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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

Union Organizing Toolkit

Union Organizing Toolkit

16 April 2015

What is the Academy? It is an educational one-stop-shop for members to access all the materials merit shop contractors need to learn more about industry trends, compliance and best practices. The Academy includes regulatory guidance, articles, studies and webinars, both upcoming and archived, organized by topic and will be updated frequently. Login RequiredThe Academy for [...]

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ABC of AL weighs in on NLRB Ruling Dec. 12th on ambush elections

ABC of AL weighs in on NLRB Ruling Dec. 12th on ambush elections

15 December 2014

Jay Reed President, ABC of Alabama commented “ABC of Alabama joins a vast a majority of contractors across the United States in expressing our disappointment and legal concerns with the NLRB ruling on December 12th.  If we were just looking at Alabama this is a slant that favors 9-10% of the construction companies in Alabama.  [...]

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Workforce Development

Future Leaders in Construction – Mobile, AL

Future Leaders in Construction – Mobile, AL

18 February 2015

ABC Future Leaders In Construction Mobile, Alabama Presented By: James C. Schug Principal Jim is a senior consultant with FMI, management consultants and investment bankers for the engineering and construction industry. He specializes in building profits by developing customized strategy and best-inclass operations with his clients. With more than a decade of experience as an [...]

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Alabama Workforce Training Center Opens

Alabama Workforce Training Center Opens

12 August 2014

Alabama Workforce Training Center Opens Workforce development recently received a helpful boost with the new Alabama Workforce Training Center officially opening in Birmingham. The new Center provides a single, central location for AIDT, the state’s primary workforce training program that will be managing the new facility, to train workers with the specific skills needed for [...]

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Safety

2015 Safe Day Award Winners

2015 Safe Day Award Winners

16 April 2015

ABC’s 2015 Safe Day Awards showcase companies that have outstanding corporate safety and health plans and exhibit superior safety initiatives. This year’s awards luncheon will be held on Friday, April 17th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Westin Hotel in Birmingham. 2015 ABC Alabama Safe Day Award Winners Eagle Awards Brasfield & Gorrie (GC) [...]

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November Safety Committee Meeting

November Safety Committee Meeting

10 November 2014

The ABC Safety Committee will meet on November 14th at 7:30am.  Please plan to attend and invite your safety professional colleagues as well.  J.R. Dove of Marathon Electrical will be presenting “Lock Out Tag Out: A Practical Approach”.  The presentation will help to better understand lock out tag out procedures on jobsites.  J.R. will point [...]

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Awards

2015 Safest in the Industry Awards –  Apply Now!

2015 Safest in the Industry Awards – Apply Now!

27 January 2015

ABC’s 2015 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 17 at the Westin Hotel in Birmingham. For those interested in applying [...]

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Jim Gorrie: Building on Success

Jim Gorrie: Building on Success

10 November 2014

by Paige Townley This year’s Cornerstone Award winner leads one of the nation’s largest construction firms with a focus on personal values and helping others For Jim Gorrie, every day is a new opportunity. Whatever the day holds—a visit to a jobsite, board meeting or a brief conversation in the hallway—it’s a chance to connect [...]

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News & Events

ABC Tri-State Convention, July 17-18

ABC Tri-State Convention, July 17-18

5 May 2015

Dear ABC Members: It’s that time again…time to make plans for ABC Tri-State Convention with ABC Mississippi and ABC Georgia. Last year’s joint convention was such a success that we’ve planned to join forces again this year. This year we will again be at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. Attendees will have [...]

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ABC Membership Growth

ABC Membership Growth

13 March 2015

ABC Member Growth Reality One of items on ABC Alabama’s strategic plan for 2015 is member growth.  As 2016 incoming Chairman of ABC Alabama, I accepted this challenge from current Chairman Robin Savage.  First, I would like to thank the members of the ABC Alabama Membership Committee.  The first quarter of the year our association [...]

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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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Yolanda Johnson

Regional Director – Mobile/Gulf Coast Area

Yolanda Devine Johnson has built a career developing networks around economic development and communities in Alabama.  Her knowledge of ABC extends over 20 years working on membership drives, serving on the board, chairing the Economic Development Committee and in most recent years developing and implementing the initial years of Future Leaders in Construction.  Her professional career in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Industry as well as non-profit management accentuates her qualifications for representing ABC in South Alabama.  Her strengths of building relationships, connecting people and professionalism will be leverage to benefit ABC in South Alabama.  Yo’s passion for people, economic development and South Alabama are the foundation for our success.

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Nicole Adkins

Communications Specialist

Nicole is a native and advocate of Birmingham, Alabama. She is a graduate of UAB with a family history in the industry.  She specializes in external communications. Her background includes social media management, graphic design, and advertising consulting. As a self-proclaimed workaholic, she spends most weekends working and on rare occasions traveling.

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