ABC GREATER TN MEMBER NEWS | MARCH 16, 2020
ABC TO HOST COVID-19 INDUSTRY WEBINARS
In response to the overwhelming number of questions about the legal, safety and economic impacts of Covid-19, ABC has created a webinar series with industry experts to provide insights and guidance.  
Construction Employer Responsibilities and OSHA Compliance During the Coronavirus Emergency
Date: Wednesday, March 18 | Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C.; Brad Hammock, Littler Mendelson P.C.
The Economy in the Time of Coronavirus: The Near- and Longer-term Outlooks for the Economy and the Markets
Date: Thursday, March 19 | Time: 3 p.m. EDT
 Speaker: Anirban Basu, ABC Chief Economist
Contract Issues and the Coronavirus
Date: Friday, March 20 | Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Speaker: David Pugh, Bradley
DONATION DRIVE FOR TORNADO RELIEF:
THANK YOU, MEMBERS!
Thanks to your help, ABC was able to deliver OVER 270 ITEMS to the Community Resource Center for tornado relief, not including items from members and non-members who chose to donate pallets and truck loads directly in response to our drive.

In addition to these items, we sent all food items to Second Harvest Food  Bank of Middle Tennessee by way of Brasfield & Gorrie who also collected items on their job sites. On Friday, Brasfield & Gorrie delivered 2,892 lbs of food to Second Harvest!

We know there are many others of you who have invested greatly into relief efforts over the last few weeks. Thank you for participating in these drives, on the ground, and beyond to help our neighbors in the community's time of need.
FALL PROTECTION SEMINAR
Tuesday, April 7 | 8:00 am - Noon
ABC Nashville Office

Presented by OSHA
Admission: $25.00
Light breakfast will be provided
NOW AVAIL ABLE
AS AN ONLINE COURSE
Wednesday, April 8 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM
FREE to ABC Members
DALE CARNEGIE COURSE: COMMUNICATING ACROSS GENERATIONS
This online workshop explores the differences between generations and provides insight into identifying with others.

Today’s workforce may comprise as many as four generations working side-by-side, so connecting with each other could present a challenge. Each generation has their unique mindset, work style, and ways of communicating. This being the case, working and communicating across generations has become vitally important to building a cohesive, productive, and successful team.
ABC ON THE ROAD
*EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED*
Stay tuned for more details on how to join ABC Greater Tennessee in Murfreesboro for the first meeting in our newest event series - ABC on the Road .
 
With this series, we'll be taking membership meetings outside of the ABC Offices to connect members across the state.
EMERGING LEADERS:
ABC Emerging Leaders gathered in Nashville last week for a Lunch & Learn on Managing Difficult Conversations.

Presented and sponsored by Hensel Phelps.
INDUSTRY UPDATES
Tennessee Safety & Health Conference
August 17 - 19
Since 1977, The Tennessee Safety & Health Conference has been a joint venture between the  Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA)  and the  American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) , offering an agenda of knowledge and expertise that can be used for the promotion, increased awareness, and implementation of safety and health practices in the workplace.
THANK YOU TO OUR NEWEST EXECUTIVE CLUB PARTNER
A dedication to excellence. The Wakefield Corporation was founded in 1986 based on this one principle and one principle only. Just as the construction industry has evolved over the last THREE decades. So has The Wakefield Corporation (TWC).

We are no longer just a drywall company, from metal stud framing, acoustical ceilings, exterior insulated finish systems to doors & hardware. TWC can handle any size project that might arise. We also specialize in pre panelized load bearing wall systems and the installation of composite metal decks and shoring systems. We utilize BIM software to help eliminate possible conflicts that might arise during the planning phase of the project.
MEMBER NEWS
5th National Fence Contractor of the Year in 7 Years Awarded to Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville

Award Presented at American Fence Association's FENCETECH/METALfab in Salt Lake City
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 6, 2020 - Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville won the 2019 Contractor of the Year, its fifth in seven years and second straight, at the American Fence Association’s FENCETECH/METALfab 2020 in Salt Lake City.

“Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville exemplifies what a professional fence company is supposed to be. RGF places a tremendous value on their employee relationships, steadfast focus on safety, and their attention to detail on every project they install,” said Tony Thornton, Executive Director, American Fence Association.

Be Part of the Marcum National Construction Survey
Marcum strives to deliver thought leadership that adds value to your business in the construction industry. With the strength of Marcum's robust national construction practice, our construction survey has grown to cover national industry trends. With that in mind, you are invited to participate in the Marcum National Construction Survey. 

The survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Each participant will receive the complete survey results and a detailed analysis of what they reveal about the current state of the construction industry, including predictions for 2021.

In addition. Marcum will randomly select one participant each week to receive a $100 Visa gift card until the survey closes on March 31.