ABC Keystone Adds Three Team Members: Director of Electrical, Regional Member Services Manager – Nittany Valley Office, and Administrative Assistant – Education
Manheim, Pa, June 27—ABC Keystone is pleased to announce the addition of three team members. Keegan Reed has been hired as Director of Electrical, Terri Confer as Regional Member Services Manager – Nittany Valley Office, and Annette Carr as Administrative Assistant – Education.
Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter Expands Service Territory Throughout Central Pennsylvania
Manheim, Pa, June 16, 2022—ABC Keystone is pleased to announce the expansion of the Chapter’s service territory from an original 10-county footprint to 33 counties spanning central PA. The Central PA Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) has been consolidated into the ABC Keystone Chapter, made official by vote at the ABC National Board of Directors meeting on June 14, 2022, in Washington D.C.
Thirteen Students Seeking Education in Construction-related Careers Receive Scholarships from Merit Shop Training and Research Center
May 26, 2022 – Thirteen students from across Pennsylvania and Maryland were recently awarded scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC). The $24,500 in scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year brings the total to $574,850 that has been awarded by the MSTRC since its inception, helping students entering a career path in the construction industry.
Local Construction Industry Professionals Awarded Craft Professionals of the Year Awards from ABC Keystone
Manheim, Pa, May 20, 2022—ABC Keystone is pleased to announce 2022 Craft Professionals of the Year Awards have been presented to Edgar E. Espenshade Jr. (Elizabethtown), Carpentry, Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster) and Bryan Williams (Bird-in-Hand), Electrical, C Mechanical Services (Lancaster). The awards ceremony took place during ABC Keystone’s Apprenticeship Graduation held on May 18, 2022, at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster. Edgar and Bryan received eagle trophies and gift cards in celebration of their achievements.
84 Apprentices from Across the Region Graduate from ABC Keystone’s PA-registered Apprenticeship Program
Manheim, Pa, May 20, 2022—ABC Keystone Apprenticeship & Training Trust is pleased to announce 84 apprentices have graduated from the Chapter’s PA-registered apprenticeship program in seven trades, including: Carpentry, Construction Craft Laborer, Electrical, Heavy Equipment Operator, HVAC, Masonry, and Plumbing. The ceremony took place on May 18, 2022, at the Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster.
Stephanie Larkin Accepts Berks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS) Paul J. Hoh Life Improvement Award on Behalf of ABC Keystone
Manheim, Pa, April 19, 2022—ABC Keystone is pleased to announce the Chapter was recently nominated and selected by the Berks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS) award committee to receive the Paul J. Hoh Life Improvement Award. The Paul J. Hoh Life Improvement Award recognizes an individual, organization or employer that has furthered the mission of BCPS by improving the lives of incarcerated individuals, reentrants, and their families. Paul Hoh, the award’s namesake, is one of BCPS’s founders and was the first board president. The award was presented at the Annual Life Improvement Breakfast on April 19, 2022.
ABC Keystone’s Director of Apprenticeship Recognized for 30 Years of Service by ABC National
Manheim, Pa, April 8, 2022— The Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter is pleased to announce Cindy DeWire (Elizabethtown), Director of Apprenticeship, received her 30-Year Service Award at ABC National’s Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 17.
Local Supplier Receives National Diversity Excellence Award from Associated Builders & Contractors
Manheim, March 18—Associated Builders & Contractors, ABC Keystone is pleased to announce that Keystone Chapter member United Rentals (Lancaster, with Headquarters in Stamford, CT) is one of four recipients of a National Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Excellence Award, an annual recognition of ABC members that display exemplary IDE leadership in their company, workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices and training and mentoring programs. The winners were honored at the 32nd annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 16.
Local Contractors Earn National ABC Excellence in Construction® Awards
Manheim, Pennsylvania, March 18—Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter is pleased to announce that three Keystone Chapter member contractors have received Excellence in Construction® Awards during the ABC National Convention in San Antonio. The EIC awards are the construction industry’s leading national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects from across the Nation.
Local Apprentices Win Bronze Medals at National Craft Championships
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
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.
Scholarship Application Period Open for High-Achieving Students Pursuing Careers in Construction
(MANHEIM, Pa.) The Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC) invites applicants for its Merit Shop Construction Scholarships – awards dedicated to assist individuals seeking to further their education in careers in construction. On average, 10-12 scholarships are awarded each year.