Welcome to The Contractors Association of West Virginia
The CAWV represents over 450 businesses and 20,000 employees in the building, highway, industrial and utility contracting industries. Our members are “Hard at Work” building safe roads and bridges, modern schools and hospitals, and water and sewer infrastructure that increases the quality of life for all West Virginians. The CAWV is the state’s only full service organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the construction industry in West Virginia. The CAWV is one of the most respected trade organizations in the state, and for more than 75 years has been a traditional leader of the business community in advancing legislative and public policy issues. We are “Hard at Work” building a better West Virginia.
Featured News from the CAWV
New storage tank guidelines easing inspection rules
State environmental regulators will allow people who are not registered professional engineers to inspect the majority of aboveground storage tanks in an attempt to allow owners to meet upcoming deadlines in the law passed after the Freedom Industries chemical leak. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin applauded the new system outlined in an “interpretive rule” from the state Department of Environmental Protection. He thanks the agency for creating a “risk assessment approach” to implementing the new law. “The proposed rule released today provides guidance to owners and operators of aboveground storage tanks for complying with two key parts of Senate Bill 373: inspection and certification of tanks, and spill prevention response plans,” Gov. Tomblin said Tuesday.
MARK CALENDARS FOR 2015 CAWV MIDYEAR MEETING
Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort is the site of the CAWV Midyear Meeting, January 29 - February 4, 2015. Located near the southern tip of beautiful Baja California, the resort features rooms with private balconies overlooking the hotel’s private beach and the Sea of Cortes. Fiesta Americana is ranked #9 on Golf Digest Magazine’s list of the “Top 50 Golf Hotels in the World.” The area is famous for a wide range of water activities, including deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, whale watching, ATV tours through the desert and many art and shopping activities. This is the site of the highly successful 2011 CAWV Midyear Meeting.
Mark your calendars now for the event. The CAWV Program Committee will meet to put together an exciting list of meeting and recreational activities. Members will be receiving information on the meeting, along with transportation options. To view the fantastic Fiesta Americana Resort click here.
EXPO 2015 OPENS FOR BUSINESS
You do not have to wait any longer to secure your exhibit space for the 36th Annual West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO). Contract documents for the March 25 & 26, 2015 event are now available at www.wvexpo.com. We also encourage members to consider being an Honor Exhibitor (non-displaying participant), a show program advertiser or a sponsor of the popular After Hours or BOB events. EXPO will also be hosting the 4th Annual Marcellus to Manufacturing (M2M) conference. This year’s show attracted over 5000 attendees from 29 states and four foreign countries. Visit the website at www.wvexpo.com or contact EXPO at 304.342.3976 for additional information.