Association of Wall Ceiling and Carpentry Industries



General Membership Meeting
2nd Nominations and
Elections of Officers & Directors

May 17, 2016
Valbella Ristorante
421 West 13th St.
New York, New York
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New Technology

               New innovations are being made every day in our industry, making once tedious parts of our profession more manageable and time efficient. The Grabber PanelMax Board Milling Machine is a perfect example of this. Designed to fabricate and accurately cut dry wall and other materials, the PanelMaxx is easing one of the more laborious parts of the job. With the use of relief cuts, this machine is eliminating the need for additional material by doing the job accurately the first time. Instead of waiting for the framing to be done on a job before making cuts to the sheetrock, the PanelMax is allowing you to prefabricate everything while the framing is still being completed, cutting back dramatically on the time it takes to complete a project. Portable and user friendly, it clearly has a definite future in the construction industry.

               Being aware of the latest cutting edge technology on the market is advantageous to everyone, allowing you to be ahead of the game and thus making you more desirable as a contractor.  Make sure you take advantage of these advancements by educating yourself. Take classes offered at places such as the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College. Being ahead of the game will only benefit you in the end.  John DeLollis

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The Devil is in the Details

Construction is a high risk activity with many personal injuries and property losses or damage arising out of construction work. In construction contracts, the owner normally requires the general contractor to show proof of various types of insurance, including a commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy, and for a general contractor to require its subcontractors to carry a CGL policy to protect against liability for personal injury and property damage. 

Insurance requirements that are generally unique to construction contracts include Surety Bonds, CIP (Controlled Insurance Program), Higher Limits and Extended Coverage or Additional Insured.  The surety bonds related to public work contracts include: Bid Bond, Performance Bond and Payment Bonds and Completion Bonds. Collectively, they are referred to as Contract Bonds.  The CIP concept should provide for cost savings to the owner due to purchasing economies of scale, cash flow advantages from controlling premium payments, potential for dividend returns and potential for savings due to coordinated loss control. The recommended minimum limit for general liability is $5 million per occurrence. (Click below to "read more").
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the AWCI Convention and Intex Expo from April 15 through April 19th in New Orleans, Louisiana.  For more information and to register for this event please go online to  I look forward to see you all there.  -- Mike Weber

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Hillary Clinton says she wants a network of all-boys public schools in high-crime areas to "spread across America." In midtown Manhattan, Clinton said she supports the expansion of Eagle Academies,... To view the full story, click the title link.
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2016 scholarship program

Applications are now being accepted for the
WC&C 2016 Scholarship Program.
Twelve $3,000 awards will be granted.
Submission Deadline:  July 15, 2016


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