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ABC Welcomes 152 Competitors to its National Craft Championships

ABC is proud to announce 152 craft trainees will take part in its intense two-day National Craft Championships (NCC), April 30-May 3 in Birmingham, Ala., where they will compete in one of 13 competitions representing 11 crafts. 
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ABC and Build Your Future Hold Construction Education Events

As a part of the Build Your Future Careers in Construction Week, ABC chapters and members supported two construction career events in Texas to encourage students to explore opportunities in construction careers.
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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The National Craft Championships Is Looking For ABC's Best Craft Trainees

ABC members and chapters a can send their best craft trainees to compete in the 2013 National Craft Championships (NCC), to be held April 30-May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. During this intense two-day event, young men and women compete in one of 13 competitions, representing 11 crafts. 
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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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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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OSHA Adds Four New OTI Centers And Renews 24 Existing Centers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Sept. 28 announced it added four new OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers in addition to renewing 24 existing centers. Among the renewed centers is the Mid-America OTI Education Center out of Springboro, Ohio, which is affiliated with the ABC Ohio Valley Chapter. READ MORE

ABC Announces 21st Century Workforce Development Conference

ABC is transforming its EdCon & Expo into the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, which will be held April 30-May 3, 2013, at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center.
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