ABC OF INDIANA/KENTUCKY KICKS OFF 2016-2017 School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The ABC Construction Prep Academy has kicked off the 2016 – 2017 school year. Featuring a variety of juniors and seniors from local high schools, the Prep Academy prepares students for careers as Craft Professionals by providing an overview of the many construction trades available through Associated Builders and Contractors. Our students combine technical education with hands-on learning and gain first-hand experience in construction. The ABC Construction Prep Academy was founded by J.R. Gaylor as way for students interested in craft training to begin their careers as craft professionals while completing their high school requirements.

The Academy features two programs: Prep Academy I and Prep Academy II. Prep I students are given an overview of the trades offered at ABC, with each area supplemented with necessary safety certifications, such as OSHA 10, and relevant field trips to active job sites. Prep Academy II (for high school seniors only) allows for students to enroll in the adult apprenticeship program at ABC (Level I in the trade of their choice), so that they can get head start among their peers on a career in the skilled trades.

ABC members have been great supporters of the students in our academy, offering tours of job sites, sending skilled tradesmen to our lab to assist with hands-on learning, and by working with ABC to arrange summer internships for students to gain relevant work experience.

“The ABC Prep Academy offers our students real-word, hands-on experiences not found anywhere else.  Students who stay in the program have the opportunity to begin their apprenticeships in the trades their senior year.  How great is that?” – Mark Wilkinson, Internship Coordinator, Noblesville High School

If you think your student body could benefit from joining the ABC Construction Prep Academy, please contact Claude Street (information above) or call (317) 596-4950 for more information.

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.  Visit us at www.abcindianakentucky.org.

If you would like more information on our Prep Academy, please contact our Community Liaison:
Claude Street
claude@abcindianakentucky.org

Associated Builders and Contractors Endorses Eric Holcomb for Governor

Indianapolis, IN, 9/21/16– Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) announced today that it has endorsed Eric Holcomb’s candidacy for Governor of Indiana.

John Roop, the 2016 ABC Board Chairman stated, “Indiana is moving in the right direction economically due to our strong Republican leadership in the Governor’s office. Eric Holcomb and Suzanne Crouch will continue this great leadership for the continued betterment of our state.”

“The goals and the values set forth by the Holcomb-Crouch ticket align perfectly with those of ABC, “ said J.R. Gaylor, President of ABC Indiana/Kentucky, “We share a belief in the freedoms that allow economic development and job growth, which, in Indiana, have far exceeded most other states during the last 16 years of Republican leadership. At ABC, we see no reason to change this positive trajectory.”

ABC Indiana/Kentucky is the leading voice of promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. ABC’s merit shop philosophy drives member services, political advocacy, and the need for all types of industry training and education.

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky represents commercial and industrial contractors, who believe in the merit shop philosophy. ABC Indiana/Kentucky and 69 other chapters around the country help members develop people, win work, and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the better of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abcindianakentucky.org and www.abc.org

Contacts: Catrona Lanctot: (317) 596-4950

cat@abcindianakentucky.org

Patriot Welcomes New Senior Project Geologist

Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. is pleased to welcome Mr. Steven P. Sittler, P.G. to its highly trained and efficient technical staff as a Senior Project Geologist.

Mr. Sittler brings over 31 years of diverse technical experience in applied hydrogeology, with specialized experience in remedial strategy development and implementation. He has managed and performed numerous site investigations, audits and assessments in more than 20 states and is familiar with all aspects of remedial strategy development and remedial system/injection design, installation and operation. Mr. Sittler has coordinated, designed and managed more than 1,000 hydrogeologic assessment/remediation programs involving both implementation of innovative closure strategies and unique applications of conventional technologies.

Mr. Sittler is a Registered Professional Geologist in Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Missouri.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Sittler regarding any of your Environmental needs at (c) 574876-9835.

Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. (Patriot) is a full-service geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and materials testing firm with eleven (11) offices located throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Endorses Todd Young for U.S. Senate

Indianapolis, IN, 9/6/16– Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) today announced that it has endorsed Todd Young’s candidacy for U.S. Senate of Indiana.

“What Todd Young has done to try and curtail government over-reach and out of control spending and even sunset such spending that seems to never end, appeals to ABC members,” says John Roop, ABC Chairman of the Board and President of Capitol City Fence.

ABC Indiana/Kentucky is the leading voice of promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. ABC’s merit shop philosophy drives member services, political advocacy, and the need for all types of industry training and education.

ABC Indiana/Kentucky President, J.R. Gaylor, notes, “Evan Bayh’s time has come and gone. We appreciate his past service to the state of Indiana but these times demand new ideas and new energy. It appears Evan Bayh’s late entry into this race is for the wrong political reasons. Todd Young is running for the right reason: to serve the people of Indiana and no one else.”

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky represents commercial and industrial contractors, who believe in the merit shop philosophy. ABC Indiana/Kentucky and 69 other chapters around the country help members develop people, win work, and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the better of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

Contacts: Catrona Lanctot: (317) 596-4950 cat@abcindianakentucky.org