2018 safety

The 2018 NE Ohio Safety Expo is fast approaching! Are you all set to attend?

This year’s all-day Expo will be held on October 12, 2018 at TCTC (Trumbull County Career and Technical Center) in Warren, Ohio.

The event includes 37 quality educational sessions, which will benefit all employers, regardless of business type. The Expo area will feature more than 50 safety, health and workers’ compensation products. Please be sure to visit the Expo area between sessions and during the lunch period.

And for the second year, employers who are enrolled in the ISSP (Industry Specific Safety Program) can get a loss prevention activity credit by attending three one-hour educational sessions. Please mark on the registration flyer if you are participating in the ISSP program to ensure getting the activity credit. Event management is also working on getting the Expo approved for HRCI and SHRM certification credits.

The $35 event ticket includes a light continental breakfast and a box lunch provided by the Italian Marketplace in Niles.

Here’s the registration form, which should be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to TCTC, who is hosting the event, managing registration, and collecting the fees: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/downloads/blankpdf/NEOhioSafetyConference.pdf

For general questions on educational sessions or exhibitors contact David Costantino at 330-301-5825 or email at [email protected].

For registration questions, payment issues or need help registering contact Mary Kay Papas at 330-847-0503 Ext. 1600 or email at [email protected].

A sweeping 42-7 victory by our YSU Penguins over the Valparaiso Crusaders was the perfect ending to another great Builders/AIA football tailgate!

The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and the AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter held its annual YSU Tailgate Party on Saturday, prior to the YSU-Valparaiso game. About 100 members and guests enjoyed the sunny weather and a great networking opportunity with fellow members and attendees from the AIA.

Before the game, attendees were treated with live music, ice cold beverages, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, chicken, spare ribs and pulled pork, all catered by Barry Dyngles.

Thanks for a great day, everyone!

Pallante Concrete Construction’s Anthony Pallante and Jon Wike are the latest to join The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The Boardman, Ohio, company has provided concrete construction throughout Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania for more than two decades.

PCC projects range from industrial buildings and manufacturing facilities to mixed-use developments and multi-story structural concrete. The company provides accurate layout with total stations, experienced supervision, critical path scheduling, and a dedicated workforce. Its services include: Foundations, Cast In Place Walls, Laser Screeding/Super Flat Slab on Grades, Excavation, Laser Grading, Complete Sitework, Extruded Curbs, Robotic Layout, Reinforcement Installation, Elevated Slabs, Stamped & Custom Designed Concrete, Light Demolition/Removal.

For more information, contact Anthony Pallante or Jon Wike, or visit the Pallante Concrete Construction website.

The membership of The Builders Association represents a diverse group of talented men and women, who work in the field and offices of our region’s construction community, everyday. Labor Day is an excellent time to thank each and every one of you for your hard work and dedication all year long.

Did you know that Ohio recognized Labor Day as a well-deserved holiday four years before the federal government did? Check out this brief historical article about Ohio and Labor Day.

On behalf of the Builders Association staff and officers, I wish all of our members and their families a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!


1st place team, Mike Kapics, Josh Toot, Dan Schavone Jr., & Griffin Todd

Outstanding weather complemented sell-out attendance at this year’s Builders Association Annual Golf Outing. Held at The Avalon @ Squaw Creek on Monday, August 20, the scramble format was extolled by sunshine and camaraderie, as 31 teams competed for 1st place, hole prizes and a chance for a $10,000 hole-in-one prize.

Congratulations to the winning team of Mike Kapics, Josh Toot, Dan Schiavone Jr. and Griffin Todd of Hill, Barth and King LLC.

Second Place went to Jim Santini, Jason Santini, Larry Stacey and Rodney Ramsey of Santini Builders Inc.

Hill, Barth and King’s Nick Odille, Sean Williams, Carl Greenaway and Kevin Dahl won third place.

The Combined team from Boak and Sons Roofing and Farmers National Bank of Chris White, Brandon Libert, Breen Bannon and John Petrony was awarded the most honest.

Rick Vesey of Connell Inc. was our raffle drawing’s grand prize winner. Rick won a set of golf clubs, including woods, irons, and a bag.

1st Place, putting contest: Mike Mann

Those earning skill contests are as follows:

  • Mike Mann of ER Hart won the title of the best putter and a new Garmin Watch.
  • Closest to the pin: Jim Breese, Jeremy Smith, Greg Kazee and Chris Durkin.
  • Closest to the pin on the second shot: Greg Evans, Kim Phillip, and Mark Gill.
  • Longest Putt: Kevin Dougherty, Jim Santini, Angelo Solis and Tom Hutch.
  • Longest Drive: Dave Eyester, Greg Tisone, Jeremy Smith and Griffin Todd.
  • Straightest Drive: Greg Strollo and Bill Hoodin.
  • Shortest Drive: Nate Shellico.

Unfortunately, we did not have a winner of the $10,000.00 cash prize for the hole in one, which was sponsored by Neil Smith of Huntington Insurance.

The Builders Association expresses its gratitude to ANCORA for providing prizes for the first, second and third place teams and the most honest place participants, and to Hill, Barth and King LLC for sponsoring the putting contest.

The Builders Association is also grateful for the donations provided by Bodine Perry LLC, BeneSys Inc., Yurchyk & Davis CPA’s, Cowden Associates Actuaries and Consultants, And Co. Consulting, PNC Institutional Management, L. Calvin Jones, J.P. Marsh & Co. and for raffle prize donations provided by CompManagement, Bodine Perry LLC, Yurchyk and Davis and George Wilson Company.

Finally a special thanks to the Builders Association’s Golf Outing Committee of Jeff Donatelli, Sam Boak, Scott Froelich, Jeff Mason and George Johnson for making the 2018 Summer Golf Outing an enjoyable and eventful day.

Check out our Facebook page for a full album of this great annual event.

The Builders Association congratulates Diamond Steel Construction Company on its 90th anniversary as an active member of the region’s construction community.

The company was launched in downtown Youngstown in 1928 by Clarence Smith, Sr.. It is led today by company president Dave Collins, himself a legacy of the company’s origin. The company and its interesting history was recently highlighted by the Youngstown Business Journal.

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“Diamond Steel has skilled, qualified people with the right attitude and equipment to complete a job properly,” said Builders Executive Vice-President Kevin Reilly. “It’s a great formula for success, as they have illustrated for 90 productive years. We congratulate them on their milestone achievement.”

Diamond crews are experienced in erecting structural steel, assisting with building or plant repairs, erecting overhead cranes and handling concrete reinforcement assignments. The company is a signatory to various union labor national maintenance agreements, including the Ironworkers, Operating Engineers, Teamsters, Boilermakers and Millwrights.

Work is primarily done in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio, but Diamond Steel also works in Western PA, Northern West Virginia, Cleveland, Toledo, and Southern Michigan.


The Builders Association is happy to welcome two new members: Sam Maderitz of Maderitz Concrete, Inc., and Charles Foust of Foust Construction, Inc. Read more

The Builders Association welcomes its newest member, David A. Grayson of Miller-Yount Paving. Read more

The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western PA welcomes two new members: The law firm of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC and Yurchyk & Davis CPAs, Inc. Read more