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Lisa Nardone
nardone@abc.org
202-595-1789
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440 First Street, N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Trimmer Construction Education Fund

About John P. Trimmer
John Trimmer was the first executive vice president of Associated Builders and Contractors 60 years ago and was a tireless champion in promoting the merit shop philosophy. 
His lifelong commitment to the merit shop and his efforts to provide educational opportunities to those in the construction industry set him apart as a true innovator and leader. 
It is because of his many accomplishments and his vision and efforts to lend a voice to the industry that the foundation bears his name. 
 
Our Mission
Trimmer is the premier resource for construction education funding, aggressively promoting merit shop education in the United States and providing a climate in which the industry has access to a trained, skilled, safe and sustainable workforce.
Our Strategy
The Trimmer Construction Education Fund will allocate resources to drive sustainable long-term growth and competitive advantage by focusing on awareness, capacity and opportunity.
Our Goal
Trimmer’s goal is to attract, train, and retain talent through educating the public about the varied opportunities a career in the construction industry has to offer. 
 
The Trimmer Construction Education FunD is prepared to lead!
Download the Trimmer Grant Application form here
 
TCEF AWARDED GRANTS
In 2017, the Trimmer Construction Education Fund awarded more than $375,000 in grants. See how TCEF is helping the construction industry's future! 
   
ABC Arkansas Chapter
New 9 x 16 video screen, high-def Panasonic laser projector purchased for their training center along with tables and chairs to seat up to 100
 
ABC Arkansas Chapter
Bill Roachell showing US Congressman French Hill the plans for the new front office building—where classrooms and a conference center will be located.
 
   
ABC Arkansas Chapter
Demo work on the front of the new building—this is where the classrooms will be located in the front building.
 
ABC Arkansas Chapter
ABC members enjoying the ABC Arkansas's 2nd
“ABC Catfish Friday” of the summer in their training center.
 
   
ABC Connecticut Chapter
Learning by Doing initiative.
 
ABC Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter
Safety Trailer- a mobile training unit that can house indoor or outdoor training sessions.