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Strength In Membership
For ninety-nine years the Building Contractors Association has served its membership and the commercial construction industry of northeast Indiana. The BCA provides networking and education opportunities, and tracks the pulse of industry, economic and national trends, and how they affect our local community. This strong foundation was built and is still maintained by northeast Indiana's oldest and most respected builders. The past few decades has brought many newer contractors into the fold of Association activities, and the BCA continues to grow by adapting and responding to the ever changing nature of its members' businesses and to the constant evolution of the industry is serves.
The BCA serves union and open shops alike, and collectively brings representation to governmental issues, fosters cooperation, and provides a reference source to members. BCA membership is comprise of general and specialty contractors, architects, and engineers, material suppliers, insurance providers, bonding and surety companies, accounting firms, legal firms Ð all of the varied businesses who work together to construct commercial structures and infrastructure in Northeast Indiana. The BCA's effectiveness in local, state, and federal issues is accelerating as it continues to expand its membership services and programs.
STRENGTH IN PROGRAMS
Strong Support of Economic Development...
Annual investments to area economic development organizations totaling over a quarter million dollars in the past decade alone
Several events to help members keep their fingers on the pulse of northeast Indiana economic development activities
Strong Support of Workforce Development...
Annual Construction Career Academy reaches out to 60 of the region's top high school building trades students to encourage their growth into a commercial construction career
Regular education opportunities are offered to help the members' current employees become more knowledgeable on topics important to their career successes
Local Lobbyists to Northeast Indiana Elected Officials...
Regular meetings with Fort Wayne, Allen County and Indiana government representatives
Watchdog of government projects important to the welfare of the local commercial construction industry
OSHA & Safety Training Opportunities...
Bimonthly Safety Directors Forums help members to be more effective in their company's safety practices
Regular education opportunities including OSHA 10- and 30- Hour Construction Courses, First Aid and CPR Training
First-rate, well attended membership events scheduled throughout the year including the Spring & Fall Membership Dinners, Annual Golf Outing, Christmas Gala, State Legislative Reception and more.
BCA is the only trade association that devotes 100 percent of its work and revenues to the local industry, and it is not affiliated with any state or national associations. Representing more than 250 companies, BCA communicates with a strong voice to local government and community leaders on matters of importance to its membership such as economic development, workforce development, and governmental affairs.