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  Local Electrician Wins Silver Medal at National  Craft

Bryan Eddings, of Gatch Electric in Charleston, reached the top group of professionals honored at a countrywide competition for skilled tradesmen earlier this month in Florida.

He took home the silver medal from the 30th annual National Craft Championships. Jeremy Shirley of Starr Electric in Raleigh, North Carolina, won a bronze. They each competed in the Commercial Electrical Competition, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas. The two-state group notes that the craftsmen are both Carolinas apprentices.

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  Construction Industry Praises President Trump for Eliminating
  Burdensome Obama-era Recordkeeping Rule
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended President Trump for signing a resolution into law eliminating the Obama administration's controversial "Volks rule" (formally known as Clarification of an Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness final rule). Congress passed the resolution through the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

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  Last Chance to Register for NC Hard Hat Day

Luncheon & Legislative Briefing with VIP Guests
* Ben Brubeck, VP of Regulatory Labor and
State Affairs for ABC National
* Tony Copeland, Secretary of NC Department of Commerce
* Museum of Natural Sciences - Fourth Floor, Nature Research Center
Team Meetings with Legislators
Visit House/Senate Chamber
Cocktail Reception with members of the NC General Assembly
* Museum of Natural Sciences - First Floor, Main Museum

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  Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 25 States
Construction unemployment rates were down in 25 states and unchanged in four in February on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The national not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate of 8.8 percent was up 0.1 percent from February 2016, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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  Construction Industry Career Fairs
 Join community professionals as you share your passion, education, and journey with students and help them to start their own successful career.

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  N.C. House Republicans Propose $3 Billion Capital and
  Infrastructure Fund
Republicans in the North Carolina House have proposed new legislation that they say could make $3 billion in additional construction and infrastructure funding available over the next decade.

Monroe Rep. Dean Arp says House Bill 583 would create a new State Capital and Infrastructure Fund, receiving a set funding allocation each year. The legislation proposes the direction of one-quarter of any budget surplus to the new fund, as well as four percent of the state's net tax revenues.

The funds would then be spent as directed by the legislature, but be restricted to infrastructure projects such as universities, government buildings, transportation and public schools.

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4/11 - Triangle Durham Bulls

4/13 - Columbia Golf Outing

4/17 - Charlotte Golf Outing

4/19 - NC Hard Hat Day

4/20 - Upstate Social

4/25 - Lowcountry Luncheon


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