ECA Honors Clarke with Posthumous DIG Award

October 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The ECA DIG Award committee has named John J. Clarke, III, as the association’s 33rd posthumous recipient recognizing his achievements of Dignity, Integrity and Generosity – DIG – in the construction industry. John was born in Chicago on June 19, 1943 to John J. Clarke, II and Anita Stricklin Clarke. On March 29, 2018, he [...]

Needles Saga Has Very Happy Ending(s)

October 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Last month we told the story behind the story in the Los Angeles Times that featured the hard work of the Rebuild SoCal Partnership (RSCP) to help the tiny town of Needles deal with a big problem.  This month we've got more news from Needles, good news, and we are happy to report that once [...]

Eighth Time the Charm in Waters of United States?

October 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) went on a “listening tour” in late August, asking stakeholders for input as they embarked on the eighth attempt to resolve by regulation the reach of the Federal Clean Water Act under the shop-worn rubric “Waters of the United States”. EPA [...]

More Water for Thirsty Inland Empire Cities

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The Inland Empire is home to some of the largest deserts in the U.S. with the Mohave in San Bernadino and the Sonoran in Riverside, both occupying two-thirds or more of two of the largest counties in the state. Water is both scarce and precious in this dry land, and since most of the [...]

Money Wise Prevention Ideas That Don’t Break the Bank

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

While investing your hard-earned profits to protect your company from loss is never a bad idea, it's just as important to remember that there's plenty that can be done to prevent theft that doesn't pack the same punch to your pocketbook. Discovering ways to save money and still protect your profits can be an exercise [...]

Crumbling Infrastructure & Water Security Benefit From New Budget

October 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Thousands of California state bridges, as well as crumbling roads, that badly need repair would get a $2 billion shot of new money under the budget revision recently proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The funds are part of Newsom’s budget changes unveiled in a $267 billion spending plan bolstered by a $75 billion surplus from [...]

Waiting for the Money, Wondering About Manpower

October 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

This month, two things are top of mind—how much money will end up in the federal infrastructure bill and how are we going to be able to deal with the critical need for more manpower to accomplish the tasks outlined in the spending plans.  As to the first question, we are relying on reports from [...]

Hazardous Waste, Out of State Licensing & Family Business

September 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Not knowing when a 'license' is required can be 'hazardous' when you don't have an expert to call. Another contractor with licenses in several other states, needs help to learn why his 'national' credential won't allow him to skip California testing. Not to mention getting fingerprinted, which he didn't ask about!... Q: I have extensive [...]

ECA Honors Atkinson as 33rd DIG Award Recipient

September 25th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The ECA DIG Award committee has named Steve Atkinson as the association’s 33rd recipient recognizing his achievements of Dignity, Integrity and Generosity – DIG – in the construction industry. Steve Atkinson is a founding partner with a diverse clientele in litigation, labor, and employment law matters. He focuses on representing employers in collective bargaining negotiations, [...]

RSCP’s Favorable Front Page Coverage In the L.A. Times

September 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The morning of July 20, 2021 beginning at 6:30 a.m. I started receiving texts and phone calls with regard to an article on the front page of the Los Angeles Times that featured the hard work of the RebuildSoCal Partnership (RSCP) to help the small town of Needles deal with a big problem .  [...]

Freeway Removal in Your Future?

September 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Suppose you are a contractor earning your daily crust reducing highway congestion by adding to California's 394,383 freeway lane miles. In that case, you may want to consider throwing in another specialty to your company profile—freeway destruction. Buried in the new federal infrastructure legislation are billions of dollars for freeway removal projects under the heading [...]

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