On Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, the American Subcontractors Association of Central Arkansas rolled into Houston with a truck load of Harvey relief supplies donated by the Central Arkansas chapter members. Ladders, wheelbarrows, paper towels, hand tools, bleach, Clorox wipes, trash bags, batteries, water and more.
ASA of Central Arkansas chapter President Blake Finnell, CertaPro Painters, and Adam Bingham, ACE Glass delivered the truckload to Gallery Furniture in Richmond where the supplies would be distributed to Houston area residents affected by Harvey.
ASA-Houston Chapter President Ron LaRicci, Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd., and chapter Executive Director Brianna Wright were on-hand to thank them in person for the generosity shown by Houston's ASA family in Central Arkansas.
This act of kindness goes to show that being a part of ASA is much more than education and networking . . . it’s about being a part of a nationwide construction family.
In May 2017 the ASA-HC Board of Directors gathered for a two-day strategic planning and team building session. The outcome of that meeting was a three year set of goals that will help the organization continue on its path of success.
On Saturday, Jun. 3, ASA-HC held its 12th annual Fiesta on the Beach at AIA's annual Sandcastle Competition on East Beach in Galveston. The members-only event offers free food and drinks and a cool, shady place to relax during the competition.
A HUGE thank you to the committee that puts this event together, the great crew that comes down on Friday to do the set up and works throughout Saturday to make the event possible, and the individuals who volunteer and hour or more of their time at the event to serve food and drinks to others. This event would not be possible without all of the individuals and companies that support this event!
In conjunction with OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down week May 8-12, 2017, ASA-HC encouraged all members to do safety stand-downs on their jobsites and in their offices. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about "Fall Hazards" and to reinforce the importance of "Fall Prevention." The purpose of OSHA's National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction.
Reported: 12,017 individuals from 34 ASA-HC member companies reported participating in Safety Stand-Downs across the city during OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down week May 8-12, 2017.
On Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017, in support of OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, Houston's Fall Prevention Alliance* held its third Fall Prevention Safety Day. The event was developed to offer the Houston area construction industry an afternoon of presentations and demonstrations to assist in preventing falls.
*Houston South Area Office OSHA U.S. Department of Labor, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter, Gulf Coast Safety Institute/College of the Mainland, and Scaffold & Access Industry Association.
For more information about Houston Fall Prevention Alliance, visit www.houstonfallprevention.com.
Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 20 individuals from ASA-HC joined more than 80 other Texas Construction Association (TCA) members from around the state for the 2017 Walk on the Capitol in Austin, Texas. The event included educational sessions, a reception with legislators and visits to the Capitol offices of Texas legislators.
First Place overall: MAREK, Capt. Eddie Tucker, 21.04.3 stringer
Second Place overall: Berger Iron Works, Capt. Coy Weatherspoon, 21.04.0 stringer
Third Place overall: Astro Fence Company, Capt. Bobby Elliot, 19.06 stringer
First Place Women's: Big City Access
Trout winner: Robin Webb, Big City Access Team (3.12.8)
Redfish winner: Kirby Pitman, Pitman Construction team (8.13.1)
Big ugly winner: Phillip Soloman, Briggs Equipment team (20.05.01 redfish)
Flounder winner: Randy Voyles, Kauffman Company Fire and Life Safety team (3.00.9)