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As reported earlier in this newsletter, after 14 years as Director of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council of New Jersey and 33 years of BAC membership, Richard E. Tolson has retired.
In June of 2006, after a 2 plus year receivership, the International Union formed the ADC of NJ, appointing Rich as Director. As many of you are aware, Locals 4, 5 & 2 did not always have the best relationship. Rich was tasked with bringing 3 locals together under one umbrella and dealing with multiple personalities and issues. After some time, …
Dear Fellow Members:
Over the past several months, we’ve been forced to experience a change in our day to day, affecting us locally, as well as, globally. The disruptive COVID-19 has created a mindset, that has at times caused an agitating, distressful, and worrisome environment, which we’ve all had to battle, in various ways. Though this subject matter has affected us all, we still had to endure the day to day functionality of our work-place, our home, and social lives. With this writing, I’m hoping that everyone has been able to come through unscathed. The life and business models that …
A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO VALUED MEMBERS
American Art Stone & Diener Brick Co.
Steve West, owner and President of American Art Stone, donated cast stone engraved plaques for new signage above the Association’s Office door and the Bricklayers Local 5 Union Hall door at their offices in Bordentown.
Joe Mizeski with Diener Brick donated one cube of brick to the IMI/BAC Fairfield Training Center. Joe worked with Bob Alessandro to match the existing brick for an opening around a new garage door, after being installed at a lower height.…
The 2019 Annual ICE Meetings were held on October 29 – 30 in Washington, DC. Both days were filled with information on many topics affecting our industry today. Attendees walked away much more informed than when they first sat down on topics such as new technologies, silica evaluation and respirator programs, safety and ergonomics training, avoiding water infiltration claims through systemic approach and more.
Additionally, presentations covered:Collective Bargaining Data from across the country Trends in Fund Investments I-9 and undocumented workers Succession Planning IMI’s Contractor College Variable defined Pension Plans Business-Cycle & Growth Cycle Trend Analysis
We are always …
November 11-15 was National Apprentice Week. On Tuesday, November 12th BCIT held their Construction Apprenticeship Expo for BCIT students and Burlington County Middle School students. Representatives from all Construction Technology fields in Burlington County were on site with displays and job opportunity information, including the BAC ADC of NJ who had a hands on bricklaying demonstration. BAC Local #5 Apprentice Instructor Ren Engelhardt and Field Representatives Leon Jones, Jr., Lynn Canfield & Mario Cerrito, Jr. were on site to answer questions and assist with the demonstrations.
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! – COLD WEATHER MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
Masonry materials and their performance are affected by cold weather conditions. When temperatures hit 40*F Masonry Contractors should have a cold weather plan for implementing proper procedures for maximum performance of materials and safety of craftworkers in cold weather conditions.