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February 22, 2018

Earlier this week, Chapter leaders met with OSHA's Area Director Brian Sturtecky to share information about ABC's STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process), and the feedback was very positive. He plans to encourage STEP certification as a tool for companies that already cover the basics with their safety programs - a tool to take safety to the next level.

Are you ready to take your safety program to the next level? Join us before the March 23 luncheon for a STEP program overview and pre-application class. We'll demystify STEP and help you prepare for simple, successful STEP certification application. Details here.

See you soon,
Karin Tucker Hoffman
Associated Builders & Contractors - Florida First Coast Chapter
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 * * * * * Upcoming Events * * * * *
Feb. 23
March 7
Membership Committee meeting
...volunteers needed!
March 13
Safety Committee meeting
...get involved!
March 15
ABC YP's 5th Annual
Chili Cook-Off
March 20
ABC Women's Council 
March 23
STEP Pre-application
Info Class
2018 Gold Annual Sponsor
March 23 Luncheon: OSHA Director

Save the date for our March luncheon on Friday, March 23 at Deerwood Country Club. Our speaker is OSHA Area Director Brian Sturtecky, CSP. Mr. Strutecky will share the latest info on hot topics like the new Silica Rule, and insight on keeping your teams safe on the job.

The member rate for ABC's fourth-Friday luncheons is still just $28. Register today and we'll see you there. 
Construction Night with the Icemen 2/25*

JAX Mechanical, a department of JAX Refrigeration, is proud to serve as the "Keeper of the Ice" - the official rink maintenance provider for the  Jacksonville Icemen Get ready as JAX Refrigeration hosts the Icemen's first ever "Construction & Trade Industry Night" on Feb. 25.  The puck hits the ice that Sunday at 3pm as the Icemen host the Brampton Beast. 

In between the action, JAX's mascot, Fridgie, will battle against some of the toughest First Coast mascots in the first ever Mascot Challenge and hundreds of plush Fridgies will be propelled into the stands! The first 3,000 fans receive a special commemorative towel. JAX Refrigeration employees, friends and family can get special discounted tickets at . A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to support JAXCares and  Dreams Come True of Jacksonville

JAX Refrigeration kicks off the day with a celebration to commemorate eight years of successfully serving the refrigeration/HVAC needs of the Jax community and companies around the country with a pre-party from noon-2 p.m. at Jacksonville Sports Tavern. Food, beverages, live band and Fridgie, along with other mascots, will be there to meet fans. RSVP for the party to Joy Bardin at 904.249.1400 or email at .

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2018 Silver Annual Sponsors
March 20 Women's Council: HabiJax

At the Women's Council luncheon on March 20, take a closer look at one of the largest affordable home builders in Jacksonville: HabiJax. You might think you know a lot about HabiJax and maybe you've even volunteered on a build. But, you might be surprised by the full picture of the organization's economic impact in the community...not to mention its impact on the families it serves.

Hope to see you at the luncheon at Rogers Towers, 11:30 - 1pm. Pre-registration is required. Email to sign up.
Pre-Application STEP Info Class

ABC's STEP is a great program for evaluating your safety program, then strengthening and improving it. And, STEP-certified members enjoy recognition among industry leaders who know what it takes to earn Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond. 

If you're interested in applying for STEP for the first time in 2018, but want an idea of what to expect during the application process, join us before the March luncheon on March 23. In fact, one representative from each STEP-eligible company who attends the class can enjoy the luncheon on ABC! Details here.
2018 Bronze Annual Sponsors

ABC & Your Logo Tees for $6.50

ABC member Proforma NorthPoint is offering an ABC Membership t-shirt or STEP
certified t-shirt for STEP qualified companies. These high-quality shirts come in grey and safety green and the price includes your one color company logo on the left chest.
The tees run $6.50 each for S-XL and there are no setup fees. And, Proforma NorthPoint is donating one dollar for each shirt you purchase back to ABC. 

Simply order online at with Username: ABCFirstCoast and Password: NorthPoint.  Complete  details here.
Career Days at Area Schools

Wondering where the next generation of skilled tradespeople will come from? Worried that too many kids are being sent down a one-size-fits-all college track that doesn't make sense for all kids? Wishing you could tell young people about career opportunities in your field?

ABC is partnering with Junior Achievement at area high schools and middle schools to help get the message to local students about great careers in commercial construction. Want to help out? Volunteers and role models are needed for career fairs on March 15 and April 18, plus various dates in May. Email Karin if you can give a few hours to this important effort. 

The 2018 STEP Application is now LIVE online. 
Click here to take the first "STEP" to improve your safety program!

Breaking Ground Contracting
Campbell Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Southeast, Inc. 
The FaverGray Co.

Auld & White Constructors
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. 
Dana B. Kenyon Co.
J.E. Abercrombie, Inc.  
Regency Electric Company

Allstate Steel Co., Inc. 
Tradesmen International

Carlton Construction
Cox Fire Protection
D.E. Scorpio 
Dicky Smith & Co.
JAX Refrigeration
Marietta Sand Corporation
Yellowstone Landscape

All Weather Contractors
Blanchard Caulking & Coating
Associated Builders & Contractors - Florida First Coast Chapter
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