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OPCMIA Held Plasterers & Cement Masons Competition at Ohio State Fair

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OPCMIA held the 2016 Plasterers & Cement Masons Great Lakes Apprenticeship Competition at the Ohio State Fair on July 27-28th.  Each year, the Ohio Conference of Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons sponsors an Outreach event on the opening days of the Ohio State Fair.  In 2016, OPCMIA hosted an apprenticeship competition for three Plasterer Apprentices and…

Shook and Tuttle Presented Safety Awards


Shook Construction and Tuttle Construction were presented with AGC of Ohio Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CESA) in recognition of their overall Safety and Health Programs.  The awards were presented at a Safety Luncheon hosted by the AGC of Ohio, in June.  Congratulations to Shook Construction and Tuttle Construction!           

OSHA Fines to Increase for First Time Since 1990


As a result of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvement Act, passed by Congress in November, 2015, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to increase its fines by August 1, 2016.  This would be the first increase in the civil penalty fines level since 1990. The new law directed agencies to…

OPCMIA Apprentice Competition at Ohio State Fair, July 27-29, 2016

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The Ohio Plasterers and Cement Masons will host the Great Lakes Apprenticeship Competition at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday-Thursday, July 27-28th.  The Awards Dinner & Banquet will follow on Friday, July 29th at the Embassy Suites, Columbus, OH. Currently, a dozen competitors are working to practice their skills for the event.  Logan Rowe, a second year apprentice with…

Outreach Efforts to Recruit Future Workforce

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A June 6th article in the Dayton Business Journal reported construction job numbers jobs posted a slight gain in April, 2016 from April 2015 in the Dayton Region.  This information was provided by Ken Simonson, the AGC’s Chief Economist, who also shared many metro areas could add more construction jobs if there were enough qualified workers. In response to…

JAM – Joint Associations Mixer, June 15

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The Green Building Council SWO has coordinated participation of 20+ related professional organizations to meet at networking events known as Joint Association Mixers or JAMs.  The first JAM held in March was a success, so a second meeting has been planned. The next JAM is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM at…

CSI Dayton/MV Ron Woeste Construction Products Show, May 17, 3-8 PM

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The Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of CSI will hold its Annual Ron Woeste Construction Products Show on Tuesday, May 17th, 3-8 PM at Memorial Hall. There will be 25 Exhibitors displaying the latest in Industry Products/Services; 2 Education Sessions; plenty of food and beverages; and time to network with area professionals. Education Sessions include: 4:15 – 5:15…

MVACP Meeting, May 26, 2016 @ 3 PM, DBX


The Miami Valley Alliance of Construction Professionals, MVACP, is a partnership of Construction Contractors Associations and their affiliated Labor Organizations. with the following goals: To Maintain involvement in the industry’s efforts to promote the best contracting practices; and To Maintain an active involvement in our Community to advance the market interest of its Members and their…

Area Educators Attend Breakfast & Expo Outreach & Recruitment Event

Breakfast & Expo, Coordinators’ Roundtable

On Wednesday, April 13th, the Miami Valley Building Trades Apprenticeship Group held its Annual Breakfast & Expo at the Electricians Conference Center.  40 Educators attended the event to gather information to take back to students regarding viable career pathways in the Construction Industry through apprenticeship training. Randy Fox, Executive Director, AGC, West Central Ohio Division, opened the program with…