Monthly Archives: December 2016

OP-ED: Contractors give back this holiday season (and year-round)

During the holiday season, we are reminded of the importance of giving back to our communities. The construction industry has a strong tradition of giving back by donating time, skills and resources. As we look around our respective communities, many … Continue reading

Help Send Oregon State CEM Students to Reno

Greetings, Friends of OSU CEM! The Oregon State University Construction Engineering Management Program is currently seeking sponsorships for this year’s Associated Schools of Construction “Reno” Student Competition. Please let Lauren Farman-Schnoor know if you are interested in being a polo, … Continue reading

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER Regardless of the technological advancements that are developed, the most important part of the construction industry is its people. After all, that is what workforce development … Continue reading

Jordan Cove Supporters Going Back to FERC

Jordan Cove LNG has finalized its optimized project design and intends to file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “While the decision on Friday was disappointing, we remain committed to this project,” said Betsy Spomer, CEO of Jordan … Continue reading

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Overtime Rule

On November 22, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. As a result of this court order, implementation of the rule … Continue reading

Inclement Weather Can Mean an Increase in Injured Workers

SAIF Reminds Employers to Take Precautions in Snow and Ice With possible snow and ice in the forecast this week, it’s important to keep workplace safety top of mind—even for offices and other businesses that aren’t frequently exposed to the … Continue reading

A Winning Rogue Valley Poker Tournament

Successful Dunn House Shelter Fundraiser Thank you to everyone who joined us for for a wonderful evening of charity, cards, and competition. Due to your generosity we were able to raise $1,350 for the Dunn House Shelter. A special thank … Continue reading