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From the monthly archives: December 2015

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U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Reach Deal on Omnibus, Tax Extenders

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have reached a deal on both the Omnibus spending package and extending certain expired tax provisions commonly referred to as “extenders.”

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ABC Welcomes New Beam Club Chairman and Hall of Fame Level Members

ABC has added Alaska Chapter member Bill Watterson of Watterson Construction Co. to the Beam Club Chairman’s level and Metro Washington Chapter member Jim Anglemyer of WCS Construction, LLC to the Beam Club Hall of Fame level.

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Deadlines Looming for ACA Employer Mandate and Reporting Requirements

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, under the employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with 50-99 full-time employees and full-time equivalent employees (applicable large employers) must offer full-time employees (and dependents) minimum essential coverage that is affordable and provides minimum value or be subject to heavy penalties. Note: effective for the 2015 calendar year, such employers are subject to reporting requirements (refer to Reporting Requirements section below).

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South Records Highest Level of Construction Backlog in History

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 16 – The backlog of commercial and industrial construction projects reached 10.3 months in the South, the highest reading in the history of the Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI), according to third-quarter results announced today by Associated Builders and Contractors. Nationally CBI remained virtually unchanged at 8.5 for the quarter, although it has declined by 3.5 year-over-year, indicating that the nonresidential construction backlog has stabilized at a high level.

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Community Relations/Events Manager

Position:

Community Relations/Events Manager, ABC Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Responsibilities: 

Regional chapter of national trade association representing Merit Shop commercial construction firms seeks energetic, self-starting, and creative individual to serve as Community Relations/Events Manager.  This is a dual-role position expecting approximately 20 hours per week in each role. 
The Community Relations Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with Western PA (18 counties from WV border to Erie) federal, state, county, city, municipal, and school elected officials; advocating for the construction industry and more specifically merit shop contractors; and PAC management and fundraising. 

Additionally, the Events Manager role is responsible for planning, managing, and promoting 10-15 association events during the year that include an awards banquet, golf outing, member mixers, etc. that attract 30 – 150 registrants each. 

Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent presentation and interpersonal skills required.  Must be detail oriented with exceptional organization skills and willing to work as part of a team.  Political campaign and event planning/management/promotion experience required as well as a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

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Membership Director

Membership Director, ABC Keystone Chapter (a construction trade association)

Background: 

Construction trade association serving Central PA is seeking an energetic, sales-oriented, tech savvy individual to serve as Membership Director.  Responsibilities include all aspects of membership acquisition and retention, along with ensuring exceptional continued member relationships management.

Requirments:

Position requires self-motivated individual who enjoys outside sales and who is accustomed to being customarily and regularly out of the office meeting with members and prospective members.  

With the guidance of the President-CEO and VP, will develop and execute an annual membership growth plan including recruitment goals, target markets, developing and managing membership lead lists, creating and implementing membership contests, developing and maintaining information in the database, maintaining a weekly call report.

Benefits:

Compensation/Benefits:  annual salary $45,000 - $50,000 dependent upon experience, plus commissions.  Employee benefits as per full time ABC employees, including health insurance, 401K and others.  Company cell phone.

Preferred education and experience:  4 year college or university degree, 2 years sales experience.

How to apply: 
Submit resume and letter of interest, noting salary history, to:

Membership Director
ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA  17545
OR email, cindy@abckeystone.org
No phone calls

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Construction Material Prices Plunge in November

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 11- Construction input prices fell for the fifth consecutive month in November according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices fell 0.4 percent on a monthly basis and are down 4.2 percent on a year-over-year basis. Nonresidential construction prices behaved similarly, falling 0.5 percent month-over-month and 4.6 percent year-over-year. Only two of the 11 key input prices have risen since November 2014.

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Gov. Kasich Addresses ABC Member Concerns in TeleForum

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 10 – Presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) addressed and responded to questions from members of a coalition of major nationwide business groups in a TeleForum today. Kasich answered questions from members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors, Business-Industry Political Action Committee, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business and National Retail Federation.

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