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ABC Celebrates Safety in the Industry

On October 16, 2019 the Associated Builders and Contractors recognized and awarded ABC members for their best safety practices. Participating ABC member companies measured their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.  Guest speaker Steve Hawkins, Deputy Commissioner of Employment Safety and Security for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, plays a key role in several safety organizations throughout the state. After addressing the audience, Hawkins presented all award winners with their awards.  CLICK HERE to view event photos 2019 STEP Award Winners Diamond - Carter Group, LLC - Gaylor Electric, Inc.  Platinum - Batten & Shaw, Inc.- Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC - Concrete Pump Partners - FAST Electrical Contractors, Inc. - HOAR Construction, LLC - JE Dunn Construction - Robins & ...

ABC Celebrates Political Wins of 2019

Off the heels of the most exciting legislative session for the construction industry in years, ABC- Greater Tennessee was able to pass a majority of our legislative priorities for the year. Thank you to all of the ABC members for their help in marking this achievement. ABC Greater Tennessee is looking forward to many more successes in the years to come.  Below is an update on each piece of legislation that ABC - Greater Tennessee pushed in the Tennessee General Assembly in 2019.  SB324/HB 271  Payment Rights of contractors and subcontractors (Sen. Johnson/Rep. Gant) Prohibits a written contract to have a condition precedent for payment clause where the prime contractor is not required to pay the remote contractor due to contract or until they are paid by the construction owner. Declares that if payment is not received, work by contractor can be suspended until received. Makes other revisions relative to the payment rights of contractors and subcontractors. ABC Position: ...

ABC Hosts TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater TN hosted a Membership Luncheon on Thursday, August 15th featuring guest speakers Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner, Clay Bright and Assistant Chief Engineer over Operations, Will Reid. The event peaked interest of approximately 120 ABC members and guests who enjoyed networking followed by lunch and the presentation. Commissioner Bright touched on the values of TDOT, including the safety of their own people, safety of contractors and most importantly the public safety of all of Tennessee. TDOT’s currently planning 2-3 years ahead, allowing them to tell contractors and consultants what’s out there and what’s to come. The commissioner touched on the recently passed Hands Free Legislation. Bright gave insight to the fact that distracted driving reached an epidemic level in the State of TN, killing 36-37,000 people a year on the roadways. Furthermore, the commissioner discussed the Improve Act that was passed in 2 ...

6th Annual Contractor's Showcase Success

     Associated Builders & Contractors Greater TN hosted our 6th annual Contractor’s Showcase on July 18th at the Nashville Fairgrounds. ABC members and guests were welcomed by a massive American flag, which hung from a Sunbelt Rentals lift. Over 300 industry professionals gathered to  network among the 44 exhibitor booths. These booths represented the industry well, having been made up of general contractors, sub-contractors and industry partners. Representatives from each company were available to answer questions and showcase their products and services. In addition to meeting suppliers and seeing product demos throughout the evening, attendees networked with peers and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The showcase wouldn’t of been possible without our amazing sponsors and volunteers. A big thanks goes out to Amfed, Rio Grande Fence Co., Sunbelt Rentals and Trades Unlimited, our presenting sponsors as well as a special thanks to Rio Grande for setting u ...

ABC Celebrates 5 Year Member Anniversaries

It's no secret that ABC wouldn't exist without the dedication of our members. Your involvement allows us to flourish, grow, and provide continuing benefits and resources for the industry across Tennessee. To our 5 year members, we thank you for your continued support!  31-W Insulation- With their corporate office located in Goodlettsville, TN - 31-W Insulation can provide you with bath accessories, garage doors, gutters, home remodeling materials, and related services. Better Business Equipment Co. Inc. - BBE has been providing the middle TN area with office machinery and document solutions for over 35 years.  CIP (Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC) -  Coating the construction industry with quality, excellence and integrity. Color Burst Landscapes - Well-known throughout the Nashville area for quality design, installations, and maintenance with extensive knowledge of the green industry. HireQuest Direct - Formally known as Trojan Labor, HireQuest Di ...


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ABC Greater Tennessee releases its Year in Review for 2020

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ABC Hosts Virtual Membership Meeting

Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Tennessee hosted a virtual membership meeting on August 12th. Guest speaker J. Wallace Irvin, attoreny at law...