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ABCSEMI.org has a new look! In early July, the team at ABC SEMI launched the new website to provide more access to services and information from the association to members. As contractors and professionals in the construction industry, it was essential to adapt the website to be compatible on mobile devices, so members can always reference their ABC benefits. We’re...
This year marked the 50th anniversary for ABC Southeastern Michigan. The year included the addition of the Freedom Room, a record number of students attending the Southeast Michigan Construction Academy and the first ABC Gala. Over 50 years, the Southeastern Michigan chapter has grown from six members to more than 260 with no plans of slowing down. Within that membership,...
Like many contractors during the pandemic, brothers Jeff and Stephen Strait, owners and operators of our newest ABC member, Sparkle Blinds, found themselves in a health crisis. No, it wasn’t necessarily COVID, although that certainly complicated things. It was brother Stephen’s kidney failure and the only immediate match, his brother Jeff—now what is a company to do? With the...
The Holly, Michigan-based ABC electrical contractor is literally charging ahead of the competition as one of the largest electric charging station providers in the nation! According to Byron Muonio, chief operating officer for State Electric Company, the government’s increasing demand to curb carbon emissions has created a high demand for electric vehicles, and they are making it their mission...
The race for the 2022 Michigan Governor election is in full swing and the Michigan chapters of the Associated Builders and Contractors are glad to endorse Tudor Dixon for governor. ABC of Michigan, which is the political advocacy arm for Southeastern, Greater, and Western Michigan, reviewed each candidate running for governor this year. After a detailed review, the Government Affairs...
Jeff Campbell, vice president at Campbell Industrial Contractors, Inc. has returned to his alma mater on the board of directors. Campbell attended school here “quite a few years ago” he said, and long-time mentor Jim Struble recently encouraged him to fill a spot and get involved at the construction academy again. Campbell said this is an opportunity for him to...
A rainy afternoon at Jimmy John’s Field did not stop the staff from celebrating the largest graduating class in the school’s 36-year history.On May 15, 79 students (52 electrical and 27 carpentry) walked across the stage to receive their diploma in the skilled trades. In an address to the graduates and their families, the SEMCA board chair Tad Martin, owner...
From a licensed plasterer and builder for the last 28 years to the director of safety, Drew Maltese is taking on a new role with the Southeastern Michigan chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. “I’ve been in the business of construction for nearly three decades, and a part of ABC locally and nationally for six years,” Maltese said. “I...
The ABC staff welcomed members, political candidates, and guests to the Southeastern Michigan chapter office in early May to debut the new networking space. Dubbed the Freedom Room, this new space is a resource for ABC SEMI members looking to network within the association and increase business. This is also a place where member companies can host team building and training...
May 4 was a momentous day to celebrate one accomplished man. Dedicated ABC member, board member and Merit Shop contractor Robert Clancy was presented the ABC Legacy Award for his contributions to ABC on a local, state, and national level. Clancy has been a long-time active ABC Southeastern Michigan member. A non-profit organization that runs off volunteers can allow for...
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