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September 2015
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Building Leaders in the construction industry
8:30am - 10:00am
Williston, VT
VT FLiC Team
click here to register

Learn how this leadership program positively impacts your employees and your business.

9/09 & 9/16
OSHA 10Hr Portsmouth
7:30am - 1:00pm
Portsmouth, NH
Jay Fitzpatrick, Worksafe New England

Crane Rigging Certification
8:00pm - 4pm
Concord, NH
Dave Webb, American Steel and Precast Erectors


1400 high school kids are registered to attend and we need you there to show them why they should consider construction as a career.
the event is
Sept 17 & 18
7:30am - 1:30pm
New Boston, NH
Booth registration deadline is approaching so signup today

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Upcoming Events:

September Social


Manchester Country Club

180 S River Rd Bedford, NH, 03110

6:00pm -  10:00pm 

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603 Brewery Tour


603 Brewery   

12 Liberty Dr Londonderry, NH 

5:30pm  8:00pm



Bowling Tournament


Merrimack Ten Pin 

698 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 

6:00pm - 9:00pm


If you perform Federal prevailing wage projects, or if you may perform federal prevailing wage projects in the future this information is for you: When establishing prevailing wage rates and fringe amounts for a county, if the total of all survey forms received by the Federal Department of Labor result in data for 6 or more employees in a classification (i.e. carpenter) and the data is from 3 or more companies on private (not federal prevailing wage) projects, then that is the data used to determine the wage and fringe amounts. If the Federal Department of Labor receives data below the 6 and 3 threshold, they will include any data submitted from federal prevailing wage projects. In other words, the amount of data needed to influence the use of private projects and to influence the wage and fringe amounts for prevailing wage projects is not very great. YOUR SURVEY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

It is also worth noting that if 51% or more of submitted wage and fringe data for a classification is the same to the penny that becomes the wage and fringe amount for that classification. The only data that is the same to the penny is data submitted for union contractors/projects by their respective union (collective bargaining agreements). Again, YOUR SURVEY INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT AND MAKES A DIFFERENCE. If you do not submit and contribute to the data, you may be enabling a union majority of survey forms and unrealistic, not truly prevailing, rates and fringe benefit amounts.

So, now is your chance! The US Department of Labor is conducting a survey of Building and Heavy construction projects active and on-going between 4/1/14 and 3/31/15 in the state of New Hampshire. Any project with a value of $2000 or more, public or private is included. The date must be submitted by 2/5/16. The electronic form is available by clicking here Hard copies may be obtained by contacting ABC. 

PLEASE, if you would like assistance completing the forms contact ABC: 603-226-4789.

After two successful years of bringing together industrial users and contractor members to discuss best practices and opportunities to improve on the delivery of high-quality, high-value projects, the 2015 Users Summit has been expanded to include health care users and contractor members. This year's program includes general sessions and networking events for all participants, followed by breakout sessions specific to each segment. If you are an ABC contractor member doing work in the health care and industrial segments, consider attending the Summit, scheduled Oct. 8-9 at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Bring a user with you! 
CLICK HERE for more information and registration.
The Users Summit's program format allows all contractors and owners to come together for general sessions, networking functions, and segment-specific breakout sessions where issues unique to the health care and industrial industries are addressed. The following sessions have been confirmed and others will be added in.
  • The Current Landscape
  • Wants and Needs: What the Owners/Developers Wish Contractors Knew
  • The Rubber Meets the Road: What Contractors Wish the Owners/Developers Knew
  • In Search of a Better Mousetrap
  • Leveraging Onboarding Platforms and   Occupational Injury Management (OIM) Programs to Reduce Costs and Improve Safety and Productivity
  • Tackling the Top Productivity Pain Points
  • Contracting With "Skin In The Game"


We need your support to make these events successful! Please consider becoming a SPONSOR!

UNH Homecoming 
Football & Tailgating Event

Saturday October, 3rd
UNH Cowell Stadium, Durham NH

Tailgating begins at 12:30pm
Kick-off is at 3:30pm

ABC NH/VT is excited to be a Game Day Sponsor at the UNH Homecoming Football game on Saturday October, 3rd. As always, this is a great event to network, enjoy some great food and drinks, and catch a great hometown football game! Make sure to mark your calendars for this event.

Thanks to our current sponsors:

2015 Platinum Sponsors:
Cross Insurance / Infantine Insurance

Fall Business Development Reception featuring the 2015 Excellence in Construction Awards 

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

We are very excited about the great entries that are currently in the judges' hands. 

Mark your calendar now for the Thursday, October 22nd Awards event.


Presenter Level - $2500   (Limited to 7)
  • Participation in Awards Presentation
  • A 60-second advertisement created for your company for the 'multi-media presentation' during the October 22nd Excellence in Construction Awards Ceremony.
  • 60-second ad provided to company for post-event promotional activity.
  • Company name and logo included in all event invitation material.
Platinum Level - $1500  (Limited to 12)
  • A 30-second advertisement created for your company for the 'multi-media presentation' during the October 22nd Excellence in Construction Awards Ceremony.
  • 30-second ad provided to company for post-event promotional activity
  • Company name and logo included in event invitation material.

Value for your $$ 
A typical video ad production for broadcast has a starting cost of between $1500 to $2000 per finished minute and can range up to $4000 per finished minute depending on complexity of the spot.

Your Presenter or Platinum Level Sponsorship will give you a free spot that you own and can use on your website or for future presentations.  In addition, you will be recognized by your peers at the Excellence Awards as an important, contributing member of the construction industry in New England!  

Contact Paulette at the ABC NH/VT Chapter Office now to discuss your sponsorship!  Lets work together to make this especially valuable to you and your company!

Portsmouth Harbor Cruise - Recap


Thanks to everyone who attended this year's Portsmouth Harbor Cruise. Although, the fog followed us for most of the shortened trip, we still had a great time! Also, thanks to EnviroVantage (Captain Sponsor) for providing each passenger with their very own selfie-sticks and for arranging for the photo booth - they were both a hit!

And of course thanks to all of our sponsors for your support of this event. We can't run these without you!


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