Holiday Party Benefits Toys for Tots
Many NJSA members gathered recently for a night of networking and celebration, and also made a significant contribution of new toys to the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. The event was held at McLoone’s Boat House in West Orange, NJ. Over the last 4 years, NJSA member firms have contributed nearly $5,000.00 in new, unwrapped toys to the USMC program.
4 NJ Towns OK School Construction, 2 Reject
New Jersey voters have approved school building projects totaling more than $42 million in Park Ridge, Robbinsville, South Amboy and Westfield.
School renovations proposed in two other towns, Bellmawr and Midland Park were rejected. The largest of the approved projects was in Robbinsville, Mercer County, where the school district plans to build additions and renovate two schools at a cost of nearly $19 million.
New Jersey Subcontractors Association Continues Strong Legislative Advocacy on Behalf of Members
NJSA staff and leadership are active in Trenton on a daily basis protecting the best interests of New Jersey’s subcontracting community. Current legislation on which we a working includes a bill to allow the early release of retainage for subcontractors whose work is completed and accepted; this bill also allows interest on retainage to accrue to contractors and subcontractors. The bill (S53 and A1729) is sponsored by Senator Richard Codey and Assemblyman Gerald Green. NJSA was successful in moving this bill through the legislative process last session; however it was pocket vetoed by Governor Christie. NJSA is working closely with the Governor’s office to address any concerns they may have had last session.
NJSA is also actively pushing for approval of A2924/S2158 which requires the release of planholder lists prior to bid date under Local Public Contracts law. This issue has been supported by the subcontracting community for many years and we continue to advocate for approval of this important public policy initiative. The legislation is sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton and Senate President Steve Sweeney.
NJSA T-Shirts Available to Benefit Scholarship Fund
NJSA has a limited number of NJSA logo short sleeve T-Shirts available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the NJSA Scholarship Fund. T-Shirts are $15 and are available in Safety Orange or Navy Blue. Please email
to place your order and please specify large, extra-large or double extra large.
Ron Amorese Promoted by The Blue Book
Congratulations to longtime NJSA member and supporter Ron Amorese who has been promoted to Director, Southeast at The Blue Book Building & Construction Network. Ron has developed very strong relationships with many NJSA members and firms and has been a strong supporter of NJSA events and programs for many years. We wish Ron well in his new position. Ron’s replacement will begin work early next year.
41st Annual NJSA Awards Dinner Dance Scheduled for January 12, 2013
Despite having to reschedule our event due to Hurricane Sandy, the 41st Annual NJSA Awards program is sure to be one of the most fun and productive events of the year. This is one of the premier networking and business development programs in the state. Our awardees this year include:
Subcontractor of the Year - Hillcrest Paving & Excavating, Inc.
General Contractor of the Year - Sordoni Construction Co.
Distinguished Lifetime Leadership Award - Barry Donahue, Esq.
Associate Member of the Year - The Blue Book Building and Construction Network
NJSA Safety Awardees:
Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors
B.J. McGlone & Co., Inc.
Forest Electric Corp.
Hillcrest Paving and Excavating, Inc.
Landmark Fire Protection, Inc.
Linear Electric Co., Inc.
Scalfo Electric, Inc.
We will also be recognizing firms which have been active members of NJSA for 20 or more years. Those firms include:
- City Newark Glass
- Midhattan Woodworking
- Zack Painting
- Artisan Tile & Marble Co. of NJ
- True & Associates
- S.M. Electric Co. Inc.
- Fromkin Brothers
- Union County Plate Glass Co.
- ENR/NY- McGraw-Hill
- Del Turco Brothers, Inc.
- Bonland Industries
- Boss Glass Co., Inc.
- VAL Floors, Inc.
- Landmark Fire Protection, Inc.
- Crisdel Group, Inc.
- Kiker Sheet Metal Corp.
- Consolidated Steel & Alum. Fence
- Fine Group
- B.J. McGlone & Co., Inc.
- Sheet Metal Contractors of Central & So. NJ
- GAR Equipment Corp.
- Lessner Electric
Please use the program announcement linked here to register your attendees.
Save the Date!!!
New Jersey Subcontractors Association Calendar of Events for 2013
Membership Dinner Meetings:
- January 31, 2013
- February 28, 2013
- April 25, 2013
- September 26, 2013
- October 24th, 2013
Meet the General Contractors Night:
NJSA Golf Classic:
Other educational, networking and business development events will be added throughout the year.