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Sep 21, 2021

What contractors, unions and workers need to know about vaccination issues 

Almost half, 46.4 percent, of U.S. construction/extraction workers—union and non-union combined—said they probably or definitely would not get vaccinated against the still-potent coronavirus, a new study shows. That’s the highest refusal rate among all occupations, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsbu...

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Jul 27, 2021

Photo Gallery of CCA 2021 Golf Outing

A total of 98 golfers took part in the 2021 CCA Golf Outing on July 26 at Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Hopewell Junction. The annual event was well received by CCA directors, members and their guests. The winning team, shooting a 59, was led by CCA 1st Vice-President Board of Director member

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Jul 19, 2021

Armistead shows the benefits of 3D technology

Bryan Armistead is the Field Technology Support Specialist who oversees Virtual Design & Construction and Field Labor Coordinator for Armistead Mechanical, one of the most successful industrial piping contractors in the tri-state area and one of the largest employers of plumbers and pipefitters in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley. ...

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Sep 13, 2021

Don’t Miss the Annual CCA Dinner

The Annual Construction Contractors Association Dinner returns on Thursday, October 14 at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. The feature guest speaker will be Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col Robert J. Darling, who grew up in Newburgh and later was a White House Airlift Operations Officer who was in the White House Bunker during the attack on<...

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Sep 01, 2021

Pre-Apprentice Graduates Look Forward to a Career in the Trades

The Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council working with the Hudson Valley Workforce Development Institute graduated the first class of the Pre-Apprentices in the Hudson Valley Build-N-Beyond program last month. The seven graduates completed the 8-week, 160-hours program that included academic classroom and hands-on trai...

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Aug 03, 2021

The Construction Industry’s Challenge to Attract Workers

By Earl R Hall, Executive Director, Syracuse Builders Exchange Ten years ago, construction industry executives anticipated that in just a few years there would be national and local shortage of skilled craftsmen and craftswomen. The data suggested a large percentage of those eligible would retire, and the next generation worker was not...

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Jul 28, 2021

READ: Summer Issue of “on the Level”

The new 76-page Summer edition of the CCA/FERCA/SMACNA magazine, “On the LEVEL” features a cover story on how the Construction Industry has embraced 3D Laser technology and how it can change your business. Is the Hudson Valley is experiencing a post-pandemic rebound? When can New York expect a Wage Theft Law that will go after

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Jul 19, 2021

Printeks uses smart technology for its clients

Inspired by the practical applications and advances in 3D scanning technology and 360-degree photos, Printeks Construction Documentation Services in Montgomery has created a better way to document existing conditions for design professionals, owners and developers. Senior scanning technician Andrew Romulo tells customers that with helm...

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Jul 16, 2021

Sisters in the Brotherhood Provides Opportunities

The Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) program continues to break down barriers, proving that jobs don’t have gender. The Sisters pre-apprentice program began in New York State (excluding the five boroughs) in 2015. Since that time about 150 women have been accepted into the now four-week pre-apprentice program that runs Monday – F...

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Jul 14, 2021

Kurt Kaehler named VP of Perreca Electric Co.

Newburgh – Kurt Kaehler has been named Vice President of Perreca Electric Co. Kaehler has been with Perreca Electric for 16 years, having held the position of Project Manager for 14 of them. During that time, he has managed some of Perreca’s largest projects and has been an essential part of the success of the Continue Reading: Kurt Kaehler named VP of Perreca Electric Co.

Jun 23, 2021

Employee Retention Credit Updates You Need to Know

A lot of confusion still exists surrounding who is eligible to claim the employee retention credit (ERC) and who isn’t. Luckily, the IRS released new guidance earlier this week regarding ERC to clarify retroactive changes made to the credit for the 2020 tax year and explain how employers who received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)...

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Jun 15, 2021

Training center set to reopen in Rock Tavern

After years of planning and months of construction The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Local 279 will move this fall back into their training center in Rock Tavern following a $3.5 million renovation of the facility. The 25,000 sq. foot building will now house a state-of-the-art training facility for apprentices an...

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Jun 10, 2021

CCA Golf Outing returns – but wait, there’s more!

After a year delay, golfers were finally able to hit the links for the 2020 CCA Golf Outing on June 7 at Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley. Nearly 80 golfers took part in the annual event that was postponned because of the pandemic. The CCA 2021 Golf Outing will take place on Monday, July Continue Reading: CCA Golf Outing returns – but wait, there’s more!

Jun 03, 2021

NY Senate Passes wage theft law that aids construction workers

The New York State Senate passed legislation on Wednesday to back New York’s construction workers in their fight against wage theft and help those seeking justice to navigate their claims against such crimes. The legislation holds contractors accountable and increases the likelihood that construction workers can secure the payments and...

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May 28, 2021

Maloney proposes millions for HV infrastructure projects

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney joined local elected officials, contractor and labor leaders in announcing a package of bills that would give hundreds of millions of dollars for multiple infrastructure projects throughout the Hudson Valley. At a news conference on the Newburgh waterfront, the Congressman proposed a series of six bills in wha...

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May 27, 2021

June Safety Advisor –

Subcontractor Selection & Control: Whether you’re a contractor who only hires a sub or two each year or a general contractor who hires hundreds of subcontractors annually, including subcontractor selection and control throughout the length of a project goes a long way toward the success of a project: June Safety Advisor

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May 25, 2021

Orange County Chamber names new President/CEO

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Heather Bell-Meyer will continue to serve as President and CEO of the nonprofit organization in a permanent position effective immediately. Bell-Meyer began serving as acting president and CEO in January 2021, previously holding the role of Director of Membership for the Chambe...

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Apr 29, 2021

Carpenters build free libraries for HV communities

Some 20 apprentices from North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Local 279 designed and built Little Free Library book-sharing boxes and bases at their Rock Tavern Training Center. The project was developed by State Sen. James Skoufis and the boxes were painted and decorated with literary scenes by local students and commu...

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Apr 21, 2021

Orange DA fights against wage theft

Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler says that wage theft and construction fraud costs taxpayers millions of dollars, risks the lives of residents who may be enter unsafe buildings and cheats local laborers, like members of Local 279 of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, the chance to earn a fair living w...

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Apr 16, 2021

Standing Up to Tax Fraud

Members of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Local 279 – clad in bright-green masks saying “Stop Wage Theft” – along with Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler, County Executive Steve Neuhaus and several state and county representatives held a rally Thursday in the county government...

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Apr 15, 2021

Spring 2021 “On the Level”

Only 30 percent of family-owned businesses last until the second generation, and only 12 percent will make it to the third generation. So how have some of the Hudson Valley’s most successful companies in the construction industry managed to overcome the odds? Century-old family-operated businsses share the secrets to their longes...

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Apr 01, 2021

Legoland readies to open its doors

LEGOLAND New York expects to welcome its first customers later this year, some two years after first foundation was poured on the $500 million theme park located off a new Route 17 Exit 125 in the Town of Goshen. The first major theme park to be built in the Northeast in decades was scheduled to Continue Reading: Legoland readies to open its doors

Mar 30, 2021

Resorts World to Revitalize Old Mall with New Gambling Hall

The casino operators who run Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County plan to open a new gambling hall with 1,300 video gaming machines in part of the Newburgh Mall. That move would position what could be a major player in the gaming industry at the nexus of two interstate highways. The new operation would employ 200 to 225 Continue Reading: Resorts World to Revitalize Old Mall with New Gambling Hall

Mar 12, 2021

Key details of the new stimulus package

PKF O’Connor Davies is monitoring details of the American Rescue Plan. Here are the latest details: elink.pkfod.com/m/1/46940558/02-b21070-01bdce136b484f87842e8321934d6fbb/2/80/f57f4423-f166-4053-a5b5-cc9b099d8eeb

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Mar 10, 2021

Bonura Hospitality Group Selling Anthony’s Pier 9

The Bonura Hospitality Group has reached a contractual agreement to sell Anthony’s Pier 9, a well-known wedding and catering facility in the Town of New Windsor. The sale is expected to close in June 2021. Bonura Hospitality Group will continue to operate its showcase facilities in the region, and will offer the Anthony’s Pier 9

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Mar 10, 2021

Larry Sturgis, Smacna member dies at 84

Lawrence J. Sturgis, former Vice President of Wolff & Munier, Inc. and Executive Vice President of SMACNA (Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors of Southeastern NY), died on March 7, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 84. Known to his friends as Larry, he was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended Erasmus Hall High School.

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Feb 25, 2021

March Safety Advisor – Analyzing Your Company’s Accident History

Employee injuries are costly to your business. Accident analysis identifies your company’s accident trends, which is a systematic approach to preventing employee injuries. – Read more here: March Safety Advisor

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Feb 15, 2021

Patricia Zugibe Named CEO of Holt Construction Corp.

Patricia Zugibe was named CEO of Holt Construction Corp., a full-service Construction Management and General Contracting firm headquartered in Pearl River, NY.  Zugibe joins Jack Holt, Chairman and Christopher Asaro, President in leading the executive management team into the next generation of construction services. She becomes the fi...

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Feb 12, 2021

February Safety Advisor

Understanding Worker’s Compensation Insurance February 2021 Safety Advisor

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Jan 18, 2021

Carpenters aid family

A very special thank you to Bill Banfield, Asst. Exec Secretary Treasurer, North Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters.  Bill helped arrange for Nelson Aguilar, Francisco Esparza and Raul Castro from Local 197 of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters to help a family in need.  These gentlemen generously contribut...

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Jan 11, 2021

Maughan new president of MSLC, Cusack-McGuirk to retire end of year

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) has named Daniel J. Maughan President of the organization.  Maughan will continue working closely as President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) with MSLC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joan Cusack-McGuirk, who will retire from Newburgh-based MSLC at the end of this year. Cusack-McGuirk’s career...

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Dec 21, 2020

Cuomo Signs Watered Down Version of “Substantial Completion” Bill

By Michael Catania Last year, Governor Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have standardized the definition and timing of Substantial Completion (“SC”) on public jobs. The bill returned to the governor’s desk this month and . . . .. he signed it! Was this a Christmas Miracle? Hardly. While some of the timing language was

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Dec 18, 2020

Winter 2020 “On the Level”

As the county and region continue to deal with the economic and health crisis caused by the virus, the outlook is no longer grim. Read how local leaders are addressing economic development in 2021 in the winter edition of “On the Level.” https://issuu.com/fishermears/docs/cca-winternews-2020-issuu?fr=sYjdmZTYxNDk4

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Dec 16, 2020

The Season of Giving

The annual CCA holiday event and charity drive had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic but that didn’t prevent Association members and building trade partners from donating more than $15,000 to regional charities. At left, CCA Executive Director Alan Seidman presents a check to Bill Vacca, Chairman of the Board of Dir...

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Nov 30, 2020

Richard Strain, CCA & SMACNA member dies at 87

Richard Chalmers Strain, former head of C.B. Strain & Son and a longtime member of the Construction Contractors Association, SMACNA and Sheet Metal Local 38, died at his home in Poughkeepsie on April 4, 2020. He was 87. Known by his friends as Dick, he was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on September 17, 1932,

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Nov 18, 2020

Laborers provide warmth and comfort to Newburgh families

Laborers’ Local 17 believes that every child deserves the warmth of cozy pajamas and a fresh pillow. Working under the Laborers’ International Union of North America’s (LIUNA) Feel the Care community outreach initiative, they made sure parents in Newburgh were able to provide these comforts for their children. On Nov....

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Nov 13, 2020

Laborers train for confined space rescue operations

Journeymen from Laborers’ Local 17 are taking part in a Confined Space Rescue class at the trades’ training facility in Newburgh. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), approximately 60 percent of confined-space fatalities are rescuers. “Some of the equipment has gotten newer, nicer, a lit...

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Oct 30, 2020

Perreca Electric named to top Specialty Contractor list

CCA member Perreca Electric was named by Engineering News Record to its list of the top 600 Specialty Contractors in the United States. The Newburgh-based company was ranked 382 among the top 600 specialty contractors in 2020. Perreca Electric, which has served the Hudson Valley for over 65 years, is led by President and Chief

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Oct 29, 2020

November 2020 Safety Advisor

In June, OSHA published its compliance directive, Inspection Procedures for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards, which aims to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when the agency assesses respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime and construction. Read more about the new direct...

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Oct 29, 2020

CCA Welcomes new member Delaware Engineering, D.P.C.

Delaware Engineering, D.P.C., founded in 1987 is a professional engineering firm with more than 60 engineers, scientists, planners and technicians dedicated to the success of every project. Their geography spans from New York’s Capital District throughout the upper and lower Hudson Valley through the Adirondack and North County Region ...

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Oct 21, 2020

CCA publication earns communication award

The Fall edition of the CCA/FERCA/SMACNA quarterly publication, “On the LEVEL” is the recipient of a gold award from the international MarCom Awards, which recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. On the LEVEL offers in-depth coverage and analysis of construction news and the...

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Oct 13, 2020

Iron Workers bring Tubman statue to Newburgh Library

Iron Workers Local 417 donated their time to deliver a bronze statue of Harriet Tubman to the plaza of the Newburgh Free Library on Monday, Oct. 12. Local 417 Business Manager Mike Gaydos, left, and Local 417 President Mike Stoddard, right, help Vice President Michael “Doc” Dunn maneuver the grader to install the 9-foot-tal...

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Sep 29, 2020

October Safety Advisor

October 4 -10 is Fire Prevention Week and October is Fire Prevention Month. Fire Prevention Month is a good time for employers to review (or develop if you don’t have one) your company’s fire prevention plan, train or retrain employees regarding evacuation routes and use of portable fire extinguishers and conduct annual ins...

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Sep 24, 2020

Military vets lead construction firm on Purple Heart project

Spearhead Construction Superintendent Jason Kowalski says that working on the $17 million renovation and expansion of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor takes on an even greater meaning. The Fort Montgomery-based company is lead by two female military veterans with strong ties to the region.

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Sep 18, 2020

Fall 2020 Publication

The new 64-page Fall edition of the CCA/FERCA/SMACNA publication, “On the LEVEL” has arrived! The cover story reveals how the trades train for tomorrow with their apprenticeship programs. Get an exclusive look at the new Purple Heart Hall of Honor set to open in November, how Danskammer will create union jobs as well as cle...

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Sep 15, 2020

Video: Battling the Coronavirus Pandemic

Meet the healthcare heroes at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall who were on the front lines battling a global pandemic https://youtu.be/Yzxyoh8rEkA

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Sep 15, 2020

Coming soon: New Purple Heart Hall of Honor

In the new 64-page Fall edition of “On the LEVEL”… get an exclusive first look at the $17 million renovation and expansion of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor that opens Nov. 11. Visitors will use state-of-the-art technology to help explain more than two centuries of military history and detail many of

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Sep 09, 2020

CCA Members named in ENR’s Top Firms

Congratulations to CCA members LeChase Construction, Pike Companies and Holt Construction for being named to Engineering News-Record top 400 US contractors, and to CCA Member Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants for being named in the top 200 to Engineering News Record’s top US Design Firms. Well done! You make us proud!

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Sep 08, 2020

Amazon warehouse project rises in Montgomery

Matt Stoddard, President of Ironworkers Local 417 explains that pre-cast walls are in place and structural steel is beginning to cover the shell around what eventually will be Amazon’s $75.2 million distribution center in the Town of Montgomery. Construction on the 1,010,880-square foot facility at the intersection of Routes 747 and 17...

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Sep 04, 2020

Skoufis: Quarantine out-of-state construction workers

State Sen. James Skoufis and 14 other New York State Senators sent a letter to Gov. Cuomo to reconsider allowing out-of-state construction workers on job sites without the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

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Sep 01, 2020

September Safety Advisor

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that the  7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls has been rescheduled for September 14-18, 2020. While OSHA postponed the event earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, employers are encouraged to promote fall safety virtually ...

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Aug 31, 2020

ShopRite Donates $250,000 to The Committee for the Families of War Veterans

Dan O’Kane, center, president of The Committee for the Families of War Veterans, accepts a check for $250,000 from Tom Urtz, right, vice president of operations for ShopRite Supermarkets Inc. The funds were raised from ShopRite’s annual Veterans Fundraising Campaign during the 2019 campaign year where 35 ShopRite stores throughout New ...

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Aug 25, 2020

CCA 2020 Golf Outing postponed until May 2021

We are truly sorry to have to tell you that we now have to add the CCA 2020 golf outing scheduled for October 8th, to the list of postponed or canceled events. We will schedule TWO golf outings in 2021! Our 2020 outing is now scheduled for late May 2021.  We will have our 2021 Continue Reading: CCA 2020 Golf Outing postponed until May 2021

Aug 05, 2020

Danskammer CEO talks union jobs and clean energy

Danskammer Energy CEO William Reid says a new $500 million gas-fired power plant in the Town of Newburgh will create well paying union jobs and bring much needed financial support to the region, as well as produce energy in a clean, environmentally-friendly way.

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Jul 30, 2020

August 2020 Safety Advisor

Safe & Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the success of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Safe & Sound is a year-round campaign to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program. Read more here: August...

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Jul 17, 2020

SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND A BRIGHTER HUDSON VALLEY

We know the Hudson Valley has a strong workforce. But too many new and expanding businesses are moving to states with lower taxes. We need to attract businesses that provide well-paying jobs for local families that grow the economy. Visit Brighter Hudson Valley to understand the crucial need for economic development and how phase-in ta...

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Jul 13, 2020

UNIONS ARE NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER

Bill Banfield who heads the carpenters union in the region, writes in an opinion in the Times Herald-Record, “Long before anyone had heard of COVID-19, organized labor was setting the standard for safety in the construction industry” and that “unions are needed now more than ever.” Read more…https://www.re...

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Jul 07, 2020

HONORING DAVE MACFARLAND

For the second time in 3 short weeks, we have lost a great friend and community leader.  Following the recent passing of former Construction Contractors’ Association Chairman Bob Armistead, the CCA mourns the loss of Dave MacFarland who died at his home in Newburgh on July 4, 2020. He was 77. Dave was Newburgh born Continue Reading: HONORING DAVE MACFARLAND

Jun 23, 2020

What Do OSHA and COVID-19 have in common? You Want to Avoid Them Both!

Many construction companies, with the safety of their employees and customers in mind, have enacted detailed COVID-19 safety plans. However, OSHA’s newly adopted COVID-19 policies have raised many questions, questions those plans cannot answer. Read why here: OSHA-COVID-19 Article

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Jun 23, 2020

July Safety Advisor

The Dig Safely New York, Inc. (DSNY) Certified Excavator Program in Safe Digging Best Practices has set a standard for training New York State professional excavators in the proper procedures of excavation. Read more about that program here: July Safety Advisor

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Jun 22, 2020

REMEMBERING ROBERT ARMISTEAD

On behalf of the Board of Construction Contractors’ Association, we extend our sympathies and join family and friends in mourning the loss of Robert T. Armistead, P.E.., who died peacefully at his home in Campbell Hall on Tuesday, June 16. He was 71. Bob exemplified a lifetime of leadership and charity.  His outstanding management of

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Jun 19, 2020

FIGHT FOR WORKER RIGHTS

Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler shut down construction work at a new Planet Fitness site on N. Windsor Highway Thursday after an inspection found possible Worker Compensation violations and the lack of a filed building permit. His office is issuing subpoenas for records regarding possible wage theft. “This is yet another ...

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Jun 12, 2020

Hand sanitizers can ignite, cause burns, experts warn workers

Although alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the liquid solutions – most of which contain isopropyl alcohol – are flammable and can cause burn injuries, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America is warning workers. https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/19954-hand-sanitizers-ca...

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Jun 09, 2020

Spring 2020 publication

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Jun 09, 2020

READ: SPRING ISSUE OF “ON THE LEVEL”

In the span of two months, the coronavirus crisis has demanded sweeping changes from the construction industry.  The expanded 52-page Spring edition of the new CCA/SMACNA/FERCA publication, “On the LEVEL” explores how businesses deal with the challenges of moving forward. Read how COVID-19 has impacted projects around the region, issue...

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Jun 05, 2020

HOOVLER TAKES FIGHT FOR WORKER RIGHTS TO COUNTY DA’S

By Barry Lewis, Vice President of Communications Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler says that while the Coronavirus pandemic has put a temporary halt on much of the construction industry, he is stepping up efforts to crack down on wage theft. He says that wage theft and construction fraud is costing taxpayers millions of dol...

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Jun 05, 2020

MID-HUDSON READY FOR NEXT PHASE OF REOPENING

The Mid-Hudson Region is expected to reach Phase 2 of the reopening of New York during the coronavirus pandemic by Tuesday, June 9, allowing for the opening of outdoor dinning, retail and professional services and drive-in and drive-thru graduations for students. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced graduation ceremonies will be allowed as long...

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May 28, 2020

MID-HUDSON REGION IS OPEN

Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester and Rockland counties, part of the Mid-Hudson Region, has met the seven metric requirements to reopen. Citing the need for infrastructure spending to boost the economy, Gov. Cuomo announced accelerated timelines for improvement projects at the city’s Penn Station and LaGuardia Airport. He...

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May 28, 2020

PPE SUPPLIES AVAILABLE TO CCA MEMBERS

Construction Contractors Association Executive Director Alan Seidman and Administrative Assistant Millie Rodriguez pack up gloves, thermometers, commercial wipes and masks that were ordered by CCA members to protect workers and customers. Members can contact the CCA office for information on how to place an order..

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May 28, 2020

CCA June Safety Advisor

As an employer, if your business operations were interrupted, resuming normal or phased activities presents an opportunity to update your COVID-19 preparedness, response, and control plans. Read more here: June Safety Advisor

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May 08, 2020

Interviewing local hospital CEO on current conditions

Joan Cusack-McGuirk, president and CEO of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh hospital shares how COVID-19 has impacted patients, staff and visitors to the health care facility. A longtime nurse and administrator, Cusack-McGuirk offers a hard, emotional insight into the challenges that lie ahead.

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May 06, 2020

Hudson Valley DKI keeping county employees safe

Hudson Valley DKI uses high grade disinfectant throughout the Orange County Emergency Communications Center on Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure to help keep county employees safe. Company president Angelo Ferrante says that while his technicians can clean surfaces for germs people still need to practice CDC guidelines to st...

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May 04, 2020

Cuomo: State Will Monitor Four Core Factors to Determine if a Region Can Re-Open

Gov. Cuomo: State Will Monitor Four Core Factors to Determine if a Region Can Re-Open https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-outlines-additional-guidelines-when-regions-can?fbclid=IwAR15yo4ZEYJT38xtLNlawKrzqkVa_U6zEdBfU2TmGWCSPIPOrk-ij0DF0k0  

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May 01, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Construction Contracts

By Michael E. Catania COVID-19 has altered the very framework of construction projects and their underlying contracts. Orders relative to what are essential business and/or projects, virus mitigation rules and social distancing best practices seem to change on a weekly, if not daily, basis. With all of this going on, the last thing a C...

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Apr 22, 2020

Safety Stand Down for COVID-19

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) will host a nationwide Safety Stand Down for COVID-19 on April 29. Electrical contractors across the country will invite employees, subcontractors, owners, architects and engineers to join the event to review company protocols and jobsite conditions, and ask questions, bringing foc...

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Apr 06, 2020

Thank you to all the health care professionals in the Hudson Valley who are risking their lives to save ours!

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Mar 23, 2020

CCA Members Answer the Call for N-95 Masks

Construction Contractor Association members Alfrandre Architecture, Hudson Valley DKI, LeChase Construction and Specialty Trades Contracting were quick to respond to the emergency need for the donation of N-95 masks to protect medical workers from the coronavirus. On Monday, CCA Executive Director Alan Seidman delivered the masks to Br...

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Jan 16, 2020

Merger OK’d for Local 1000, Local 235 Pension Funds

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has approved the facilitated merger of the Laborers International Union of North America 1000 Pension Fund (Local 1000 Plan) with the Laborers Local 235 Pension Fund (Local 235 Plan). As part of the merger, PBGC will provide three annual installments of $8.9 million to the plan beginning ...

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Dec 19, 2019

December 2019 Safety Advisor

Construction doesn’t stop when winter weather strikes, so it’s important  to know what steps to take to keep your workers warm and safe! For more information, click here December 2019 Safety Advisor

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Dec 16, 2019

Make Carpentry Your Career

January 6, 2020 informational session – for more information click here: Info Session Rock Tavern

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Nov 01, 2019

November Safety Advisor

November 3 – 10 is Driving Drowsy Prevention Week. With the end of the favorable construction weather coming to an end, a lot of hours get put in to “get as much accomplished as possible.” Read more about how to keep your employees safe here: November Safety Advisor

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Oct 18, 2019

Fighting Wage Theft!

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler and Dutchess County District Attorney William V. Grady joined local union leaders and Joan Cusack-McGuirk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, at a press conference to highlight regional efforts to combat wage theft and other labor crimes.  The event ...

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Oct 01, 2019

October Safety Advisor

Jobsite Fire Prevention and Protection. A “fire plan” should be set up prior to beginning a demolition job. Read more here: October Safety Advisor

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Sep 27, 2019

Join our fight against breast cancer!

Breast cancer affects everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman. That’s why Alan Seidman is stepping up to fight breast cancer by raising money and awareness through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.  To donate visit: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app365a?px=51479881&fr_id=9427...

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Aug 27, 2019

Carpenter Information Session

Coming Up Carpenter Career Session

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Aug 26, 2019

September Safety Advisor

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silicia Standard for Construction.  This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard by OSHA. Comments must be submitted by October 14, 2019. Read details here: S...

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Aug 21, 2019

Renovation work at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in the City of Newburgh is expanding its Kaplan Family Center for Emergency Medicine. An $8 million state Health Department grant funds the two-phase, 10,000-sq. foot expansion project that includes an MRI Suite, second story 10-bed Observation Unit, increased triage space to assess patients and ...

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Aug 21, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Update 

Rates:  By now you’ve heard the Good News that Workers Company rates have dropped for the fourth straight year.  On July 16, 2019 the New York State Department of Financial Services approved an average Workers’ Compensation Insurance rate decrease of 10% for new policies or renewal policies issued on or after October 1, 2019.  Fo...

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Aug 20, 2019

VIDEO: Foreman for Tri-State Drywall & Acoustical shares his journey

Gregg Nott of Hopewell Junction is a foreman for Tri-State Drywall & Acoustical, a subcontractor for Holt Construction which is working on a 10,000 sq. ft. expansion of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Kaplan Family Center for Medicine in the City of Newburgh. Nott has been with Tri-State Drywall & Acoustical of Sparro...

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Aug 14, 2019

VIDEO: Orange County veteran sees opportunities as local laborer

After serving five years in the U.S. Army, including two deployments to Iraq, Ted Fotopoulos of Middletown wanted a job that would provide him with the security to raise a family and stay in the Hudson Valley. He’s now a first year apprentice for Local 279 of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters working Continue Reading: VIDEO: Orange County veteran sees opportunities as local laborer

Aug 14, 2019

Insurance Law Update

As outlined in some of my prior newsletters, Owner and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIPs and CCIPs) are becoming commonplace on larger projects. If you are a contractor under one of these programs, it is imperative that you consult with a construction attorney and insurance specialist to make sure you do not have any gaps...

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Aug 14, 2019

Construction Legislative Update

Several bills were passed at the end of the most recent legislative session and now await the governor’s signature. Below is a summary of some of the more important construction related items: CONSTRUCTION LEGISLATION UPDATE

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Aug 01, 2019

August Safety Advisor

Safe workplaces are sound business.  Read more here August Safety Advisor

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Jul 01, 2019

July 2019 Safety Advisor

Read more about “Extending Health & Safety Beyond the Workplace” here: July Safety Advisor

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Jun 05, 2019

June 2019 Safety Advisor

The national Utility Contractors Association is sponsoring the 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down, June 17-21,2019. Read more here: June Safety Advisor

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Apr 23, 2019

Construction Industry Insurance Fraud

Construction work is dangerous and injuries happen. Responsible contractors protect their employees by having Workers’ Compensation Insurance. They should not be punished for having it – but too often they are because of rampant insurance fraud. Read more here: Tax Fraud Destroys Communities

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Mar 21, 2019

Building A Skilled Workforce Is Good For New York

For more than a century, New York law has required that construction workers be paid a prevailing wage on projects that use public funds. It makes sense – if private developers want public money, they should pay a fair wage.  Read more of Alan Seidman’s article here:  Prevailing wage column  

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Mar 21, 2019

April Safety Advisor

The 2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12. Read more about “Drive Like You Work Here” and more here:  April BIE Safety Advisor

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Feb 04, 2019

February Safety Advisor

OSGA issues final rule to protect privacy of workers (Record keeping changes) Read more here February 2019 Safety Advisor

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Dec 21, 2018

January 2019 BIE Safety Advisor

What is your Safety Plan for 2019? As you start off 2019, your safety program needs to have the same level of care, planning and consideration as the other aspects of your company’s strategic plan.  Read more here January 2019 CCA January 2019 BIE Safety Advisor

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Nov 28, 2018

December 2018 BIE Safety Advisor

View Safety Advisor here: December Safety Advisor

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Sep 27, 2018

BIE Safety Advisor – October 2018

Are you prepared for emergencies at work? Read more here: October CCA

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Sep 14, 2018

Projects with Significance

Congratulations to CCA Member Key Construction Services recently featured in Construction in Focus. You can read more about the importance, for president Al Torreggiani and his team, to “target projects with significance – jobs with some personal or greater sense of meaning in the bigger scheme of things.”  to read th...

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Sep 04, 2018

BIE Safety Advisor – September 2018

Click here September CCA to read about Proposed Change to OSHA’s Injury and Illness Electronic Submission.

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Aug 28, 2018

James Mcgowan & Son Masonry Receives "Gold Award"

CCA Member James McGowan & Son Masonry  recently received a “Gold Award” by the Brick Industry Council for work performed at Millbrook School Dining Hall.  The school was selected as this year’s “Brick in Architecture Gold Winner” in the education category.                           Millbrook

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Aug 09, 2018

Hudson Valley Building Trades and The Wall That Heals

On July 31 2018 – the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Center arrived in Newburgh NY escorted by some 400 motorcycles paying tribute to the 58,318 names inscribed on The Wall. Click here to read what 50 members of the local building trades to make this event possible.  The Wall That Heals

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Jun 14, 2018

The Cost of Misclassified Workers

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May 31, 2018

Breaking News

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America announced today that effective May 30, 2018 the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters has been dissolved and merged into the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the Eastern Millwright Regional Council of...

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Mar 12, 2018

Bill Banfield promoted to New York State Regional Manager

Congratulations to Northeast Regional Council of Carpenter’s William Banfield on his promotion to New York State Regional Manager.  You can read more about Bill’s promotion at www.northeastcarpenters.org/northeast_regional_council_of_carpenters_announces_executive_promotions

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Mar 06, 2018

Alan Seidman receives the 2018 Ottaway Medal

Congratulations to Alan Seidman, Orange County Citizens Foundation’s 24th recipient of the Ottaway Medal. On May 3, 2018 was awarded 2018 Ottaway Medal at a dinner in his honor  held at Anthony’s Pier 9. Nearly 400 people came out to honor Alan and support the mission of the Orange County Citizens Foundation. The foundation...

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Feb 14, 2018

Sullivan County Casino Opens!

The newest casino in New York, a $1.2 billion project in Sullivan County, opened its doors on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The project was spearheaded by Charlie Degliomini, the executive vice president of Empire Resorts. Over 3,000 union workers were employed in the construction of the Resorts World Catskills casino that opened several...

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Jan 31, 2018

January 2018 CCA Newsletter

In this edition you can read the Director’s message, read about the NY Paid Family Leave, the NY City Safety Training Law and more. Just click here to open the newsletter.      DOC013018

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Sep 29, 2017

Stewart Military Appreciation Day Picnic

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Jun 27, 2017

Skills USA – 2017

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Mar 08, 2017

Legoland Project Economic Impact Review

The final report  on the economic impact of the Legoland Project, Goshen, NY prepared by the Orange County IDA. 02-16-17-Final-Report-Merlin-Legoland

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Feb 08, 2017

Union masonry project at West Point

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Jan 20, 2017

Montreign Live Construction Camera & Timelapse

Check out live webcam snapshots of the site and watch the timelapse video of the Montreign Casino construction site. Click here to view the Construction Cam

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Jan 19, 2017

WRWD Honor & Thank Those Who Have Served at Stewart International Guard Base

Every 3 years our community comes together to honor and thank all those who are serving or have served at the Stewart International Guard Base in New Windsor, NY.     It’s on again this fall and our heroes need your help. Please make your contributions payable to the “Community Foundation / 2017 Military Appreciation

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Jan 16, 2017

Union Carpenters Celebrate National Apprentice Week 2016

National Apprentice Week was celebrated with 2 days of events at the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Training Centers.

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Jan 06, 2017

Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley to Manage Southeastern New York Chapter of SMACNA

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (October 11, 2016) — The Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley (CCAHV) has entered into a management agreement with SMACNA Southeastern New York, Inc. – the local chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA). The team at CCAHV will take on the duties manag...

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Jan 06, 2017

Fabricators & Erectors

With all the work obtained in the Hudson Valley employing members of Ironworkers Local 417, it has led to the need to expand the current Ironworkers Training Facility in Newburgh.  Under the leadership of Local 417 Business Manager Mike Gaydos and Training Coordinator Matt Stoddard, Local 417 applied to Empire State Development for a g...

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Jan 04, 2017

Union Carpenters Build Syracuse Hotel

Union Carpenters make history by restoring a landmark hotel in Syracuse

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Jan 03, 2017

Why Should You Become a member?

Business & Relationships Provide opportunities for members to build business relationships with membership meetings, annual golf outing and various seminars throughout the year. Project Leads – CCA is your advocacy and marketing Association in one. We not only advance industry issues at the state and local level on behalf of ...

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Jan 02, 2017

Northeast Carpenters: A Diverse Workplace

John Ballantyne tours the Historic Africa-American corridor and museum in Buffalo New York,, followed by a live radio interview on WUFO, 1080 AM

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Jan 02, 2017

2016 CCA Annual Lobster-ClamBake

CCA held it’s annual Lobster-Clambake on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Pavilion at Laborers Local 17. More than 100 people enjoyed delicious food and great weather. Thanks to Ron and his crew from My Place for another job well done.

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Jan 02, 2017

CCA Membership News

Engineering News Record (ENR) New York selected Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. as the Design Firm of the Year. Engineering News-Record provides engineering and construction news, analysis, and commentary for the AEC industry. ENR reports on the top design and construction firms around the world, while ENR NY covers the New York area. This rec...

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Jan 02, 2017

Welcome CCA's Newest Member

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. – Established in 1966, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) is a consulting engineering, planning, surveying, mapping and construction management and inspection firm that specializes in the innovative development, design and construction of infrastructure and building systems. Originally founded by A. Beecher Gre...

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Jan 02, 2017

Meet CCA Member Rider, Weiner & Frankel P.C.

Rider, Weiner & Frankel, P.C. is a general practice law firm concentrating in business, corporate, construction, employment, health services, banking and finance, trusts and estates, municipal, real estate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and environmental law. Our firm has been in practice in the Mid-Hudson Valley Re...

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Jan 02, 2017

Message from Alan Seidman

Those that read my column regularly realize that I am the eternal optimist. Well, now that the long awaited building boom in the Hudson Valley reaches crescendo, I am more conservative in my long range outlook. This long awaited rise in business activity………..possibly the strongest in the history of the Valley, how long does it

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