Category Archives: Association News and Events

Lifting apprenticeship enters draft form

Lifting apprenticeship enters draft form

A draft proposal to develop an occupational standard for the provisionally titled ‘Lifting Equipment Technician’ apprenticeship has been devised, following a meeting of the Trailblazer Working Group (TWG). Convened by The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) on 27 and 28 March at the association’s headquarters in Huntingdon, the TWG worked with Sarah Walker, Relationship Manager […]

Construction input prices continue to rise, says ABC

Construction input prices continue to rise, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Construction input prices increased 0.9% in April on a monthly basis and 2.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Nonresidential input prices rose 0.9% compared to March and are up 2.8% on an annual […]

LEEA celebrates 75th anniversary with forward vision

LEEA celebrates 75th anniversary with forward vision

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is celebrating its 75 years since its first meeting, held on 3 June 1944, when nine people representing eight chain testing houses met at the Great Eastern Hotel, near Liverpool Street Station in London. It was at this meeting that the idea to form an association to take on […]

Juliano Named ARTBA General Counsel

Juliano Named ARTBA General Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC — Richard A. Juliano has been named general counsel of the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), effective May 1. Juliano, who joined ARTBA in 2002 as director of special projects, has served in several roles over the past 17 years, most recently as senior vice president for policy. Since 2004, […]

Mike Johnson talks infrastructure on radio tour

Mike Johnson talks infrastructure on radio tour

Mike Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, recently appeared on radio stations in Celina, Ohio, Northwest Washington, and the Quad Cities Region of Iowa and Illinois to discuss President Trump’s infrastructure meeting with Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer. Hear what Johnson had to say about the meeting here and about the cost of poor infrastructure here.