Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — July 27 - August 16, 2012 — 33A


Associated Builders and Contractors www.abceastpa.org

ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter

ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Heads to the Hill Health care reform was a hot topic when ABC Eastern Penn- sylvania Chapter on June 10 met with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. Nearly 40 ABC member employees also discussed PLA legislation and other issues that impact the construction industry. “It is refreshing to see how many of our members understand the value of telling our elected members of Congress what is important to enabling us to create jobs and remain successful,” said Jerry Kilhefner (Klover Contracting), chair of the chapter’s legislative committee. “It is vitally important that elected officials hear from you and that they know that you are as passionate about the issues as we demonstrated in D.C.” During the day on the Hill, ABC met with Rep. Jim Gerlach, Rep. Charlie Dent, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Pat Meehan, Rep. Mike

ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter members meet with Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in Washington, D.C.

Fitzpatrick and Rep. Lou Barletta as well as staffers for Rep. Allison Schwartz and Sen. Pat Toomey. Legislators and ABC members are invited to two upcoming legislative breakfasts for Delaware and Chester Counties and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. Details for the events are posted at abceastpa.org. Enrollment Open for ABC’s Award-Winning Craft Training Summer is in full swing but it’s time to start thinking about back to school and your company’s commitment to training and education. Enrollment is now open for ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s registered apprentice and craft training programs. ABC’s programs are fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council, and the National Center for Construction Education and Research. The award-winning program features daytime training at the ABC Training Center in Harleysville. Students attend class one day a week for a total of 20 days per year. They receive a number of certifications while in the program including an OSHA card, an NCCER transcript, and, if registered with the PA Apprenticeship Council, a journeyperson’s certification. The journeyperson certification is regularly required for local licensing requirements. ABC currently offers training in electrical, plumbing/pipefitting, carpentry, masonry, sheet metal and sprinklerfitting and also offers concrete, electronic systems technician, HVAC, solar panel certification, roofing and painting courses. The training features an exceptional amount of hands-on projects. Classes for the 2012-2013 school year begin the week of Sept. 10. If you have not visited the ABC Training Center in Harleysville please call Bill Henry at 610-573-8524 today to learn more and schedule a tour.

Construction Industry Organization

7 out of 10 construction projects are standing on something stronger than concrete or steel.

A t t e n t i o n ABC Memb e r s ! ! !

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They’re standing on a concept called merit construction. This means both merit and union craftspeople work side-by-side.

Contractors are chosen on merit, those who offer the best skills get the jobs. Being open to new ideas like multi-skills work teams, new technology and advanced construction techniques, merit contractors are able to

construct high-quality buildings that are highly cost-efficient. Merit contractors bring highly skilled jobs with competitive wages to our community. Today, 4 out of 5 people in construction are employed by merit contractors . If you are planning a construction project, find out more about merit contractors . We don’t just construct better buildings. We build a stronger economy and a better quality of life for this community. MERIT CONTRACTORS. BUILDING A BETTER LIFE. Ed Capodanno ABC Delaware 302-328-1111 ecapodanno@abcdelaware.com www.abcdelaware.com Mary Tebeau ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter 610-279-6666 mtebeau@abceastpa.org www.abceastpa.org

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