Member Services Overview

ABC is committed to providing you with the best continuing education and training programs available in order to keep you on top of this dynamic and fast-changing industry.

Realizing that preparation is the key to rapid progress and growth, we have a series of specially tailored management education programs to provide you with the information necessary to run a cost effective and productive operation.

We provide members with onsite specialized training at their place of business or group training at our Chapter office. Some of the topics we can tailor to suit your needs include the following:

  • Aerial Lift 
  • Confined Space
  • Scaffolding
  • Commercial Electrical
  • Commercial Carpentry
  • Forklifts
  • Trenching/ Excavation
  •  Fall Protection
  • Craft Skills Assessment
  • Pipeline Assessment Program
  • OSHA 10 hour & OSHA assistance

Apprenticeship & Skills Training

ABC is a strong advocate for apprenticeship programs and has provided leadership at for the programs in Central Pennsylvania.

ABC administered programs offer comprehensive, highly acclaimed training utilizing the NCCER and Education Direct curricula.

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Plumber
  • Bricklayer
  • Iron Worker
  • Insulation
  • Sheet Metal
  • Metal Building Assembler 

Business Development

ABC is the only association actively promoting the benefits of Merit Shop Construction. ABC works to eliminate restrictive policies in all phases of public and private construction. ABC is the only national construction association that markets its members' services through a computerized referral system.

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter offers our members many opportunities to promote their services:

Business referral through the Chapter and other members.

  •             Varied opportunities for networking at Committee meetings, seminars and workshops, and various social events.
  •             Business referral through the Chapter and other members.

Legislation-Government Relations

ABC maintains a visible presence at all levels of government.

ABC's National Government Regulations department monitors legislation and regulations in Washington, D.C., alerting ABC members of matters that impact their businesses and the construction industry as a whole. ABC members give testimony and lobby for legislation and regulations that affect the Merit Shop Philosophy. Our National Legislative Conference gathers ABC members from all parts of the country to carry our message to Capitol Hill.

The Chapter's Legislative Committee monitors legislation at the state and local levels to keep our members informed.


 The ABC Central PA Membership Directory is published and distributed annually to 300 firms in Pennsylvania each year. Advertising space is available and encouraged in this publication for the promotion of your firm.

Labor Relations & Education

ABC promotes pre-job conferences, strategy sessions and seminars relating to labor relations. Members are kept abreast of changes affecting their employees.

Your ABC investment includes initial consultation with ABC's labor attorney and the ABC Fact File which contains over a quarter-century of ABC's experience in laymen's language. Our chapter retains the best labor attorneys in the area and the Association keeps its members closely informed as to their rights under the law.