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ABC's Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Recognizes the Best of 2019

On November 22nd, 2019, some 270 ABC members and guests gathered at the Westin Hotel for the 27th annual Excellence in Construction Awards dinner, emceed by Ben Simmoneau from WCVB NewsCenter 5 and MeTv Boston, to recognize and celebrate ABC members’ award winning construction projects. Selected companies received either an Eagle Award, representing the pinnacle of achievement, or the Merit Award, for work that stands above the rest. The awards recognize overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction.    This year’s applicant pool was particularly competitive, with each winner selected for high standards of craftsmanship, safety and quality thanks to the talents of merit shop workers and the efficiency of the merit shop approach.    "We are proud to recognize the outstanding work of our member contractors through the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards.  The winning contractors ...

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Haynes Group Begins Transformation of the New Wayfinder Hotel in Newport

WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA - November 20, 2019 - Haynes Group Inc. today announced its latest hospitality project, The Wayfinder, a 115,000-square foot hotel and conference center situated at the gateway of Newport, Rhode Island. Currently known as The Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center owned by Dovetail + Co., and with the help of designers Reunion Goods & Services, the boutique-style hotel will open reimagined in the spring of 2020. “Newport has a rich history and a strong sense of community, and we are excited to have the opportunity to help Dovetail transform a neighborhood with The Wayfinder,” said Michael Haynes, Co-Founder of the Haynes Group. “Not only are we taking a historic hotel and making it fresh and exciting, but we have the opportunity to help provide a fantastic customer journey for the hotel and its guests. That’s what Haynes Group is all about.” Haynes Group takes a customer-centric approach to hospitality projects, with over ten years of experience wor ...

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ABC Board of Directors Member James Abbott Achieves PPC Designation

Jim Abbott, Vice President and Financial Advisor of Claro Advisors, LLC, was awarded the Professional Plan Consultant® (PPC®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies®, the standards-setting body for Fi360 on October 1st, 2019.  “Jim has continued to demonstrate a passion for increasing his expertise in certain areas which goes above and beyond most other financial advisors. I'm proud of his most recent accomplishment.” said Managing Principal, Ryan Belanger. Jim joined Claro's team in 2017 with a focus on Company 401(k) plans as well as fostering collaborative relationships within the Construction, Design and Engineering industry and the Professional Hockey industry. As a student-athlete, he earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire winning Back-to-Back Hockey East Championship titles and playing two Frozen Four Tournaments. He was also named to the All-Academic Team his Senior year. After graduation, he played professional ho ...

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It's National Apprentice Week!

National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 11-17, is an opportunity to celebrate workers who are building where we live, work, learn, heal and play. For decades, the U.S. construction industry has stood alone as a leader in leveraging both government-registered and industry-driven education platforms to recruit and educate the next generation of our workforce. ABC and the construction industry have created safe, innovative and effective skills education programs that prepare students and workers for the modern economy. ABC and its members are spending $1.6 billion annually to produce the highest skilled workforce using innovative and tried-and-true development programs. Family-sustaining careers are abundant in construction, thanks to hardworking men and women and industry-led education programs.   At ABC, we believe in building people through the merit shop philosophy: that projects and personal advancement should be awarded based on performance, skill and achievement. ABC has been setting the standard ...

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  2. Re: Kenney and Sams: Coronavirus 2020 What All Employers Should Know

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  3. Re: Kaplan Construction Announces Completion of Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline

    Love Kaplan. Great Company. Woman owned! (not too many woman in the construction industry..)

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  5. Re: Governor Baker Issues Stay-at-Home Order to Non-Essential Services

    Does that also include Office employees of a construction company or just the jobsites?

    -- Paula

  6. Re: COVID-19: Unemployment Resources

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  7. Re: COVID-19: Unemployment Resources

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