Association of Wall Ceiling and Carpentry Industries


Next General Meeting:

 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 

6:00 PM

Location TBA


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Time To Take Advantage Of This Growth Opportunity

WC&C is a consortium of business leaders. Many of you founded your companies. Others continue a family tradition. Some came on board along the way and are building the firm you lead. The common thread that binds each of us together is a deep-seated love of the construction industry and the wonderful feeling of accomplishment good leadership brings.

But running a business, particularly one of skilled craftsmen and growing it, requires constant growing of our personal skills. That’s why AWCI’s annual Industry Executives’ Conference and Committee Meetings is such an important tool. Aside from the obvious benefit gained from networking with peers from all across the country, this event offers a great opportunity for company owners and their executives to focus on trends impacting their business. Informative speakers, networking and committee meetings are brought together to further your knowledge and provide the tools required to maximize your ability to meet today’s construction industry challenges. This is  especially necessary in New York City where the demands are many and often unique.

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Can We Control Our Destiny?

When I would engage with my peers around the country with my involvement with AWCI, some of the fiercest conversations I’ve had were with non-signatory contractors.  Some of whom I developed a personal relationship, as we discussed common interests in our industry.  A question I was often asked was, “Why are you a union contractor?” 

My answer was simple.  Island Acoustics was founded in 1969 with the founding partners having a rich history in carpentry and plastering working as union tradesmen, spending the last 40 plus years developing relationships with signatory pro union general contractors and construction managers.  Being a union contractor was a no brainer.  As a union carpentry contractor we had the ability to out-perform our open shop competition utilizing skilled labor to produce a quality product at a competitive price that worked for the owners, developers and institutions we worked for.

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Missing the action, mayor picked a good time for a vacation

Mayor Bill de Blasio spent last week vacationing in Connecticut, yet he still found time to make his first purportedly major announcement since the election with a Daily News op-ed touting his... To view the full story, click the title link.
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Retailers are using their leverage to muscle short-term leases from landlords

When Jay Goltz decided last year to bring his four-decade-old Chicago furniture store to New York City, he was put off by the risk of signing a long, expensive lease in an uncertain retail... To view the full story, click the title link.
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