Alabama Electrical Training Instructor Named ABC’s Craft Instructor of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Associated Builders and Contractors has named its 2017 Craft Instructor of the Year: Roger Thompson of New Hope, Alabama, electrical craft training instructor for the North Alabama Craft Training Foundation and chief electrical estimator at Jesse Stutts Inc., both in Huntsville, Alabama. Thompson received the honor at ABC’s Careers in Construction awards ceremony on March 3 during the Workforce Week ’17 conference. “Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to recognize Roger Thompson as an innovative teacher with a positive attitude who promotes lifelong learning to the future workforce,” said 2017 ABC Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor … Read more

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W.S. Bellows Construction Named Safest Construction Company in 2016

W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. of Houston, Texas was named the nation’s safest construction company in 2016 by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 51 other companies were selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs. “Workplace safety is essential to the success of any construction project and should not be taken for granted,” said Mark Knight, the association’s past president and president of Knight Construction Services LLC in Aberdeen, South Dakot. “Firms like this prioritize and excel … Read more

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Construction Employment Shows Mixed Geographic Pattern, Reports AGC

Construction employment showed a mixed pattern geographically in the latest 12 months, increasing in 219 out of 358 metro areas between January 2016 and January 2017, declining in 104 and stagnating in 35, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that firms in many parts of the country are either benefitting from growing demand for construction or having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to keep up with demand, while firms in other parts suffer from declining demand “While construction employment is growing at a healthy … Read more

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Wins Minnesota Construction Association Award of Excellence

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Adolfson & Peterson Construction received the Minnesota Construction Association’s Award of Excellence for “New Project Total Value Over $15 Million” for its work on the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, completed last year. Each year, MCA hosts the Awards of Excellence Gala to acknowledge and honor construction projects and members that make substantial contributions to the community and association. The gala was held this year on Wednesday, Jan. 25 with nearly 200 construction industry professionals in attendance. During the event, members of Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center’s project team – Mark Liska, AP senior vice president; Patrick Sims, AP … Read more

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