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ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia Park in a Truck 2021

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia joined forces with Councilmembers Cherelle Parker and Katherine Gilmore Richardson, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, GBCA, WRT, Jefferson University, Senator Tina Tartaglione, and Representative Jason

Fight Childhood Cancer through GBCA’s 2021 Alex’s Lemonade Stand!

Every year, an estimated 300,000 new cases of cancer affect children worldwide. This year, the CLC is supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand, with a goal of raising $3,500 to fight childhood cancer! We will be raising funds at 2021's first GBCA

Guthrie Glass and Mirror Welcomes Family Back from the Marine Corps

Guthrie Glass and Mirror welcomes owner Lynn Guthrie’s oldest son, Ted Baumgardner, back from his overseas tour with the U.S. Marine Corps. After eight years in the military, he is now learning the glazing business from the ground up as

GBCA Member Spotlight: Accord Mechanical

Accord Mechanical founded in 1997 is a MBE certified mechanical contractor providing plumbing and HVAC services. They do commercial, institutional and industrial work. Ulrick “Rico” Joseph, P.E. is CEO.

WINC and FTI Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Women in Philadelphia

The Women in Nontraditional Careers (WINC) Trades Readiness Program is recruiting trainees to start July 13 for 6 weeks! This FREE training opportunity can become the first step to a new and high-paying career. Graduates will be ready to apply

Becoming Educated on Anti-Racism and Becoming an Ally

Kate Flint, Superintendent for Turner Construction Company and member of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Council Development Committee, shared her thoughts about educating herself about anti-racism and being an ally for all communities. In particular, she

Clemens Celebrates ANOVA uCity Square Project Milestone

In May 2021, Clemens Construction Company celebrated a topping off ceremony, installing the final wall panel of the ANOVA uCity Square project at 3700 Lancaster Avenue. With gathering restrictions lifting for fully COVID-19 vaccinated individuals, more people were able to

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Gilbane to Build Philadelphia’s First Six-Story Mass Timber Building

Gilbane Building Company is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania to build Philadelphia’s first six-story mass timber building. The new Data Science Building, which will primarily serve Penn Engineering students, was designed by Lake Flato Architects and KSS Architects. The

GBCA Member Spotlight: 84 Lumber

84 Lumber is a certified national women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Knox. They’re the nation’s largest privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. The company operates

City of Philadelphia Labor Fridays: Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region

City of Philadelphia Councilmember At-Large Katherine Gilmore Richardson is spotlighting apprenticeship opportunities for Philadelphians. During Gilmore Richardson’s “Conversations with the Councilmember” series, different union representatives discuss apprenticeship programs and encourage Philadelphians to consider all career paths. Labor Fridays: Finishing Trades