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Associated Builders and Contractors today announced its opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announcement of a proposed rule, Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process. The proposed rule would allow an employee to choose a third-party representative, such as an outside union representative, to accompany an OSHA inspector into nonunion facilities.
As you all are aware, Maui suffered a devastating fire last week that has taken 110 lives so far and caused over $5b in damages. The ABC Hawaii chapter has reached out to ABC National and ABC chapters throughout the United States to request our assistance. The following message is from Jeffrey Durham, President & CEO, ABC Hawaii Chapter.
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According to a state-by-state analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors, New Hampshire has the lowest unemployment in New England, at 1.8%. The next lowest state is Vermont with 2.1%.
(Concord, NH) Nobis Group is pleased to announce a significant recent leadership transition: after 34 years of exceptional service, Ken Koornneef, PE has decided to retire from his position as President and CEO. Together with Koornneef, the company’s executive leadership team and Board of Directors have been preparing for this transition through thoughtful succession planning. Nobis Group expresses deep gratitude for Koornneef’s numerous contributions and unwavering dedication to the organization.
Associated Builders and Contractors member contractors invested more than $1.5 billion to provide nearly 1.3 million course attendees with craft, leadership and safety education in 2022, according to its 2023 Workforce Development Survey, down from $1.6 billion in 2021. The annual assessment quantifies the scope of ABC members’ workforce development initiatives to advance their employees’ careers in commercial and industrial construction to build the places where Americans live, work, learn, heal and play.
ABC president Joshua Reap sat down with Mike Morin on WFEA to talk about the career opportunities available with NH contractors.
Flooding victims anywhere in Vermont now have until Nov. 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on July 13, 2023.
Construction input prices fell 0.6% in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices declined 0.5% for the month.
Easterseals NH is hosting a press conference event to unveil design-build plans by ABC Member PROCON and update the public on the plans for the first-ever military and veterans campus in New Hampshire.
ABC NH/VT was honored to host a celebration on June 8 recognizing the accomplishments of many companies and individuals in our industry. ABC Construction Industry Safety Awards were given to 36 companies for their commendable safety performance. The 2023 ABC STEP Award was given to 7 member companies for demonstrating that they have gone above and beyond in all areas of health and safety excellence performance. There were 7 individuals honored for completing the Construction Supervision Certificate program and 29 graduates of the Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC) program.
The 2023 Excellence in Construction application will be online with an easy-to-use platform that’s custom built for the program. Join us for this free webinar where we will explain the new program and answer any questions you may have.
How to protect your workers—and your wallet—from falls and fall claims.
The Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter, in partnership with the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, hosted a Trench Safety Summit in Concord, NH to address these risks and provide resources to help keep workers safe.
Save the date for June 1 to join the ABC for a legislative luncheon at the NH state Capitol. The lunch will be an opportunity for legislators to learn how ABC NH/VT is working to address our industry's workforce shortage through the work and outreach of I Build NH and I Build VT.
Associated Builders and Contractors announced its strong support for the Employee Rights Act, which was introduced today in the 118th Congress by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga.
The recent Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers asset owners and contractors considerable financial incentives for building qualified clean-energy projects. There are two main components to the IRA: apprenticeship utilization and the prevailing wage requirement. If these project requirements are met, the base credit increases from 6% to 30% for each project–and it brings more skilled workers into the industry at a time when they are desperately needed. This is outstanding motivation to get things right!
ABC Member Nobis Group's President & CEO Kenneth Koornneef, PE was recently named Volunteer of the Year by CATCH Neighborhood Housing at the non-profit’s Annual Event, “Making Community Home”.
Get the recognition you deserve for your commitment to creating a safety culture. Safety Award applications are due April 15.
“ABC is honored to be recognized with this award as a leader of total human health and will continue to look deeper into the complexity of conditions that affect the decision-making process of our workforce while performing critical tasks,” said Sizemore.
Nicole, a building trades student at Northwest Career and Technical Center in St. Albans, VT, started in the program at her school because she wanted to learn practical life skills that she couldn't learn by sitting in a classroom. Excellent teachers and classmates who feel more like family have inspired her. Three years later, she's nearing graduation and plans to pursue a career in the trades.
Calli is a building trades student at Northwest Career & Technical Center in Vermont. From a young age, she wanted to work in the building trades. "I love working hands-on, and I love being able to use my imagination to create something that is helpful for others," she says. Her advice to women considering a career in the building trades is to bring a good attitude. "...Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, if you have a good attitude and are eager to learn, you’ll go places. Also, step out of your comfort zone to expand your knowledge and skills."
Eve Norris, senior vice president with PC Construction, says she truly enjoys the people she works with. "We have fun, work hard and like to build!" Her advice to women who want to work in the construction industry is simple, don't hesitate. "It is a great career with great people. Women are setting new standards and bringing fresh ideas to the industry. Our diverse perspectives and unique approaches are setting the bar, and I'm excited to be part of it."
Kim Lynch started her career with DECCO in an entry-level position. With training and on-the-job experience she was able to grow into her current position as an assistant project manager. Kim's advice to women in the construction industry is to always be motivated to learn from who you can, whenever you can. "The construction industry is filled with talented individuals who are knowledgeable, and most are eager to pass on their experience."
Caryn Morse, director of media and marketing with DECCO, Inc., chose a career in the construction industry because, in this field, you have the opportunity to help create something that makes an impact in the world. "I love driving by a completed building or project site and telling my kids, 'I helped make that happen!'."