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The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

CompTrustAGC Returns $3.5 million to Participants

CompTrustAGC – the leading construction workers’ compensation fund in Alabama – has a Christmas present for its members, a $3.5 million Bonanza Premium Credit for 2018 and a 4% average rate reduction for 2018. 

The fund, which has provided workers’ compensation insurance to the non-residential construction industry for more than 30 years, has returned more than $115 million to its members since the Bonanza Premium Credit program was started in 1995.

“The Bonanza Credit program is our way of recognizing members’ participation and their commitment to safety,” said Construction Services Co. President Jeff Rodgers. “Half of the premium credit returned to members is based on safety performance. So, CompTrustAGC members’ focus isn’t just on the bottom line, it’s on the employees – and their families -- who make this great industry what it is.

“The fund has four full time safety consultants that visit 2,000 jobsites every year in an effort to help contractor members attain their safety goals.”

CompTrustAGC – the most financially sound workers’ compensation fund in Alabama and the only fund with an AM Best rating (A-) – was created by contractors for contractors. Because of the outstanding leadership provided by participating contractors the fund has been extremely successful and provides the flexibility and benefits of a self-insured program with the financial security of first-dollar insurance. CompTrustAGC has $90 million in undiscounted reserves with $43 million in members’ equity.

While CompTrustAGC has enjoyed success through the years, we have not been sitting on our laurels. Two years ago the trustees made some positive changes, adding products such as expanded out of state coverages, deductibles and discount programs. And just this year CompTrustAGC rolled out its property and casualty division – AGCP&C.

AGCP&C provides AL/GL and other property and casualty coverages through a facility with Benchmark Insurance Company to those companies that participate in the workers’ compensation fund. With the new arrangements on out of state coverages and AGCP&C through a facility with a national carrier, our members have access to a full line of insurance products with national coverage. So, CompTrustAGC can go with our members wherever their business leads them.

For more information on Bonanza Credits or to obtain a quote, please contact Tammy King (205) 451-1414 or tammyk@alagc.org.

 

PARCA Report - How Alabama's Roads Compare

In this report, PARCA does an excellent job of laying out Alabama’s transportation funding challenges in regards to the declining gas tax revenues, future debt service obligations, and the budgetary diversions of gas tax revenues.

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OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide for Silica

Below is the Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction provided by OSHA.

This guide is designed to assist small businesses working within the construction industry with compliance for potential exposure to crystalline silica.  This guide and other resources that assist with the compliance of this standard are available under the Resources tab on the CompTrust AGC website (www.comptrustagc.com) and OSHA website (www.osha.gov).

AGC and UA SafeState are partnering to offer regional best practice seminars on this standard in January.  More information will be distributed in upcoming weeks.

ARBA Bid guarantee on public works

Some contractors have encountered various municipalities and their subsidiaries such as water works boards and many other entities that are considered “Public Works” requiring a 5% not to exceed $50,000 bid security/penalty.

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CEFA Equipment Operator Training

Equipment Operator Training

ALDOT has awarded CEFA a grant to train at least 12 people on basic equipment, backhoe, skid steer and roller.  The attached flyer describes the program that will be offered.

As with prior ALDOT grants the goal is to assist road contractors meet minority participation requirements in contracts. 

The students need to be;  Minorities, Female and Veterans.  There are no other eligibility requirements.

This is a great opportunity for a person looking to change the course of their current employment or get started in a career.

The training will be delivered in a three week period in March 2018. 

For more information contact the Construction Education Foundation of Alabama (CEFA). Phone: (205) 956-0146

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2017 Clear Water Alabama & Field Day - November 1 & 2

Sign up today for the 2017 Clear Water Alabama & Field Day Seminars on November 1 & 2 at the Mobile Convention Center.

Designed for engineers, owners, and contractors, this year's seminars and jobsite visits have a focus on contractors.  A few of the sessions include:

* ADEM Regulations Update

* Stormwater Compliance at Walmart Construction Sites

* Preserving Water Quality During Construction

For more information and registration details, please see attached form.  Early Bird registration ends October 25.

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