News Releases

ABC Chairman Awards "Person of the Year"

1/25/2016 4:16 PM
(MANHEIM, Pa.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is pleased to announce that Patrick J. Dolan, the ABC Keystone outgoing Chairman of the Board, awarded the 2015 “Person of the Year” to Roger S. Brubaker, President of Wilco Electric, Inc. (Columbia).


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2016 Officers and Directors Named at ABC Keystone

1/22/2016 10:25 AM
(MANHEIM) Keystone Chapter, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC Keystone) is pleased to announce that David A. Nace, Executive Vice President of Wickersham Construction & Engineering, Inc. (Lancaster), has been named 2016 Chairman of the Board. Read the rest of entry »

The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Supports Job Creators Network Major New Campaign to Bring Small Businesses Back

1/19/2016 8:05 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 19, 2016

The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Supports Job Creators Network Major New Campaign to Bring Small Businesses Back

Manheim, PA – The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is throwing its support behind a major new campaign launched today by The Job Creators Network (JCN) that draws attention to and identifies the major reasons for the ongoing struggles of American small businesses, with the ultimate goal of working with policymakers and stakeholders across the nation who are committed to creating an environment to help small businesses flourish and create jobs.

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Pennsylvania Ranks 45th for Construction Business Climate According to ABC’s Merit Shop Scorecard

12/10/2015 3:41 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 10, 2015

Manheim, Pennsylvania, Dec. 10
– Pennsylvania is a poor place for contractors to do business according to a scorecard launched today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard” reviews and grades state-specific information significant to the success of the commercial and industrial construction industry. The scorecard website, meritshopscorecard.org, identifies states, such as Pennsylvania, where strategic improvements need to be made to create an environment where merit-shop contractors are well positioned to succeed and states that have created contractor-friendly business environments. 
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ABC Applauds Governor Wolf for Signing Act 59 of 2015

11/5/2015 4:31 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 5, 2015

ABC Applauds Governor Wolf for Signing Act 59 of 2015

(Manheim, PA) Today, the Keystone Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) applauded Governor Tom Wolf on signing Act 59 of 2015, ending loopholes in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code that allowed for stalking, harassment, and threats of weapons of mass destruction during labor disputes. Read the rest of entry »

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

11/3/2015 2:22 PM
Letter to the Editor

The U.S. Department of Labor earlier this year declared Nov. 2-8 the first National Apprenticeship Week, and Associated Builders and Contractors, Keystone Chapter believes this is a great time to highlight apprenticeship opportunities in the construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

Application Period Opens for High-Achieving Students Pursuing a Career in Construction

11/2/2015 3:42 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 3, 2015

Application Period Opens for High-Achieving Students
Pursuing a Career in Construction
(MANHEIM, Pa.) The Merit Shop Training and Research Center invites applications for its Merit Shop Construction Scholarships, dedicated to assist individuals seeking to further their education in careers in construction. An average of eight scholarships is awarded each year with Merit Shop Construction scholars receiving up to $4,000.00.

The Merit Shop Construction Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and is administered by the Merit Shop Training & Research Center. Read the rest of entry »

Local Craft Champions Recognized by ABC

9/28/2015 1:58 PM
For more information, contact Julina Greineder
717.653.8106 or julina@abckeystone.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 28, 2015

Local Craft Champions Recognized by ABC

(MANHEIM, Pa.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) - On Saturday, September 26, 2015, ABC apprentices showed off their skills during the annual Craft Competition. Fourth year apprentices represented five trades: electrical, carpentry, sheet metal,  plumbing and HVAC, for a chance to compete on a national level. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Keystone Awards Top Contractors

7/24/2015 8:37 AM
For more information, contact Julina Greineder
717.653.8106 or julina@abckeystone.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 24, 2015

ABC Keystone Awards Top Contractors

(MANHEIM, Pa.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized local member contractor firms for work performed on  area construction projects during the annual ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Gala. The Gala was held July 22nd at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill. Read the rest of entry »

Merit Shop Training and Research Center Awards Twelve Scholarships

7/14/2015 1:38 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2015

Merit Shop Training and Research Center
Awards Twelve Scholarships

(MANHEIM, Pa.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) – Twelve deserving individuals were awarded scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC) during the July ABC Keystone Board of Directors meeting. The $22,000 in scholarships brings the total to $433,000 that has been awarded by MSTRC since its inception, to help students entering a career path in the construction industry. Read the rest of entry »