A group of sheet metal workers from Local Union 33 came to the rescue of the United Way of Youngstown in Mahoning Valley recently by assembling 150 bicycles for a summer children’s program.

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The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western PA announces a change to its Labor Relations Department. John Watkins, who served as Labor Relations Director for 12 years, retired at the end of 2014.

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A group of local construction professionals were installed last week as the 2015 officers and executive committee members of The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (The Builders). The election was held at The Builders’ Annual Meeting. The group, which will serve a one-year term, consists of:

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Carbis Walker LLP, long-standing member of The Builders Association, has recently merged with West Virginia-based firm Arnett Foster Toothman PLLC. Read more

The Builders announces new members Federated Insurance and ms consultants, inc.

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Two local construction companies have joined The Builders: Genax Enterprises, Inc., and Evets Oil & Gas Construction Services.

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A safety and health checklist could become part of the federal construction contract award bidding process if a proposal being drafted by an Occupational Safety and Health Administration advisory panel is adopted. Read more

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY.  Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die.  However, these illnesses and deaths are preventable. Read more

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The BWC’s Safety Council program allows employers to earn rebates on their workers’ compensation premiums by participating in their local safety council and reducing the frequency of workplace injuries.  Read more