In this issue: Building Water Reliability, An Early Start to the Holiday...
In this issue: Building Water Reliability, An Early Start to the Holiday...
The Dispatch - December 2014
A Newsletter from LECET Southwest
Dear Name,
The holiday season started a little earlier this year for the construction industry.  Voters seemed to be in the spirit of giving during the November elections and offered up a lot of reasons to be optimistic about 2015 and beyond.
Throughout the three states in our territory (California, Arizona, New Mexico), billions of dollars in bonds and sales tax measures were passed to help repair our ailing infrastructure systems and upgrade our institutional buildings.  The average approval rate of these local ballot issues was two to one.
The most notable issue on the ballot... Read More
Building Water Reliability
KSD Constructs the Carlsbad Desalination Project
Construction on the Carlsbad Desalination Project is more than two-thirds complete and is anticipated to be online in late 2015. As near as that seems, it has taken many years to get to this point. 
The project was first proposed in 1998 and challenged by more than a dozen lawsuits. More than 40 public meetings and hearings before the City of Carlsbad, California Coastal Commission, State Lands Commission and the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board were required before the project received its final approvals... Read More
New Signatory Contractors
Below is a partial listing of contractors that recently became signatory to the Laborers' Union. For a complete list and further information on new signatories click here
Water Rock Construction
Clark Bros, Inc.
Green Wave Contractors
CPO Enterprises
Cor-Ray Painting
Argo Construction
Commercial Resources Corp.
CML RW Security
Toro Canyon Landscape
Neff Construction
One Last Thing
If you would like to get more frequent updates on construction news stories for California, Arizona, and New Mexico you may want to consider subscribing to The LECET Southwest Weekly.  The LECET Southwest Weekly is an online newspaper that publishes each Monday. You can review the latest edition here.
SB 854
Public Works Contractor Registration Law
Signed into law in June 2014, SB 854 establishes a new public works contractor registration system. All contractors are required to be registered by March 1, 2015 for bidding purposes and by April 1 to perform work on any public works project. Read more about SB 854.
So CA Laborers Apprenticeship Graduation - 1/10/15
AGC-CA Installation of Officers - 1/22/2015
ECA Installation of Officers - 1/24/2015
World of Concrete - 2/2/15 - 2/6/15
UCON Membership L.I.V.E - 2/7/2015
The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET Southwest) is a partnership between the Laborers' International Union of North America and their signatory contractors to secure projects and jobs, increase market share, and advance market-related interests throughout the states of California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
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