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. […]

San Francisco Supervisors Should Not Bar Local Workers From Construction Projects

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 […]

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

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 […]

ABC NorCal 2015 Craft Competition Who’s Who

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 […]

October is Careers in Construction Month

October is Careers in Construction Month, so let’s talk about what we are doing as an organization to close the construction skilled workforce gap. The numbers our industry faces The Bureau of Labor Statistics says we will need 1.6 million new construction workers by 2022. Four out of five Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members […]

Voluntary Benefits & Workers’ Compensation: A Cost-savings Relationship

It’s that time of year! The time when you see to the health of your company and your employees and evaluate how to set them both up for success in the upcoming year. Did you know that enhancing your existing benefits package by offering voluntary coverages, will not only sharpen your competitive edge when attracting, […]