Let’s Talk Skilled Trade Jobs, the Skills Gap and Myths

Thanks to Jason over at Custom Concrete for sharing this insightful post with us. You can access Custom Concrete’s blog at: www.customconcrete.com/blog Today’s installment is indeed about a hot topic – myths around skilled trade jobs. It’s a subject I’m passionate about. I strongly believe that attending a four-year college isn’t the only path to […]

Patriot Welcomes New Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. (Patriot), a full-service geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and materials testing firm with eleven (11) offices located throughout the Midwest and Southeast, welcomes Mr. Jason E. Whittymore, CIH, Senior Industrial Hygienist, to its highly trained and efficient technical staff. Mr. Whittymore brings nearly 20 years of experience providing health and safety […]

FCCI Insurance Program to Benefit Associated Builders & Contractors Indiana/Kentucky Chapter Members

FCCI Insurance Group (FCCI), a group of financially sound, middle-market commercial property and casualty insurance companies with a Midwest regional office in Indianapolis, Ind., and a strong field presence in Indiana & Kentucky, has partnered with the Indiana/Kentucky chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Inc. to provide commercial package, auto and umbrella insurance coverage and surety bonds to eligible contractor members.

2016 Merit Shop Construction Awards Competition

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Merit Shop Construction Awards competition! I encourage you all to consider participating. It is our goal to recognize and publicize the outstanding work of our members. Such recognition builds a greater awareness within our industry of the quality of projects performed and completed by Merit Shop companies.


Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana (ABC) hosted its 2016 Graduation Event for Indiana apprentices on Friday, May 20. The event recognized 77 graduates across ABC’s Indiana training sites

Governor Pence’s “Start Your Engines” tour

ABC Indiana/Kentucky was excited to be invited to participate in Governor Pence’s “Start Your Engines” tour of Indiana.

‘Build Your Future’ Expands to Indiana to Help Close the Construction Skills Gap

With construction companies expected to hire more than 61,000 workers in Indiana through 2017, a new partnership between Build Your Future (BYF) and the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation is committed to meeting the demand for qualified craft professionals while helping individuals achieve their career goals. Build Your Future Indiana is a unique collaboration of employers, […]

NHS Prep Academy Job Fair

The 3rd Annual Job Fair for the Construction Prep Academy was a huge success!   The contractors were eager to meet young people interested in pursuing construction as a career.  Students took this networking opportunity seriously and were well prepared for their interviews.  All sixteen of the Indianapolis-based ABC students were given three interviews by the […]

Congrats to our 2016 Craft Award Winners

Each year, ABC of Indiana/Kentucky selects its Craft Instructor of the Year (CIOY) and Craft Professional of the Year (CPOY). The CIOY award is presented to an instructor who possesses outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through good communication skills and innovative teaching to promote lifeline learning to our future […]