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October 2015
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10/13 -
Employment Law Series
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Concord, NH
presented by PretiFlaherty
click here to register

10/14 -  OSHA 10Hr Concord
7:30am - 1:00pm
Concord, NH
click here to register

10/29 -  Crane Signal Qualification  
8:00am - 1:00pm
Concord, NH
Dave Webb, American Steel and Precast Erectors

ONLY 2 Seats Left!

10/13 -  Future Leaders in Construction 
8:00am - 12:00pm
Concord, NH
click here to register


Upcoming Events:

603 Brewery Tour


603 Brewery   

12 Liberty Dr Londonderry, NH 

5:30pm  8:00pm

Click here to register online



Bowling Tournament


Merrimack Ten Pin 

698 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 

6:00pm - 9:00pm


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ABC NH/VT Receives 3-Year Accreditation 

The ABC NH/VT Chapter is happy to announce they have  received  a 3-year accreditation from ABC  National's  Chapter Development Office. This accreditation came after a thorough evaluation process which reviewed the chapter's performance in several key areas: 
  • Chapter Management
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Membership
  • and many others
We are excited to have received this accreditation and we are honored that we will be recognized with a plaque at the 2016 Workforce Conference Banquet.

"Telling the ABC Story"

YOUR ABC  Chapter consists of
  • 238 member companies
  • Representing 12,000+ employees
  • Totaling over $600 million in construction volume annually
Over the past 5 years YOUR ABC Chapter has recognized members and presented:
  • 221 Project Awards
  • 21 Sustainable Building Awards
  • 10 Community Service Awards
  • 310 Safety Awards 
Over the past 5 years:
  • 134 students have graduated from ABC NH/VT's Future Leaders in Construction (FLIC) program
  • 317 students have participated in ABC NH/VT's Superintendent Certificate Program
  • 2700 Students have participated in ABC NH/VT's courses focusing on Craft Skills, Safety, Business Development, and Professional Management

And ABC members have saved more than $26 million annually using the member discount programs!

ABC's Board of Directors is comprised of equal representation of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and associate members. All Board members have an equal voice and work hard to share perspectives, establish consensus and lead ABC. Each year through the natural progression of Officers and Directors, a couple of vacancies need to be filled. It is important the Nominations Committee makes members aware of the nominations process and request any member who may be interested in serving on ABC's Board of Directors to contact the Chapter Office. We can provide further information with details about the process and the commitment and responsibilities to interested members. If you would like information about participation as an ABC leader,  please contact Mark Holden,, 603-496-3878 . Your interest in leadership will be appreciated and is important to the continued success of ABC.
All past and present board members provide their unique perspective and valuable insight to the leadership process, and they have all received common benefits from their participation as industry leaders. For a summary of comments about their experience as ABC leaders Click Here

ABC's Government Relations Task Group is meeting to continue discussion of involvement with on-going initiatives and pending new proposed legislation that will impact member firms and our industry. In summary, issues being discussed include:

  1. "Left over" legislative activity from the last session. Click Here  for a roster, most of the retained items will be acted on soon, they have to be acted on by mid-November.
  2. The NH Legislative Services Request (pending legislation for 2016) is up to 691 titles. If you are curious you can go HERE for the complete list. The ABC Government Relations Task Group will review only selected topics that impact our industry.
  3. Update on activity relative to ABC's on-going priority issue of supporting, promoting initiatives to establish sustained economic growth for NH/VT.    

Any member interested in participating is encouraged to contact Mark Holden,, 603-496-3878 for further information and meeting date/time. 

Fall Business Development Reception featuring the 2015 Excellence in Construction Awards 

Thursday October, 22
Capitol Center for the Arts           
44 Main Street                
Concord, NH 03301

The results are in! These companies have won an award: Merit or Excellence. Plus, one of these companies has won the coveted Chairman's Award! Come and find out and help us celebrate their success!

List of winning projects (in no particular order)

Havenwood Heritage-Heights North End Redevelopment Project 
submitted by Cobb Hill Construction

The Living Learning Commons at St. Anselm College 
submitted by Eckman Construction Company, Inc.  

The Gables - Buildings A,B & C 
submitted by EnviroVantage

Rectrix Aviation 
submitted by Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. 

Smuttynose Brewery 
submitted by Interstate Electrical Services Corporation 

High Liner Foods Corporate Office 
submitted by Martineau Electric, Inc. 

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Screening and Disinfection Facility 
submitted by Methuen Construction 

Tuscan Kitchen 
submitted by MSI Mechanical Systems Inc. 

University of New Hampshire - McConnell Hall Renovation 
submitted by North Branch Construction, Inc. 

First Congregational Church UUC Wolfeboro Additiona and Historic Renovation 
submitted by North Branch Construction 

Brightview Senior Living - Arlington 
submitted by PROCON 

PROCON Architecture/Engineering Office Expansion 
submitted by PROCON 

Snow Pumping Station Renovation Project 
submitted by Turnstone Corporation 

Oppotunity Networks - Building on Hope 2014 
submitted by Turnstone Corporation

There is still time to become a sponsor for this prestigious event.  Click here for more information & sponsorship opportunities
UNH Homecoming 
Football & Tailgating Event - RECAP

On Saturday October, 3rd ABC NH/VT hosted members, family and friends at the UNH tailgating and homecoming game. This event was a great success! Plus, UNH defeated ELON 37-14 which also added to the excitement of the day.Thanks to everyone who came and to all of our sponsors!

2015 Platinum Sponsors:

2nd Quarter Sponsor:
3rd Quarter Sponsor:
4th Quarter Sponsor:

2015 Meet the Generals - RECAP

On Tuesday September, 22nd ABC NH/VT hosted the highly requested Meet the Generals and CM's event. GC's and Subs spent the evening networking in a "speed dating" environment. Feedback from this event was extremely positive and members have already received new work because of this event!

Thanks to everyone who attended and a special thanks to our event sponsors!

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