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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!

Announcing ABC / AGC Training Partnership!

The Inland Pacific Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to announce a training partnership with the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors. 

If you are an IPC-ABC member in good-standing you will now be able to utilize apprenticeship programs at NWAGC. NWAGC is currently approved in the following trades: Carpentry, Construction Laborer, and Heavy Equipment.

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Vertical Options Approved Apprenticeship Program

ABC is pleased to announce that our member Vertical Options in April 2015 had their Elevator Apprenticeship Program approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship & Training Council for the occupation of Elevator Constructor Mechanic. 

They are the very first independent elevator company in the history of Washington State to request and obtain this approval. 

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2015 ABC Legislative Conference

More than 400 ABC members went to Capitol Hill June 23-26 for ABC's 2015 Legislative Conference. The week was kicked off with the first annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit, which featured a lively discussion about supplier diversity within the construction industry. The event also included a Legislative Breakfast, which featured a panel discussion on key issues facing the industry and a day on the Hill where ABC members had the chance to meet with their representatives in the House and the Senate. 

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Congratulations Talia Brestar - Vice President of NAWIC

Please join the IPC-ABC Staff in congratulating Talia Brestar, Membership Coordinator, for being elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Vice President of the Spokane Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). 

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12 Tips to Survive Another "Nuclear Summer" -

After a harsh winter in many parts of the country, construction companies and their workers are now facing the opposite extreme. Already, many states are experiencing what safety consultant John Meola, CSP, ARM, calls “flat-iron” level heat.

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Introducing Carpentry 101 in Boise

This ten month long apprenticeship/craft training course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Orientation to the Trade; Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives; 

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ABC Young Professional of the Year Award

As the future generation of business leaders and executives, young professionals in the construction industry are very important to ABC. That is why we want to honor them and recognize the leading young professionals in the association with the new Young Professional of the Year Award

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Donate to Hard Hats, Hammers, & Hotdogs Today

The annual Hard Hats, Hammers, and Hotdogs (H4) event is right around the corner. Our goal is to raise $1,000 in donation for this tremendous event. It would just take 20 members to donate $50 for us to reach that goal. 

Students from around North Idaho participate in the annual Hard Hats, Hammers and Hot Dogs each year.This event was developed to introduce students to careers in manufacturing, construction, natural resources and health care.

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Craft Scholarship Opportunity with ABC National

The Trustees of the Trimmer Construction Education Foundation are excited to announce the Build Your Future scholarship. This opportunity is open to anyone who is currently pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through a NCCER accredited program or a state / federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility. 

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If You Want Your Company to Make More Money – A Customized Training Program is the Answer!

Here are the top 10 reasons why your company should have a customized training program:
1.       Training improves employee performance
2.       Training enhances company profits
3.       Training saves labor

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