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ABC Chapters and Members Lend a Hand in Hurricane Sandy Recovery

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, ABC chapters and members donated time, manpower, money and other necessities to help those affected along the East Coast.

OSHA Warns Hurricane Cleanup Workers of Hazards and Offers Resources

OSHA is providing safety assistance, information, and training to professionals and volunteers who are working to restore damaged areas after Hurricane Sandy. 

National Craft Championships Intent to Compete Deadline Dec. 7

ABC members and chapters that want to send their best craft trainees to compete in the 2013 National Craft Championships competition should have their competitors submit a form before Dec. 7. 

BizCon Panels Will Address Upcoming Industry Trends

ABC members that attend the 2013 BizCon in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will hear from panelists who will address issues such as which sectors and geographic regions are likely to expand and upcoming industry trends, including public-private partnerships.

FirstLab Offers Webinar on New Program that Affects CDL Drivers

ABC’s business partner FirstLab is offering a free webinar Nov. 27 for employers with workers who have Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs) that will discuss the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) program. 

Greg Hoberock to Lead ABC in 2013; Dan Brodbeck is Chairman-elect

During its Nov. 13 meeting in Austin, Texas, the ABC Board of Directors elected Greg Hoberock of hth companies, inc. in Union, Mo.,  to serve as the association's national chairman in 2013. Dan Brodbeck, of Compass Partners LLC in Brentwood, Tenn., is chairman-elect.

Obama Shuts Out Small Businesses From Fiscal Cliff Talks

President Barack Obama will be holding a summit Nov. 16 at the White House with congressional and corporate leaders to discuss the impending year-end tax increases and spending cuts, known as the fiscal cliff. In a Nov. 14 statement, ABC expressed concern over the troubling exclusion of small businesses from the summit.

ABC Members Receive Top Honors at CURT Awards

ABC Nov. 13 congratulated its member companies that received top honors in the Construction Users Roundtable’s Construction Industry Safety Excellence Awards and the Workforce Development Awards at CURT’s national conference, Nov. 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. 

USACE Issues PLA Survey for Project in Washington

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a survey requesting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of a PLA for the Design/Bid/Build construction of a 1,200-member Army Reserve Center at Fort Lewis, Wash.

ABC Renews Partnership with National Guard and Reserve

ABC on Nov. 13 renewed its Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency that promotes employer support of employees’ service.