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The Inland Pacific ABC Weekly Merit Shop News Watch is published every Tuesday, bringing you the latest information not only on ABC Plan Center projects, but other important and timely information to give your company the competitive edge!

What Does DOT Compliance Mean to You?

Federal regulations are something that every transportation company has to deal with. They cover everything from information on your employees to the placement of stickers on your vehicles. 

Following these regulations is simply NOT an option.

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Please Welcome ABC's Newest Member - Walt's Mailing Service

In 1954, Walt and Elaine Hiatt started Walt’s Mailing Service in the basement of their home to help local businesses. In those early years the mailing lists were run on a continuous strip of paper and rolled into the shape of a cylinder like adding machine tape. Then using a hand held machine each address was cut and glued to a mailing piece. Now, they handle all sorts of direct imprint addressing and variable data printing. They can also handle up to 200,000 mail pieces per day.

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Please Welcome ABC's Newest Member - TVR, Inc.

As TVR, Inc. business has grown, so has their comprehensive scope of HVAC/R design, construction, and support services for heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration systems. Their proven track record of strong, steady growth in a competitive industry is based on solid experience and a fundamental commitment to honest and open relationships. From design build and energy efficient renovations to sheet metal fabrication and troubleshooting, TVR is known as the HVAC & refrigeration experts. They are the “GO TO guys” for challenging projects, difficult problems, precise design and installation, and quality outcomes.

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Please Welcome ABC's Newest Member - Parsons Behle & Latimer

Parsons Behle & Latimer offers national expertise in a regional law firm. In addition to being the largest Utah-based law firm, Parsons Behle & Latimer is one of the oldest and best known firms in the Intermountain Region, offering litigation and business law services since 1882. The firm offers the resources and capabilities of a large and diverse firm, coupled with the highest levels of accessibility and responsiveness.

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Please Welcome ABC's Newest Member - Bales Construction, Inc.

Bales Construction, Inc. is a Washington State corporation that began operations in April of 1989. As a small general contractor, the new company immediately set out to establish its name and reputation in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas. Primarily targeting commercial construction remodels, Bales Construction successfully completed several projects and quickly became known for its attention to detail, excellent service, and quality craftsmanship. 

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Please Welcome ABC's Newest Member - All American Electric

All American Electric is an electrical contracting company that was established in 2011. They are just as comfortable working high-end commercial projects as well as doing the small residential jobs. Since the startup of the company, they have been fortunate enough to build many working relationships with their customers.

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OSHA Releases Final Rule Concerning Silica for the Construction Industry

On Monday, March 28, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a final rule that would drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of respirable crystalline silica for the construction industry. The changes are scheduled to take effect on June 23, 2016. Construction employers must comply with the requirements of the standard by June 23, 2017, except for requirements for laboratory evaluation of exposure samples, which begin on June 23, 2018. 

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U.S. Department of Labor's Final Persuader Rule

On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that will drastically redefine “persuader” activity under Section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). The final rule is scheduled to take effect on April 25, 2016 and applies to arrangements, agreements, and payments made on or after July 1, 2016. The final persuader rule is likely to be challenged in Congress and the courts.

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ABC Launches The 2016 Leadership Development Series

The Leadership Development Series helps supervisors, group leaders, and organizations meet the challenges of a rapidly changing business and industrial workplace. Each session concentrates on a critical performance requirement of today’s leaders. 

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Please Welcome ABC's Newest Member - Spokane Acoustics, Inc.

Since 1983, Spokane Acoustics, Inc. has been installing commercial suspended acoustical ceiling products in the Eastern Washington and North Idaho area. Their scope of work encompasses small patch and repair work, tenant improvement, large commercial, and public works project.

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