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2016 ABC NorCal Champions of the Merit Shop Awards Banquet launches next 40 years of construction excellence

  • January 29, 2016
  • ABC NorCal
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On January 15, 2016, we held the first BIG event of our 40th Anniversary year – the Champions of the Merit Shop Awards Banquet. More than 170 ABC NorCal members and community supporters gathered at the beautiful Blackhawk Country Club in Danville to honor the organization’s milestone members, Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP) awardees, Accredited Quality Contractors (AQC) awardees, Excellence in Construction winners and incoming Board of Directors.

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And the Excellence in Construction Awards Finalists are…

  • November 19, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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ABC NorCal’s Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards are a bit like the film industry’s Oscars, the Internet’s Webbys and the music industry’s Grammys. They honor the skill and creativity of the entire team (including the contractors, architect and developer) responsible for a construction project that raises the bar when it comes to design, innovation and safety. They recognize the best of the best. And those that win at the local level, go on to compete for top honors nationally.

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ABC NorCal Announces Excellence in Construction Awards Finalists

  • November 18, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California (ABC NorCal) announced the finalists for its annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards. The awards recognize Northern California construction projects that raise the bar when it comes to design, innovation and safety.

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Construction apprentices earn top honors at local craft competition

  • November 13, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California (ABC NorCal) held its annual Craft Competition to determine who would represent Northern California at the ABC National Craft Championships (NCC) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2016.

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Seven apprentices “bring it” at the 2015 ABC NorCal Craft Competition

  • November 9, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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Seven ABC NorCal apprentices brought their “A” game to the 2015 ABC NorCal Craft Competition last Saturday: Jacob Hagan, Flint Builders (Carpentry) Miguel Villa, Timberworks (Carpentry) Nathan Juarez, Bergelectric Corp. (Electrical) Seth Lewis, Celestial Technologies, (Electrical) Varun Ram, Bergelectric Corp. (Electrical) Rudy Sanchez, Bergelectric Corp. (Electrical) Sean Zeigler, Delta Electrical Construction, Inc. (Electrical) Their task wasn’t an easy one. Our competitors had …

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ABC NorCal 2015 Craft Competition Who’s Who

  • October 23, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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In two weeks, on November 7, 2015, seven ABC NorCal apprentices will contend in a grueling battle of skill – the 2015 ABC NorCal Craft Competition. This competition will put our apprentices’ abilities to test in a six-hour, hands-on, “blueprint-to-final-product” practical challenge. What’s at stake? The opportunity of a lifetime. Winners with qualifying scores will go on to …

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ABC Announces Young Professional of the Year Award Finalists

  • October 22, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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ABC’s Trimmer Foundation Awards Scholarships to Merit Shop Construction Students

  • September 24, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the first 10 winners of the Build Your Future Scholarship through ABC’s Trimmer Construction Education Foundation (TCEF). The scholarships are awarded to the top 10 students attending an NCCER-accredited program or a state/federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility. The scholarships are funded through a pledge of …

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ABC NorCal’s electrician trainee and electrical apprenticeship programs provide WyoTech students the opportunity to continue their training

  • May 1, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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Students displaced by the recent closure of the WyoTech Fremont campus have the opportunity to continue their education and training with Associated Builders and Contractors, Northern California’s (ABC NorCal) state-approved electrician trainee or electrical apprenticeship programs.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California holds Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

  • February 25, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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On Friday, February 20, 2015, Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) celebrated its 17th annual Apprenticeship Program Graduation and the incredible achievements of thirty-three skilled craft professionals.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California announces 2015 Board of Directors

  • January 19, 2015
  • ABC NorCal
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Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) has announced its new Board of Directors for 2015. The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the construction trade association representing 500+ member companies and their respective employees.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter welcomes new CEO

  • October 1, 2014
  • ABC NorCal
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Associated Builders and Contractors, Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) announces that after an extensive search, Michele Daugherty has been named President/CEO. Michele will begin her duties as the ABC NorCal President/CEO January 1st after being introduced at the Annual ABC National Leadership Conference, which is held November 11-13th 2014, in Miami, Florida.

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Placer County Carpenter wins silver at ABC’s National Craft Championships

  • May 9, 2014
  • ABC NorCal
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Tyler Stauts of Newcastle, Calif., won the silver medal in the carpentry competition at last week’s Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Craft Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Stauts was presented with the award during ABC’s Careers in Construction awards ceremony on May 2, also in Birmingham.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter announces executive leadership changes

  • March 25, 2014
  • ABC NorCal
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Associated Builders and Contractors, Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) announced today that Toby Cummings, who has served as president and chief staff officer of the trade association since 2008, has resigned to pursue a new career opportunity. Anne Quick, former vice president of educational outreach, has been named interim president and CSO while the board …

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Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California announces 2014 Board of Directors

  • January 23, 2014
  • ABC NorCal
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Associated Builders and Contractors, Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) announced today that Toby Cummings, who has served as president and chief staff officer of the trade association since 2008, has resigned to pursue a new career opportunity. Anne Quick, former vice president of educational outreach, has been named interim president and CSO while the board …

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Rapidly grow your LinkedIn network with a little personalization

  • July 19, 2013
  • ABC NorCal
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Are you on LinkedIn? If not, perhaps I can convince you to create a profile and start harnessing this tremendous tool that allows you to connect with others in your industry.

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