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New York State Senator Sean Ryan

Visits the BTEA

The BTEA was pleased to welcome New York State Senator Sean Ryan from Buffalo to our office. Senator Ryan chairs the Senate's Commerce, Economic Development & Small Business Committee. He’s also a member of the Internet & Technology and Labor Committees, among others, and the Select Majority Task Force on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. Senator Ryan shared with us the work he has done to secure billions of dollars in infrastructure investments that promote economic development and good-paying jobs, including $1.5 billion for the expansion of broadband coverage. We had a productive meeting where we discussed the many ways Senator Ryan can be helpful to our membership.

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The BTEA hosts Virtual Meeting with NYC Department of Design and Construction

The BTEA and several dozen of our members participated in an expansive virtual meeting with New York City Department of Design & Construction (DDC) Commissioner Tom Foley. The Commissioner and his staff provided a detailed update on the Borough-Based Jails Program, part of the City’s plan to close Rikers Correctional Center and construct new, smaller state-of-the-art detention facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. DDC representatives also discussed the department’s legislative agenda and other ongoing initiatives. Our thanks to the Commissioner for keeping our members informed.

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Mechanical Contractors Association Welcomes BTEA President at Monthly Meeting

The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) hosted BTEA President Elizabeth Crowley at its September meeting. Crowley updated the Association’s members on the BTEA’s recent work, including our recent meeting with Empire State Development Executive Vice President for MWBEs, Jason Clark, our discussions with DOB Commissioner Oddo on crane safety, and the BTEA’s participation in Construction Suicide Prevention Week. A big thank you to MCA President Ed English of WDF Inc., and MCA Executive Vice President Tony Saporito.

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The BTEA Updates Window & Plate Glass Dealers Association on Recent Work

BTEA President Elizabeth Crowley joined the Window & Plate Glass Dealers Association at its monthly meeting. Crowley updated the members on the BTEA’s recent work, including our meeting with the DDC Commissioner Tom Foley to discuss New York City’s Borough-Based Jails Program, her participation in Mayor Adams’ Capital Reform Process Task Force, and the BTEA’s Construction Suicide Prevention Week activities. Thanks to Windows & Plate Glass Dealers Association President Jerry Haber of W&W Glass LLC, and Association Executive Jed Colden.


Building Trades Employers Association of New York (BTEA New York) is the construction contractor's unified advocate for construction safety standards, professional development, government affairs, public relations and fostering communication between public officials, public and private owners, labor and the general public. Realizing that a construction industry is essential to the vibrant future of New York City, its activities are dedicated to a building environment meeting the highest of environmental standards, integrity, cost efficiency, productivity and value that contributes to improving the quality of life in New York City. BTEA New York represents 24 Construction Manager, General Contractor, Subcontractor and Specialty Trade contractor associations with over 1,200 individual contractor members.

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