East Tennessee News
ABC welcomes George Lokken as our new Education Manager located in Knoxville. George will not only be running our Construction Trades Academy in Knoxville, but also will be serving as a carpentry instructor.
On Friday, April 28th, ABC Greater TN members and their clients gathered for the 2023 East TN BBQ, Birds & Brew Clay Shoot at Iron Mountain Sporting Clays in Kodak.
After some Cracker Barrell biscuits, participants enjoyed a mostly rain-free day on the beautifully landscaped sporting clay course. Congratulations to Stowers Machinery for bringin home first place, and Top Shooter Brandon White.
Click here to see all the photos from the event.
The ABC- Greater Tennessee Chapter is pleased to announce that Justin Marcus of Joseph Construction has been elected ABC Greater Tennessee's 2023 Chairman. In addition, ABC will be welcoming Roger White (Rackley Roofing) on to the board for 2023.
In the truest sense of the word, ABC - Greater Tennessee Chapter is a member-run association. Members identify issues critical to merit shop construction and work together to find solutions using the resources of one of the largest construction-related groups in the world.
A full contact list of 2023 board members can be found here.
Earn while you learn!! Applications are open for our Knoxville and Nashville Construction Trade Academies. Partial scholarships are available for Knoxville Trade Academy. Simply submit a 500 word essay on “Why you want to enter the trades, your goals after graduation, and what trade interests you” Visit abctennessee.com/cta for more information or submit your application or essay to [email protected] for Knoxville. Submit your application for Nashville to [email protected].
We are proud to announce that ABC Greater Tennessee will be a featured sponsor on the #20 Dewalt Toyota at the nationally televised NASCAR cup series Ally 400 on June 26th, 2022 in Nashville, TN. Set your DVRs and cheer on the #20 as Christopher Bell looks for his second career win in the NASCAR Cup series.
Nashville, June 1st - Today, Governor Lee signed the 2022-2023 Appropriations bill, which covers state funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 and running through July 1, 2023. Included within that bill was a grant of $950K awarded to the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee's Construction Trades Academies in Nashville and Knoxville.
The use of the appropriated $950K is awarded to be used to establish a pilot project that ensures the continued growth and enhancement of ABC Greater Tennessee's Construction Trades Academy for the training of skilled trades personnel.
We are excited to put this money to good use in Middle and East Tennessee and help spur new engagement of young people in the trades and build a bigger and better trained workforce in the State of Tennessee.
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee