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ASA Midwest Council is a construction trade association of specialty contractors and suppliers serving the construction industry and the community. Our purpose is to improve the construction process through education, advocacy, and collaboration.

ASA Midwest Council elects 21-22 Board of Directors | Officers

Pictured left to right | Mark O’Donnell, Richard Russell, Chris Sauer, Dan Tucker, Dennis Voss

(St. Louis, MO, August 2021) – The American Subcontractors Association (ASA)-Midwest Council recently elected its officers and board of directors for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

Mr. Chris Sauer, T J Wies Contracting,  was elected as the 2021-22-chapter president.  Sauer succeeds Mr. Richard Russell, Sachs Electric Co., and will serve a one-year term as president, which began July 1 and will expire June 30, 2022

“I am honored to step into the role of president of ASA Midwest Council,” said Chris Sauer. “I’m excited to see the industry and all our members move forward from the past year.” “Our committees and staff are working hard to provide our members with all the events and programs that are expected from ASA.”  “I look forward to the year ahead and catching up with  as many ASA members & industry colleagues as possible during my tenure as ASA president.”

Dan Tucker, MC Mechanical, was elected vice-president. Dennis Voss, Golterman & Sabo,  will serve as secretary, and Mark O’Donnell of Schmersahl Treloar & Co. will serve as the association’s treasurer. Mr. Richard Russell, Sachs Electric Co. will serve one additional year as the immediate past president.

Members of the 2021-22 Board of Directors also include: Steve Cummins, Bell Electrical Contractors; Ryan Spell, Precision Analysis; Rose Kastrup, CSA Advisors LLC; Bill Grant, Grant Contracting; Scott Meyer, Meyer Painting Co.: and Mark Murphy, Drilling Service Co.

About American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council is a construction trade association made up of quality specialty subcontractors, suppliers & service providers,  serving the construction industry and the community in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area and southern Illinois. The ASA Midwest Council’s purpose is to improve the construction process through active participation in education, advocacy, and collaboration. For additional information about the ASA Midwest Council, visit www.asamidwest.com or contact executive director
Susan Winkelmann at 314-845-0855. ASA Midwest Council | Building. Community. for 54 years | Est. 1967

 


 

MO TIMELINE FOR PHASE 2 & 3 VACCINE ROLLOUT


Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri will activate Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Monday, March 29, 2021, and Phase 3 on Friday, April 9, 2021.

“With the progress we are currently seeing and vaccine supply expected to increase significantly in the coming weeks, we are well ahead of schedule with our vaccine plan,”
Governor Parson said. “Supply projections are subject to change, but it is critical that we start preparing for this potential influx and ensure there is a consistent number of people who are eligible and interested in receiving a vaccine.”

The federal government has informed the state that COVID-19 vaccine allotments to Missouri are projected to significantly increase by the first week of April. The timeline for activating Phases 2 and 3 ensures that there is a consistent number of people who are eligible and interested in receiving a vaccine, allowing vaccinators across the state to continue vaccinating Missourians without delays due to those who are eligible but not seeking a vaccine.

Activation of Phase 2 is estimated to extend vaccine eligibility to approximately 880,000 Missourians that are essential to equitable economic recovery, including those employed in construction, critical manufacturing, higher education, and remaining food and agriculture sectors. This also includes homeless and disproportionately affected populations with an emphasis on racial and ethnic minorities, among others.

Phase 3 will be open to all Missouri adults, extending vaccine eligibility to an estimated 1.1 million Missourians who were not activated under any other tier or phase. A complete list of populations included in each phase as well as activation status is available at MOStopsCOVID.com/priority.

With all phases of Missouri’s Vaccination Plan activated, approximately 4.5 million Missourians will be eligible. The state estimates that approximately 60 percent of these Missourians are interested in getting a vaccine.

To date, one in four Missourians have initiated vaccination, and approximately 50 percent of Missouri’s 65 and older population have initiated vaccination. Vulnerable populations in currently activated phases that have not yet received a vaccine will continue to be eligible as Missouri moves into Phases 2 and 3.

“Missouri’s position is continuously improving on the COVID-19 front,” Governor Parson said. “With over 1.2 million Missourians having initiated vaccination, large increases in vaccine supply, and the activation of Phases 2 and 3, we are confident that we are winning the battle against COVID-19.”


 

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL UPDATES FEB 2021

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD UPDATED SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR COVID & THE WORKPLACE, LATEST MO VACCINATION INFO, & UPDATED CDC MASK REQUIREMENTS

COVID-19 Feb2021 Updated Safety Info


 

STL County Indoor Dining Update

St Louis County to re open indoor dining Monday, January 4, 2021

County Executive Sam Page recently announced details of the plan developed by the
St. Louis County Department of Public Health and a group of restaurant owners.

Page said the new safety protocols will help keep diners and restaurant employees
safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF PLAN


 


 

SBA and PPP Loan Forgiveness Program

On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released their application that businesses will submit to their lender to apply to have their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans forgiven. The application, which is accompanied by a number of worksheets and instructional pages, provides clarity on a number of critical questions that were facing PPP loan recipients.

There are still some open questions and we anticipate that, in addition to the application document, the SBA will be releasing interim rules relating to the loan forgiveness provisions.  In the meantime, businesses that received a PPP loan, are well advised to review the application and accompanying guidance as soon as possible, rather than waiting until the end of their loan period, in order to identify and take any necessary steps to ensure and maximize loan forgiveness.   The biggest new takeaways from the application are:  the covered loan period, calculation of forgivable expenses, and reductions to forgiveness.

Please view the Small Business Legislative Council’s memo on these provisions.


 

SHOW ME STRONG RECOVERY PLAN

Missouri’s initial recovery phase began May 4, 2020, and during this phase we can gradually start to reopen economic and social activity. This will be a deliberate process, and is flexible to adapt to the situation. Some communities may be able to reopen at a faster rate, while others may need to continue restrictions to keep the virus from spreading. During this time, we should limit our activity and interactions and continue to maintain social distancing and practice good hygiene to protect our neighbors and ourselves.

Show Me Strong Recovery Order, through May 31, 2020 

MO GOV STEP BY STEP GUIDE AND FAQ-CLICK HERE


 

ASA Coronavirus COVID-19 RESOURCES

ASA Resources to help you protect your companies, employees & families during the COVID-19 Outbreak:


FREE WEBINAR FOR ASA MIDWEST COUNCIL MEMBERS!
Reset 2020| Techniques and Solutions to Maneuver through Economic Constriction

  • How to Right Size Your Construction Company to Market Conditions
  • “What If” Scenario – Forecasting & Planning
  • Risk Transfer Amidst Force Majeure
  • Questions & Answers

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time
FREE-ASA MEMBERS
$60 NON-MEMBERS
Interactive Online Education Webinar
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND JOIN THE WEBINAR 


ASA SUMMARY MO STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDER EFFECTIVE 4.6.20 (key points of interest to subcontractors)
MISSOURI_s stay at home order-CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

MO STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDER EFFECTIVE 4.6.20.
https://governor.mo.gov/stay-home-missouri-order-guidance-and-frequently-asked-questions


ASA SUMMARY SBA CARES LOAN PROGRAMS
ASA SBA CARES Loan Programs-CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

ASA SUMMARY OF CARES ACT-Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

ASA CARES Act Summary-CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 

On March 25, 2020, the Senate passed the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act unanimously (96-0). The House passed the CARES Act on Friday, March 27, 2020 by a vote of 419-6 and the legislation was immediately signed into law by President Trump. The CARES Act is the third economic stimulus package passed by Congress in response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and its size and scope makes it the largest stimulus package in U.S. History. Highlights of the CARES Act include:

  • $500 billion for loans and assistance to companies and state and local governments, including $29 billion for loans to U.S. airlines and related businesses.
  • $349 billion in low-interest small business loans that could be partially forgiven
  • Payments of as much as $1,200 for individual taxpayers, and $500 per child, phased out when incomes exceed $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for couples filing jointly.
  • An additional $600 per week for those receiving unemployment benefits.

The CARES ACT-Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
https://files.taxfoundation.org/20200325223111/FINAL-FINAL-CARES-ACT.pdf


CISC COVID-19 EXPOSURE, PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE PLAN
CISC COVID-19 Exposure Prevention Preparedness and Response Plan_

Department of Labor SUMMARY of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

OSHA GUIDE TO PREPARE WORKPLACE
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf 

ASA COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE
ASA_COVID_19_Resource_Guide-CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

ASA EMPLOYER GUIDE
ASA Employer Guide – Things to Consider (Covid-19)

ASA SAMPLE LETTERS
ASA Covid19-letter_3-17-v3 

COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist
COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist

CDC GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html


 

CLICK LINK FOR SLIDES FROM 3.19.20. ASA WEBINAR Practical Considerations for Dealing with COVID-19

https://americansubcontractorsassociationnationalasa.growthzoneapp.com/ap/CloudFile/Download/GrZKEOYp 


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in China and has now emerged in almost 90 locations internationally, including 500 confirmed cases within the United States as of March 9, 2020. With the complete clinical picture of COVID-19 not fully known along with the CDC’s expectation that the number of confirmed cases will continue to rise, members of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) may have concerns regarding the disease and how to handle employment matters during this outbreak. As the situation is emerging and continually evolving, ASA will monitor all federal agency developments and guidance to supply our members with the most up to date information available.

The ASA has collected numerous materials from a wide variety of sources and developed this Coronavirus Resource Guide to provide our members with a comprehensive resource to best prepare for employment disruptions as COVID-19 cases continue to be discovered.  CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

ASA_COVID_19_Resource_Guide-CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 


 

ASA ANNOUNCES 2020 GALA NOMINEES

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK, IN OUR CONCERN FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY!


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