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Hardhats Mobilize for Highway Funding

More than two dozen U.S. associations and labor unions are preparing to lean on Congress in a big way to secure the Federal Highway Trust Fund before it goes broke.


New Leaders for RCMA, BCF, ASA

Industry veterans have been tapped to lead the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, the British Coatings Federation, and the American Subcontractors Association.


Battle Lines Drawn over Silica Rule

A showdown is quickly shaping up over a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, pitting a new group of construction employers against organized labor and safety ...


Congress Weighs Curbs on ‘Bid Shopping’

Subcontractors are hailing a new federal bill that would tie primary contractors firmly to their subcontractor commitments in order to end the practice of bid shopping.


ASA Advises Contractors on ‘Obamacare’

Subcontractors who must soon navigate the complex dictates of the new federal health-care law have a new guide from the American Subcontractors Association.


Contractors See New Laws in New Year

Liability in California, payments in North Carolina, and employment requirements in Pennsylvania are just a few of the legalities that have shifted for U.S. contractors, under new state laws...


FHWA OKs OH River Bridge Megaproject

The federal government has cleared the way for Kentucky and Indiana to move forward on the long-awaited $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges project, including a controversial $255 million tunnel...


Subs Warned of Pay Risk on Megaproject

Painters, access and coating suppliers, and other subcontractors who are eyeing a piece of the nation’s largest transportation megaproject risk not getting paid for the job, due to a drastic...


Contractors Join Immigration Law Fray

The American Subcontractors Association of Arizona has joined a group of business associations in challenging that state’s embattled immigration law and is urging immigration reform at the f...


Tax Breaks to Expire; Tips Offered

Without action from Washington, painters and other specialty trade contractors “could see a significant tax increase next year, as about 50 tax provisions expire at the end of this year,” th...


Painting Contractor to Lead ASA

A St. Louis painting contractor has been elected president of the American Subcontractors Association for 2012-13.


For Subs, Fine Print Gets Friendlier

Thousands of subcontractors in Texas, Alabama, California and Iowa are among those reaping major gains in laws and contracts nationwide, thanks to changes in multiple states in 2011, the Ame...


Contractor Bill Targets Slow Pay, Bid Shopping

The federal government is taking aim at two of subcontracting’s most loathed business practices: slow payments to, and the improper substitution of, subcontractors on federal projects.


Subcontractors Make Gains on Retainage

Subcontractors in Colorado and Alabama have scored victories in the industry’s nationwide push to minimize or eliminate the loathed practice of retainage.


ASA Mourns Sudden Loss of President

The American Subcontractors Association is mourning the unexpected death of president Timmy McLaughlin, a civil construction project manager who died Thursday night (June 9) after a non-work...


OSHA Revives Injury Reporting Rule

The federal government’s off-again, on-again proposal regarding reporting of sprains, RSI and other musculoskeletal disorders is on again.


House Bill Takes Aim at ‘Bid Shopping’

Contractors bidding on public construction projects would be required to name—and use—subcontractor listed in their bids, to prevent the practice of bid shopping, under a bill now under cons...


Painting Contractors Assume ASA Roles

Walter Bazan Jr., of Bazan Painting Company in St. Louis, MO, has received the American Subcontractors Association President’s Award and has been elected vice president of the organization.


ASA Elects Leaders, Certifies Ethical Contractors

Members of the American Subcontractors Association have elected construction executive Timmy McLaughlin as its 2010-11 president and have selected a slate of new officers.


Report Sees Laws Improving for Subcontractors

Despite a historically challenging economic environment, construction subcontractors scored major public policy victories at the state level this year, a new report concludes.


 
 
   

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