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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Greater Tennessee Chapter News & Updates

Brunch with Randy Boyd in Knoxville

Brunch w/ Randy Boyd

Please join us as we welcome 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd as he runs across the State of Tennessee for Governor.

When: Fri, September 8, 2017 (9:30am-11:00am)

Where: Foundry on the Fair (747 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37902)


Early Bird Member Cost: $30

Early Bird Non-Member Cost: $40

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Registration Opens for the next calendar year for ABC's Craft Training Program

Considering furthering your education? Do you have an employee with potential? Perhaps a friend wants to change career direction?

Registration is open for the 2017-2018 School year for ABC’s Craft Training program. We welcome new and returning students to another productive year in expanding your skill set, furthering your options and opening up new possibilities for yourself.

Please review the calendar and schedule included here.  Please feel welcomed to join our helpful staff and instructors in continuing your education. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Correnti at mcorrenti@abctennessee.com or 615.399.8323. Good luck!

See the video and class calendar for our program below. 





East Tennessee Golf Classic is a complete success

The East Tennessee members of the Greater Tennessee Chapter had a great time at the 2017 East Tennessee Classic. Over 80 players braved the weather, with the rain holding off, to gather together, play some golf, network, and have a great time. Thank you to all of our sponsors and here is to looking forward to our Clay Shoot in the Fall and our tournament in 2018. Also, congratulations to Aggregates USA for placing in First Place in the tournament. Good job!

East Tennessee Golf Classic

ABC and its Members thrive under Trump Administration

ABC and Merit Shop companies are currently trending upwards as a benefit of numerous recent actions taken by the Trump Administration and Congress. Most recently the House and Senate has passed legislation to block implementation of the Obama Administration's Executive Order (EO) 13673, the Fair Pay and Safe Work Places EO, commonly referred to as the "blacklisting" rule. Utilizing the Congressional Review Act (CRA), this proposal will now go to the President for his signature. CRA was passed in 1996 to give Congress the ability to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation. President Trump has signed three additional CRA resolutions since taking office, such as, eliminating an environmental rule for streams and wetlands (WATERS OF THE US),  a measure enhancing background checks for gun purchasers, and a requirement that all gas and mining companies report pay ... Read the rest of entry »

Recognizing Exemplary Women in Construction

It's Women in Construction Week, and we wanted to take a moment to recognize just a few of the exemplary women who represent our member companies on a daily basis. Erin Wakefield, The Wakefield Corporation; Wendy Whitemore, Aerial Innovations; Shana Alford, The Comfort Group; Michele Correnti, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee; Bethany Smith, Messer Construction; Amy Cathy, Lee Company; Colleen Mollica, Batten & Shaw Construction

ABC- Greater TN Members win National Excellence in Construction Awards

Congratulations to our National Excellence in Construction Award Winners in Tennessee

CATEGORY: OTHER CONSTRUCTION - $2 TO $100 MILLION
AWARD: Pyramid
CONTRACTOR: Skanska USA
PROJECT NAME: West Riverfront Park Redevelopment 
PROJECT LOCATION: Nashville, Tenn.


CATEGORY: PRE-ENGINEERED BUILDING
AWARD: Pyramid
CONTRACTOR: T.W. Frierson Contractor Inc.
PROJECT NAME: Jenkins & Wynne Ford and Honda Dealerships 
PROJECT LOCATION: Clarksville, Tenn.

Associated Builders and Contractors Praises President's Commitment to Infrastructure Investment in Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb., 28- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) issued the following statement from Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen in response to President Trump’s pledge to commit needed resources to rebuild American infrastructure and to work with the business community to craft a transparent regulatory system that will encourage business investment during tonight’s address to the joint session of Congress: "Associated Builders and Contractors applauds President Trump’s pledge in tonight’s address to the joint session of Congress to commit needed resources to rebuild America's infrastructure and work with the business community to craft a transparent regulatory system that will encourage business investment. We are hopeful that the president’s call to ‘create a level playing field for American companies and workers’ will translate into policies that guarantee that all qualified contractors are able to compete for taxp ... Read the rest of entry »

Welcome ABC- Greater Tennessee's Newest Members

Associated Builders and Contractors - Greater TN Chapter would like to welcome the following new Members to our Association as of February 2017


PeopleReady
1817 Ailor Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 540-3806



Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping
1817 Ailor Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 540-3806



Structural Technologies
555 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214



CDP Consultants Data Processing
8000 Corporate Center Drive
Charlotte, NC 28226




ABC - Greater Tennessee Chapter releases video to help grow the labor force in Tennessee through craft training

With the current labor shortage and 20% of the current workforce expected to retire soon, ABC - Greater Tennessee has released a video to encourage more interest in the trades. We hope this effort can help to spur more involvement among our members in our many training programs and hope to inspire the next generation of tradesman. For more information, visit our Education page.  


Day on the Hill Highlights

Day on the Hill Highlights

On February 21-22, we held our annual Day on the Hill briefing the policy makers in the Tennessee General Assembly on our positions on bills pertaining to the construction industry in Tennessee. The two day event, in partnership with AGC, began at Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse on Tuesday and concluded on Wednesday with around 80 members in attendance on behalf of the industry.

Working under the ABC- Greater TN and Tennessee Construction Coalition banner, we advocated on the bills most important to the growth of the industry.

Thank you to our volunteers Kristen Morris (Waste Management) and Javi Sardy (Trade Management).  

Pictures for the event can be found by clicking the picture below. 

2017 Day on the Hill
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