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.
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.
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...
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 28, 2007
The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter held a Winter Gala on Jan. 12 at Fountainhead Country Club in Hagerstown. Officers and directors were installed during the annual chapter business meeting. Officers and directors for 2007 are: M. James Rock, GRC General Contractor Inc., chairman; Jeff E. Deardorff, Fayetteville Contractors Inc., chairman elect; Darrell D. Brechbill, Brechbill & Helman Construction Inc., past chairman; Joan L. Warner, ABC, president; Greg W. Brown, Waynesboro Construction Co. Inc., secretary; and Timothy R. Campbell, Callas Contractors Inc., treasurer.