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From the monthly archives: October 2012

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October 2012'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

New Book Makes The Case Against The Davis-Bacon Act

In his new book, “The Case against the Davis-Bacon Act: 54 Reasons for Repeal,” author Armand J. Thieblot documents several major reasons the Davis-Bacon Act should be repealed, in addition to cost savings.  
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ABC Members Featured In Ad On How Obama Policies Harm Small Businesses

Barbara Spyridakis, CEO of Thesis Painting, Springfield, Va., and Skip Wolfford, president and founder of David M. Wolfford & Son, Inc., Culpeper, Va., both members of ABC’s Virginia chapter, are featured in an advertisement that highlights the challenges small businesses face under President Barack Obama. 
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NLRB Issues Unfavorable Decision In Decade-Long Job Targeting Case

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Sept. 28 decided that an Ohio contractor violated employee rights by challenging a job targeting program in a state court. 
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A Cost-Effective Green Building Training & Education Solution

ABC is offering its members a series of Green Building Toolbox Talks, which are designed to help members drive green education to the craftworker level. The talks are now also available in Spanish.
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Nail Gun Safety Guide Offered In Spanish

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the addition of a Spanish language version of “Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors.”  
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Hawaii Chapter Member Is National Minority Small Business Person Of The Year

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Oct. 10 announced ABC Hawaii Chapter member Kaleo Nawahine, president of Performance Systems, Inc., as the National Minority Small Business Person of the Year. Nawahine is certified in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.  
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New Agreement With Chrysler Offers ABC Members Significant Savings

A new program between ABC and Chrysler extends significant savings on many Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck brand vehicles to ABC member companies, their employees and family members in the same household.  
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BIM Usage Reaches 74 Percent Among Contractors

At an Oct. 11 national meeting of the BIMForum in Tacoma, Wash., McGraw-Hill Construction presented new research showing that 74 percent of contractors are now using Building Information Modeling (BIM). The report also showed that BIM usage among architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America is at 71 percent, compared to 49 percent in 2009 and 17 percent in 2007. 
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Illinois Chapter Turns Membership Directory into an App

With a new mobile app, the Illinois chapter of ABC has made access to their member directory, map of builders and event information available at the touch of a button. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Member to Deliver Weekly Republican Address Oct. 13

House Speaker John Boehner Oct. 11 announced that ABC member and Oklahoma small businessman Markwayne Mullin will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, Oct. 13. Read the rest of entry »