Managing Risk – The Hidden Costs of Poor Risk Management Programs

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By: Chris Scott, Business Development Associate, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and ABC Keystone Young Professionals Committee Member The construction industry is full of risks and exposures that workers face on a daily basis. Effective Risk Management and Safety programs are integral in avoiding incidents and keeping workers safe on jobsites. …

Join us at the Apprenticeship Kick-off Event!

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By: Cindy DeWire, Director of Apprenticeship, ABC Keystone Companies and apprentices have spoken, and we are listening. Please join us at the Apprenticeship Kick-off Event on Wednesday, August 8, at 3:30 pm to hear about the exciting future plans to increase hands-on activities for apprenticeship classes. See plans for and …

“Apprenticeship” – The New Buzz Word

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By: G. David Sload, ABC Keystone President-CEO Whether it be at the State level or the Federal level, legislators are using the word “Apprenticeship” to help define the solution to the workforce crisis. Everyone is jumping on board. School districts and post-secondary educational institutions are trying to figure out how …

Time to STEP it Up

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By: Kenneth D. Schwebel, 2018 Chair of the Board; President, The Witmer Group I recently had the honor of presenting awards to those companies that demonstrate the very best in construction safety. Having a safe workplace should be part of everyone’s core values. Our industry is often associated with high …

Join 300+ at our most popular mixer of the year!

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Sunshine, grass under your feet, a view of the river, unlimited pizza buffet, lawn games, a slight breeze, awesome tunes, outstanding beverages and excellent networking opportunities… All this and more awaits you and the 300+ ABC members sure to attend the Saxton & Stump, LLC Summer Outdoor Mixer on August …

ABC Members Highlight Historic LegCon Visit

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Each year, ABC National showcases the vital advocacy efforts of the organization with a weeklong Legislative Conference, or LegCon, in Washington, D.C. The conference is filled with seminars, meetings, and speakers, culminating in an advocacy day throughout the halls of Congress. ABC members …

Rev Up Your Recruiting and Retention!

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By: Jim Weischedel, Director of Consulting, Samaritan Business Consulting Recruiting and hiring is a huge topic today. With near record unemployment numbers and a shortage of skilled talent, organizations’ operations and bottom lines are being impacted by the lack of labor. The unemployment rate in the US is 3.9% as …