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About ABC

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Workforce Development

ABC of Alabama truly understands that any construction company is only as strong as their workforce. Every statistic that we have gathered clearly shows a huge decline in construction workforce and also clearly documents a shortage for the next 3 to 5 years, this is why you will find workforce development at the forefront of ABC’s agenda. Someone in the state of Alabama clearly must take a leadership role in maneuvering through the various workforce development efforts throughout Alabama and find a solution that works, a solution that produces apprentices and craftsmen for the future. ABC is that Association. Along with the apprenticeship and craft training aspects of workforce development, ABC of Alabama also concentrates on professional management education and an exclusive Future Leaders in Construction (FLIC) program. We encourage you to learn more by browsing this site or contacting our office.

 

Government Affairs

Over the last 3 to 5 years ABC of Alabama has raised their political presence in Alabama. Noted House and Senate members have clearly stated that ABC of Alabama has become the voice for contractors in Montgomery. This section of our website is established to provide you the information you need to be aware of what ABC is working on for you in Montgomery and also in DC. As a member you may also choose to receive our weekly legislative briefing while the Alabama Legislature is in session. Whether you choose to access us through the website or through the electronic newsletter you will clearly and quickly learn ABC is the voice for contractors in Montgomery. It seems redundant to say that everyone should get into politics or get out of business but that message has never been more true. Your support of ABC ensures we have everything we need to continue to be your voice.

 

Safety

Aside from governmental affairs and workforce development ABC has truly embraced the concept of safety on the job site. We encourage you to allow your safety professional within your company to become active on ABC’s safety committee. You may also choose to be involved in the Alabama Safe Day awards program, you can find more information on that under the awards section of this website. The ABC safety committee is a group of safety professionals that meet monthly with OSHA, MSHA and other leading safety groups in the state to ensure the message of job site safety is delivered to our membership and beyond.  The safety committee is also made up of end users and owners making this committee truly effective and a great business development tool for your company.

 

Awards and Events

Associated builders and contractors has certainly become the premier Association in promoting our members in the area of job site safety and excellence in construction. Our association holds what is quite possibly the largest Excellence in Construction banquet and Safe Day banquet in the United States among our peers. Below you’ll find quick links to our Excellence in Construction Banquet, Safe Day Banquet, STEP Awards and Accredited Quality Contractor program (AQC).

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Government Affairs

Legislative Briefing – March 14

Legislative Briefing – March 14

14 March 2014

  ACT 2014-107 Open and Fair Competition Signed On Wednesday, ABC representatives took part in a bill signing of the Open and Fair Competition Act with Governor Robert Bentley. Included in the bill signing were sponsors Rep. Mack Butler and Sen. Paul Sanford shown above with ABC of Alabama Chairman Tim Hightower and ABC North [...]

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PLA – No Way!

PLA – No Way!

3 March 2014

PLA – No Way! Alabama becomes the 19th state to pass legislation that bans government mandated PLAs. HB195/ SB161 was passed into law this week and is now headed to Governor Bentley’s desk. Hard work and simple facts do still win in the legislature. “Project Labor Agreements are a waste of money and discriminate against [...]

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Workforce Development

What are the Construction Industry’s Most Daunting Problems?

What are the Construction Industry’s Most Daunting Problems?

4 February 2014

What are the Construction Industry’s Most Daunting Problems? by Brad Condray, vice president of Operations, Golden Construction   Many have written in recent articles and white papers that today’s most daunting problems in the construction industry are lack of skilled workforce, lack of quality, rising labor and material prices, fewer prospective projects as a result [...]

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Infographic: Why Should you Choose a Career in Construction?

Infographic: Why Should you Choose a Career in Construction?

11 November 2013

One of the keys to closing the skills gap is to change perceptions about pursuing a career in construction. The following infographic highlights some of the great qualities a career as a craft professional has to offer. (Click to Zoom)

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Safety

2014 Safe Day: Safest in the Industry Awards

2014 Safe Day: Safest in the Industry Awards

13 January 2014

ABC’s 2014 Safe Day Awards showcase companies that have outstanding corporate safety and health plans and exhibit superior safety initiatives. One select professional will be honored as the Safety Director of the Year. This year’s awards luncheon will be held on Friday, April 25 at the Westin Hotel in Birmingham. For those interested in applying [...]

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OSHA Changes Course

OSHA Changes Course

23 July 2013

Will Allow Outside Representatives, Including Union Agents, to Enter Non-Union Worksites during OSHA Inspections by BEN HUGGETT, LITTLER MENDELSON IN A LETTER OF INTERPRETATION RELEASED IN APRIL, THE FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) STATES THAT, DURING INSPECTIONS OF NON-UNION WORKPLACES, EMPLOYEES CAN BE REPRESENTED BY ANYONE SELECTED BY THE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUTSIDE UNION AGENTS. The new interpretation from Richard Fairfax, [...]

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Awards

2013 Excellence in Construction Winners Announced!

2013 Excellence in Construction Winners Announced!

13 September 2013

Obelisk Award Winners Merit Award Winners SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2013 SPONSORS! Adkins & Kimbrough Mechanical Ard Contracting Bailey-Harris Construction BL Harbert International Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Bright Future Electric Burr & Forman C.S. Beatty Construction Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC Cemex Doster Construction Company Dunn Companies Gresham Smith & Partners [...]

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2013 ABC Safety Director of the Year

2013 ABC Safety Director of the Year

23 July 2013

Bart Wilder – Hoar Construction, LLC ABC Safety Director of the Year 2013 by E. W. JONES Hoar Construction focuses on the central value of the Golden Rule — treating others as you wish to be treated. For Bart Wilder, winner of the ABC Safety Director of the Year award, that translates into success in safety as well as other aspects of [...]

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News & Events

Save the Date: 2014 Tri-State Conference

Save the Date: 2014 Tri-State Conference

10 January 2014

2014 Tri-State ABC Conference When: July 11-12, 2014 Where: Sandestin Hilton, 4000 S Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Message from ABC Alabama Chairman, Tim Hightower ABC of Alabama is constantly changing our programs & events just as times change your 2014 Convention will be no different.  Please join my wife Donna & I for [...]

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2013 Future Leaders in Construction

2013 Future Leaders in Construction

11 November 2013

Planning for the Future Future Leaders in Construction Series enters 9th year by Paige Townley Since its inception, ABC of Alabama has strived to impact not only the current leaders of the construction industry, but also the leaders of the future. This year marks the organization’s ninth year of doing just that with Future Leaders [...]

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Membership

Do Your Part

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By now everyone has read the famous quote that says everyone should give back to an industry from which they draw, in other words everyone should be part of an association that is truly doing something to promote their industry. That association is ABC of Alabama. We encourage you to join by simply filling out an application and become involved in an association that truly is relevant to your company when it comes to increasing productivity, driving down cost and spurring economic development.  Those three measures coupled with our political action in Montgomery, Washington D.C. and in the workforce development arena make us the association that is the voice for contractors in Alabama.

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Contact Us

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1830 28th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205.870.9768 | Fax: 205.879.5090

 

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Jay Reed, President  

Jay serves as the President of the Association and is a registered lobbyist for the Association.  He is publisher of Alabama Construction News, ABC’s publication.    Reed is founder of Alabama Employers for Immigration Reform, served on Governor Riley’s Immigration Commission and presently sits on the Board of the Alabama Council of Association Executives. Jay is also ABC National’s Chapter President’s Council of his peers.  Weekends find Jay at Smith Lake with his Boykin Spaniel.  He enjoys leisure reading of James Patterson and is currently enrolled in an Academy for Excellence in Association Management, centered around The Race for Relevance.  Reed recently began his 16th year with ABC of AL.

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Todd Walker, Vice President

Workforce Development

A graduate of Auburn University, Todd is ABC’s Vice President and is responsible for the chapters role in workforce development, marketing, communication and strategy, in regards to membership services.  Todd is married and has two young boys, he loves his church and enjoys quality time with his family.

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Jenny Wilson 

Assistant to President/Accounting

Jenny joined ABC in 1996. During her time at ABC, she has held numerous roles in the association. She is currently the assistant to the President and responsible for handling all his secretarial needs. Jenny is also responsible for the everyday accounting needs of the association. She lives in Hayden with her husband Josh and son Baylin.

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Charles Hall

Member Services/Meetings and Events

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Charles graduated from Faulkner University with a degree in Business Administration.  He is the associations contact person for member service questions and requests, as well as meeting and event questions and registrations.  Charles enjoys the outdoors and many weekends can be found camping or hiking in one of Birmingham’s surrounding parks.

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George Pierce, Advertising/Sales

Alabama Construction News

George, a native and graduate of Auburn, Alabama, graduated in 1975 with a degree in Industrial Management. He is married with 3 children and 4 grand children with a  5th grand child on the way. His hobbies include outdoor sports, especially hunting and boating.

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