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AGC, West Central Ohio Division Golf Outing, September 30, 2016

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The AGC, West Central Ohio Division Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, September 30th, Noon – 7:00 PM (Approx.)    The Outing will be held at Yankee Trace Golf Club in Centerville, OH.  Registration with lunch will begin at 11:00 AM and an Awards Banquet & Dinner will immediately follow golf. Please plan to attend a…

11th Annual Construction Career Expo, Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Career Expo 2015, Group

The 11th Annual Construction Career Expo has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  It will be held 9 AM – 12:30 PM at the Ohio Operating Engineers Training Center in Miamisburg, OH. In 2015, more than 600 students and chaperones from local high schools and career centers attended the Career Expo.  The goal of…

25th Annual Build Ohio Celebration, November 4, 2016


AGC of Ohio has scheduled the 25th Build Ohio Celebration for Friday November 4, 2016, 6-10 PM at the Hilton, Downtown Columbus. The Build Ohio awards program recognizes AGC of Ohio Members for their excellence in building.  The competition is open to all AGC of Ohio Member Contractors.  Build Ohio offers an excellent opportunity for Contractors…

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…