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Jun
09
June 2017 Action News Letter
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May
02
May 2017 Action News
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Apr
21
North Branch Begins Construction of National Guard Field Maintenance Shop in Hooksett NH
(Hooksett, NH) North Branch Construction of Concord has begun land clearing for the construction of a new $9.9m New Hampshire Army National Guard (NHARNG) Field Maintenance Shop in Hooksett, NH. This facility, located along Route 3, will consist of a 27,200-square-foot field maintenance building and a 2,435-square-foot storage shed. The field maintenance building will include a six-bay garage with overhead crane maintenance capabilities, a drive-through wash bay, a tool storage room, offices, classrooms, and gym and shower facilities. The scope of work also includes site improvements. Read More
Apr
04
April 2017 Action News
New Hampshire’s Second Injury Fund gives employers an opportunity to limit their compensation costs in the event that an employee with a previous impairment sustains a worker’s compensation injury. The worker’s impairment can be of any type or cause, work related or not, as long as it is a permanent impairment and is serious enough to pose an obstacle to the worker in obtaining employment. The intent of the Second Injury Fund is to equalize the compensation cost that the employer and their insurance company must pay for impaired and non-impaired workers, thereby removing a potential barrier to the employment of previously injured or impaired workers. Read more ... Read More
Mar
22
ABC 2017 Safety Performance Report
Understanding the Impact of STEP Participation on Overall Safety Performance Read More
Mar
17
ABC Applauds Introduction of Fair and Open Competition Act
ABC Applauds Introduction of Fair and Open Competition Act in the U.S. House to Increase Competition, Lower Costs on Taxpayer-Funded Construction Projects Read More
Mar
15
ABC Urges Government Neutrality Toward PLAs
ABC Urges Government Neutrality Toward PLAs, Pushes Davis-Bacon Reform in Reaction to Executive Order on Government Efficiency Read More
Mar
06
March Action News Letter
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Feb
06
February Action News
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Feb
08
TFMoran Named 2017 "Best of Business" in Engineering Category.
TFMoran Named 2017 “Best of Business” in Engineering Category Bedford, NH – TFMoran, Inc. has been selected for the fifth straight year as “Best Engineering Firm” in New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB Awards reader’s survey, which honors the best of business in New Hampshire in more than 75 categories. TFMoran was established in 1968 and is involved in major engineering projects throughout New Hampshire and the northeast. “It is gratifying to see this recognition of the hard work and dedication our staff shows to our client each and every day” says Robert Duval, president of TFMoran. “Thanks to NHBR for providing this opportunity to highlight the ‘Best of Business’ in New Hampshire.” TFMoran and the other winners will be honored on Thursday, March 2nd at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Child and Family Services. Read More
Feb
08
Palmer and Sicard Employees make donation to Richie McFarland Children’s Center
Palmer and Sicard Employees make donation to Richie McFarland Children’s Center By Kathy Fisher February 1, 2017 Palmer and Sicard is giving back to the community with a donation to the Richie McFarland Children’s Center in Stratham, NH. During their annual holiday celebration the employee owned mechanical contracting company raised $2,240 and chose to donate those monies to the area organization. The Richie McFarland Children’s Center is an early childhood program whose purpose is to help young children reach their full developmental potential and to support their families through that process. Over the past six years, the employees have raised more than $10,000 to donate to area organizations with the belief that giving back to the community is an important part of doing business. Read More
Jan
10
January 2017 Action News Letter
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Dec
12
December 2017 Action News Letter
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Nov
16
North Branch Construction
North Branch Construction’s Renovations Completed and Ongoing for Energy Company’s Facilities in Several Locations More Info
Nov
15
Procon Announces Ground Breaking on New Hilton Guarden Inn
PROCON construction crews recently broke ground on a new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and Conference Center to be located at 35 LaLombard Street. More Info
Nov
07
North Branch Construction 2016 Excellence Awards
North Branch Construction Recognized at ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Read More
Nov
07
Metro Walls
Metro Walls Supports Employee's Family in Fight with Cancer Read More
Nov
07
November Action News
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Oct
06
October Action News
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Sep
14
September Action News
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Aug
02
August Action News
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Jul
06
July Action News
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Jun
07
June Action News
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May
25
Your opinion matters!
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May
24
Did you miss the Economic Summit?
Click here to listen to the talks from our featured speakers. More Info
May
03
May Action News
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Apr
05
April Action News
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Mar
23
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
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Mar
01
March Action News
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Feb
02
February Action News
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Jan
05
January Action News
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Dec
14
Hot off the press!
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Dec
08
December Action News
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Nov
03
November Action News
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Oct
22
New ABC NH/VT Members
We would like to welcome our new members More Info
Oct
06
October Action News
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Sep
09
NH’s construction unemployment rate improves
ABC reports state had a 4.5% jobless rate in July More Info
Sep
01
September Action News
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Aug
05
August Action News
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Jul
06
July Action News
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Jun
25
Kelly Ayotte receives Eagle Award from ABC NH/VT
Kelly Ayotte tweets her appreciation for receiving Eagle Award Read More
Jun
22
Pig Roast and Awards Photos
Check out the great photos from the 6/18 Pig Roast and Awards Event Read More
Jun
02
June Action News
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May
22
Welcome to our Newest Members
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May
05
May Action News
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Apr
17
Welcome to our Newest Members
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Apr
21
2015 ABC Legislative Week
ABC members join as one powerful voice to educate congress about the issues that affect their businesses and to showcase the opportunities and diversity ABC members contribute to our industry and the economy. More Info
Apr
07
April Action News
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Mar
10
March Action News
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Feb
04
ABC 30th Annual Meeting Highlights
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Feb
04
February Action News
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Jan
23
ABC Involvement Teams
The ABC NH/VT Chapter is looking to you as an industry professional and leader to provide insight and recommendations that leverage your ABC membership to aid in your personal and professional development. More Info
Jan
07
January Action News
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Jan
02
Looking to purchase a vehicle or truck for your company in 2015?
If you are planning on buying a new vehicle this year, as an ABC Member you qualify for big discounts on GM and Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge products! More Info
Dec
03
December Action News
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Dec
02
SAVE THE DATE!

30th Annual Meeting at LaBelle Winery Thursday January 29th, 2015. Read More
Nov
05
November Action News
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Nov
01
ABC Membership Saves $$$
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Oct
07
October Action News
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Apr
24
Workers Comp Premium Investment Alternative
AN INVESTMENT ALTERNATIVE FOR YOUR WORKERS COMPENSATION PREMIUM The ABC NH Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Trust just completed one of its most successful years and enters 2014 on a strong financial footing poised for continued growth. The keys to success in self-insurance lay in the Group's ability to prevent injuries from occurring while aggressively managing claims when they occur. More Info
Apr
24
Don't Overlook ABC Savings!
REMINDER, DO NOT OVERLOOK ABC COST SAVING OPPORTUNITIES - MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT COST, IT SAVES! All businesses are focused on operating as efficiently as possible and seeking cost saving opportunities. ABC has many tangible cost savings programs available to help support efforts to reduce operating costs. More Info
Mar
05
Insurance Got You Down, ABC Has You Covered
Workers Compensation Group Trust - The ABC Workers' Comp Trust was formed in 1994 in response to the rapidly rising cost and unpredictability of workers' compensation insurance. In 2013 the ABC Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Trust celebrated its eighteenth successful year. More Info
Mar
05
2014 Annual Ski Day Highlights

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Loon Mountain last Friday for an awesome day of skiing and networking! All of the recent snow made for perfect ski conditions, and the weather was also cooperative! We look forward to next year's event and hope that if you couldn't make it this year we will see you next year. More Info
Feb
04
NH Considers State Prevailing Wage Law
NH LEGISLATURE CONSIDERS ENACTING STATE PREVAILING WAGE LAW NH Legislators are debating the passage of a state prevailing wage law ("mini Davis Bacon"). More Info
Feb
04
ABC Leadership Recognized
ABC LEADERSHIP RECOGNIZED AT 2014 ANNUAL MEETING (02/04/2014) Members Encouraged to Proudly Display Their Membership More Info
Jan
09
ABC NH/VT Healthcare Advantage
ABC NH/VT continues to market our healthcare plan to provide members with a solution to your effort to maintain cost effective, quality healthcare for you, your employees and their families. More Info
Nov
22
Excellence Honored at Annual Fall Event
Over 300 ABC members and other industry professionals attended the 2013 Fall Business Development event, featuring the Annual Excellence In Construction Awards ceremony, Thursday, October 24th, at the Capitol Center for the Arts, in Concord NH. More Info
Nov
22
Annual Wage and Benefit Survey Data Collected
The NH/VT ABC Chapter will soon begin collecting data for its annual Wage & Benefit survey. Over the next several weeks members will receive surveys and a reminder that your company participation is encouraged. More Info
Nov
22
ABC Cost Savings Opportunities
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Sep
25
Future Leaders in Construction
Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC) begins OCT 8th. In this class we cover leadership skills including communication, attitude, team building, goals, empathy, and others linking this with a Return–On–Investment project that gives the students a chance to apply the lessons as we move through the class. More Info
Sep
25
SB 189-FN
This bill makes changed that effect: rule making, enforcement, education, licensing and inspections. If you are or your company employs: Mechanical installers or technicians; Gas pipefitter, installers, or technicians; Licensed plumbers and apprentices; Water treatment technicians; Furnace technicians you should attend this session. More Info
Aug
26
ABC NH/VT Chapter Health Plan Announced
ABC is excited to inform members of a health care plan developed for member firms and their employees. The plan is available for coverage beginning October 1 and includes programs and features that were created in response to the census information gathered from the membership earlier this year. More Info
Aug
26
ABC's Continued Growth = Added Value
ABC cannot overstate our appreciation for the continued support of our members and the fact that we have close to 93% retention of member companies for 2013! You can be assured the chapter’s commitment to provide value and a return on your investment has never been greater. More Info
Jun
07
Issues Impacting Your Business Debated by Public Policy Decision Makers
As is the case with the Federal Government, state legislatures and municipalities across the country, budget issues and related debates continue to dominate the public policy decision making process. More Info
Jun
07
Health Care Reform Overview for Contractors
ABC has created a comprehensive Health Care Reform overview manual available in hard copy or via email as a PDF. The reference guide highlights several key tax, funding and coverage implications stemming from the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act. Topics include: More Info
May
24
Survey Provides Feedback
Thank you to all members who responded to our recent survey. The survey was conducted to gather feedback on current issues impacting your business and to forecast construction activity for the near future. More Info
May
24
ABC's YPG - Does Your Company Participate?
A common issue many ABC companies are facing is succession planning and the development within the company and involvement in the industry of the younger, emerging leaders. More Info
Apr
22
Annual Wage & Benefit Survey Results Available
ABC’s NH/VT 2013 Construction Industry Wage & Benefit Survey Results are now available to members. The annual survey data, collected from December 2012 through February 2013, included responses from 60 contractors, with an average of 50 employees More Info
Apr
22
Affordable Health Care Act Deadlines
While providing quality health care benefits is a top priority for ABC and its member companies, the Affordable Health Care law continues to create uncertainty and confusion in the construction industry. More Info
Apr
22
Vehicle Purchase Cost Savings are HOT!
Recently ABC has responded to a notable increase in member request for “proof of membership” to be sent to vehicle dealers to allow the member to take advantage of ABC discounts on vehicle purchases. More Info
Apr
22
Bundle and Save
Five legal topic classes for one payment. More Info
Mar
19
NH Job Corps Bid Results, A Victory for Open Competition!
As ABC members are aware, as a result of a bid protest filed by three contractors in March with the... More Info
Mar
19
Reminder, Do Not Overlook ABC Cost Saving Opportunties -
Membership does not cost, it saves! More Info
Jan
15
ABC Request Census Information to Form Health Insurance Alliance
As first reported in the October Action Newsletter, ABC New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter has received the first insurance Purchasing Alliance license issued by the State of New Hampshire. More Info
Dec
06
Do Not Overlook ABC Cost Saving Opportunities
Membership does not cost, it saves! All businesses are focused on operating as efficiently as possible and seeking cost saving opportunities. More Info
Dec
06
Display Your Support for Freedom in the Workplace
ABC members are again reminded that ABC logo stickers are available for free. More Info
Dec
06
Superintendent Program Continues with Increased Enrollment
ABC is excited with the continuation of our successful Superintendent Certification Program. More Info
Nov
12
Post Election Meeting Scheduled to Preview Anticipated Activity
The NH/VT Chapter Government Relations Task Group will be meeting on Thursday, November 29th, 3PM, at the ABC Chapter office to discuss state and federal level election results and strategies for effectively representing our priorities and initiatives to support your business success. More Info
Nov
12
Excellence Honored at Annual Business Development Event
300 ABC members and other industry professionals attended the 2012 Fall Business Development event, featuring the Annual Excellence In Construction Awards ceremony, Wednesday, October 24th, at the Capitol Center for the Arts, in Concord NH. More Info
Oct
15
Ovide Lamontagne Earns ABC's Endorsement for NH Governor
Following discussion at the September 20th ABC Board of Directors meeting, the ABC leadership voted to endorse Ovide Lamontagne for NH Governor. More Info
Oct
15
Congressmen Guinta and Bass, Friend of ABC and Your Business Success
ABC continues to endorse our current NH Representatives in the US Congress and their efforts to fight for issues important to ABC. More Info
Oct
15
ABCVotes.com
All employers are urged to go to www.abcvotes.com as a valuable resource to help understand how to initiate an effective get out the vote campaign and how to get your employees engaged in the process. You can make a difference; you and your employees will make the difference. More Info
Oct
15
ABC Approved to Form Health Care Purchasing Alliance
ABC New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter has received the first insurance Purchasing Alliance license issued by the State of New Hampshire. More Info
Oct
15
ABC Cost Saving Opportunities Important to All Members
All businesses are focused on operating as efficiently as possible and seeking cost saving opportunities. More Info
Sep
10
Challenge to All Business Owners
Under the constitution, each of us is given the right to cast a vote. That vote selects each official that we want to represent us in OUR government. More Info
Sep
10
Do Not Overlook the Need to Develop Your Leadership Today
As you know, the future of your company and the construction industry is dependent on effective leadership. With this in mind ABC developed our... More Info
Sep
10
Workers Comp Costs to Increase for Poor Risk
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) announced that it has changed the methodology it uses to calculate Experience Modifications. More Info
Aug
09
Job Corps PLA Update
On July 24th a new Sources Sought Notice for the construction of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H. was posted on FBO.gov. More Info
Aug
09
On Site, In House Training to Meet Your Needs
While not intended to be a secret, our willingness to do training at your facility has been flying under the radar. We do in fact do onsite training for groups several times a year... More Info
Aug
09
Do Not be too Busy to Prepare for Your Future
We all know training is important for keeping your business operating smoothly and in compliance. More Info
Aug
09
Superintendent Training
This successful certification program is offered to fast tract skill development of your new or current superintendents. More Info
Aug
09
ABC's Continued Growth = Added Value
ABC cannot overstate our appreciation for the continued support of our members and the fact that we have close to 90% retention of member companies for 2012! More Info
Jul
16
ABC Forms Young Professionals Group
Young professionals represent a dynamic and energetic group of ABC members. More Info
Jul
16
800,000 Reasons to be Happy - ABC Group Trust Pays Dividends
The ABC Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Trust celebrated its seventeenth successful year at its 2011 Annual Meeting held on June 13 at Fratello’s Restaurant in Manchester. More Info
Jul
16
Employee Recognition and Safety Awards Presented
Over 225 ABC members and guest gathered under the ABC Big Top for an evening of good food, music and beverage. More Info
Jul
16
ABC Offers Discounts on 5 Contract Document Programs
ABC is introducing three new discount programs on contract documents for ABC members, bringing the total number to five. More Info
Jul
16
Speaking of Discounts, ABC Members Saved $5 Million with General Motors in 2011
In 2011, ABC members saved approximately $5 million through ABC’s discount program with General Motors (GM). More Info
Jun
06
DOL Withdraws Solicitation containing PLA on Manchester Job Corps Project
On Thursday, May 24th, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) held a conference call with lawyers from ABC and the US Department of Labor (DOL)... More Info
Jun
06
NH Legislature Creates New Criteria for Exempting Workers from Employee Status
The effort to clarify and improve the equitable and reasonable enforcement of regulations relative to the misclassification of employees as independent contractors continues with task groups and study committees. More Info
Jun
06
Written Safety Program Requirements Revised
The NH Legislature has also passed legislation modifying the requirements for employers submitting written safety programs to the Department of Labor and establishing a joint loss management committee. More Info
Jun
06
Plan for State Aid for School Construction Approved
As many contractors are aware, there has been a moratorium on state aid to local school districts for school construction projects. More Info
Jun
06
"Ambush" Election Rule Overruled
In our May ACTION Newsletter, ABC reported that a controversial final rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in December 2011 that overhauls procedures for union representation elections became effective on April 30. More Info
May
15
"Ambush" Election Rule Now in Effect
A controversial final rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in December 2011 that overhauls procedures for union representation elections became effective on April 30. More Info
Nov
01
Remember! Save $$$ with Exclusive Discounts from ABC's Business Partners
All ABC members should take advantage of business discounts with ABC's Business Partners. More Info
May
15
Do Not be Ambushed - Communicate
Effective internal communication programs are the life blood of successful companies. More Info
Apr
11
Communication Tools are Changing, Do You Like?
ABC urges all members and their employees who have a Facebook page to go to facebook.com/abcnhvt and “Like” us! More Info
Apr
11
Union "Area Standard" Campaign Loses Court Battle
A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.7 Million jury verdict for a small Atlanta drywall contractor that had been subject to what the Defendant Carpenters’ union called an “area standards” campaign. More Info
Apr
11
"Simple, Straightforward" Summary of Health Plan Benefits Required to be Provided for Comparing Plans
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (Departments) released much-anticipated final guidance on the requirement for health plans and health insurance issuers to provide a summary of benefits and coverage to applicants and enrollees. More Info
Mar
10
ABC Works with Commission to Study Business Regulations, Your Feedback is Important
In recent years, the State of New Hampshire as fallen from being the number one destination for business and jobs growth in New England. More Info
Mar
10
Annual Wage and Benefit Survey Results Available
ABCs NH/VT 2012 Construction Industry Wage and Benefit Survey Results are now available to members. More Info
Mar
10
Gas Prices Going Up, ABC Member Discounts are Available
If your company is not already taking advantage of a fuel purchase discount program, do not wait any longer. ABC has a couple programs available for members. More Info
Feb
06
Manchester Job Corps Project Update
On January 30th the US Department of Labor issued the solicitation for the Manchester Job Corps Center project (bids due March 31). More Info
Feb
06
Save Money with Exclusive Discounts from ABC's Business Partners
All ABC members should take advantage of business discounts with ABC's Business Partners. More Info
Feb
06
ABC Members Receive Best of Business Recognition
Hampshire Business Review has announced the results of our fourth annual BOB Awards, honoring the Best of Business in New Hampshire for 2011. More Info
Feb
06
ABC NH/VT Announces its 2012 Board of Directors
At the Chapters 2012 Annual Meeting, January 26, at the Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH, the 2011 Officers and Directors were recognized for their dedication to ABC and their leadership, guiding the NH/VT Chapter through a successful year and planning for the future. More Info
Jan
23
Manchester Job Corps Center Project
RE SOLICITATION TO AGAIN INCLUDE PLA REQUIRMENT. FREEDOM FIGHTERS More Info
Apr
21
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