We’re Hiring! Accounting Coordinator

Kelly Moore The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

Accounting Coordinator sought by local conservative construction trade association in Mount Joy area. Job Summary: This position is accountable for assisting the Controller in daily accounting operations and other financial areas of the company. These areas include managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, generating/posting journal entries, bank account and ledger …

Managing Customer Expectations When We’re “Crazy-busy”

Kristi Pronovost ABC Keystone YP Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Bethany Tesché, Director of Marketing & Client Relations, Houck Group, Inc. “The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them – preferably in unexpected and helpful ways.” – Richard Branson When asked how things are going in our industry, …

ABC Keystone Members Save!

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

Affinity Program of the Month: Nissan North America Nissan North America and Associated Builders and Contractors present members with an exclusive program that makes it possible to purchase a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle using exclusive incentives established by Nissan for ABC members. This is another tremendous benefit as a …

The Future Has Begun!

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Stephanie Larkin, VP Education, Safety & Workforce Development, ABC Keystone On Friday, March 22, 2019, ABC Keystone’s inaugural group of high school pre-apprenticeship students took their seats and prepared to tackle “Introduction to Construction Math” – the first class in their 12-week journey through the NCCER Core Curriculum. There …

Fair Contracting Gets a Boost in Keystone Region

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone For years, Lancaster and Berks Counties have led the charge in promoting free and open contracting by maintaining ordinances that prohibit the use of project labor agreements (PLAs), or pre-hire collective bargaining agreements. These agreements, which are negotiated in secret prior …

Building Minds. Building Skills. Building Futures.

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: G. David Sload, ABC President-CEO If you haven’t noticed, this tag line shows up on ABC Keystone letterhead, business cards and publications. What does it really mean? Let’s take a look at our industry. Have you lately tried to find an unemployed professional craftsperson to hire? If you come …