All Politics are Local

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

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone If even-numbered years where the Office of the President isn’t on the ballot are known as “off-year” elections, then elections in odd-numbered years are the off-off-year elections. Normal turnout in a Presidential election nationwide, while inherently lackluster, usually exceeds 50% of …

Contested Commissioners Charge Ahead

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

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone Every county within the Keystone region is controlled by two Republican county commissioners and one Democrat. So when there is political contention, it’s usually inter-party squabbles between factions of the Republican party. And those fissures usually are most evident in off-year …

2019’s ‘Must Watch’ Quickly Fades

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

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone Just months ago, the U.S. Department of Justice issued subpoenas against several members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 for a variety of alleged offenses, including embezzlement, bribery, and theft. While many had been waiting for charges …

The Importance of Mentorship

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

By: Elmer Zook, CEO/President, Quality Buildings LLC Mentor: a trusted counselor; coach Protégé: a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person The ABC Young professionals have a mission statement of Empowering Young Professionals to integrate into ABC and the construction industry through: …

ABC Keystone Apprentices Receive Visit from PPL

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

The rain held off on Friday, April 26th to allow for former ABC Keystone Apprenticeship graduates, Blair Snavely and Derik Carpenter, to review PPL’s safety procedures and policies with current first year Electrical apprentices. Blair and Derik also demonstrated the correct use of the required PPE equipment that is a …

Thank You to Our Apprenticeship Instructors!

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

The Keystone Chapter appreciates the contributions of our Apprenticeship Program Instructors, and we thank them for their dedication to teaching upcoming craft professionals. On Tuesday, April 23, ABC Keystone leadership, staff and instructors gathered in celebration of another successful education year at the Chapter training facility. On behalf of the …