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ABC NorCal Salutes Industry Leaders with “Excellence in Construction” Award

1/25/2018 10:52 AM
ABC NorCal Salutes Industry Leaders with “Excellence in Construction” Award Competition serves to raise the level of standards by recognizing workmanship, showcasing results LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 25, 2018—Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California (ABC NorCal) honored local contractors with the distinguished “Excellence in Construction” Award for their efforts to make a positive difference in the construction industry and Northern California communities during the 2017 calendar year.  For over 30 years, ABC has presented the “Excellence in Construction” Award to contractors that have best demonstrated superior service, excellence in safety, and practices as construction industry leaders. Criteria for selection include: commitment to safety, innovation, value analysis and engineering process, and project productivity. “ABC NorCal is proud to tip our hard hat and recognize these amazing Golden State construction l ... Read the rest of entry »

ABC NorCal Announces Historic Partnership With Go Build California

1/17/2018 1:04 PM
New statewide workforce development campaign will launch with financial support and mentorship from leading California construction groups LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018— Associated Builders and Contractors announced its partnership with Go Build California, a new statewide campaign launched this week to promote workforce development and mentorship in the construction industry. ABC joins other leading statewide industry organizations, including the AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF), the workforce development arm of the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) California Homebuilding Foundation (CAHF), Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX) Education Foundation, and Western Electrical Contractors Association (WECA). Go Build California is supported by additional program sponsors including ABC NorCal member Royal Electric and Marina Landscape. “Labor shortages are the number one issue affecting the construction industry as we enter 2018,” said ABC Nor ... Read the rest of entry »

Let’s Tip Our Hats to the Hard Hats During “Careers in Construction Month” By Michele Daugherty

10/12/2017 9:11 AM
By: Michele Daugherty President & CEO of Associated Builders & Contractors Northern California Thursday, October 12th, 2017 The Legislature has adjourned for the year and Governor Brown has until this Friday to decide on the remaining stack of bills that have arrived on his desk. If last year, policy-wise, was considered the “Year of the Highway” with marked transportation reforms, 2017 has clearly been regarded as the “Year of Hammer to Nail,” with great focus and emphasis on building (or rebuilding) homes, structures and cities across the Golden State. ABC Northern California (ABC NorCal) represents more than 500 construction and contractor member companies and their employees, spanning 48 counties in the state, all of whom play a vital role in literally creating a foundation, high paying jobs and economic growth in our communities. As our organization commemorates “Careers in Construction Month” during October, we take a moment to tip ou ... Read the rest of entry »

2017 ABC NorCal STEP Safety Award Winners in the News!!!

7/27/2017 9:21 AM
ABC NorCal Chapter is proud to honor 25 of our distinguished members with the 2017 Safety Training Evaluation Process Awards for their commitment to safety in the workplace. Here are some terrific media stories about some of our great honorees:   Central Valley Business Journal (C.T. Brayton & Sons/Escalon, Diede Construction/Lodi, SJRRSS, Inc./Stockton, Menghetti Construction/Modesto)   Escalon Times (C.T. Brayton & Sons, Diede Construction, SJRRSS)   Napa Valley Register (Nova Group, Inc./Napa); Fresno Bee (Soltek Pacific Construction Company/Clovis; Four C’s Construction Company/Fresno, Fresno Plumbing & Heating, Inc./Fresno)   The Independent (Robert Tucknott & Associates/Livermore). http://www.independentn ... Read the rest of entry »

State Center Community College District and Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter to host July 11 Job Fair for recent Building Trades Boot Camp graduates

7/6/2017 12:22 PM
On Tuesday, July 11, State Center Community College District (SCCCD) in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter will hold a Job Fair to help place recent SCCCD graduates of a 12-week Building Trades Boot Camp into entry level construction jobs. Read more

ABC NorCal Members Hear from Vice President Pence at Legislative Day

6/22/2017 5:20 PM
ABC Northern California Members and staff journeyed to Washington D.C. to join forces with 400 other members and friends for ABC's Annual Legislative Day on June 22, 2017.  During this productive, action-packed day, ABC Members swarmed the Capitol to meet with and educate Congress members about the benefits of merit shop programs and other industry priorities, and enjoyed an inspirational keynote address to longtime ABC friend, Vice President Mike Pence.  In his remarks, Pence hailed ABC as "the Marine Corps of American politics - the first on the beach for freedom in the workplace." ABC NorCal Chapter was also honored by ABC National with the Bronze Award for Outstanding Grassroots Performance. Thank you to those who attended, and way to go ABC NorCal for getting involved and heard.  CLICK HERE to read the full transcript of VP Pence's remarks.

Linden HS Construction Technology Students visited ABC NorCal's Apprenticeship Programs

11/15/2016 3:21 PM
ABC NorCal Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week: 
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Look Who's Turning 40!

11/4/2016 2:22 PM
For the past four decades, ABC NorCal has been the voice of the merit shop, advocating for fair and open competition in the construction industry.
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Take Action for Change #2016elections

10/14/2016 8:56 AM
The November 8th general election gives us all a chance to influence change in our communities. Your livelihood is at stake.  
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Fall into EIC

9/27/2016 11:26 AM
The ABC NorCal Excellence in Construction (EIC) awards deadline is just around the corner. 
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