ABC and AIA Aim an Eye to the Future

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In late May, ABC and AIA met for roundtable discussions of critical issues, business strategies, and partnership building. The event is part of the ABC/AIA Roundtable the two organizations established more than ten years ago. “Programs like this give the two professionals the opportunities to sit back and take a cool, …

Students Fall in for the Fall session of ABC’s Trade School

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In October, ABC’s ‘Construction Education Academy’ (CEA) is once again providing students with basic knowledge about the trades and entry-level, hands-on experience. The CEA is a trade school for post-high school students. ABC developed this school to create more of a pipeline for qualified entrants to careers in the skilled …

Money Back to Members?! It’s True.

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ABC Baltimore could cover your 1st year tuition… We are taking advantage of a Maryland Department of Labor program that reimburses employers for the tuition of newly registered apprentice students.   In striving to serve ABC members, Chris Hadfield, Vice President-Workforce Development, has spent many hours perusing the Maryland Department of Labor …

A Launch Pad for Leaders

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The ABC Young Leaders Professional Development Program is set to take off in 2024. This six-month program has been created to take young trade professionals to the next level of their careers by way of a series of seminars, personal assessments, and elite executive training. Perhaps the most valuable aspect …

Meet the Primes, September 21, 2023

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On September 21st, ABC Greater Baltimore held an event that many in the industry have nicknamed “Speed Networking.” “Meet the Primes” featured five participating General Contractors who arrived to meet and greet over forty qualified subcontractors to discuss the possibility of future collaboration. Chesapeake Contracting Group, CK Commercial, Cross Street …

School is Back in Session

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Recently, ABC’s Construction Education Academy kicked off the 2023-2024 Apprenticeship school year with Orientation Week. Over the course of the week, nearly 500 trade apprentices were warmly welcomed by the instructors and staff, who previewed what the students can expect in their classes and encouraged them on their way to …

2023 Excellence in Construction Award Winners

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Diamond Winners: 100 Light Street Chiller Replacement Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corporation 100 Light Street Plaza Plano-Coudon Construction Baltimore Country Club Five Farms Main Clubhouse Renovation and Expansion – Mechanical Ariosa & Company, LLC Baltimore Peninsula Masonry Telligent Masonry, LLC Beth Tfiloh Congregation & School Sanctuary Skylight Installation  Lewis Contractors  …

Workplace Fraud Act Checklist (for GCs & Subcontractors)

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ABC developed the following checklist for contractors (generals and subcontractors) who subcontract out work to ensure they are in compliance with Maryland’s Workplace Fraud Act (which was passed in 2009). O The Maryland Workplace Fraud Act requires that employers in the construction and landscaping industries give an individual — classified …

Packed House Celebrates 2023 Grads

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Last Thursday, more than 400 family members, friends, and employers were on hand to cheer on graduates at Morgan State University, as part of ABC’s Annual Apprenticeship Graduation. O Over 100 electricians, plumbers, sheet metal, carpenters, pipefitters, and HVACR mechanics were part of ABCGB’s Class of 2023! Click here to …

Does Your Safety Director Know about Our Safety Peer Group?

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Our active Safety Professional Peer Group is made up of 30+ of the region’s most experienced safety professionals and those newer to the safety profession. During their monthly, 90-minute meetings, the group shares best practices, reviews new federal & local state regulations, and explores how they can more greatly impact the industry to …

Meet our New Chair & 2023 Board Members!

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Larry Lopez, general manager with WorkBridge, LLC, is the 2023 Chair of the Board for ABC Greater Baltimore. Larry has been active in ABC locally and nationally now for ten years. His national participation led him to become Chair of ABC National’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for several years.  “Here …

Cannabis: Way Forward is as Clear as Mud

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When Maryland voters approved a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana, for employers, it raised a lot more questions than answers. i Cannabis will be fully legalized this July. Given that cannabis is traceable in your system for as much as 30 days, it becomes much more a matter …

ABC Member Anniversaries

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Anniversary Year Joined Company 50 1972 Alger Electric 50 1972 HMS Insurance Associates, Inc. 50 1972 Precision Concrete Const. Co., Inc. 30 1992 Centerline Construction Copmany 30 1992 Harkins Builders, Inc. 25 1997 A & I, Inc. 25 1997 Bollinger Bros 25 1997 Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company 25 1997 Clark …

New Trade School ‘Experiment’ is Working!

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Last fall when ABC started its day-time trade school for post-high school students, there was more than a little apprehension over whether this new initiative would work… We began that first cohort with 43 students. Within the first month (of a six-month program) more than a third of the students had …

ABC Baltimore Remembers Bill Gough and Dave Brodie

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“The construction industry has lost two significant leaders in recent weeks, both of whom were good friends of this organization. Bill Gough, a Vice President of M. Nelson Barnes and Sons, passed away last month. Then, just last week, David Brodie, a Vice President of Wohlsen Construction, passed away. I got …

2022 ABC Greater Baltimore STEP Winners

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DIAMOND Allan MyersCBG Building CompanyCK CommercialConstruction Cleaning ServiceG.E. Frisco Co., Inc.Genesis CorporationGilbane Building CompanyGLB Concrete Construction, Inc.Harkins Builders, Inc.Helix ElectricHercules Fence of Maryland LLCIacoboni Site Specialists, Inc.J. Vinton Schafer, A Quandel CompanyJ.D. Belfield Enterprises, LLCKBE Building CorporationM. Davis & Sons, Inc.M.C. Dean, Inc.MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLCSouthway Builders, Inc.TEI Electrical Solutions …