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Free Webinar 5/14 – Corporate and Individual Tax Planning Under the New Tax Law

May 14, 12:30 p.m. CDT In late 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant tax legislation to pass since the 1990s. The new law will have some significant effects on subcontracting organizations, their owners and employees over the course of the next several years including the simplification of several aspects … READ MORE

ASA and CIPC Educate House Small Business Committee Staffers on Construction Issues

On March 28, the House Small Business Committee (HBSC) in conjunction with the Construction Industry Procurement Coalition (CIPC) hosted a Congressional Briefing, “What Every Congressional Staffer Should Know about the Construction Industry.” The briefing was an educational opportunity for HBSC staff to learn more about the basics of federal contracting focusing on the construction industry. … READ MORE

Are You Taking Advantage of Free HR Services Provided by SESCO?

ASA members receive complimentary human resources services provided by SESCO Management Consultants, including free telephone/email consultation about such issues as wage and hour, FMLA, COBRA, INS, or equal employment; free employee handbook review; and The SESCO Report newsletter. For more information, visit, or contact a SESCO consultant at (423) 764-4127 or and identify … READ MORE

Complimentary ASA Webinar Introduces Subcontractors to Lean Construction

In the complimentary March 19 ASA webinar, “Lean Construction—What Subcontractors Need to Know,” presenter Jim Cavaness, MMC Contractors West, Inc., will examine the Lean Production Method at its core. Cavaness will discuss its basic ideas, concepts and nomenclature. “Some might find that they are doing many facets of Lean and didn’t even know it,” he … READ MORE

New ASA Video Tutorial Makes Creating Your Info Hub Account Easy

ASA has produced a series of video tutorials to help you create your new Info Hub account, use the Info Hub, and navigate the new ASA headquarters Web site. In “Creating Your Info Hub Account,” you’ll learn the easy steps to create your account. All individuals from our member companies are invited to create an … READ MORE

SUBExcel 2019 Early-Bird Deadline Extended to Feb. 13!

Did you miss the early-bird deadline to register for SUBExcel 2019? Don’t worry! ASA has just extended the early-bird registration deadline and hotel cutoff date to Feb. 13, 2019. If you haven’t registered yet, you now have almost another week to save $200! But don’t delay! The early-bird registration deadline will end automatically at 5:00 … READ MORE

Read the Latest Articles in the Contractors’ Compass

Legally Speaking: Construction Cases in the Courts That You Ought to Care About—and Why Texas Court’s Ruling in Painter Case Poses Problems for Subcontractors That Operate Carpooling Programs The Surprising Case of a Preliminary Notice That Wasn’t DRAs and DRBs: An Effective Way to Resolve Disputes Contractors’ Compass

ASA Adds “The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour” During SUBExcel 2019

ASA has added a special fund-raising event during SUBExcel 2019 benefiting the ASA Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund. The SLDF supports ASA’s critical legal activities in precedent-setting cases to protect the interests of all subcontractors. ASA taps the SLDF to fund “friend-of-the-court” briefs in appellate-level cases that could have a significant impact on subcontractor rights. “The … READ MORE

ASA Adds Tax Workshop at SUBExcel 2019

ASA has added Paul Morrow, a tax advisory manager at Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, Memphis, Tenn., as an education workshop presenter at SUBExcel 2019. SUBExcel 2019, themed “Technology—for Millennials to Dinosaurs,” will take place March 6-9, 2019, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Register online, make your hotel reservations, explore the program, and … READ MORE

ASA Launches New, More User-Friendly National Web Site

On Jan. 8, ASA launched its new, simplified, and more user-friendly Web site,, a day earlier than expected! We hope you will find the new site much easier to navigate and access all the information and resources you need. You may need to clear your Web browser history and cache. Getting Around Clicking on … READ MORE