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February 26, 2012
The following courses will be offered at Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown: CPR/AED and First Aid     Instructor: Doug Walker Monday, March 12, 8 a.m. to noon.   Registration deadline: March 1 American Safety and Health Institute card issued upon completion. Cost: ABC members, $60; nonmembers, $90 Class minimum: five; class limit: 20 ARC Flash Compliance Training    Instructor: Bob Ruggles March 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course will inform you of the dangers of arc flashes.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter will hold its annual crab feed Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 5 p.m. at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road in Williamsport. Tickets cost $45 per person. The deadline to buy tickets is Sept. 6. The menu includes crabs, chicken, crab soup, hot dogs, coleslaw, corn on the cob, snacks, water, iced tea and keg beer. A cash bar will be available. RSVP by Sept. 6 by calling 301-739-1190 or sending an email to darlene@abccvc.com .  
NEWS
October 17, 2009
The Cumberland Valley chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) recognized the area's top 2009 construction projects Sept. 17 during its Excellence in Construction-STEP awards celebration at Fountain Head Country Club. Awards were presented to the following first-place winners: o Category A-1 Commercial Construction, less than $2 million - MK Specialty Contracts Group, Frederick, Md., for the 167th TFR Federal Credit Union o Category A-2 Commercial Construction, $2 million to $5 million - Morgan-Keller Inc., Frederick, for Stone House Square o Category A-3 Commercial Construction, $5 million to $10 million - Morgan-Keller Inc. for the Aloft Hotel o Category A-4 Commercial Construction, $10 million to $25 million - Morgan-Keller Inc. for RIV 5 o Category C-1 Historical Renovation less than $2 million - Warner Construction, Frederick, for The Black Hog Restaurant o Category C-2 Historical Renovation, $2 million to $10 million - GRC General Contractor Inc., Zullinger, Pa., for the Robert Moton Center o Category D-1 Industrial less than $5 million - Warner Construction for the Light Truck Service Center o Category F-1 Institutional less than $5 million - MK Specialty Contracts Group for Frederick Community College o Category F-2 Institutional l, $5 million to $10 million - Brechbill & Helman Construction Co., Chambersburg, Pa., for the C-5 Replace Fire Station o Category G-1 Interior Renovations/Restoration...
NEWS
March 8, 2009
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. recently held its Excellence in Construction awards at Fountain Head Country Club. Winners of first-place awards (and their projects) were GRC General Contractor Inc. (Orthopaedic Associates), Warner Construction (Cortland Park, 605 N. Bentz St. and Warner Construction office building), Rockwell Construction (Fountain Head Country Club), Morgan-Keller Inc. (Wells Fargo Mortgage headquarters), Brechbill & Helman Construction (Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter)
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 18, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - North Locust Street it is. That's where the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is planting itself after years of bouncing around. On Tuesday, the chapter unveiled a name for its new home: Barr Construction Institute. The title honors the Barr family, notably Jack E. Barr, a charter member of the chapter. His son, John F. Barr, president of Ellsworth Electric Inc. of Hagerstown, which was his father's business, has donated $200,000 to help renovate the building.
NEWS
February 19, 2006
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors has listed the winners of its annual Professional Trades Competition, held Jan. 28 at its training facility at 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown. Students from the third- and fourth-year ABC apprenticeship class competed against one another to win a trip to the national convention to be held March 17 in Las Vegas. Morris Schenk and Chris Ostrander will compete in the national competition. Local winners were: Carpentry: first place, Shannon Jays, Howard Shockey & Sons; second place, Mitchell DeLashmutt, Tri-Com USA; third place, Josh Wilderson, GRC Contractor Inc. Electrical: first place, Morris Schenk, Barnhart Electric; second place, Matthew Souder, IEC&S Inc.; third place, Jeffrey Entsminger, IEC&S Inc. HVAC-R: first place, Chris Ostrander, LH Cranston; second place, Jeff Schaeffer, Fidelity Engineering.
NEWS
July 30, 1998
"The American Game," the ABC special on Little League baseball featuring Washington County's National Little League, will air today. The "Peter Jennings Reporting" program will air from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Channels 2 and 7. Producer Martin Smith and associate producer Neeraj Khemlani followed Little Leaguers through the regular season and local championship tournament last summer.
NEWS
August 2, 2004
Monday, Aug. 2 8 p.m. on ABC "Battle of the Bridges" Tiger Woods and Hank Kuehne face Phil Mickelson and John Daly in a made-for-TV golf event at Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (ESPN2 will cover the early stages for an hour, starting at 7 p.m.) 9 p.m. on the Discovery Channel "Animal Games" Which animals are the best athletes? Through the wonders of computer animation, this program turns various species into roughly human size and shows how high they could jump, how fast they could run, etc. Sportscasters James Brown and Cris Collinsworth will be on hand to lend some authenticity to the proceedings.
NEWS
May 25, 2008
More than 150 construction professionals participated in the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter, fourth-annual general contractors showcase at Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown. General Contractors who set up displays were: Brechbill and Helman Construction Inc.; Callas Contractors Inc.; GRC General Contractor Inc.; Minghini's General Contractors Inc.; Morgan Keller Construction; and Waynesboro Construction Co. Inc. Sponsors for the event were: HPG Windows and Doors; Just Wood Industries; The Blue Book Building & Construction; and United Rental Aerial Equipment.
NEWS
August 31, 2003
The Cumberland Valley Technology Center, the Education Division of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, is accepting applications for apprenticeship, craft training, maintenance, upgrade and industrial classes. The center offers training in carpentry, electrical, HVAC-R, plumbing and welding. The program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia apprenticeship and training councils and the Veterans Administration.
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August 26, 2013
Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter will hold its annual crab feed Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 5 p.m. at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road in Williamsport. Tickets cost $45 per person. The deadline to buy tickets is Sept. 6. The menu includes crabs, chicken, crab soup, hot dogs, coleslaw, corn on the cob, snacks, water, iced tea and keg beer. A cash bar will be available. RSVP by Sept. 6 by calling 301-739-1190 or sending an email to darlene@abccvc.com .  
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NEWS
July 14, 2013
Associated Builders and Contractors, Cumberland Valley Chapter will host a golf outing Friday, July 26, at Black Rock Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The entry fee costs $95 per player, which includes lunch, goody bag, drinks, prizes, awards and dinner. For more information, call 301-739-1190 or go to www.abccvc.com .
NEWS
June 10, 2013
ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter will host a golf outing Friday, July 26, at Black Rock Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The entry fee costs $95 per player, which includes lunch, goody bag, drinks, prizes, awards and dinner. For more information, call 301-739-1190 or go to www.abccvc.com .
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2013
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” - Henry Ford Proving there is truth in the words of America's most famous mechanic, a former mechanic placed first in the most competitive division in Saturday's 2013 Associated Builders & Contractors Skills Competition. “I've got a lot of years on a lot of these people. I'm the oldest person in the class,” Steven Rhyne said. “I was a mechanic for a lot of years,” Rhyne, 58, has worked in the electrical department at Holcim US for the past three years.
NEWS
October 3, 2012
The following courses will be offered at the Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown: Rigging Level I and Signal-Person Training     Instructors: Jason Pickett and Bill Ramsey Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 to 11 a.m.    Cost: ABC members, $175; nonmembers, $225, plus textbook $15 Class minimum, three; class limit, 15 Confined Space     Instructor: Craig Pryor...
NEWS
August 29, 2012
The following courses will be offered at the Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown: CPR/AED and first aid Instructor: Doug Walker Thursday, Sept. 6, 4 to 8 p.m.   Registration deadline: Aug. 30 Walker has been a fire/EMS captain in the Washington, D.C., metro area for 23 years, and has more than 20 years of teaching experience. Cost: ABC members, $65; nonmembers, $90                     Class minimum: four; class limit: 20 Maryland backflow prevention certification Instructor: Jim Yacovissi Sept.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2012
Luke Dubois wrapped up a four-year trade school apprenticeship on Thursday night that might be the key to opening new doors in his career in the electrical field. “It's taken quite awhile, but it's worth it,” the 25-year-old Hagerstown native said. Dubois was one of 19 men who received graduation certificates from the Apprenticeship and Craft Training program administered by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. and the Barr Construction Institute.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2012
The following courses will be offered at the Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown: CPR/AED and First Aid   Instructor: Doug Walker Wednesday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration deadline, July 11 American Safety and Health Institute card issued upon completion. Cost: ABC members, $65; nonmembers, $90. Class minimum, four; class limit, 20. Maryland Backflow Prevention Certification   Instructor: Jim Yacovissi Friday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Registration deadline, July 20 Recertification, July 28 This is a state-approved certification course.
NEWS
March 25, 2012
The following courses will be offered at the Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown: OSHA 10-Hour Course Instructor: Ted Droneburg Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration deadline: April 11 This is a 10-hour certification course. Cost: ABC members, $115; nonmembers, $145   Includes OSHA book and pizza and soda at lunch on Wednesday, April 18. EPA CERT 608 Instructor: Bernie Bussard Monday, April 23, to Wednesday, April 25, 5 to 8 p.m. Registration deadline: April 16          Course is designed to prepare students for the EPA Section 608 technician certification exam.
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