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Open shop contractors form a new alliance

The formation of the New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) was announced as an association of open shop construction managers and general contractors operating in New York and the surrounding region.
The association will be led by its Board of Directors and will be based in New York City.

The Association will provide a platform for open shop contractors operating in the City today highlighting the skill and training these contractors bring to their work on a wide range of construction projects throughout the region.

The founding members of the NYCA represent a significant market share in the New York City construction industry with 2015 revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and future committed revenue backlog of nearly $6 billion.

These members employ over 700 people, with over 14 million total square feet under construction, including over 10,000 units of affordable housing. Additionally, the member’s three-year average EMR of 0.90 demonstrates the commitment to unparalleled construction workplace safety, training and improving safety practices in the construction industry.

Members of the Board of Directors include Leeding Builders Group LLC, L&M Builders Group LLC, Lettire Construction Corp., New Line Structures & Development LLC, Ryder Construction Inc., T.G. Nickel & Associates, LLC and Triton Construction Company, LLC.

The Association will work together on issues of mutual concern, including the issue of worker and public safety, along with workforce diversity, issues of paramount importance to all member contractors. The members of the Association highlight their commitment to workforce training from ongoing toolbox talks to on-site safety training at all jobsites.

The Association has formed an internal safety committee for member contractors to share best safety practices and ensure that all workers are held to a high standard of jobsite safety procedures.

According to Tom Nickel of T.G. Nickel & Associates, LLC, “The goal of this Association is to work toward taking the industry to an exceptional level. The group will continue to work hard to ensure its members are held to the highest standards of worksite practices to ensure all workers go home safe at the end of the day on every jobsite, with a motto of ‘every life matters.’”

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