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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.  


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


Messer Construction Co.
230 Great Circle Road
Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37228-1726
(615) 256-5006

Messer Construction Co.
120 Perimeter Park Road
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 769-3944
Specializes in managing, developing and performing complex commercial construction in the communities in which we live and work, and delivering value to our clients through quality construction experiences.



Beaty Chevrolet
9615 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 622-7366
Specializes in fleet management



CORT Furniture
280 Industrial Blvd. 
La Vergne, TN 37086
(615) 834-6040
Specializes in providing the best and most affordable furniture rental for home and office.








Member News: VIDEO OF WORK IN PROGRESS AT SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL, KNOXVILLE, TN

Click here to view a video of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral where ABC - Greater TN member, The Wakefield Corporation, is installing the metal stud framing.

Tennessee Names Ann McGauran State Architect

NASHVILLE- Today the Tennessee State Building Commission voted unanimously to appoint Ann McGauran as State Architect. McGauran is the first woman to serve Tennessee in this capacity since the position was created in 1955.  McGauran is a Senior Architect and Facilities Management Professional who has more than 25 years of architectural and project management experience. Since 2014, she has been working in the Tennessee Department of General Services, most recently serving as the Executive Director of Business Operations, in the STREAM Division. McGauran has substantial experience as an architect in the private sector, including with Vanderbilt Medical Center, where she worked as a project manager and in other capacities.  The State Architect and staff serve as support for the functions of the State Building Commission and also provides oversight for all state capital projects and real estate transactions that are under authority of the State Building Commission, to assure compliance with State ... Read the rest of entry »

East Tennessee Membership Meeting "Safety and Silica"

Please join us as we welcome Steve Hawkins, Administrator, Tennessee State Occupational Safety and Health to discuss the safety issues that will affect the construction industry in Tennessee in 2017, including the new Silica rules. 

Lunch will be provided at the Historic Southern Railway Station (Downstairs Ballroom) from 11:30am - 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 28th.
Admission for the event is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. 

Registration is required for the event at this link.

Associated Builders and Contractors Congratulates President-elect Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 9– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released the following statement on the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.“Associated Builders and Contractors congratulates President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence and looks forward to working with this administration to craft policies rooted in free enterprise that will encourage open competition and result in greater business investment and more construction jobs,” said ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman. “With his background in real estate and development, Trump is very familiar with the obstacles to economic growth ABC members face, including our broken regulatory system, the increasingly difficult challenge of finding affordable health care coverage for employees, a growing shortage of appropriately skilled labor and the highest effective tax rate of any industry. We are hopeful that Trump will select judicial nominees that respect the traditional princi ... Read the rest of entry »

Governor Haslam, State Rep. Eddie Smith and ABC of Greater TN join ABC to highlight Careers in Construction Month

Knoxville, Tenn., October 14- ABC of Greater Tennessee, Governor Haslam, and State Representative Eddie Smith joined together today to highlight Careers in Construction Month. "The Construction trade industry nationwide is facing about a 1.1 million shortage of the workforce," said State Representative Eddie Smith, "so today we are here to highlight some of the things happening in Knoxville. The construction trades industry needs your help." Construction has provided fulfilling, family-supporting careers for American workers for generations. However, industry growth, an aging workforce and a lack of emphasis on the lucrative construction career track in our schools has contributed to a shortage of skilled workers in the industry. This shortage is projected to reach 1.1 million skilled workers over the next decade, according to the Construction Labor Market Analyzer. That's why ABC of Greater Tennessee has committed over the next year to work with our area schools on promoting the trades within our lo ... Read the rest of entry »

Knoxville News Sentinel: Construction track option for students

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee would like to thank Gov. Bill Haslam for recognizing October as Careers in Construction Month in Tennessee. Construction has provided fulfilling, family-supporting careers for American workers for generations. However, industry growth, an aging workforce and a lack of emphasis on the lucrative construction career track in our schools has contributed to a shortage of skilled workers in the industry. This shortage is projected to reach 1.1 million skilled workers over the next decade, according to the Construction Labor Market Analyzer.

That's why ABC of Greater Tennessee has committed over the next year to work with our area schools on promoting the trades within our local high schools and promoting careers in construction.

Read the entire letter at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Governor Haslam proclaims October Careers in Construction Month

Thank you to Governor Haslam for proclaiming October as Careers in Construction Month in the State of Tennessee #ABCMeritShopProud

You can view the proclomation at this link

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