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A Culture of Giving Back

For the past 15 years, Sundt Construction, Inc. has been awarding grants and sponsoring volunteer events through the Sundt Foundation. There are more than 500 members of the foundation, whose grants exceeded $500,000 in 2013 alone—illustrating that helping others is not just a small piece of Sundt, but rather an integral part of its culture.

Rallying the Troops

Since October 2013, Associated Builders and Contractors’ Utah Chapter has worked with the Wounded Warrior Project to reach the organization’s goal of providing aid to injured service members and their families and helping injured soldiers find the support they need—raising more than $16,000 for the cause in just a few short months.

NFPA 285: What Contractors Need to Know

  NFPA 285 is the standard for fire testing in exterior walls when combustible materials, such as foam plastic continuous insulation and water-resistive barriers, are components within the wall assembly. This stringent and expensive test provides a specific method of determining the flammability characteristics of complete exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels.

Golf Tournament Benefits Pediatric Cancer Patients in Alabama

In the last two years, M.J. Harris has raised more than $75,000 for aTeam Ministries, with its latest golf tournament bringing in more than $40,000 from sponsors and individual donations from 160 golfers.

Passion for Supporting Indiana’s Veterans Leads to Service Project

Get to know the Indiana/Kentucky Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and it’s clear why the group chose the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) of Indiana for its annual ABC Cares project.

Charging Ahead

Although the construction industry faces a looming workforce shortage and numerous economic hurdles, there’s a lot to be excited about regarding the materials, tools, equipment and technology that help bring construction projects to life. Check out a small sampling of innovations firms can take advantage of now and expect in the near future.

Plotting a Path to Success

During Greg Hoberock’s more than 30 years in the construction industry, his can-do spirit has helped him grow a one-man pipe insulation company into a multifaceted firm licensed to work in eight states,  deal with union threats, and step up to serve as 2013 national chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

A Lesson from the Big Leagues

The Connecticut Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) partnered with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) to give 200 kids a chance to learn from the best in the business. Participants came from all over the state to attend a one-day clinic in Milford, Conn., where they learned techniques and sportsmanship from 16 former professional baseball players.

Contractors Renovate Home of Boston Bombing Victim

More than 75 companies, including Cobb Hill Construction and EnviroVantage, donated materials, time and labor to add a wheelchair-accessible bedroom, bathroom and kitchen to the home of a man injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Making a National Impact

Nearly 35 years ago, Dan Brodbeck graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in civil engineering and joined the construction workforce—where he found not just a job, but a lifelong passion for the industry. Today, his enthusiasm for the merit shop construction industry remains firmly intact as a small business owner and 2014 national chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
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