Local Apprentices Win Bronze Medals at National Craft Championships

News Releases ABC Keystone

Manheim, Pennsylvania, March 18—ABC Keystone is pleased to announce two of the Chapter’s top apprentices won bronze medals in the trades of Carpentry and Electrical at the ABC National 2022 National Craft Championships (NCC). Award winners were announced at the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony during ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 17. The 33rd annual competition held March 16 showcased the skills and expertise of more than 175 of the nation’s top-performing craft professionals.

ABC Keystone to Host Construction Project Management Institute Taught by Nationally Recognized Subject Matter Expert

News Releases ABC Keystone

Manheim, PA, March 2, 2022—Associated Builders and Contractors-Keystone Chapter is pleased to announce the Chapter has been chosen to host ABC National’s prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI) during the weeks of May 16 and July 19, 2022. The intensive, two-week Project Management Institute is developed by experienced contractors and Kirk Alter, professor emeritus at Purdue University and president at Fast Management, Inc., Indiana. Mr. Alter is a nationally recognized subject matter expert with decades of construction project management experience. Today’s contractors face unique challenges, and this education experience is tailored to provide tangible tools to improve profitability, productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction.

Guy Kingree Receives 2021 Chair Award from ABC Keystone for Outstanding Service to ABC’s Mission and Membership

News Releases ABC Keystone

(MANHEIM, Pa) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is pleased to announce Guy Kingree (Lancaster), Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg), as the recipient of the Chapter’s 2021 Chair Award. Kingree is 2nd Vice Chair of the ABC Keystone Board and Director of Business Development at Warfel Construction Company. Kingree received this distinguished award for his volunteer service and impactful membership development efforts supporting ABC’s merit shop mission. The award was presented on January 7, 2022, at ABC Keystone’s Inaugural Dinner & Annual Meeting (Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square) and presented by the Chapter’s Immediate Past Chair, Cleo Weaver.

Message from the Chair: 2022 GOALS & INITIATIVES

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

With the start of a new year, there is always excitement over the goals and initiatives we set out to accomplish. Likewise, there are many exciting initiatives that we are working on at ABC Keystone for the upcoming year.

First, we look to establish the Inclusion, Diversity and Unity committee. Unfortunately, the construction industry has an image problem. For too long, it has been considered a white male profession. While attending the 2021 ABC Leadership Institute, we saw how other chapters are making significant inroads with the minority, women, Veterans and LGBT communities. As we look at an aging workforce, the answer must be attracting new talent to this industry. ABC Keystone and all ABC chapters should tell the story that construction is a great industry in which to work, you can make a good living, and it is an industry for all.

ABC Keystone Adds First-in-Pennsylvania ‘Assembler, Pre-Engineered Buildings’ PA-Registered Apprenticeship Program

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Manheim, Pa, December 13, 2021—The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is pleased to announce the addition of Assembler, Pre-Engineered Buildings to the PA-Registered apprenticeship programs available through the Chapter. ABC Keystone worked with the Metal Building Institute to construct the program which was approved by the PA Department of Labor & Industry and accepted by the State Apprenticeship Council in September 2021.

ABC Keystone Promotes Ross Deihm, CPA, to VP of Finance & Business Administration

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Manheim, Pa, December 7, 2021— The Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter is pleased to announce the promotion of Ross Deihm, CPA, to VP of Finance and Business Administration. Ross has served as the Keystone Chapter’s Controller for the past three and a half years providing accounting and finance services. In his new position, Ross will continue to oversee the accounting and finance functions of the Chapter and related entities with an increased role in guiding the Chapter into the future. This will include expanded responsibilities in insurance, human resources, IT and database, supervision of administrative staff, and building managemen

Message from the Chair: Leading & Serving

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

As my year as Chair of the ABC Keystone Board draws to a close, I am filled with gratitude for our President-CEO Dave Sload, the entire ABC Keystone staff, and of course, our tremendous volunteers that give so selflessly to make our various events a reality. Likewise, I wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to my fellow Board members and the many Committees and Chairs whom I’ve had the pleasure of leading and serving this past year. Most of all, it was my honor and delight to serve the entire membership of over 530 companies in 2021.

Message from the Chair: <br>Be Grateful & Give Thanks

A Message from the ABC Keystone Chair of the Board

We are now in the month of November, and my mind is drawn to our traditional Thanksgiving holiday and the customs that surround this annual occasion. We all have memories of learning the history of the early Pilgrims and the indigenous people that lived here before the Pilgrims arrived. The history of America’s beginnings can bring a variety of opinions regarding how the history should be presented, but we can all agree we are thankful that history created early America, and we can be thankful for ABC.