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From the monthly archives: April 2013

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'April 2013'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Brasfield & Gorrie Reaches Out to the Community

Brasfield & Gorrie’s Raleigh office spent a Saturday in April to give back to their community by getting involved with the Brown Bag Ministry, an organization that provides food, water, clothing and shelter to the hungry or homeless in different areas of North Carolina. 

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Nonresidential Fixed Investment in Structures Slips 0.3 Percent in First Quarter 2013

Evidence that the nation’s economy is being fueled by consumer purchases, nonresidential fixed investment grew 2.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, with 3 percent growth in equipment and software investments partially offset by a 0.3 percent decrease in investment in structures, according to April 26 report by the Commerce Department on gross domestic product (GDP).

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National Craft Championships Voting Contest Supports 2013 Competitors

A new Facebook contest beginning Thursday, April 25 supports the 2013 National Craft Championships (NCC) competitors who are gearing up for the competition, which will be held April 30-May 2. The contest provides an opportunity to vote for one of the 13 crafts represented at the competition. To vote, visit the NCC Facebook page here. The winning craft will be announced at NCC Thursday, May 2.

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USACE Issues Four PLA Surveys

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville, Mobile, Sacramento and St. Louis Districts are requesting responses from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on four large-scale federal projects.

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Taxpayers Win Big Without Federal PLA on N.H. Job Corps Center

ABC celebrated another victory in the fight against government-mandated PLAs after the DOL awarded ABC New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter member Eckman Construction Company a $31.6 million contract to build a DOL Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H., after removing a controversial PLA mandate from the federal project’s solicitation for construction services. Eckman Construction Company, Bedford N.H., submitted a bid that was more than $6 million below the lowest offer when the project was subjected to a PLA. 

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Taxpayers Save More Than $6 Million on DOL's New Hampshire Job Corps Center: ABC Contractor Awarded Contract without PLA

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated a victory after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded Eckman Construction Company a $31.6 million contract to build a DOL Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H., after removing a controversial government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) from the federal project’s solicitation for construction services. Eckman Construction Company, Bedford N.H., submitted a bid that was more than $6 million below the lowest offer when the project was subjected to a PLA. 

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ABC Members Get Discount to CFMA Annual Conference and Exhibition

The Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held June 22-26 in San Diego, Calif., at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and ABC members can register for the conference at the CFMA member rate.

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