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2019 Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter Honors Members at Awards Dinner.

9/16/2019 9:57 AM
Freeland, Michigan, September 2019 –ABC Greater Michigan Chapter held its annual awards presentation event on Thursday, September 12th at Apple Mountain in Freeland, MI. 
 
Keynote speaker for the event was Associated Builders and Contractors National Chair of 2019, Tony Rader. Rader spoke of Workforce and stressed its importance which followed smoothly with the theme of the night: safety and excellence in construction.
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NLRB Advice Memo Recommends Exterminating “Scabby the Rat,” But Employers Should Not Put Out the Rat Traps Yet

8/1/2019 5:53 AM
In good news for merit shops, the General Counsel’s office of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) released an Advice Memorandum on May 14, 2019 that may signal the approaching extermination of “Scabby the Rat.”   Read the rest of entry »

DEADLINE Extended to July 15 - Submit Craft Professional of the Year (Local Level)

6/20/2019 6:19 AM
ABC Greater Michigan Chapter Members,

We very excited to announce our first ever Craft Professional of the Year competition at the local level. ABC/GMC has assembled a panel of judges that will score each of the nominees in three categories; Overall Performance, Safety Performance, and Leadership Community and Industry Service.

Nominations will be accepted until close of business on Monday, July 15th. The panel of judges will review the nominations and call those selected for an interview throughout the month of July. The top three nominations will be selected by early August in order to allow time for the finalist (and their companies) to register for the Greatness and Gratitude Gala on September 12th where the winner will be announced. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter Appoints New Leadership to Board of Directors

6/10/2019 8:40 AM
Midland & Lansing Michigan, June 2019 – Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter (ABC/GMC), announces new Board of Directors leadership! Board members set an organization’s strategic direction by establishing policies and goals to guide the chief executive and other leadership in accordance with the bylaws of the organization. Read the rest of entry »

Get to Know Your ABC Ambassadors - Blain Anderson

4/12/2019 6:12 AM
Associated Builders & Contractors’ Ambassadors act as the goodwill, public relations arm of ABC by reaching out to existing members to encourage participation at ABC events, support the organization by educating businesses on member benefits, give feedback to staff on the needs of members and assist at various events. We appreciate our ambassadors and the companies they work for!

Born and raised in Midland, Blain Anderson started as a producer with Bone and Bailey Insurance Agency in 2016. He is married to his wife Emily Anderson, and they have two sons, Alex and Dylan. Read the rest of entry »

Get to Know Your ABC Ambassadors - Steve Puvalowski

4/5/2019 5:42 AM
Associated Builders & Contractors’ Ambassadors act as the goodwill, public relations arm of ABC by reaching out to existing members to encourage participation at ABC events, support the organization by educating businesses on member benefits, give feedback to staff on the needs of members and assist at various events. We appreciate our ambassadors and the companies they work for! Read the rest of entry »

ABC OF MICHIGAN SELF-INSURED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FUND AS A MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

3/26/2019 10:40 AM
The members of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Michigan Chapter are and have always been committed to maintaining safe work sites for their employees so that they can safely return home at the end of the work day. To help maintain this dedication to safety on their construction sites, the Greater Michigan Chapter, along with the other Chapters of the ABC of Michigan, decided to establish the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund (ABC Fund). As a member owned self-insured workers’ compensation program the ABC Fund was established and began its first fund year on May 01, 1995. Over the years since 1995, the ABC Fund has become the largest workers’ compensation provider for Michigan’s construction industry, with premiums of almost $26,000,000 in the 2018 fund year. Read the rest of entry »

Get to Know Your ABC Ambassadors - Brian Strong

2/21/2019 12:38 PM
Associated Builders & Contractors’ Ambassadors act as the goodwill, public relations arm of ABC by reaching out to existing members to encourage participation at ABC events, support the organization by educating businesses on member benefits, give feedback to staff on the needs of members and assist at various events. We appreciate our ambassadors and the companies they work for!

Brian Strong is the fleet and commercial sales manager at Garber Chevy in Midland and has been employed there since 2005 Read the rest of entry »

Get To Know Your ABC Ambassadors: Meleah Retzloff

2/14/2019 10:52 AM
Associated Builders & Contractors’ Ambassadors act as the goodwill, public relations arm of ABC by reaching out to existing members to encourage participation at ABC events, support the organization by educating businesses on member benefits, give feedback to staff on the needs of members and assist at various events. We appreciate our ambassadors and the companies they work for! 

Meleah Retzloff was raised in Pinconning and currently resides in Midland with her husband, Jeff, and two children Morgan and Kyle. She is a graduate of Northwood University and has been employed at 1st State Bank as its office manager in Midland since October 2017.  Read the rest of entry »

Get to Know Your ABC Ambassadors: A.J. Licht

2/7/2019 8:04 AM
Associated Builders & Contractors’ Ambassadors act as the goodwill, public relations arm of ABC by reaching out to existing members to encourage participation at ABC events, support the organization by educating businesses on member benefits, give feedback to staff on the needs of members and assist at various events. We appreciate our ambassadors and the company’s they work for! Read the rest of entry »
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