC Members Listed in ‘Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Baltimore’

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The Baltimore Business Journal annually publishes the list of the fastest growing companies in the Baltimore area based on the percentage growth in annual revenue. Congratulations to the ABC Member companies that are expanding quickly throughout Baltimore! CC&A Ecological Restoration and Management Hord Coplan Macht Oak Contracting Rosen, Sapperstein & …

Girl Scouts Earn ‘Construction Badge’ with Women in ABC (WABC)

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On October 1st, WABC hosted 3 Maryland Girl Scout Troops in painting ¬Ëœlittle libraries’ that will be placed around Baltimore and residents can use to take a book or leave a book. The focus of this activity was to discuss with the troops the different career opportunities in the construction …

New School Year: More Students, More Tech & More Hands-On

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ABC Baltimore’s apprenticeship program has, like the industry it serves, fully emerged from a crippling down-turn that saw its overall number of students drop more than 30 percent. After a summer of interviewing, testing and registering students, the 2016/2017 School Year began with its highest number of students in more …

WABC Professional Career Day Inspires Young Women

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The Women of ABC (WABC) hosted its annual Professional Career Day for 11 young women from various local high schools at Southway Builders’ City Arts 2, a working job site. The focus of the day was to educate the young women on the career opportunities available in the construction industry, …

Board of Directors ‘Spotlight,’ Chairman of the Board: Matthew Bolyard

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Company: Southway Builders, Inc. Job Description: Division Manager overseeing teams managing a variety of multi-family residential and commercial projects. How did you get involved with ABC?: I first got involved in ABC with the West Virginia chapter. I later became involved in Baltimore with the events committee and General Contractor’s …

Professional Development Program 2017

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The ABC Young Leaders Professional Development Program is a six month-long program designed to provide a series of educational seminars, network opportunities, mentoring and community service projects for the developing young professional. Through this program the participant will: ¬Â¢ Further their leadership skills and professional development. ¬Â¢ Grow in their …

Minimum Wage Hike Falls Short

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Proponents now turn their attention to the State On Monday, Baltimore City Councilman Pete Welch introduced a resolution to the Council which calls on the state legislature to pass $15 minimum wage legislation statewide a month after similar wage increases were unsuccessful in the City. This legislation was unfavorable for …

A Behind the Scenes Look at Pre-Con

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9/13 network featured panel of the area’s leading GC’s Four of the region’s top General Contractors candidly provided insight on how company decisions are made during the pre-construction process. Subcontractors weighed in with many questions and walked away with a better perspective about what happens behind-the-scenes between when bids are …

Board of Directors ‘Spotlight:’ Shane Carmadella

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Company: Ruppert Landscape, Inc. Job Description: Business Development Manager How you got involved with ABC: Ruppert Landscape has been a national member of ABC for over 30 years. I was encouraged to get involved by our corporate leadership and joined the Baltimore Chapter in 2007. Your passion as a board …

Understanding the Labor Deal on the $1.1 Billion Redevelopment of Sparrows Point

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Despite Tradepoint Atlantic’s Union Pact opportunities remain for ABC members Despite months of back and forth discussions with ABC, Tradepoint Atlantic is moving forward with a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on the redevelopment of the property formerly known as Sparrows Point. The developer has agreed, however, to incorporate local hiring …

New Projects in the Pipeline

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The Pipeline, a joint venture between ABC Baltimore and the University of Baltimore’s Jacob Franz Center, is an on-line service that tracks development projects in their earliest stages. For more subscription information, contact Mike Henderson. – Grace Fellowship Church – West Baltimore MTA Bus Transfer Facility – Metro Heights at …

ABC Opposes ¬ËœBlacklisting’ Final Rule

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New federal regulation could strip contractors of due process (Washington, D.C., Aug. 29) ABC National joined with other business organizations in opposing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule released last week by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council, known by some as the ¬Ëœblacklisting’ rule because it could …

Board of Directors ‘Spotlight:’ Martha Elliott

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Company: CAM Construction Co Inc Job Description: Business Development ¬â€œ Using my decades of experience and connections in the construction industry my responsibility is to help expand CAM’s client base by introducing the firm to potential clients, design professionals and even government agencies whose knowledge of CAM’s capabilities is limited …

Labor Day Photo Contest

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In honor of the men and women who are Building Baltimore, ABC is sponsoring a Labor Day Photo Contest. The contest will begin Tuesday, August 30th at 12 pm and will end midnight on Labor Day! The photo with the most likes at the end of the contest wins! TWO …