ABC Keystone Nets Silver Grassroots Award

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By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone At last week’s ABC Convention in Long Beach, CA, the ABC National office recognized various levels of commitment to advocacy among the 69 chapters nationwide. Criteria for recognition included: Regular communications to members regarding advocacy issues Dedicated committee structures Improved lobbying efforts …

Three Things I Learned from Being Deployed in Manama, Bahrain

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By: Austin Kann, Field Representative, Tradesmen International The Importance of Water Nothing is stressed more in the military than to drink water. Or ‘’Hydrate.” Your back is hurting? Drink Water. You’re falling asleep? Drink Water. You just were told Underway was extended 3 weeks? Drink Water. You get my point …

Young Professionals Committee Update

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By: Benjamin A. Paulding, Senior Accountant, McKonly & Asbury, LLP and 2019 YP Committee Chair After some engaging and collaborative whiteboard sessions in 2018, our committee honed in on our mission: “Empowering Young Professionals to integrate into ABC and the construction industry through networking, education & mentorship.” As we have …

Waiving the White Flag: PennDOT Withdraws Appeal of Commonwealth Court’s Markley Street PLA Decision

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By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone In 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) took an innovative step and announced that they would be attempting to use a project labor agreement (PLA), requiring bidders to hire from prescribed union halls, rather than use their own employees. The trial …