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Thanks to all the members who participated in our Spring Golf Classic at Blue Top Ridge in Riverside. We had beautiful weather and a fun time. Prior to the start of golf, the ABC of Iowa Board of Directors held a regular monthly meeting.
The Board approved the appointment of the Board Nominating Committee to seek out ABC of Iowa members who would like to be a part of the governance of our association by serving on the ABC of Iowa Board from January 2022 thru December 2024. Members who have interest in serving should reach out to ABC of Iowa President & CEO Greg Spenner to have their names placed into consideration by the Board Nominating Committee this summer.
Scott Black of Black Electric in Grinnell, was appointed by the Board to serve as Chairman of the ABC of Iowa Apprenticeship & Training Trust for the Trust’s upcoming fiscal year which begins July 1, 2021. In addition, Kent Meyn, ACI Mechanical, Ames and Jonathan Carson, Mechanical Air Systems, Mason City were each appointed by the Board to second three-year terms (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024) on the Trust and Chad Houston, Kruck Plumbing & Heating, Boone was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Trust, effective immediately.
The Board reviewed progress being made on the strategic plan initiatives. Our member-driven councils are doing excellent work as the Government Affairs Council has achieved three of the four primary goals for 2021, the Membership Council has achieved the 2021 retention goal, and the Safety Council is on track toward its 2021 goals.
Additionally, trustees and staff continue to make progress on the Trust’s 2021-2023 strategic plan initiatives. The current focus is on curriculum enhancements, instructor recruitment and retention, and the three hands-on training labs - Grimes, Hiawatha and Davenport.
Ginny Shindelar, VP of Education and Training Services
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Graduation 2021
It’s been a busy spring for the education department. We wrapped up our classes and hosted our 41st Annual Graduation Ceremony the first week of June. When we began this year, there was a lot of uncertainty about what things would look like. Thank you to our employer members, students, instructors, and the Board of Trustees for your cooperation and patience this year.

Build My Future
Over the past month, we also took our Career Exploration Trailer to the Build My Future event in Des Moines. This was a great opportunity to meet with hundreds of high school students, showing them what a future in the trades looks like.

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There was even a special “commitment signing” for Jermaine Sammler, from the Waukee APEX program, as he signed on to become an apprentice with ABC Member, Webster Electric in Waukee. Governor Kim Reynolds was on-hand to congratulate him. Standing behind Jermaine is Mike Webster of Webster Electric.
New Additions to the Education Team

ABC of Iowa Apprenticeship & Training Trust is very excited to announce two new additions to our team:
Tyler Mosier, our new Apprenticeship Coordinator, will work with instructors and in-house programs. He will also work with high schools to grow their awareness of the career opportunities within the construction industry.
Kelly Jansen, our new Training Lab Coordinator, will manage all three training centers (Davenport, Grimes & Hiawatha) and work with instructors in order to create and maintain hands-on labs.
Jared Harridge, Membership Director
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A Return to Events Season
It was great to be together again to celebrate (in person) our members’ achievements this past year at our annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) event. If you were unable to make it, you can check out the projects and award winners here.

EIC kicked off our events season, and the past few weeks we have been busy getting together for networking, learning opportunities and FUN. We held one of our After Business Cocktail events in Waterloo, a Lunch & Learn event in Iowa City and our Spring Golf Classic at Blue Top Ridge at the Riverside Casino & Resort, Riverside, Iowa.

These events give members the chance to get to know one another better, see if there are opportunities to work together and build a greater organization. We have several more events planned throughout the summer and fall – please check our events page to stay informed and please join us!
1st Flight, 1st Place (Top Left)
Team 1A (L to R): Steve Wertz of 3E, Jim Jones and Paul Hada of Price Electric and Chad Soukup of Frew Development (not pictured)

1st Flight, 2nd Place (Top Right)
Team 10B (L to R): Joe Kapaun of Kapaun Consulting Engineers, Ron Engelhardt and Tom Peters of Trane US, Inc. and Rusty Rohe of Dahl AC and Heating.
2nd Flight, 1st Place (Not Pictured)
Team 2B (Not Pictured): Joe Johnson, Larry Skiye, Joe Moore and Guest, all of United Rentals

2nd Flight, 2nd Place (Bottom Left)
Team 16B (L to R): John Templeton of Plumb Supply Company, Tom Proctor and Sonny Gannon of Proctor Mechanical and Ed Ruth of Plumb Supply Company (not pictured)
Welcome New Members!
ABC of Iowa would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest 2021 members:
  • ARC Electric, West Des Moines, IA
  • Air Comfort, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA
  • CL Electrical Services, LLC., Fairfield, IA
  • HITECH Communications, Robins, IA
  • IBC Insurance, Sioux City, IA
  • Joe Meade Electric, Parnell, IA
  • KF Engineering, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Live Wire Electric, Fairfield, IA
  • PowerCon, Ankeny, IA
  • Selectric, Inc., Columbus City, IA
  • Tom's Electric & Grain Equipment, Westphalia, IA
Greg Spenner, President & CEO
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An Update on Safety Training

Rich Formanek is no longer at ABC of Iowa. Greg Spenner will be handling safety inquiries in the interim.
Thursday, June 24
4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 22
4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 15
Fall Golf, Polk City
Registration will open in August.

Wednesday, September 22
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 23
12:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 30
12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Michelle McKinney, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
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Monthly Member News - June 2021 | Questions? - Call 515-985-1160