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BX Holiday Hours

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we would like you, our esteemed members, to know how thankful we are for your loyalty and support.

We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

The BX will be closed Nov. 28 & 29.

Members Celebrate, Network at 127th BX Annual Meeting

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Hundreds of members and guests gathered on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center to network and celebrate this year’s accomplishments and congratulate award recipients.

Three individuals were elected to the BX Board of Directors, Chris Converse (Converse Electric), Jay Jacobsmeyer (Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC) and Alison Marker (Thomas & Marker Construction).

Dennis Shuman, retired president of Speer Mechanical, was honored as the 65th recipient of the BX Cornerstone Award. He was selected based on his leadership contributions to the community, the industry and the Exchange. Shuman is the second member of his family to receive this award. His father, Sam Shuman, was honored in 1978.

The 13th class of Rising Leaders Institute graduates received diplomas from the OSU Fisher College of Business. Members were also recognized with BX Craftsmanship, Safety Achievement and Safety Innovation Awards. The final award of the evening was presented to Parr Peterson, president of the Paul Peterson Co., as he received the BX President’s Award for his volunteer service to the industry and the association.

For more information about the BX Annual Meeting or sponsorship opportunities, contact Pam Austin.


Just a Reminder...

Turkey Pick-up is Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring your Annual Meeting program with the red turkey stamp to claim your bird.

New BX Board members for 2020Elected to the BX Board of Directors are, from left: Chris Converse (Converse Electric), Jay Jacobsmeyer (Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC) and Alison Marker (Thomas & Marker Construction).


2019 BX President's Award Recipient - Parr Peterson (Paul Peterson Co.)The 2019 BX President’s Award recipient, Parr Peterson of the Paul Peterson Co. (center), pictured with BX President Mark Setterlin (Setterlin Building Company) and BX Executive Director Mary Tebeau.


2019 BX Cornerstone Award Recipient (Dennis Shuman)2019 Cornerstone Award recipient Dennis Shuman (right), pictured with BX President Mark Setterlin (Setterlin Building Company).





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Craftsmanship Awards

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Safety Awards

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New Member Reception

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Network With Your Safety Community


Safety Advisory Council: Q4 Meeting
Dec. 18 | 7:30 – 9 a.m.


FREE for employees of BX member firms; not available for non-member firms.


Meet with your safety community to discuss current construction safety trends and happenings. This quarterly breakfast meeting is an informal roundtable discussion, and a great opportunity to network with other safety professionals.

Contact Shane Van Bibber with topic suggestions and/or questions.

New Standard First Aid, CPR & AED Training for 2020


Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Jan. 9 | 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


$49 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$69 per employee of BX member firms
$99 per employee of non-member firms


This course is designed to bridge the gap between the injury and/or illness until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Learn to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses, including:

  • CPR
  • Use of an AED
  • Administration of Narcan
  • Proper application of a tourniquet

Attendees will receive an American Safety & Health Institute certification card, valid for two (2) years, upon completion of the course. For more information about this class or to schedule a company-specific session, contact Rosie Leuby.

Rigging & Signaling Competent Person Training


Rigging & Signaling Certification
Jan. 10 | 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


$300 per employee of BX member firms
$400 per employee of non-member firms


OSHA requires a competent rigging and signaling person on site. This one-day course will ensure that your employees are able to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1400 and safely rig and signal a load.

Keep your employees up-to-date on current requirements and techniques in this hands-on course taught by Chris DeVolld (Veritas Safety Solutions, LLC). This training includes:

  • Identification of hand, radio and horn crane signals
  • Demonstration of the necessary aspects of a safe lift, including all aspects of a pre-lift crane meeting and the required documentation
  • Demonstration of how to inspect, evaluate and document the condition of various types of rigging, hardware and slings
  • Identification of various sling and rigging configurations, including their limitations and how to compute imposed sling loads at various angles
  • Instruction on how to accurately estimate the weight of a load, approximate center of gravity, etc.
  • How to evaluate travel path and fall zones of an overhead lift operation determining proper load control methods and emergency egress routes
  • How to conduct pre- and post-testing evaluations
  • Hands-on examination of rigging slings and hardware

Participants will be issued a Qualified Rigging and Signaling card at the conclusion of this course. These cards are valid for five (5) years.

For more information about this program, contact Rosie Leuby.

Professional Development for BXLX Graduates


BXLX 2.0
April 1, 16 & May 12
Times and locations vary (See brochure for details.)


$1,500 Exclusively for BXLX Graduates


The pace of change in the construction industry requires leaders to continually evolve along with their business. To meet the professional development needs of local industry executives, BXLX 2.0 is again being offered in 2020.

Designed specifically for graduates of the BX Executive Leadership Experience, this series provides an opportunity for these leaders to take their leadership skills to the next level. The three-part course includes a variety of leadership assessments, so each participant can customize the information to their individual style.

Instructors Dr. Jim Krug (Advanced Performance Group) and Paul Jones (Center for Creative Leadership) will examine:

  • Organizational Change
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Team Building
  • Leadership Research

For more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.

Safety Council of Greater Columbus: Dec. Meeting

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Local Project Leads

Courtesy of BX Business Services Partner Dodge Data & Analytics


Subscribers to the Dodge Global Network have full access to reporting details and plans (if available) for the projects listed. To learn more about accessing this detailed project information, contact Stacy Sleeper.