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 …

ABC Launches New ‘PAC Portal’

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Last week, ABC launched its new PAC portal (pac.abc.org) for members to quickly and easily make PAC contributions online. The password for the site is ABCPAC2019 and if you or any of your ABC members have questions about the new website, please reach out to Toska Gamble or Vance Walter. …

Professional Career Day Inspires Young Women

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The Women in ABC hosted its annual ‘Professional Career Day’ for 30 young women from Harford Tech and Woodlawn High School at Southway Builders’ working jobsite, John Ruhrah Elementary School. The day began with female speakers from the industry who highlighted career opportunities such as architecture, engineering, construction management and …

New Projects in the Pipeline

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Collective at Canton A 500-unit apartment building, a five-story office building, a 150-room hotel, an organic grocery store, a mixed-use building with ground-floor retail 1200 S HAVEN STBaltimore, MD 21224 Design underway City House Charles An eight-story office project with ground floor retail, renovation of historic buildings 1001 N CHARLES …

Women in Construction Week: Corina Morga

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Name and Company: Corina Morga Carter, CR Services Title: President/Owner Years in the industry: 5 years What made you want to join the construction industry? My blue collar roots and profound respect I have for the working middle class and the trades.   What does being a woman in construction …

Women in Construction Week: Maria Snyder

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Name and Company: Maria Snyder, Construction Cleaning Service Title: President Years in the industry: 2 What made you want to join the construction industry? I always had a passion for construction, I had done many renovations projects over the years while having another full-time job. What does being a woman …

Women in Construction Week: Michelle Wittig

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Name and Company: Michelle Wittig of Genesis Corporation (a woman-owned mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractor) Title: President and owner Years in the industry: 16 What made you want to join the construction industry? I enjoy being a part of something greater than its parts. Seeing a building go from concept, …

Women in Construction Week – Laura Eldridge

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Name and Company: Laura Eldridge, LS Systems Title: Sales Representative Years in the industry: 1 What made you want to join the construction industry? With a decade of experience representing technical solutions in the manufacturing industry, I developed an interest in bringing my skills to the life safety field. I’m …

Women in ABC Committee – Celebrating Women in Construction Week

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The Women’s Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter (WABC – Baltimore) is a staple of the construction trade associate. The group, comprised of over 20 leading women, is a shining example of women making a difference in the industry. The committee is dedicated to encouraging careers and …

Celebrating Women in Construction Week

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The number of women in the U.S. construction industry is on the rise. From apprentices to craft professionals, estimators and executives, women are represented in all facets of the construction workforce. And the opportunities to both join and grow within the booming construction industry are numerous, especially with a workforce …