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Georgia Chapter Recognized for Membership Growth

ABC National recognized the Georgia Chapter for Overall
Contractor Growth in the Southeast Region during the annual 2014 RISE Membership Campaign. 

The Membership Development Committee is the primary recruiting arm for generating new memberships to ABC of Georgia.  The strength of ABC of Georgia truly rests in its quality membership. 

Congratulations for a job well done!

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Member, United Rentals, hosting Open House

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ABC of Georgia Safety Awards Program

News Release Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia, Inc. 8975 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30350 Tel:  770/587-0955   Fax:  770/587-0430 www.abcga.org   For Immediate Release:                                                       June 11, 2015                   Contact:                                                                                &n ...

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ABC of Georgia Wins National Award for Safety Excellence

In the spirit of safety excellence (since our annual Safety Awards takes place on  Monday, June 8), we’d  like to share with you ABC of Georgia’s chapter award for  safety excellence. The  Georgia chapter takes top honors as the Southeast Region  leader for STEP participation.Look for a press release soon regarding 2015 STEP winners!

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The Boelter Companies Acquires Direct South

In a press release published last month, Eric Boelter, President of The Boelter Companies, Inc., announced the acquisition of Macon-based (and ABC of Georgia member), Direct South, Inc.

Direct South has been a member of ABC since 2010 and provides food service equipment and design services to the construction industry.

Read press release here.

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KSU(formerly SPSU) Educator, Maureen Wiedner, Wins National MCAA Educator of the Year

Kennesaw State University (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University) lecturer, Maureen Wiedner, was named Educator of the Year by National MCAA, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. Wiedner is the faculty advisor for numerous student organizations at KSU including the ABC Student Chapter.

To read the complete press release, click here.

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Champion Spotlight - JAMCo, Inc.

This week’s champion spotlight is JAMCo, Inc. JAMCo is a commercial construction contractor providing building envelopes. Founded in 1981, JAMCo has designed, fabricated, and installed custom curtain-wall systems on some of the largest commercial buildings in the Southeast.



*An ABC member company receives a “champion spotlight” article when they elect to participate in ABC’s sponsorship program. For more information about the sponsorship program, contact Brenda Yuhas. 

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Ceremony Honoring David R. Hendrick

ABC Training Center Dedication Ceremony
honoring 
David R. Hendrick
Friday, June 19 | 2-4 p.m. | ABC Headquarters  

Please RSVP to cynthia@abcga.org by Monday, June 15, 5:00 p.m.David R. Hendrick was a devoted and loyal member of ABC of Georgia. In honor of  his great contributions to the organization as an instructor and leader, ABC will dedicate its training center in David’s name on June 19, 2015 at ABC of Georgia Headquarters (8975 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30350).

If you are interested in attending the ceremony, RSVP by June 15 is required due to limited space. Please share with others in your organization that may wish to attend.

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ABC member Balfour Beatty Construction named Contractor of the Year by ENR


In a recent blog posting by Balfour Beatty Construction:


Balfour Beatty Construction Services US has been named the Southeast’s
Contractor of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR), the preeminent
magazine for the construction industry. ENR made the announcement on May
28 in a blog post on the company’s website: http://southeast.construction.com/opinions/blogs/.

Building With Purpose - Balfour Beatty Construction's blog.

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ABC Board Member, Katie Leonard, Addresses the Workforce Shortage in Construction



Katie Leonard (BDR Partners), ABC board member, recently wrote an article regarding the workforce shortage in the construction industry and how that risk can be managed.


“It is one of the hottest topics in the industry at this time. Construction is picking up and the demand for skilled labor is far exceeding the current supply.  BDR continues to stay in tune with current market conditions.  We want to protect our clients and the success of current and future projects.  As program managers, we have to bring all our expertise and marketplace knowhow to every project as well as active engagement and a deep understanding of the core issues and current conditions driving or inhibiting success. Understanding the industry issues and current conditions is critical to managing the risk.

See more at: http://www.bdrpartners.com/2015/05/28/protecting-owners-during-construction-labor-shortages/

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