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SWRCB Tightens Contamination Levels

October 31st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Some 200 water agencies and districts who manage some 612 groundwater wells are being required to test their wells for smaller amounts of nonstick chemicals suspected of being carcinogenic. The action comes after the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) an- nounced in August, they were lowering the allowable levels set for the chemicals. [...]

Funding Deadline Approaches for Local Residential Construction Project

October 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

In August, California's Department of Housing and Community Development (“HCD”) announced it had begun awarding $123 million under SB 2's Planning Grants Program to cities and coun- ties that applied for additional funds. Under HCD guidelines, local jurisdic- tions have until November 30, 2019 to submit applications. To echo the ECA President's Message from [...]

ECA Hosts Members & Guests At ‘Backyard’ Summer Bash

October 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

ECA members, family and guests turned out last month to enjoy the casual summer atmosphere and networking at the association’s “Backyard Bash” event in Anaheim. Attendees took advantage of the California sun- shine to take in the casual environment of the Golden Road Brewery just down the street from ECA’s offices in our ‘backyard.” Guests [...]

Pascal & Ludwig Builds Out High Capacity Separators

October 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Pascal & Ludwig Constructors (P&L) is no stranger to highly technical and complex jobs. So, when Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) put their North Conversion Zone C Plus Reservoir project out to bid it seemed a perfect match for P&L's skill set. Under the direction of Project Manager Scott Floyd, the $11 plus million [...]

ECA Takes to the High Seas for its Annual Fishing Trip

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

ECA anglers headed out to the high seas off the California coast to try their luck at the association’s annual fishing trip bringing in a successful haul for their efforts. The boat, chartered exclusively for ECA members and guests, left August 23 from the 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro for an overnight trip [...]

Wildfires Damage Underground Systems As Well

October 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

In the aftermath of the wildfires that stormed through both northern and southern California over the last two years, a new problem surfaced, one in which ECA members are going to be an important part of the solution. The problem is benzene, a colorless, flavorless, sweet- smelling chemical that you have probably smelled when [...]

State to Require Employee Retirement Plans

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

One of the first things that you learn when you start or run a business in California—you have a not-so-silent partner who, every year, does something that will mess with your head—the state government. This “something” is the launch of a new, state-mandated employee retirement program called CalSavers. It was the brainchild of former legislative [...]

Taking The Charge Out of Battery Theft

September 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Batteries might as well have a target on them: they can be relatively easy to steal, many companies don't have any way of identifying the batteries if they are stolen, and they can be incredibly easy for thieves to re-sell for a quick buck It's no surprise that a job site laden with a variety [...]

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Scholarship Recipients Celebrated at Annual Event

September 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Celebrating aboard the USS Iowa harbored in San Pedro, ECA used the historic setting to celebrate young and talented minds in presenting this year’s scholarships. Those receiving the Les Weed Memorial College Scholarship honors and corresponding amount for this year include;  Amanda Gale  Autumn Webb Cole Parsons  Jack Dorfman  Jonathan Salandi Lauren Bland Sarah Camarena [...]

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Mission Clay Delivers For Santa Ana Utility

September 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

When the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) embarked on an ambitious streetcar project in Santa Ana, replacing and upgrading underground utilities along the route would be an essential component of the endeavor.  With Mission Clay Products' long history of supplying quality vitrified clay pipe (VCP), they were selected to provide the goods that would get [...]

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ECA Honors Hakel as 32nd DIG Award Recipient

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The ECA DIG Award committee has named John Hakel as the association’s 32nd recipient recognizing his achievements of Dignity, Integrity and Generosity – DIG – in the construction industry Hakel is the Executive Director at Southern California Partnership For Jobs, a group comprised of 2,750 constructions firms employing more than 90,000 union workers in 12 [...]

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