Your Member Liaison | P: 515-450-3414 | E: kmeyn@acimech.com
The end of summer is just around the corner. Hopefully you and your employees have had a safe and productive one. I know the challenges ABC of Iowa members are facing in light of a global pandemic and recent weather events. This year has certainly presented its share of difficulties.
 
The staff and Trust Board members have been working hard all summer to come up with a plan for providing quality and safe education options for our apprentices. If we all work together, we can make this a productive school year, even amidst adversity.
 
It’s certainly a stressful time to be operating a business. If I, or any ABC of Iowa staff, can be of any help, please let us know.
APPRENTICESHIP & EDUCATION UPDATE
Ginny Shindelar, VP of Education and Training Services
P: 515-985-1175 | E: ginny.shindelar@abciowa.org
PLANNING FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR
The ABC of Iowa Apprenticeship & Training Trust’s Board of Trustees met recently to continue working on the details of our upcoming school year. It has always been our commitment to provide high quality apprenticeship training for your employees. Rest assured, we will continue to provide the quality education you’ve come to expect, while also balancing the safety and health of apprentices and instructors. 
More information will be coming soon from the education team. 
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
Jared Harridge, Membership Director
P: 515-681-5620 | E: jared.harridge@abciowa.org
AFTER BUSINESS COCKTAILS BACK ON
Despite being sidelined by the pandemic during the spring and summer, we have restarted our After Business Cocktails events, recently hosting one in August in Dubuque and this upcoming week in Davenport. This is a great opportunity for members from the surrounding area to get to know one another better for networking and making connections. We have another one coming up in Sioux City in October, we hope you will be able to join us.

As always, if you know of a potential ABC of Iowa member, please reach out to Jared to help make a connection or provide any additional information. We are always looking to add companies to our association. 
FALL GOLF CLASSIC
Time is running out to get registered for the September 16th, Fall Golf Classic, at Tournament Club of Iowa. Don't delay - foursomes are filling up quickly!

REGISTER:

We care about our members and their safety. We are working with Tournament Club of Iowa to accommodate our group in accordance with IDPH and CDC guidelines and recommendations.
SAFETY UPDATE
Rich Formanek, Safety Consultant
P: 515-681-1542 | E: rich.formanek@abciowa.org
(L to R): Rich Formanek, Safety Consultant, Greg Spenner, President & CEO, Chad Gourley of ACI Mechanical, Inc., 2020 Safety Council Chair, and Chris Downs from Iowa OSHA.
Alliance Work Plan
Iowa’s Labor Commissioner Rod Roberts, ABC of Iowa President and CEO Greg Spenner, Safety Council Chair Chad Gourley, ACI Mechanical, Inc. and ABC of Iowa Safety Consultant Rich Formanek recently signed the ABC of Iowa/Iowa OSHA Alliance agreement. This Alliance is to provide safer and more healthful work places for Iowa’s workers through combined efforts in raising awareness of OSHA, OSHA outreach, training and education, and focus on significant workplace hazards.
National Suicide
Prevention Month
The suicide rate in the construction occupation is 4 times greater than the national average and 5 times greater than that of all other construction fatalities combined.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. ABC of Iowa has signed the pledge to commit to the principles to stand up for Suicide Prevention in Construction.
For more information and resources on how your company can be proactive and participate, click here.

National Safety Stand-Down
September 14 – 18 marks OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand-Down. Participation in the national fall stand down is one of our alliance objectives.

Visit the OSHA webpage for information and resources. Employers are able to provide feedback and download a Certificate of Participation following the Stand-Down.

We would appreciate it if you shared that feedback with us as well. 
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Michelle McKinney, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
P: 515-985-1164 | E: michelle.mckinney@abciowa.org
PRICE ELECTRIC
When the derecho hit our state a few weeks ago, ABC of Iowa members were quick to respond. Reports from many communities across Iowa showcased the dedication and commitment our members have to those in the community. Whether it was helping Iowans get power back, donating supplies or manpower, or coming to clean up – it’s no surprise that in a time of crisis ABC members step up to lead. Here’s one story out of Linn County featuring the team at Price Electric in Robins.


ABC of Iowa recently contributed $10,000 to Project Reconnect in Cedar Rapids.
If you would like to be featured in our new Members in the News section,

SEPTEMBER 9
Front Street Pub & Eatery
208 E River Drive, Davenport, IA 52801

SEPTEMBER 16
Tournament Club of Iowa
1000 Tradition Dr, Polk City, IA 50226

SEPTEMBER 24
Black Oak Clays
1243 180th St., Pella, IA 50219

OCTOBER 1
Highland Hideaway Hunting
3127 160th St., Riverside, IA 52327
Monthly Member News - August 2020 | Questions? - Call 515-985-1160