5th Annual Construction Law Summit

Join Alabama AGC as it serves as a sponsor for the 5th Annual Construction Law Summit hosted by the Construction Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.  Endorsed by CompTrustAGC, this one-day seminar is designed to help contractors better manage their risk.

This year's event will be hosted on December 4 at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel.  Topics include:

* I-9 Compliance & Immigration Issues

* Dealing with Contract Change Orders

* Construction Delay Claim Analysis

* Harassment, Discrimination, and #MeToo

* Cyber Exposure: Controls, Liability, & Insurance

* Alabama Building Commission Contract Form Update

* and more ...

 Registration form and additional information attached

 

 

Register for the Davis-Bacon Compliance WebEd Training Series

Two-Part WebEd Series:

Davis-Bacon Compliance Training 
(Beginner and Advanced Level) 

Register Now


December 11, 2018 | December 13, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Member Price: $119
Non-Member Price: $149
*Price includes both WebEds*

This two-part webinar series seeks to help contractors avoid consequences of federal non-compliance by educating staff tasked with Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) compliance and administration on coverage, requirements, pitfalls, and enforcement of these laws. 

Webinar participation is recommended for federal prime and subcontractors.

More Information... 

Session One: Beginner Level

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

  

This session is perfect if you are a new staff person responsible for federal contract compliance or you've been in your role for a while and need a refresher course. This presentation will provide an introduction to DBRA coverage and how to read and interpret a wage determination. The training will also cover DBRA compliance principles, Wage and Hour Division's investigative techniques, and the administrative process for concluding an investigation, including withholding contract funds and debarment.

Rebecca Clark

Regional Enforcement Coordinator for Government Contracts

US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Western Region: AK, WA, OR, ID, CA, NV, AZ, HI

Alexander J. Passantino

Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

 

  

Session Two: Advanced Level

Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

  

This session will perform a deeper dive into the intricacies and unique challenges of the laws. The second part of the training will be focused on contract clause 29 CFR 5.5(a)(6) – the regulation requiring prime contractors to keep their subcontractors and lower-tiered subcontractors in compliance. The “Best Practices Plan” that was developed by the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) with founding AGC member, Clark Construction, will be used to offer strategies for effectively policing subcontractors on DBRA covered projects. 

Rebecca Clark

Regional Enforcement Coordinator for Government Contracts
US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Western Region: AK, WA, OR, ID, CA, NV, AZ, HI

Wayne T. Gray

Senior Director of Operations Finance
Clark Construction Group, LLC


Courtney Christensen

Human Resource Manager

Clark Construction Group, LLC
 


Everyone who registers for an AGC WebEd will receive a link with access to the recording and the presentation.
 

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Save The Date - AGC CLC Habitat For Humanity Holiday Project

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Our group is scheduled to participate in house construction on 

Thursday, November 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


1st Shift: 8AM - 11AM

2nd Shift: 11AM - 3PM

The house site address is 2400 3rd Avenue, Irondale, AL 35210

Each individual volunteer is required to register online prior to construction work day and will “check in” when they arrive onsite. The registration link is included in the registration information

Note, online registration automatically populates required Release Waiver so there’s no need to bring paper to the construction site.

Onsite provisions:

·        Water, portable toilets, construction materials, tools, hard hats, and work supervision are provided

·        Lunch, snacks or transportation are not provided

·        A hospitality tent will be open for meals/snacks/breaks, etc. (tables and chairs provided)

·        Clothing must be appropriate for construction activities. Do not wear open-toe shoes or sandals, large earrings or over-sized clothing

·        In the event there is inclement weather contact the construction site supervisor, Jack at (205) 965-5115

Homeowner Gifts

Your participation and contribution is gift enough. Gifts are not requested nor expected by partner families or Habitat. In the spirit of the season we understand some may want to add festive décor to the house – a doormat, door decoration or a mailbox decoration, or pantry items is sufficient. Should you choose to provide a decoration, please consider there are two families/houses. Presentations of gifts will not be made during the house dedication ceremony.

Please direct questions regarding volunteers and/or volunteer registration to Melanie

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

OSHA Final Crane Operator Rule

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification and New Evaluation Requirements

On Nov. 7, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rulethat clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment. Under the final rule, employers are required to train operators as needed to perform assigned crane activities, evaluate them, and document successful completion of the evaluations. Employers who have evaluated operators prior to Dec. 9, 2018, will not have to conduct those evaluations again, but will only have to document when those evaluations were completed.

The rule also requires crane operators to be certified or licensed and receive ongoing training as necessary to operate new equipment. The final rule also revises a 2010 requirement that crane operator certification must specify the rated lifting capacity of cranes for which the operator is certified. Operators can now be certified based on the crane’s type and capacity, or type only. Compliant certifications that were already issued by type and capacity are still compliant under this final rule.

The final rule, with the exception of the evaluation and documentation requirements, will become effective on Dec. 9, 2018. The evaluation and documentation requirements will become effective on Feb. 7, 2019. AGC will provide more information as it continues to review the final rule.

 

Special Information Regarding Crane Operator Certification Exams Taken in Spanish

 

We have heard from AGC members that the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is not currently issuing cards to candidates passing their Crane Certification exams in Spanish. 

 

Communications from exam proctors to successful candidate may read something like this:

 

“Unfortunately, the NCCCO will not issue cards to the candidates passing the exams in Spanish, as NCCCO are still awaiting approval/accreditation from ANSI. At this point, NCCCO only issues a letter to the successful candidate and his or her certification can be verified on NCCCO’s website.”

 

AGC approached OSHA to clarify how enforcement would take place in the absence of a physical card. We have been instructed that the card is not an issue as long as it can be independently verified. NCCCO’s process includes a letter and website verification. As such, AGC is relatively confident that the lack of a card does not present a potential violation of the standard. AGC is basing this estimation on the following communication with OSHA:

“You [AGC] are correct in that a testing organization must be accredited as meeting criteria specified by certification requirements of the cranes standard (subpart CC of 29 CFR Part 1926). As we understand per our discussion, you are aware that particular certifications offered by a testing organization are still under review for accrediting. The organization must first administer enough tests for psychometric evaluations before the reviews can be completed. However, the organization is still accredited to issue other crane operator certifications. In the interim, the organization issues letters to operators who passed certifications that are still under review and makes available all information required by the crane standard about the operators and the tests passed. You ask would this be considered a valid certification.

Because the organization is already accredited to issue other crane operator certifications, it meets the requirements of 29 CFR1926.1427(b)(1) and we have no reason at this time to conclude that the certifications which are still under review and issued by the organization are not valid.”

For more information please contact Kevin Cannon at (703) 837-5410 or cannonk@agc.org.

Great Turn out for AGC Gulf Coast Safety Summit held Wednesday, November 7th

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Appreciation to our panelists of professionals who participated in  the 2nd Annual AGC Gulf Coast Safety Summit
sponsored by Mobile Section, AlabamaAGC and CompTrust AGC  at the Country Club of Mobile on November 7th.

Topics of interest  were discussed such as a brief update on OSHA’s Silica Standard;
“Ways to Prevent Soft Tissue Injuries” and a roundtable discussion on  “How to Handle the Opioid Crisis on your Jobsite”.

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Final Call for Registration to AGC's Gulf Coast Safety Summit this Wednesday November 7th

Reminder - AGC Gulf Coast Safety Summit 
Wednesday, November 7th

If you have not already registered please let us know you plan to attend by noon tomorrow.

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please make your reservations for AGC’s Gulf Coast Safety Summit scheduled for this Wednesday, November 7th.
Click link to view details:  AGC Gulf Coast Safety Summit Flyer 2018 Final
Reservations are Required to attend by contacting us:  staff@agcmobile.org

“Stretch, Drugs, & Rock & Roll”
Wednesday, November 7, 2018     11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Country Club of Mobile 4101 Wimbledon Court—Mobile, AL  36608
Reservations Required:  
staff@agcmobile.org or 251-344-8220

                         Registration & Lunch
Welcome—AGC Safety Chair Buzzy Riis – Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
Safety Moment—Torrey Garrison—Performance Contractors

Preventing Soft Tissue Injuries—
Richard Sullivan—Industrial Wellness Rehab, Inc.

Brief OSHA Silica Standard Update
Gary Blake – Safety Plus, Inc.

Roundtable Discussion:
Combating the Opioid Crisis on Your Jobsite
Dr. Terry Taylor—OHC – from a Doctor’s Perspective
Katy Willis—Burr Forman – from a Lawyer’s Perspective
Chad Moore– Millennium Risk Managers – Worker’s Comp Perspective
Torrey Garrison—Performance Contractors  – from a Contractor’s Perspective     

Press Release: CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES TO RECORD HIGH OF $1.329 TRILLION, MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEGMENTS SHOW HEALTHY GROWTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, November 1, 2018                                 

 

CONTACT: Brian Turmail

(703) 459-0238, turmailb@agc.org


CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES TO RECORD HIGH OF $1.329 TRILLION, MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEGMENTS SHOW HEALTHY GROWTH

Construction Spending Should Stay Robust through Early 2019, But Trade Disputes, Workforce Shortages and Rising Interest Rates Threaten to Undermine Long-Term Growth in Construction Demand, Officials Caution

 

Construction spending hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.329 trillion and grew 5.5 percent for nine months of 2018 combined, with continued year-to-date gains for major public and private categories, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that while demand for construction should remain strong for the next several months, the construction sector could be impacted by new trade tariffs, continues workforce shortages and higher interest rates.

 

“Construction spending has increased among nearly every project type and geographic area this year,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Despite month-to-month fluctuations, the outlook remains positive for modest to moderate increases in most spending categories at least through the first part of 2019. However, damaging trade policies, labor shortages and rising interest rates pose growing challenges to contractors and their clients.”

 

Spending year-to-date through the first nine months of 2018 was 7.0 percent higher than in January through September 2017 for public construction and 5.1 percent for private construction, the economist commented. Within private construction, spending for residential projects increased 6.4 percent and 3.5 percent for nonresidential projects.

 

Major segments continued year-to-date gains, Simonson observed. The largest public categories recorded year-to-date gains of 5.8 percent for highway construction, 2.0 percent for educational construction and 15.8 percent for transportation construction. Of the three private residential spending categories, single-family homebuilding rose 6.4 percent year-to-date, multifamily was virtually unchanged and improvements to existing buildings climbed 7.1 percent. Among private nonresidential spending segments, the largest—power construction (including oil and gas field and pipeline structures)—edged up 2.3 percent, commercial (retail, warehouse and farm) construction rose 4.8 percent, office construction increased 7.4 percent and manufacturing construction declined 3.4 percent.

 

Association officials said that overall economic conditions remain positive as the economy continues to benefit from recently enacted tax and regulatory reforms. But they warned that a growing trade dispute with China, shortages of qualified workers and rising interest rates could undermine future demand for construction services. They urged federal officials to resolve trade disputes and boost investments in career and technical education programs.

 

“Washington has taken a number of positive steps to deliver robust economic growth during the past two years,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “The best thing federal officials can do to maintain current rates of growth is to resolve potentially costly trade disputes and boost investments in workforce development.”

 

Attached Press Release

2018 CompTrust AGC Partners in Excellence

Platinum - Top Producing Agency

J. Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh McLennan Agency LLC Company

$3,061,679

Gold - $2 million - Above

Turner Insurance & Bonding Co.

Silver - $1 million - $2 million

McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.

Bronze - $500k - $1 million

Fitts Agency, Inc.

S.S. Nesbitt

Cobbs Allen

Thompson Insurance, Inc.

Pritchett-Moore, Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management

Lyon Fry Cadden Insurance Agency, Inc.

USI Insurance Services, LLC

CompTrustAGC Returns $3.5 million to Participants

CompTrustAGC – the leading construction workers’ compensation fund in Alabama – has a Christmas present for its members, an overall rate reduction and a $3.5 million Bonanza Premium Credit for 2019. 

 

The fund, which has provided workers’ compensation insurance to the non-residential construction industry for more than 30 years, has returned more than $118.5 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 in 2017 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.

 

2018 Mobile County Pay As You Go Program

Please help us pay for the advertising campaign promoting the 
2018 Mobile County Pay As You Go Program
                                             and

Help us Educate the Citizens of Mobile County on the Importance of 
Voting FOR this Referendum


The November 6th Ballot will include Mobile County’s 2018-2020  “Pay As You Go” Road Program  Referendum.  As has become customary, MCRBA has undertaken an advertising campaign in an attempt to identify the importance of this referendum to the voters.  While this is very expensive, we feel this program is far too important to our industry to chance losing it.  As a consequence, the association is asking that each member contribute towards our advertising fund.

We would appreciate a contribution of at least $500. per contractor member, and $200. per associate member;  
however, any contribution, whether larger or smaller will be welcome.

This is a very important issue for our industry and the citizens of  Mobile County and all cities located in Mobile County.   We urge you to help us in our endeavor to make sure this referendum is approved by the voters.   Please educate your employees, co-workers, friends and family concerning the impact this referendum makes on the road building industry and the road conditions in our county.

By voting FOR this bond issue, we will be voting for new roads and bridges that will mean good-paying jobs for all of us.  
As always, the good news is that this referendum calls for NO NEW TAXES to fund these on-going programs!

Please make your check payable to the “Pay As You Go” Advertising Fund today, and mail your check to:

Mobile County Road Builders Association
“Pay As You Go” Fund
 754 Downtowner Loop West
Mobile, AL  36609

Please make copies of the attached Ad to give to all of your employees, family, and friends.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to our industry. 

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 278 METROS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2017 & 2018 AS FIRMS EXPAND TO KEEP PACE WITH GROWING DEMAND FOR NEW PROJECTS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

 

CONTACT: Brian Turmail

(703) 459-0238; turmailb@agc.org


CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 278 METROS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2017 & 2018 AS FIRMS EXPAND TO KEEP PACE WITH GROWING DEMAND FOR NEW PROJECTS

 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla. Have Largest Gains; Middlesex-Monmouth-Ocean, N.J. and Spokane-Spokane Valley, Wash. Have Worst Losses

 

Construction employment increased in 278 out of 358 metro areas between September 2017 and September 2018, declined in 42 and was unchanged in 38, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that construction employment is growing in most parts of the country as firms expand to keep pace with growing demand for construction.

 

“It is a good time to be looking for a high-paying job in construction in many parts of the country,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Construction hiring would likely have been even more robust if construction firms could find more qualified candidates to hire.”

 

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas metro area added the most construction jobs during the past year (29,500 jobs, 14 percent). Other metro areas adding a large number of construction during the past 12 months include Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. (14,600 jobs, 13 percent); Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas (14,100 jobs, 10 percent); and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla. (12,300 jobs, 17 percent). The largest percentage gain occurred in Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla. (27 percent, 3,600 jobs), followed by Midland, Texas (23 percent, 6,600 jobs); Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla. (22 percent, 9,600 jobs); and Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va.-Ohio (21 percent, 400 jobs).

 

The largest job losses from September 2017 to September 2018 were in Middlesex-Monmouth-Ocean, N.J. (-4,000 jobs, -10 percent), followed by Newark, N.J.-Pa. (-3,000 jobs, -6 percent); Camden, N.J. (-2,500 jobs, -11 percent); Spokane-Spokane Valley, Wash. (-2,100 jobs, -14 percent) and Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Md. (-2,100 jobs, -3 percent). The largest percentage decrease occurred in Spokane-Spokane Valley, followed by Camden, Middlesex-Monmouth-Ocean and Charleston, W.V. (-7 percent, -500 jobs).

 

Association officials said the construction employment gains were coming as most firms continue to benefit from positive economic conditions. They noted that tax and regulatory reform were helping boost private-sector demand while modest increases in infrastructure funding were sustaining public-sector investment levels. They added that the positive economic conditions appear to be helping most firms weather the impacts of higher labor and materials costs, for now, but urged Washington officials to reconsider imposing costly new tariffs that could undermine broader economic growth.

 

“Many construction firms are expanding their headcount as they benefit from favorable market conditions,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “The question is whether conditions will remain positive amid a growing trade dispute with China and turbulent stock market conditions.”

 

View the metro employment data, rankings, top 10, history and map.

 

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AM Best Rating Points to CompTrust's Expansive Possibilities

AM Best Rating Points to CompTrust’s Expansive Possibilities

 

By Bill Caton, CompTrustAGC Manager

 

In a favorable report, AM Best has renewed CompTrustAGC’s rating at “A-“ for the coming year with a stable outlook. While that is an accomplishment in itself – CompTrustAGC is the only fund in Alabama to maintain an AM Best rating -- there is more to the story upon closer inspection.

 

The key to CompTrustAGC’s 18th consecutive “A-“ rating is its financial strength. Of course, CompTrustAGC has grown to be a $90 million fund with $42 million in members’ equity. But when AM Best talks financial strength it includes capital, investment philosophy, underwriting and management. Those combined factors mean the potential exists for CompTrustAGC and AGCP&C to grow into a larger size category and expand into a multi-line, multi-state insurance entity. CompTrustAGC and AGCP&C – through agreements with national carriers -- already are available to Alabama-domiciled contractors who need workers’ compensation and property and casualty coverages in other states.

 

Calling the balance sheet “very strong,” the Best report reads: “The Alabama Associated General Contractors Self-Insurance Fund maintains the strongest level of risk-adjusted capitalization as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio at the 99.6 percent VaR confidence level.”

 

Best says of CompTrust’s operating performance, “Favorable underwriting income coupled with a consistent stream of investment income has resulted in five consecutive years of pre-tax operating gains, net income and additions to surplus.”

 

While our Bonanza Credit program somewhat slows the growth of members’ equity, Best takes note that even returning $3.5 million annually to our members comes to only 22 percent of our combined ratio.

 

It is that strength that allowed us to partner with Benchmark Insurance Co., a national carrier, to form in 2017 a P&C facility (AGCP&C) our contractor members can access. AGCP&C – which has taken off in 2018 -- is available only in a package with our top-of-the-line workers’ compensation coverage through CompTrustAGC. And we continue to grow our suite of coverages, adding Contractors Professional Liability and Contractors Pollution Liability over the summer.

 

Meanwhile, AM Best continues to recognize all aspects of CompTrustAGC’s financial power that makes these products possible. Best lists the fund’s Enterprise Risk Management appraisal as appropriate because “executive management at AGC Services, Inc. …utilize effective operating and financial controls.” Best also writes, “The fund utilizes the services of three investment managers to address various credit, financial and interest rate risks in its investment portfolio. Additionally it utilizes the services of an independent actuarial consulting firm to assess the adequacy of the fund’s loss and LAE reserves.”

 

Everything comes back to CompTrustAGC and AGCP&C’s capital position and strong management. Our current rate of growth, our vision for the future and our conservative, experienced management could very well take CompTrustAGC and AGCP&C into a future where we meet all our contractor members’ insurance needs – inside Alabama and out.

 

At CompTrustAGC we’re going places other funds cannot even imagine.

 

Contact your agent or CompTrustAGC VP Tammy King (205.451.1400; tammyk@alagc.org) to get a quote.

CompTrustAGC is identified by A.M. Best as the Alabama Associated General Contractors Self-Insurers Fund, A.M. Best # 055028. 

Leading From the Front

Managing Risk

Isn’t Just Reacting

It’s Anticipating

At AGC We Lead From the Front

  

Leading From the Front

Managing risk isn’t simply reacting to market conditions. Managing risk is anticipating them.

At CompTrustAGC we are diligent in our commitment to protect our members in an ever-changing risk environment. And we’re back at it this year with a package discount on CompTrustAGC and AGCP&C, new products such as Contractors Pollution Liability, Contractors Pollution Professional Liability and a new triage program designed to minimize the impact of claims on your EMR.

CPL and CPP typically are excluded from construction general liability coverages and we have filled that gap. We know that the EMR is the life-blood of your business, so we are adding a 24/7 triage program – the perfect complement to our industry-leading safety program -- to lessen the impact of an injury.

All of this creates easier access to the insurance programs that protect your employees, your EMR -- your business.

            In 2017 we introduced AGCP&C, providing general liability, commercial auto and commercial property and inland marine coverages through a facility with Benchmark Insurance Company.

            In 2016 CompTrustAGC changed the game with its expanded list of products – deductibles, discounts, emerging contractors program.

            The products available through AGCP&C are only available as a bundle with CompTrustAGC’s workers’ compensation. So, current members can access the program as well as those who request a quote on our A-rated workers’ compensation program. And our new package discounts make accessing the facility easier than ever.

            Only CompTrustAGC could bring these products to our industry. And only our members – old and new -- can add these valuable tools to their box. All of this creates easier access to the insurance programs that protect your employees, your EMR -- your business.

CompTrustAGC leads from the front so you can stay on the cutting edge.

 

Thompson Engineering Accepting Donations for Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts thru November 2nd

To:      AGC-BCRBA-MCRBA Members

 

From:  Charlotte Kopf

 

AGC Member Thompson Engineering is organizing an effort to help victims of Hurricane Michael. If you would like to help, donations of the items below will be accepted at Thompson’s main office through November 2. Thompson is working in Florida and Georgia on disaster recovery and facilities assessment projects and reports that many people are still without power and steady access to food, water, and other basics. Thompson employees will be making a delivery of items collected in early November.

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SAVE THE DATE: ALDOT & Huntsville International Airport - North Region Update

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On Thursday, November 8, 2018  from 4.00pm – 6.00pm at the Huntsville International Airport (Four Points By Sheraton), ALDOT-AAMU DBE Supportive Services and the Huntsville International Airport will host a DBE Fall Forum – Northern Region Update. DBEs, Primes, and other Small Business Owners are invited to join us to network and hear an update on forecasted FY18 – 19 Airport and Highway Construction plans/projects. ALDOT and Huntsville Airport Officials will provide an overview of work planned for this fiscal year along with a few words from Prime Contractors who are seeking various work-types.

Additional registration details are forthcoming however, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Danielle R. Barnes at 256-372-8667 or 256-372-5681.

Ingram State Technical College Resource Fair

Ingram State Technical College is having a Resource Fair.  The Resource Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd at ISTC’s Draper and Main Instructional Sites. The fair will begin at the Draper instructional site at 8:00.

 

The resource fair will be attended by approximately 200 current and former students who are with a year of release. They will have certificates in a range of trades including carpentry, welding, electrical. Masonry, diesel mechanics, HVAC and plumbing.

 

The address is 5375 Ingram Road, e, AL 36025.  Reserved parking will be available. Enter through the gate on the far right hand side of the complex.  

 

The College is a secure facility. Cell phones and weapons are not allowed on site. Also, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) requires that we provide them with each participant’s name, date of birth, and driver’s license number. Please provide this information as soon as possible by calling Renee Foshee at 334-514-5053.

 

ISTC will provide a table for you to set up a display.  You may bring display materials, tablecloths, brochures and other printed materials.  Promotional materials allowed by ADOC are pencils, candy, and plastic wrist bands.  If you need special accommodations please let us know.

 

Resource Fair Schedule: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

7:30-8:30         Set up (Light breakfast will be provided)

8:30-10:30       Draper Resource Fair

10:30-12:00     Lunch & Learn/ Relocate to Main Campus (Lunch will be provided)

12:00-2:00       Main Campus Resource Fair

 

The mission of Ingram State Technical College is to provide a range of occupational, educational, life skills and re-entry programs and services to incarcerated adults so as to facilitate their successful return to society as responsible citizens.

 

The partnership we have with Catholic Social Services is critical to the success of our students.  

We look forward to seeing you at the Resource Fair. If you have any questions please contact a Reentry Services staff member.

 

Sincerely,

Rick Vest                     Joeanne Young                               Renee Foshee                   Jerome Batie          (334) 514-5070               (334) 514-4031                        (334) 514-5053                (334) 514-5069

rick.vest@istc.edu       joeanne.young@istc.edu    renee.foshee@istc.edu    jerome.batie@istc.edu