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November 14, 2017

Hedrick Brothers Construction and KIRCO Form Hedrick KIRCO Properties

WEST PALM BEACH, FL and TROY, MI – Hedrick Brothers Construction, www.hedrickbrothers.com, and KIRCO, www.kirco.com announced today the formation of Hedrick Kirco Properties, www.hedrickkirco.com, a Florida-based vertically integrated commercial real estate organization focused on the development, construction and property management of corporate-driven real estate. The partnership blends more than 75 years of experience from privately owned companies that together have planned and developed over 35 million square feet of property and built over $4 billion of successful construction projects throughout the United States.

The combination of these best-in-class resources offers a single point of accountability throughout a project’s lifecycle. Clients will now have experts in development, construction and property management contributing at every step.

“Our broad expertise accommodates a variety of delivery models, be it build-to-suit, sale/leasebacks or adaptive re-use; and the scope of in-house services will include acquisition, pre-development/design, capital, construction and property management to name a few,” said Matt Kiriluk, co-founder and CEO, Hedrick Kirco Properties.

The company’s core focus is corporate-driven, build-to-suit real estate, with expertise in office/headquarters, lab/research and design, advanced manufacturing and distribution. Other markets the company will continue to serve include automobile dealerships, senior living, education and healthcare institutions.

“Hedrick Kirco Properties was founded on shared values, with reputations of unwavering integrity, and the passion of simply bringing out the best in every project,” said Dale Hedrick, co-founder & president, Hedrick Kirco Properties. “As trusted partners and advisors to our clients throughout the journey, our team is committed to transforming visions into reality.”

Hedrick Kirco Properties is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., with presence also in Michigan, Ohio, the Carolinas and Alabama. The team includes, from Kirco: Matt Kiriluk, co-founder and CEO; Quinn Kiriluk, vice president – Development; and Adam Manix, vice president – Development. From Hedrick Brothers Construction: Dale Hedrick, co-founder and president; Dean Butters, vice president – Development; and Ryan Bridger, vice president – Development.

For more information please visit www.hedrickkirco.com or call 561.242.4320 (Florida) or 248.519.1150 (Michigan).

About Hedrick Brothers Construction
Hedrick Brothers Construction is a full-service construction company, general contractor, design-builder and construction manager founded in 1979 and headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL. Providing professional project management, quality craftsmanship and uncompromising service, team members offer a range of expertise and experience in delivery methods including pre-construction, virtual design & construction, and sustainability. The company serves the public and private sectors in Florida and Georgia including commercial, luxury residential, equestrian, industrial, municipal, country clubs, education, worship, and historic restoration. For more information, please visit www.hedrickbrothers.com.

About KIRCO
KIRCO is an award-winning commercial real estate development, construction (Kirco Manix) and property management organization. Having planned and developed over 30 million square feet, KIRCO is a major developer of build-to-suit own or lease properties coast to coast. Because of KIRCO’s vertical integration, with development, construction, and property management under one roof, all facets work seamlessly as one extraordinary unit to bring out the best in every project. Founded in 1974, KIRCO is third-generation family owned and operated, and has expertise in the corporate services (office, industrial, R&D), retail, senior living and healthcare sectors. KIRCO is headquartered in Troy, Mich. with a presence in Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida. For more information, please visit www.kirco.com.

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March 22, 2017

Senate Passes ABC-supported Resolution to Block Overreaching OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded the U.S. Senate for joining the U.S. House of Representatives in passing a resolution ( H.J. Res. 83) that will block implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Volks” final rule (also known as Clarification of an Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness) through the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

“Associated Builders and Contractors members are committed to maintaining safe jobsites, however, the ‘Volks’ rule promulgated by OSHA does nothing to improve jobsite safety; instead it places an enormous paperwork burden on contractors,” said ABC Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen. “Congress’s action does not remove an employer’s obligation to document injuries and illnesses, but blocks OSHA’s overreaching rule, which contradicts the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the U.S. Court of Appeals decisions. We applaud the Senate for joining the House in passing this resolution and urge President Trump to take immediate action to sign it into law and relieve contractors from this burdensome regulation.”

The House passed the measure to block the rule, which extends the time period in which an employer may be cited by OSHA for recordkeeping violations from six months to up to five years, in a bipartisan vote on March 1. The rulemaking reverses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s decision in AKM LLC d/b/a Volks Constructors v. Sec’y of Labor, which stated that OSHA must stick to a six-month statute of limitations when citing a company for failure to record an injury or illness and cannot treat such an event as a continuing violation throughout the five-year recordkeeping period. The final rule went into effect Jan. 18, 2017.

Under the CRA, Congress may pass a resolution of disapproval to prohibit a federal agency from implementing a rule without congressional authorization with a majority vote in both houses. If President Trump signs the CRA resolution into law, it will overturn the Volks rule and prevent future administrations from promulgating a similar rule—essentially permanently eliminating the rule.

ABC sent letters to members of the House and Senate urging them to support the resolution, which was a key vote for ABC’s 115th Congressional Scorecard.

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February 2, 2017

ABC Working with State of Florida on Your Skilled Worker Needs

Coconut Creek, FL – Legislative Recommendations were released this week from the Florida Construction Workforce Task Force. The Task Force was established during the 2016 Legislative Session to analyze how Florida responds to workforce development needs. “The Rinker School is honored to facilitate the gathering of such leaders in the Florida construction workforce arena,” said Jim Sullivan of the University of Florida. “The members of this board take in earnest the need to attract, retain, and train the workforce so crucial to the economic strength of this state.”

Residential and Commercial Construction in Florida are suffering from the largest skilled worker shortage in recent history. “The work of this Task Force is critical to helping Florida determine how we can attract the next generation of workers to the industry. Construction is ready to hire, train, and employ, but the workforce isn’t returning at rates necessary to respond to the current demand,” said Peter Dyga, Chairman of the Construction Workforce Task Force and President of Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter.

The Task Force was established with the help of Senator Travis Hutson and Representative Dane Eagle. Task Force members include representatives from Residential and Commercial Construction Associations, individual trade groups, organized labor, and building officials.

“It was an honor to serve on the Task Force as we addressed the critical employment needs in our construction industry. I look forward to taking these recommendations back to the Florida Senate and will work diligently to implement them in Tallahassee.”

The recommendations for the Task Force can be found via the following link:
http://www.cce.ufl.edu/projects/current-projects/construction-workforce-taskforce/reports/

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