Armed, Ready, and Credentialed – 111 Apprentice Graduates

ABC NorCal responds to California’s emergency need for skilled labor   LIVERMORE, Calif., March 9, 2020—They’re official! At a graduation ceremony Friday, March 6, in Livermore, 111 diverse apprentice graduates from all over Northern California became California’s newest skilled and trained workforce. Coming from all walks of life – some fresh out of high school, […]

Sacramento man turns life around with help from workforce program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Salvation Army’s Construction Training Program is not just job training. It is free career training designed to be the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. It is a tunnel that one man said he is blessed to not have traveled through alone. “Man, is it gonna get […]

School Bond Headed to Defeat After Significant Opposition by Community Builders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nate Haderlie, Kabateck Strategies,, 916-430-9998   LIVERMORE, Calif., March 5, 2020— Proposition 13, the $15 billion school bond championed by Governor Gavin Newsom may become the first statewide school bond to fail in 26 years. The measure intended to raise funds for new construction and renovations at schools and colleges across California […]

Napa County forgoes union-favored agreement for new jail construction

Napa County will build its new, $128 million jail without a project labor agreement favored by unions.

Union officials said such agreements have a host of benefits for both workers and the builder. But county consultants concluded an agreement could increase the $87 million construction-phase budget by 10 percent to 15 percent, or $9 million to $14 million.

ABC’s Top Performers

ABC’s Top Performers is a list of contractor members that achieved ABC STEP Gold status or higher (based on 2017 safety data) and earned ABC’s AQC credential in 2018. ABC member companies are ranked 1 to 150 based on work hours reported on their 2018 STEP applications.

Craft Competition Preview

ABC Norcal appeared on Good Day Sacramento with a Craft Competition Preview in Roseville, California

ABC Craft Professional Of The Year – Adrian Rios

Adrian Rios is a self-described “regular guy” who loves his job as a heavy equipment mechanic and welder for McCullough Construction, Inc. in Arcata, California. Maybe so, if “regular” means being incredibly hardworking, creative, and multi-skilled in welding, carpentry and machinery.

Construction Industry Ready to Rebuild Butte County

Local companies eager to return to Paradise to provide training and work to their community LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2018 — Yesterday, the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) attended a construction summit convened by the Butte County Office of Education and Assemblyman James Gallagher to discuss rebuilding efforts following the Camp Fire. […]