Category Archives: Association News and Events

The ARA Foundation to award $128,500 in scholarships

MOLINE, IL — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation awards numerous scholarships in effort to attract talent to the equipment and event rental industry. For the 2022-2023 academic year, $128,500 will be available to students seeking higher education through trade schools, universities, and community colleges. In total, 66 individual scholarships are available with […]

CDRA expands member services with new Gypsum Recycling Committee

Chicago, IL – A new Gypsum Recycling Committee has been formed by the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) to help those involved in the industry grow the recovery rate for the commonly found material. Post-consumer gypsum, largely derived from waste drywall, has been difficult to recover from the construction and demolition material stream. Over […]

MEMIC lauds Kennebec Lumber Company with 2021 Award for Injury Management

PORTLAND, MAINE – The MEMIC Group, workers’ compensation insurance specialists, has named Kennebec Lumber Company, of Solon, Maine, one of four winners of The MEMIC Award for Excellence in Injury Management for 2021.   Nominated by MEMIC claims staff, Kennebec Lumber Company was considered the best among more than 20,000 policyholders insured by MEMIC when […]

Fulfill your education needs now

Do you have all your continuing education for the year? If not, visit the IECA eHub! IECA offers more than 100 courses in the IECA eHub. With courses available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can log on when and where you want! Take the time to get up-to-date on IECA Design Standards. […]

Sixth Circuit dissolves stay allowing OSHA to move forward with implementation and enforcement of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

From AGC of America: On Friday, Dec. 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This decision allows OSHA to proceed with implementation and enforcement of the rule issued on November 5, 2021. AGC is a party to […]

Inaugural ASCC/TCA Safety Summit held

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, held their inaugural ASCC/TCA Safety Summit in Houston, TX, on November 12. The event brought together those responsible for safety in their companies for a day of information exchange. Safety professionals from ASCC and TCA members […]

US Composting Council redesigns advocacy web pages with new tools & organization

RALEIGH, NC – The US Composting Council unveiled a new suite of web pages that provides more user tools for members and composting advocates and organizes top composting issues for easier navigation. “This in part fulfills one of the Council’s major Strategic Plan goals” said Frank Franciosi-Executive Director.

Save the date: C&D World

March 13-15, 2022 | Atlanta, GA   CHICAGO, IL  – C&D World 2022, the gathering place for the C&D industry, will take place March 13-15 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, located in the heart of midtown. This annual meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) will feature cutting-edge and innovative sessions that help […]

John Somers named AEM Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector

MILWAUKEE  – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced it has named John Somers as its vice president, Construction & Utility Sector, effective immediately. Somers replaces Megan Tanel, who will succeed Dennis Slater as AEM President effective January 1, 2022. Somers will be responsible for the strategic direction of construction and utility programs and services […]

ARA forecast continues to call for significant increases in revenue and investment

MOLINE, IL— The outlook for equipment rental revenue, comprised of the construction/industrial and general tool segments, remains positive for 2021 and beyond. The updated third quarter forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA) today at The ARA Show™ 2021 in Las Vegas, shows equipment rental revenue to exceed $47.6 billion in 2021, a 3 […]

New webinar series: Get Erosion and Sediment Control to Work for You: Saving Time and Money While Protecting the Environment

Attend the new October webinar series Get Erosion and Sediment Control to Work for You: Saving Time and Money While Protecting the Environment. First take a step back to the basics of erosion control with a look at the importance of controlling erosion on site. Then dive into the importance of planning and investing in […]

Join peers February 15 – 18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Registration is Open! We can’t wait to bring everyone safely together again to learn and connect at the IECA Annual Conference and Expo  in Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 15-18, 2022. With over 100 preconference and education sessions, we’ll provide training on solutions to industry problems, feature leading research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory field tour, […]

2021 IECA Northeast Regional Conference

The IECA Northeast Chapter cordially invites you to join us Nov. 2-4 at our 2021 Regional Conference 2021. We will be meeting in historic and beautiful Plymouth, Massachusetts. The conference will be held at the incredible Hotel 1620 in the Plymouth Waterfront District. We are excited to once again meet in person to network, enjoy […]

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

July New Business Volume Up 9 Percent Year-over-year, Down 5 Percent Month-to-month, and Up Nearly 9 Percent Year-to-date WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business […]

China Non-Road Stage IV Emissions Regulations: What manufacturers need to know

China Non-Road Stage IV Emissions Regulations: What manufacturers need to know

The full implications of China’s Non-Road Stage IV (NR IV) Off-Road Emissions Regulations are just now beginning to come into focus as manufacturers begin to understand the their requirements. And while they are widely – and rightly – perceived as engines emissions requirements, machine manufacturers need to possess a strong understanding of China’s NR IV […]

2021 IECA Northeast Regional Conference registration is now live

Attend the 2021 Northeast Conference Nov. 2-4 in Plymouth, MA to join a community of erosion and sediment control and environmental compliance professionals. The conference will explore advancements in the industry and collaboratively discuss how to put technology, science, and solutions into practice. Sessions will focus on relevant wetland and shoreline restoration, stormwater management, climate […]

America’s economy rides on interstate highways 

America’s economy rides on interstate highways 

System Turns 65 on June 29; Remains Backbone of U.S. Economy WASHINGTON – The development of the 48,000-mile Interstate Highway System (IHS) has been a driving factor in a 340 percent growth in the nation’s gross domestic product over the past 65 years from $3 trillion to today’s $19 trillion, according to research from the Washington, D.C.-based […]

ASCE statement on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passage of the Invest in America Act

Jean-Louis, Briaud, Ph.D., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued the following statement regarding the passing of the INVEST in America. “The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) […]

OSHA Recordables Relative to the COVID-19 Vaccine

OSHA Recordables Relative to the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided guidance to employers regarding recordables related to the COVID-19 vaccine. OSHA outlined when an employer is required to record an adverse reaction on its OSHA 300 Logs.In their document, COVID 19 – frequently asked questions (FAQs) issued on April 20, 2021, OSHA states that recordables incidents […]

President Biden’s tax plan would hit small and family-owned businesses the hardest: ABC

President Biden’s tax plan would hit small and family-owned businesses the hardest: ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to reports that President Biden will tonight announce tax increases as he details his American Families Plan, Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement: “The president’s anti-growth tax increases will not only fail to raise the revenue needed to support his new government programs but will also hit our […]

ABC statement on President Biden’s first 100 days in office

ABC statement on President Biden’s first 100 days in office

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s first congressional address, Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following statement from Michael Bellaman, its president and CEO, on key merit shop construction industry priorities that should be considered by the administration. “As President Biden prepares to address a joint session of Congress, Associated Builders and Contractors recommends that he […]

International partners celebrating ICAW together

International partners celebrating ICAW together

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the organics recycling industry. It is celebrated in many countries throughout the world annually during the first full week of May. Started in Canada over twenty-five years ago, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations […]

ABC reacts to Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework

ABC reacts to Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement in reaction to the Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework: “Enhancing global competitiveness and creating jobs should be the cornerstones of any plan to modernize our crumbling roads, bridges, schools and utilities,” said Michael Bellaman, president and CEO of ABC. “The Republican infrastructure framework would serve […]

HNTB inks five-year deal to serve as exclusive sponsor of ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP)

HNTB inks five-year deal to serve as exclusive sponsor of ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP)

HNTB, one of the world’s leading infrastructure firms, is confirming its commitment to developing the next generation of transportation construction policy advocates with an exclusive, five-year sponsorship of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP). The sponsorship coincides with the ILDP’s 25th anniversary. The ILDP provides attendees with […]