Three Things I Learned from Being Deployed in Manama, Bahrain

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

ABC Keystone Chapter Celebrates Women in Construction Week 2019

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

The Keystone Chapter is pleased to be represented by these women in construction and many more in throughout our membership. Join us in celebrating Women in Construction Week 2019! Stephanie L. Schmidt, President, Poole Anderson Construction, LLC Melissa Turano, Plumbing 1, Protech Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Maria Sholly, Plumbing 3, Frey …

Hands-on Module Built and Ready for Classes to Use as a Training Resource

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

The Apprenticeship Committee, staff and instructors are continually looking for areas to improve and enhance our training offered by the apprenticeship program here at ABC Keystone. We now have an exciting new addition to the program – a training module ready for instructors and students to use for practical hands-on …