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Upcoming Safety Training Opportunities



Builders Exchange is proud to offer “best-in-class” training programs for its members.  All training courses will be offered at Builders Exchange at 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY, 40218.  The courses described below meet the AGC-SIF Workers Compensation Fund annual training requirement.

Upcoming training courses include the following and will be offered during June, July and August:

First Aid/CPR/Bloodbourne Pathogen

OSHA Basics

LGE Passport-Generation Training

How To Be a Part-Time Safety Director

Employee Involvement

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program

Safety Program; (I2P2) Injury Illness Prevention Program

Safety Incentive Programs

Safety Leadership

If you are interested in signing up for these courses and would like more information on dates and pricing, click here.

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6th Annual Builders Exchange Chili Cook-off – February 12th


If you love making chili, having a ton of fun and winning a prize for doing it, then enter your chili in the 5th Annual Builders Exchange of Kentucky Chili Cook-Off on February 12, 2016.   Dig out your favorite recipe or find a copy of your grandmother’s cookbook and start cooking! Awards for First Place, Second Place, and People’s Choice will be provided 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 lunch. Judging is a fun opportunity to taste a variety of chili in a social atmosphere. Judging will begin at 11:00 AM. All members are invited to enjoy a great lunch at 11:30 AM at Builders Exchange of Kentucky. Space is limited so please let us know as soon as possible if you will be attending.

RSVP to Treva Masters at if you would like to enter.

Click here for full details and registration forms.

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.
  6. Spoons and cups for use in serving chili to the guests will be provided. Condiments will also be provided.

Judges will vote for the chili they like best based on only two major considerations:

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 being dominated.

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

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Lynn Stetson of Builders Exchange sees best project offering ever in 2015

Robin Roenker with The Lane Report wrote an insightful article on the state of the construction industry in Kentucky.

Our own Executive Vice President, Lynn Stetson, was interviewed for the story. Here is an excerpt:

Louisville-based Builders Exchange of Kentucky, a 1,000-member construction trade association that tracks commercial construction project trends across the state, has reported on a total of 2,255 construction projects listed for bid through the end of August 2015, an increase of 9 percent from the same point in 2014.

Lynn Stetson

Lynn Stetson

“We are on pace to report on 3,110 projects by the end of this year, which would be the most in our 88-year history,” says Lynn Stetson, Builders Exchange of Kentucky’s executive vice president. Builders Exchange totals include commercial construction projects across the entire state of Kentucky, as well as Southern Indiana and small regions of West Virginia and northern Tennessee, Stetson said.

Click here for the full article at The Lane Report.

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