ABC’s Construction Referral Service is the best single source for construction buyers all over the country to identify the right contractor for their project. The CRS refers thousands of ABC contractors to buyers every year. Local and national referrals are made through a computerized data base of members. Companies from all over the country who plan to work in our area call local office for member information.
Trains Your Work Force:
ABC is now the leading provider of craft training in the industry. Through its educational affiliate, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), the ABC Southeastern Michigan Chapter, provides craft training classes year round in 7 different trades. Classes held lead towards a certificate from ABC and the Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, thus resulting in a more productive tradesperson.
Educates Your Managers and Supervisors:
The ABC Southeastern Michigan Chapter offers its members classes on job-site supervision, safety training, scheduling, motivating employees and much more. Teleconferencing and other management classes help train your company’s key employees in their communications and management skills.
Legislative – ABC Keeps the Government Off Your Back:
Members are made aware of legislative action concerning open shop construction. Lobbyists in Lansing as well as Washington, D.C., work on your behalf to protect your business interest. Whether it’s keeping you informed of new OSHA/MIOSHA regulations or blocking anti-competitive legislation at the state and federal level, ABC is one of the most influential business groups in the United States.
Assists with Your Labor Problems:
When unexpected labor problems occur. ABC members get top priority from the most experienced labor counsel in the industry. Our chapter has labor attorneys available to answer your questions regarding business agents, pickets, boycotts, organization attempts or other labor related matters. A free phone call is part of your membership. Labor seminars are also available periodically throughout the year.
Saves Your Business Money:
ABC has marketing partnerships on critical construction services, substance abuse testing, and much more. Ask us to show you why membership doesn’t cost it pays!
Keeps You Informed:
ABC keeps you abreast of changes in the industry, and provides valuable information to help you perform your job faster, safer, and more cost effectively. As a member you will be mailed “Construction Executive” monthly from our national office. Four times a year you will also receive the chapter’s newsletter, “Contractors’ Choice”. Also, an annual Membership Directory and Construction User’s Guide is produced, listing our members statewide and the services they provide.
Helps You Network:
ABC members prefer to do business with ABC members. Our chapter provides a number of opportunities for you to meet with other member firms to help identify new opportunities and to help your business grow. At chapter dinner meetings, Generals meet Subs and vice versa, as well as suppliers and associates at these informative dinner or breakfast gatherings, usually with a guest speaker.
Recognizes Your Work:
ABC offers a variety of programs that promote your company to your most important audience… your clients. The Contractor In The Spotlight, Accredited Quality Contractor and Excellence in Construction Awards program, help you promote your firm’s unique capabilities to the community.
Offers You Better Benefits:
The ABC Insurance Trust offers you the best value for the money on group insurance programs and services. ABC also sponsors several low-cost retirement plans that you can offer to your employees.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance:
The ABC-Michigan Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund (ABC SIWCF) is a member run fund which significantly decreases Workers’ Comp costs through careful underwriting, aggressive claims management and the return of premium credits.
Company Policies and Procedures:
Standard operating procedures dealing with vacations, sick time, attendance and other company policies are available from the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of ABC. Also, policies and procedures have been developed and are explained in areas of job-site safety and drug abuse, cell phone use, and sexual harassment in the workplace. Workshops are held periodically to train in these areas.