Important Construction Labor Shortage Survey
AGC Needs Your Help to Measure the Scope of Construction Labor Shortages. Survey ends on August 15. The construction industry has experienced some very significant and sudden changes during the past few months that have led to dramatic changes in demand for work,...
OCA’s Akron-Canton and Cleveland Chapters had a great day for golf at Brookside Country Club in Canton last week. More than $2,000 was raised for the chapter’s scholarship funds and will be distributed this fall to local students pursuing construction-related careers.
Golfers wrapped up the event on the patio where first place and second place teams were announced along with the closest to the pin and long drive winners. Cocktails and dinner were the perfect way to end the event!
USDOT Requests Input on Changes to DBE Program
As part of the Federal government’s commitment to advancing equity and ensuring access to contracting opportunities, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modernize the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) program regulations. Spanning nearly 40 years and mandated by Congress, the DBE and ACDBE programs are intended to prevent discrimination, and remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination, against small businesses owned and controlled by disadvantaged individuals.
Member Referral Incentive
Did you know, when your company joined OCA, YOU became a part of something bigger—much bigger! You became part of the larger voice of our industry.
YOUR voice helps shape policy
YOUR voice help focus legislative advocacy
YOUR voice helps negotiate labor contracts
Can an Ohio Laborer Draw a Pension and Continue to Work
This question is often posed to OCA’s Labor Relations Director. There are multiple factors that affect the answer. We thought it would be helpful to include below, the response to that question posted on the Ohio Laborers’ Benefit Funds Website.
This is not a simple answer. It depends on where you work, what you do, how much you work, and how old you are.
You cannot work as a laborer or supervise laborers in this Fund’s jurisdiction and still receive your pension benefit until you are Regular Retirement age (60, 62, or 65 depending on when you last worked.)
OCA Member Discounts
As a qualifying OCA member, now may be the ideal time to explore the myriad discounts on products and services you may need, or may already be using at a higher rate.
For example, qualifying members can receive a corporate discount of 22% off Verizon monthly access fees.* Once your company has the discount, you can then offer your employees a discount of up to 18% off monthly access fees. Restrictions may apply.
To explore discounts on Verizon, office supplies, fuel (at the pump and in bulk) (gasoline and diesel), paint…and more…offered to qualifying OCA members through National Purchasing Partners, click on the following link. Or, contact Lynda Pomeroy at OCA to discuss these or other benefits of membership available to you!
Contracting Issues for 2022
2020 - 2022 taught contractors many lessons on material/labor availability, price escalation, and contractual allocations of risk. Prudent contractors will consider this in contracts moving forward.
Show Me the Money
Long gone are the days of large projects that are simply private or public. Large projects are multi-layered when it comes to funding. Federal, state, and local funds may be part of the funding for the development, adjacent infrastructure, and nearby improvements. Municipalities are using tax incentives, or forgivable grants, to spur development in their communities.
Upcoming EPA Webinars
Assistance and Resources from Ohio EPA and OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program
Environmental Regulations of Buisinesses In Your Community
Come to Barcelona & the 2023 OCA Convention for...
The art, the architecture, the fashion, the cuisine …
The modern neighborhoods, the old town …
The Michelin Star restaurants, the sidewalk cafes …
The spacious parks, the city skyline, the Mediterranean Sea …
Watch for trip details and registration coming in August
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VICTOR DIGEROMINO JR.
ROBERT J. DIGERONIMO
VICTOR DIGERONIMO SR.
FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS PAC
OHIO CONTRACTORS PAC GEOFF RINEHART
INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM IN SUPPORT OF
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2022
5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
WEDGEWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
9600 WEDGEWOOD BLVD.
POWELL, OH 43065
Click here for event details and registration information