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ABC Craft Professional Of The Year – Adrian Rios

  • June 13, 2019
  • ABC NorCal
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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.

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Construction Industry Ready to Rebuild Butte County

  • December 20, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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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. …

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San Francisco Supervisors Should Not Bar Local Workers From Construction Projects

  • November 27, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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The Budget and Finance Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor will vote Thursday, November 29, on a measure that would effectively shut out many non-local workers from having their firms bid on construction work. If passed, it will come before the full board next week. In a 588-word editorial available for free media use …

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National Apprenticeship Week Celebrated in Northern California

  • November 15, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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Students from Del Valle High School in Livermore, CA will visit the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) training facility, tomorrow, November 15, to get an overview of life as an apprentice. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, students will be trained by ABC NorCal instructors and be encouraged to look at alternative options for education outside of college to put them on a path for a career in the trades.

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Sacramento City Council should reject project labor agreement. Published by Sacramento Business Journal

  • August 21, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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Why would the Sacramento City Council even consider diluting already thin city revenues further by adopting an arcane hiring practice meant to benefit only one group over the greater good of the citizens it’s supposed to represent?

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Attempt at Statewide Project Labor Agreement Defeated—For Now

  • June 26, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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The association representing 500 large and small construction companies throughout Northern California today applauded last Tuesday’s removal of Senate Bill 825 from further voting.

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Senate Committee Gives Working Californians a Reprieve

  • June 18, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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Senate Bill 825 would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to sign a 10-year community workforce agreement (Project Labor Agreement) for all construction of $500,000 or more. PLAs discourage 82 percent of the entire construction workforce from competing on projects.

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Comment on Today’s Bad Decision by State Senate Committee

  • ABC NorCal
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Senate Bill 825 would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to sign a 10-year community workforce agreement (Project Labor Agreement) for all construction of $500,000 or more. PLAs discourage 82 percent of the entire construction workforce from competing on projects.

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Another State Senate Committee Ignores Compelling Testimony

  • April 12, 2018
  • ABC NorCal
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Is Senate Bill 825 greased for passage regardless of its manifest flaws? Senate Bill 825 would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to sign a 10-year community workforce agreement (Project Labor Agreement) for all construction of $500,000 or more.

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

  • October 12, 2017
  • ABC NorCal
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By: Michele Daugherty 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 …

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

  • July 27, 2017
  • ABC NorCal
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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) https://cvbj.biz/2017/07/17/three-area-builders-receive-safety-award/ …

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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

  • July 6, 2017
  • ABC NorCal
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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.

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ABC NorCal Members Hear from Vice President Pence at Legislative Day

  • June 22, 2017
  • ABC NorCal
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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.

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SCCCD and ABC Fresno Area Council to host April 7 Job Fair for Building Trades Boot Camp Graduates

  • April 5, 2017
  • ABC NorCal
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On Friday, April 7, the State Center Community College District in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors Fresno Area Regional Council will host a joint Job Fair to help place recent SCCCD graduates of a 12 week Building Trades Boot Camp into entry level construction jobs. During the course, students received training in trade …

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

  • November 15, 2016
  • ABC NorCal
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Today, 30 students from Linden High School’s construction technology, advanced construction technology and design build classes visited ABC NorCal’s training facility to learn first hand about the exciting world of apprenticeship during national apprenticeship week.

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Construction Apprentices earn top honors at ABC NorCal’s 2nd Annual Local Craft Competition

  • November 11, 2016
  • ABC NorCal
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On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California (ABC NorCal) held its 2nd annual Craft Competition to determine who would represent Northern California at the ABC National Craft Championships (NCC) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2017.

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Look Who’s Turning 40!

  • November 4, 2016
  • ABC NorCal
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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. ABC NorCal got its start in 1976, providing business and advocacy services to open shop contractors and other industry professionals.

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San Joaquin County General Hospital Expansion

  • October 27, 2016
  • ABC NorCal
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Thank the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors for Protecting Workers and Taxpayers for the construction of $41M San Joaquin General Hospital Phase 2 Acute Care Patient Wing Expansion.

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Take Action for Change #2016elections

  • October 14, 2016
  • ABC NorCal
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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

  • September 27, 2016
  • ABC NorCal
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The ABC NorCal EIC awards honor the skill and creativity of an entire team: contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. Everyone responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. It’s all about shinning the spotlight on exceptional work and the winners will go on to compete at the national level.

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