Associated Builders and Contractors
Southern California Chapter

  



 Special Webinar for ABC Members!

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tlovejoy@abcsocal.net to sign up or register through the calendar.


Registration for ABC's 2014 Legislative Conference is open! 
This is a critical year for the construction industry, your business and the country. This is your opportunity to get in front of your representatives and make your voice heard on key merit shop topics.  Click on the banner above to go to the event page.

DR. BEN CARSON IS ANNOUNCED AS THE FREE ENTERPRISE ALLIANCE SPEAKER
We are proud to have Benjamin Carson, M.D., renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, inspiring storyteller, New York Times Best-Selling author and Fox News contributor, speaking at the event this year. Click HERE to find out more!.  SPECIAL OFFER!  Bring your frontline employees and let your collective, powerful voice show legislators what’s best for your company and for the industry. The more employees you bring, the more impact you will have. We are offering FREE registrations to the first 100 frontline (non-manager) staff who register.* Contact meetings@abc.org to find out how to take advantage of this offer. *At least one senior manager from the frontline employees’ company must be a paid registrant. 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
April 29 - May 2, 2014

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Birmingham, Alabama 

The 2014 Workforce Development Conference includes both interactive construction education sessions plus exciting events in a powerful expo—uniting everything construction under one roof! Combining popular and forward-thinking educational sessions, an interactive exhibit hall, networking events, and the National Craft Championships (NCC), the Workforce Development Conference gathers the best that the construction industry has to offer.  For more information on the event, or to register, click HERE.

Congratulations to our local first place winners who will be competing at the National Craft Championship Competition in Birmingham, Alabama.  (Electrical Residential/Commercial - Patrick Metzger - LCS Constructors, Inc.,  Electrical Industrial/Commercial - Mitchell Brown - Ram-Co Electrical Contractors & Plumbing Unilateral Apprenticeship - Christopher Frankenberger - AYA Plumbing, Inc. as well as 2nd place Plumbing winner Sergio Avila - AYA Plumbing, Inc. 
 

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Great events to put on your calendars.



ABC-So Cal Associate Members - do you know who they are?
 
Read the short bios HERE  on some of our great associate members.  Be sure and give them a call the next time you are needing the services they provide!   

ASSOCIATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT 
Neff Rental 

Need equipment for your job?  You have a project to complete, never enough time to get it done and need to be on your game to bring it in under budget.  We understand our role is to support your success.  First, with a broad assortment we likely have the exact equipment you need.  Second, once we schedule a time for delivery, you can count on Neff Rental to meet that window.  Our customers tell us our deliveries are on time better than 99% of the time. Click HERE to learn more about Associate Member Neff Rental.  

 



FREE WEBINARS FOR ABC MEMBERS! 

Many titles to choose from!
ABC National has some great FREE webinars coming up - take advantage of this important member benefit. Click on the link.... http://www.abc.org/en-us/educationtraining/academy/upcomingwebinars.aspx  

JOBS REPORT MEETS EXPECTATIONS IN MARCH (4/4/14)
"The 6,700 nonresidential construction jobs added in March demonstrate the growth we expect in the second quarter of 2014.” —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  For full report, click HERE.

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCHES HIGHER (4/1/14)
“The conventional wisdom is that this year’s winter weather has suppressed spending and that will make the spring recovery even stronger than it would have been, as pent up supply is released." —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  For full report... click HERE.

 
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Spring 2014 Regulatory Alert
ABC's quarterly Regulatory Alert provides an overview of the federally mandated rules, regulations and enforcement actions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and other federal agencies. Click the link above for brief summaries of current issues, as well as links to more detailed information and guidance.

ABC Welcomes it's newest members!

Wallace P Johnson Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
WR Robbins Company
The Industrial Company (TIC)

Comfort & Hays Electric, Inc.

GJR Electric
Retro-Tech Systems
PTL Electric, Inc.
Raceway Ford

Ardent Companies, Inc.
JGM Contracting, Inc.
Red Pointe Roofing
Neff Rental, LLC

West Coast Fire & Integration, Inc.
Facility Solutions Group
E.I.E. Electric
Simco Mechanical, Inc.
OneSource Distributers
SmartWatt Energy, Inc.

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