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Time-out! thirstday
Thursday, February 26, 3-5 pm
Business Networking and Happy Hour
Appetizers provided by Sullivan Curtis Monroe Insurance Service, LLC

at the Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
1710 Sessums Dr., Redlands (909-389-1400)

Tasting:  All year-round offerings will be available for enjoyment in pints or small tastings at the brewery.  Additionally, any limited release brewings will also be available.

Brewery Tour:  The brewery is a working production facility, so please note that close-toed shoes must be worn during all brewery tours (no flip flops, sandals or high heels).  Open the event flyer....  or register online through the calendar.
Safety Roundtable
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at ABC
Come join us for a bite to eat and a great discussion with Safety Directors and Foremen on how to improve the safety culture on our jobsites.  Event Flyer
2015 National Craft Championships
March 3 - 6, 2015

First place winners will be representing ABC So-Cal at the 2015 National competition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 3-6, 2015.  We are also pleased to announce that for the 2nd time, we will also be sending the 2nd place Plumbing Winner to Nationals.  Best of luck! 

Electrical Residential/Commercial Competition
1st place winner - Aaron Velasquez, Sunwest Electric

Electrical Industrial/Commercial Competition
1st place winner - Erik Terkelsen, Vector Resources 

Plumbing Unilateral Apprenticeship Competition
2nd place - Bryan Weaver, Warren Weaver 
1st place winner - Matthew Elliott


NLCAA approved to be a Test Technician Certified Provider

The 2013 revisions to California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (in the California Building Standards Code, California Code of Regulations, Title 24) include new requirements for commercial buildings to reduce electricity use through lighting controls.  This is being accomplished through the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP).

SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE LOCATION ADDED! 
Starting January 2015, NLCAA will be conducting Acceptance Test Technician Certification classes on the fourth  week of the month. Acceptance Test Technician classes will be held Tuesday through Thursday, and Employer certification course will be held that Friday. 

A Merit Shop organization, the National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA), was approved in November 2014 by the California Energy Commission as an Acceptance Test Technician Certified Provider.  This will allow NLCAA to train and certify field technicians and employers on the Building Energy Efficiency Standards lighting control acceptance tests.  Visit our information page HERE.


ALERT! SB 854 - What You Need to Know About the New Registration Program for Public Works Contractors

....."SB 854 began as a simple change in how compliance and project monitoring will be funded but has a much broader application."  Open the pdf file HERE.
Workforce Development Conference & Natl Craft Championships
March 3 - 6, 2015, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Be a part of one of the biggest events of the year!  Numerous educational modules for all members, professional development and best practices, National Craft Championships and the recognition of the Excellence in Construction award winners will all be a part of this power packed event!

Just Announced! John Ratzenberger is joining us as our Keynote Speaker on Wednesday, March 4!  

Join us in hearing from John Ratzenberger, a multi-Emmy-nominated actor and accomplished screenwriter, director, producer and author, John Ratzenberger may be best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the long-running NBC sitcom “Cheers.”

Though never a postman in real life, he worked as a journeyman carpenter, archery instructor and oyster boat crewman. He created and starred in the Travel Channel series “Made in America,” which highlighted U.S.-made goods and workers. He is passionate about how important it is for this country to recognize the need for, and to provide the training to produce skilled laborers.  Register HERE!
ABC So-Cal instructor recognized as ABC National Craft Professional of the Year Award, wins new pickup

Congratulations go out to our very own Robert Stuart, the winner of the ABC National Craft Professional of the Year Award. Stuart won a 2014 Ram Tradesman truck and a trophy, and was featured in an article in Construction Executive magazine, press coverage in ABC national outlets and a video was featured on the CPOY website. Stuart additionally is the first person to win both this prestigious award and the ABC National Craft Instructor of the Year Award.


 

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THANK YOU to the generous sponsors of our Installation and Awards Banquet!!  We couldn't do it without you!

Platinum Sponsors:  Blue Book - Cemco Electric, Inc. - Tutton Insurance Services, Inc.
Gold Sponsors:  Kerco, Inc. - LCS Constructors - RDM Electric Co., Inc. - Wolds Law Group
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