At its annual business meeting on December 2, members of the Builders Association elected the 2016 slate of officers and executive committee members. This group of local construction industry veterans will all serve a one-year term:


The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors will host a public forum Thursday, Dec. 3 in Youngstown for area business owners, medical providers, stakeholders, injured workers and other interested parties.

From all of us here at the Builders Association, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Kevin Reilly, executive vice president of The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, is the 2015 recipient of the Salute to Labor Achievement award, presented by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber at its annual Salute to Business Breakfast on Sept. 3. The annual award recognizes labor officials or groups who exemplify cooperative labor-management teamwork […]

On behalf of The Builders, we wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day Holiday!

Mahoning Valley’s Roofers Joint Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications for roofing apprentices. Wages start at $12.22 (plus $2.90 in benefits) per hour for first year apprentices. Those numbers grow with each year of training. Upon completion of the 5-year apprenticeship program, the current pay rate for journeymen roofers is $24.44 per hour with an additional $15.82 in benefits (i.e. Pension & Medical).

The Builders Association held its Annual Golf Outing at Avalon @ Squaw Creek on Monday, August 17, 2015 for 116 golfers.

The Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Program will accept applications for a class of Cement Finisher Apprentices.  The following is the progression of wages for Cement Finisher Apprentices: 1st 500 hours Cement Finisher Apprentice:  $12.85 per hour + $12.05 in benefits 2nd 500 hours + 6 months Cement Finisher Apprentice:  $14.28 per hour + $12.05 in benefits 3rd 500 hours + 6 […]

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces, which could prevent hundreds of serious injuries every year.

Check out a great feature from the Youngstown Business Journal about the Estimating Competition program!