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The Summit Company, Third Coast Electric and DiPonio Contracting were honored recently with ABC SEMI Excellence in Construction® awards for 2023. Their projects were selected from numerous applicants as the best the construction industry has to offer. According to president and CEO of ABC SEMI Keith Ledbetter, it was a night for merit shop contractors to shine.“Our contractors perform...
It’s November 11, 2023 – Harbaugh was just suspended, Michigan was gearing up to play Penn. State and the MSU Spartans took a trip to Columbus. But that doesn’t hold a candle to the students who spent that day competing in SEMCA’s 2023 Regional Craft Championship.Each year, level three and four students are given a written exam at school...
The holly was stored away this year and the palm trees were hauled into the shop for Christmas in Paradise. Members and partners gathered by the hundreds to take part in an annual tradition at ABC and come together to celebrate the joy of the season.“Our members work really hard throughout the year and by December, we know they’re...
It seems like the Southeast Michigan Construction Academy just announced the purchase of a building in Westland to build a new trade school, and now the staff and faculty are preparing to get students in the building for class.Construction was led by Dominic Maltese and his team at D.J. Maltese Construction Corporation. The school will feature a large shop...
Sean Fisher never imagined he would one day be the owner and operator of his own company. But through hard work, he did just that. Now that company is not only celebrating their largest project to date, but is recognized as an award-winning Excellence in Construction® recipient. He may not have planned it, but he has always let the...
Action Traffic Maintenance was founded in 1982 and began as a maintenance traffic barricading company but quickly realized that there was so much more opportunity to provide additional services to the heavy highway industry.“It was literally a sign that pointed us to entering the permanent signing industry, which is really our bread and butter now,” said Action Traffic president...
Tucked off of Sibley Road in New Boston, MI, you’ll find a paving yard loaded with heavy equipment, trucks and a man with the vision to turn a small paving operation into a full-service asphalt company.CB Asphalt Paving’s owner Craig Blankenship started with a truck, a hot box and a hunger for work at 17 years old. More than...
Ron Carnwath, owner and president of Cornerstone Industrial is a third-generation contractor. He got his start working alongside his grandfather on the dump trucks at a young age and from then on, it became his dream to work in construction.“My great grandfather got his start in electrical. My dad hated electrical, so my grandfather started a contracting company to...
The construction industry is no stranger to challenges, especially when it comes to containment. Traditional methods often fall short in terms of efficiency, cost and environmental impact. Enter Temporary Wall Systems Detroit, a franchise that promises to revolutionize the way we think about temporary containment.“Temporary Wall Systems Detroit offers a superior, rentable containment solution that outperforms traditional systems in...
A native to Syracuse, New York, Frank Mamat found himself in Washington D.C. practicing law at the National Firm in the late 1970s when he first connected with Associated Builders and Contractors.“At that time, ABC National had an in-house attorney by the name of Richard Martin. We met each other and he started telling me about the association. Next...
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