Monthly Archives: January 2014

Louisville Population Center Training – February 24 – 27

Kentucky-labor-cabinetThe Kentucky Labor Cabinet ‘s Office of Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Education and Training is offering FREE OSHA training the week of February 24 – 27, 2014. The training, which is open to all Kentucky employers and employees, will be presented at Builders Exchange of Kentucky, 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville.

Classes to be presented include: Overview of the Kentucky OSH Program, Crane Safety for Construction, Excavation and Trenching Safety, Injury and Illness Recordkeeping, Basic Electrical Safety, Fall Protection, Hazard Communication/GHS and Confines Space.

Online registration is available for the classes at Attendees may take any or all of the classes. Attendance certificates will be available at the conclusion of each class for pre-registered participants

Walk-ins are welcome.

Tagged , , ,

4th Annual Builders Exchange Chili Cook-off

If you love making chili, having a ton of fun and winning a prize for doing it, then enter your chili in the 4th Annual Builders Exchange of Kentucky Chili Cook-Off on February 14, 2014. Dig out your favorite recipe or find a copy of your grandmother’s cookbook and start cooking.  First, second, and People’s Choice will be donated by the Builders Exchange of Kentucky.

Love the taste of chili and socializing with your fellow members?  If so, consider volunteering as a judge or just join us for a FREE lunch courtesy of all of our contestants! 

Chili Judging will start at 11:00 a.m.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Fax the form to 502-459-9803 or e-mail it to Treva Masters ( to register your chili.

Please register by February 12th.

You can also e-mail Treva if you are interested in judging!

Contestant Information and Rules

1. Anything goes! Red chili, white chili, chili with no beans: whatever you think is best!  Your chili may consist of any kind of meat, pepper, pre-cooked or canned tomatoes, various spices, and other ingredients, such as any variety of beans.

2. Each contestant may enter only one batch of chili. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and People’s Choice.

3. Each contestant will be assigned a contestant number by the scorekeeper.

4. Each contestant will be responsible for turning in his or her crockpot to the judging area by 11:00 AM.

5. All ingredients must be pre-cooked and ready-to-eat.

Judges will vote for the chili they like best based on only the following major considerations.

How your chili will be judged

Appearance & Color – Chili should look appetizing.

Aroma – Chili should smell good.  This also indicates what is in store when you taste it.

Consistency – Chili must have a good ratio between sauce and meat.  It should not be too dry, watery, grainy, lumpy, or greasy.

Taste – Taste, above all else, is the most important factor.  The taste should consist of the combination of the meat, spices, etc. with no particular ingredient dominating.

Aftertaste – The aftertaste or “bite” is the heat created by the various types of spices and or peppers.


Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship Opportunities

SAMEBuilders Exchange would like to extend it’s support for this scholarship opportunity from the Society of American Military Engineers, encouraging students in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky to pursue careers in engineering, architecture, construction, facilities management and environmental management/science.  Many more details along with application forms and procedures can be found on the Post’s website at

The full press release for this opportunity is below:


Contact:  Kim Duncan
Society of American Military Engineers
Kittyhawk Post
P.O. Box 328, Fairborn, Ohio 45324

Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship Opportunities

FAIRBORN, Ohio – January 7, 2014 – Applications are now available for a number of scholarships supported by the Society of American Military Engineers Kittyhawk Post. 

The Kittyhawk Post grants scholarships annually to encourage students in the Post’s region (Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky) to pursue careers in fields related to the Society’s mission (engineering, architecture, construction, facilities management and environmental management/science). The program is designed to cover all levels of post-high-school education to include associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. The number and value of scholarships awarded may vary from year to year, thanks in part to donations from many of the Posts Sustaining (private industry) members.

Scholarships are open to all qualifying local students whose applications are received by the April 4, 2014 deadline.  The Barnes and sustaining member scholarships are intended to assist college students and entering freshmen in fields related to the Society’s mission (engineering, architecture, construction, facilities management and environmental management/science).  The Curtis scholarship is designed to aid students with at least one year of full-time work experience who are returning to school to pursue an advanced technical degree, scientific degree, or to make a career change.

Detailed descriptions for these scholarships, as well as application forms and procedures, can be found on the Post’s website at or by contacting the Education Committee Chairs:

Dr. Mark Goltz at, (937) 255-3636 x4638
Ms Nadja Turek at, (937) 531-1287
Mr Joe DiMisa at, (937) 531-1224

The Society of American Military Engineers, the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad. The Kittyhawk Post, based out of Fairborn, Ohio, holds their monthly programs at Wright Patterson AFB. Learn more at


Tagged , ,