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ABC MA Member RogersGray Sponsorsing OSHALogs Webinar on 1/27

Most ABC member companies are all too familiar with the tedious process of filling out multiple, redundant OSHA reporting forms. Now an ABC member is offering a way to streamline that process and ensure your company is in compliance – at no cost to you.Member company RogersGray, is sponsoring Oshalogs.com - a secure, web-based application that enables employers to create each state’s first report of injury, track injuries, print all required OSHA reports, and view injury metrics in real-time.Oshalogs.com automatically generates DART, OSHA incident, severity and lost time case rates. Once basic information is entered, it can also generate PDF versions of documents to print, share or email – eliminating duplication and mistakes. “Many companies aren’t even aware of OSHA compliance requirements and only about 60 percent actually complete the required forms.” said RogersGray Partner, Executive Vice President, Greg Deems. “We’re pleased to bring Oshalogs.com to ABC members in Mass after seeing the success with ...

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JM Coull Wins ENR New England Best Project Award of Merit

Maynard, MA – JM Coull (JMC) is proud to announce acceptance of its 2019 Engineering News-Record Award of Merit for the Collings Foundation’s American Heritage Museum project. The American Heritage Museum was one of 18 winning projects in the main categories of ENR New England’s Best Project contest. The museum, located in Hudson, MA, was recognized in the cultural/worship category. The awards ceremony was held on December 11th at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. The design-build construction of the 65,000 sf museum displays the United States’ largest private collection of vehicles from the country’s past military conflicts. More than 48,000 sf of central exhibit space was built to house vehicles, artifacts, murals, and maps, with elevated viewing mezzanines spanning the entire area. Additionally, the museum features a walk-through replica of a World War I trench. The facility also comprises significant audio/visual components to enhance visitor experiences. “This project was truly a unique experience for us in ...

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Chairman's Message -- January 2020

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as ABC chairman for 2020. The new decade is a time of opportunity and challenge for our industry, and I take heart in the fact that we have so many talented and dedicated individuals devoting time and energy to ABC and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), our training affiliate. I’m also fortunate to be the beneficiary of all the progress made in the past year under Karl Hudson’s leadership. We all owe Karl a debt of gratitude for a job well done. In 2019, membership was up for the seventh consecutive year and we're closing in on our goal of 500 members. In addition to an overall 9 percent increase in members, we had a retention rate of at least 90 percent for the sixth consecutive year. We all appreciate and benefit from the efforts of Membership Director Ken Ledwak. Building Mass Careers has become an increasingly effective tool for providing member companies with much-needed talent.  We've established a resume bank, and orga ...

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Metro Walls Donates $10,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank

MANCHESTER, NH - Metro Walls is happy to donate $10,000 to the NH Food Bank this holiday season. This annual donation is one that the company looks forward to making every year. Over the years Metro Walls has donated over $100,000 to this local charity.“We really enjoy helping the NH Food Bank every holiday season. The impact that this organization has on our community is tremendous and it feels really good to be a part of it” says Mike Dion, President of Metro Walls.With this money, approximately 20,000 meals will be served to those who need them. For more information on how you can make an impact for those in need, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org.About Metro Walls: Metro Walls is one of the leading commercial drywall, framing and acoustical ceiling companies in New England. With the region’s largest workforce, we provide outstanding service to some of the biggest and best contractors in New England. For more information visit www.metrowalls.net.Contact: Katie Sweet, [email protected] ...

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Exterior Designs Donates $10,000 to the NH Food Bank

LONDONDERRY, NH – Exterior Designs of Londonderry, NH was happy to make a donation of $10,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank this holiday season. “Each year, the NH Food Bank provides hundreds of meals to our local community. We proudly support this organization and would like to thank them for all they do during the holidays and all year long”, said Nick Paquet, Executive VP of Exterior Designs. These funds will help buy groceries for those in need and help educate the public on hunger in our state. For more information on this charity, please visit www.nhfoodbank.com.About Exterior Designs: With one of the largest workforces in New England; Exterior Designs services some of the most complex projects in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. With our outstanding service, award-winning safety record, and experience installing the highest quality products we can take on projects of any size and complexity. Our specialties include: Functional Rain-Screen systems, Metal Facades, High-Density Cement panels, Ex ...

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Rebecca Davis Joins Haynes Group Inc.

Haynes Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Rebecca Davis has joined the company in the newly-created role of Vice President, Performance and Culture. As a member of the commercial construction firm’s senior leadership team, Becky’s primary objective will be to help align Haynes Group’s people, process, and culture with its mission of being the market leader for operational and customer service excellence.Becky brings more than 14 years of progressive strategic Human Resources leadership experience with heavy emphasis on leadership development, operational improvement, and training and education.“Haynes Group evolved from a small company to a regional market leader by putting the customer first and delivering exceptional value” said Ms. Davis. “I am excited to join this growing, family-owned company that shares my passion for attracting and developing talented, energetic team players.”Haynes Group, Inc. is an award-winning commercial construction management company serving Eastern New England. Founded b ...

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The Virtual Estate: How to Preserve Your Digital Assets (by James Rudolph, Esq.)

You may have planned for your heirs to inherit your life savings, real estate assets, artwork, or even the box of photographs under your bed, but have you considered how you will handle your digital assets? Today, bank records are often entirely electronic, most correspondence is done through email or text message, and photographs are shared through digital albums on Facebook and Instagram, among other social media sites. With life increasingly being lived online, digital asset preservation should be addressed as part of your overall estate planning. Digital Estate Planning BasicsAs technology continues to transform our lifestyles, the concept of an “estate” must adjust with it. Many estate plans, however, do not take digital assets into account. Failing to do so may create unintended obstacles for the executor of your estate – or your heirs might not be able to access your accounts. Here are seven important steps you should take now to help preserve your digital assets.1. Catalog your digital accountsAs a fi ...

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Haynes Group Promotes New Project Manager, Emily Bozek

Haynes Group, Inc. of West Bridgewater, MA is pleased to announce that Emily Bozek has been promoted to the role of Project Manager.   Since joining Haynes Group as an Assistant Project Manager in 2015, Emily has distinguished herself as a top performer through her relentless attention to detail, superior communication skills, and hyper-focus on the needs of each individual Haynes Group customer.   “Emily’s leadership has helped ensure the success of many of the company’s most complex, highest-profile projects” said Mike Haynes, company co-owner.  “In combination with her professional talents, Emily’s infectious passion for construction and continuous desire to learn and improve have helped elevate the energy and proficiency of our operations team as a whole.  We’re excited to support Emily’s continued success in her new leadership role.” Haynes Group, Inc. is an award-winning commercial const ...

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NEI General Contracting Completes Modular Mixed-Use Development

BOSTON – December 5, 2019 – NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor and construction management firm, announced today it has completed the construction of 28 Austin, a 68-unit modular mixed-use building located at 28 Austin Street in Newton, Mass for Dinosaur Capital Partners.In May 2014, Austin Street Partners, a joint venture of Dinosaur Capital Partners and Oaktree Development, was selected by the City of Newton to redevelop the Austin Street Municipal Parking Lot in Newton’s village of Newtonville. 28 Austin supports the City of Newton’s initiative to provide quality housing options for households of all income levels, increase diversity within its vibrant villages, and support its local business districts.“We selected NEI General Contracting based on their experience with modular construction as well as mixed-use developments in constrained urban and suburban environments,” said Scott Oran, managing partner at Dinosaur Capital Partners. “This was a very challenging project. Building ...

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The Driscoll Agency Announces the Hiring of Sean C. Driscoll

  NORWELL, MA – December 3, 2019– The Driscoll Agency, an affiliate of Cross Insurance, one of the largest and most respected Agencies in the greater Boston area specializing in the construction, manufacturing and retail industries, today announced that Sean Driscoll  has joined the agency as an Account Executive.  Sean will be focusing on commercial insurance and business development.  He brings insurance experience from Plymouth Rock Assurance as a subrogation Adjuster.  Sean holds a degree Pace University, Manhattan Campus, where he majored in Communications.  Sean grew up in Milton and resides in South Boston. About The Driscoll Agency - The Driscoll Agency, an affiliate of Cross Insurance, is a full-service insurance and surety provider concentrating in the construction and manufacturing, non-profit and service industries.  They offer a full line of personal products for individuals, as well as providing group health and benefits to corporations. ...

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