Construction Industry Endorses Nikki Haley for Governor

The Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC) Board of Directors was pleased to announce, during their annual Carolinas Construction Conference, the endorsement of Nikki Haley for a second term as Governor of South Carolina. As the voice of the construction industry, ABC has made a clear distinction with this endorsement that Governor Haley continues to be the leader we need for South Carolina and small businesses.

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ABC Announces its Partnership with Strategic Value Media

The Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas has again partnered with Strategic Value Media, a leading nationwide provider of print and digital media solutions for national, state, and local trade and membership associations, to produce the 2014 edition of ABC Carolinas Buyers' Guide. The premier resource of relevant products and services for construction professionals. This will be the second year that the guide will be produced.

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ABC Recognizes Legislators with Merit Shop Defenders Award

The Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas ( ABC) recognized five North Carolina legislators yesterday during their annual Hard Hat Day event for their efforts in passing H.110, ABC's anti-project labor agreement bill, during the 2013 legislative session.

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National Safety Stand Down - To Prevent Falls in Construction

Today, May 9, 2014, in the Charlotte Safety Committee meeting we had a roundtable discussion and the National Safety Stand Down - To Prevent Falls in Construction was shared.

This Safety Stand Down will take place the week of June 2-6!

The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise
awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused
by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for
construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction
fatalities recorded in 2012. Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2012.

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National Craft Instructor of the Year

Lloyd Evans with Watson Electrical was named National Craft Instructor on the Year and was honored at the ABC National Workforce Development Conference and Craft Championships!

Best Electrician in the Country

Shaun Birch with Watson Electrical won Gold in the Residential/Commercial Electrical Competition and was named the Best Electrician in the Country!

Charlotte Core- Roddy Burris - Class Cancelled 4/14

Roddy Burris' class will be cancelled on Monday, April 14.

Please work with your instructor on details and classwork.

Thank you.

Level 1 - Stacie Herrera's 4/7 Cancelled

Apprentices in Stacie Herrera's Level 1 class - class WILL NOT BE HELD on April 7th.

For questions contact your instructor or ABC.

Apprentice Classes at Wake Tech Community College

Due to several cancelled classes (due to snow and ice).

Level 1 will finish on time on April 17th. 
Level 2 will now finish on March 31st.
Level 3 will finish March 24th.
Level 4 will finish on March 27th.

Should the schedule change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, an update will be released. 

Core Class Cancelled 3-31-14

Apprentices in Roddy Burris' Core class - class will be cancelled on March 31, 2014.  Class will resume as normal on April 2, 2014.

For questions, please contact Roddy Burris at 980.721.5409 / or Sarah Milheim 704.367.1331 /

Chapter Office Locations

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1000 Investment Blvd     Apex, NC 27502

108-A White Oak Lane     Lexington, SC 29073
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.