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2013 Excellence in Construction Awards
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First Annual BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Tasting Sells Out
ABCMA kicked off the summer season by hosting at our office in Woburn a BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Tasting event on May 30. The event sold out as over 100 ABC members enjoyed Blue Ribbon BBQ, Cigars, Beer and Bourbon. Great night for all, we sincerely appreciate all those who attended and would like to also thank our sponsors for this event:
Event Sponsor: Chrysler
Cigar Sponsor: DeSanctis Insurance Agency
ABC Supports One Fund Boston
All of us were shaken by the Boston marathon bombings and, as an organization, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts would like to do something to help. ABC MA has made a contribution to the One Fund Boston, Inc., the charity set up by Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino to provide support to those affected by this tragic event. We know many members have made or plan to make contributions. We would ask if you would be willing to inform us of your contribution so that we can track the collective generosity of ABC members supporting this worthy cause. Many of us share a desire to help in the wake of a horrific act like this. We urge ABCMA members to consider giving to One Fund Boston, and to inform us when you do so we as an organization can make a statement with our support. Please email your contribution information to email@example.com.
Click on the One Fund Boston logo to be directed to the donation site. Information is also posted at the site for those who prefer to mail a contribution. Thank you very much.
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2013 ABC Chairman
Welcome to Our New Members
Thanks to great work by six teams of ABC members and our staff membership team of Ken Ledwak and Dave Murphy, I’m proud to say that last month’s membership drive has thus far netted 26 new members. It’s always great to see members coming together, whether it’s for the drive or to work on a job.
For years, a sign reading “More members, more clout” has hung in ABC’s offices and the message is right on. Growing the membership is what gives us the ability to fight for the merit shop philosophy of free and open competition. Construction unions have almost limitless money, but the open shop has more than 80 percent of the Massachusetts construction workforce. Whereas unions deploy an army of lobbyists on Beacon Hill, our strength is in going to a legislator’s office with a member whose company is an employer in that legislator’s district.
While we’re excited about 26 members, our work is hardly done. You no doubt work with other companies who should become ABC members. Please tell them about the organization, the many networking opportunities we provide and our tireless advocacy on behalf of the open shop. I also ask that you make our new members feel welcome, make an effort to get to know them and urge them to become active in the organization. Active members who take advantage of all ABC has to offer are more likely to remain members, and they are our best ambassadors to those who should become part of our organization. Thank you to all of you who worked to make last month’s membership drive so successful. Now let’s go out and build on that momentum.
2012 Excellence In Construction
Each month we will feature a 2012 EICA winner.
J.M. COULL, INC.
PROJECT: F.W. WEBB COMPANY, BOSTON, MA
OWNER: F.W. WEBB COMPANY
A state-of-the-art closed loop solar-geothermal system handles 85% of the building’s heating and cooling load. J.M. Coull had to drive more than 400 piles into the ground to form a foundation because soil couldn’t support the building. Thirty roof-mounted thermal solar panels harness solar energy and feed it to an 8,000-gallon solar storage tank. Coull assembled a team of quality union and open shop contractors for the project that prompted union and Boston government officials to describe job as positive and harmonious.