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Register Now to Join Us at the BX Open House


The BX Open House is one end-of-summer celebration you don't want to miss! Open to all employees of BX member firms, it’s an opportunity to network, catch up with industry peers and help support the BX Foundation through a silent auction fundraiser. Food and beverages will be served — all free of charge!

Make sure to sign up for the annual BX Young Professionals Corn Hole Tournament. Entry is $20 per team, and the winning team will receive a cash prize.

For more information about the Open House, contact Pam Austin.

Can't attend but still want to participate?

You can support the event by donating an auction item or sending a monetary gift to the Foundation.

Silent Auction Donation Form

BXF Donation
(Please note "Open House" in the Special Instructions box.)

BX Foundation logoThe BXF is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is fully tax-deductible.

BX Open House
Sept. 5  |  4 - 7 PM
Builders Exchange


Free for all employees of BX member firms
BXYP Cornhole Tournament | $20/team of 2

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This Week’s Featured BX Safety Award Recipient


The BX Safety Innovation Award for creative and unique safety practices or tools will be presented to one member firm at the 132nd Annual Meeting in November.

For more information about the BX Safety Awards, visit the BX website at or contact Ashton Chapman.


Mid-City Electric / Technologies 2024 BX Safety Innovation Award Recipient

Remote Voltage Verification Commissioning Box

The Remote Voltage Verification Commissioning Box allows voltage reading of energized electrical equipment to happen without employees interacting directly with exposed energized electrical equipment.

Prior to energizing equipment for the first time, employees can set up the Remote Voltage Verification Box in the equipment, install equipment covers and energize the equipment. This procedure ensures all personnel will be outside of the arc flash and restricted approach boundaries, removing them from potential arc flash and shock hazards.

After the equipment is energized, employees can then take voltage readings from the equipment outside of the arc flash and shock boundaries and complete the voltage readings without interacting with exposed energized equipment parts. With the insulated alligator clips and flexible cord, it is compatible with many different types of electrical equipment, easy to connect and can be set up quickly from one piece of equipment to the next.

Mid-City Electric / Technologies

  • Mid-City Electric / Technologies logoType of work: Electrical Contractor
  • Company Leadership: Brian Dew, president; Ryan Dew, CFO; Bill Brethel, VP of operations; Kipp Criswell, VP of field operations; Ron Becker,  VP of strategic planning; Jimmy Dew, director of service and small projects
  • Safety staff: Jonathan Cammarato, director of safety; Hans Vermaaten, senior safety manager; Jeff Rocks, safety manager; Keith Cevera, safety manager; Nick Maciejewski, safety manager; Paul Lawson, risk management coordinator & lead mental health advocate; Billy Morris, safety coordinator; Maxon Maciejewski, safety coordinator; Brandon Jost, safety coordinator; Sharon Jost, safety coordinator; James Nakrob, safety coordinator; Matt Burns, safety consultant; Vicki Stillione, safety consultant; Jimmy Walbert, safety consultant
  • Average number of employees: 584
  • Year company was founded: 1960
  • BX safety accolades: This is the fourth BX safety innovation award Mid-City Electric / Technologies has received.


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Private employer true-up is now available!

At the end of the policy year, the BWC must ensure the estimated premium they set for you was correct. To do this, you must file a true-up report that reflects the actual payroll for that policy year. You must complete the report online using the payroll true-up report service offering by August. 15. The BWC has a step-by-step video available to walk you through the process.

If your true-up exceeds the estimated payroll, you'll owe additional premium. If your true-up payroll is less than your estimated payroll, you'll receive a premium credit.

Do you have zero payroll?

New this year! If you have reported zero payroll and no employees in the past, the BWC may waive true-up reporting. You will be notified if you are eligible for this waiver. If you continue to have no employees, you are not required to submit a true-up report for the policy year beginning July 1, 2023. The BWC will complete the true-up report on your behalf and report $0 in payroll.

Switch to OHID today!

Exciting news! OHID, your all-in-one secure access point for Ohio government services, is now available for BWC! Say goodbye to juggling multiple logins and passwords - with OHID, you can manage everything with just one set of credentials. Create your OHID account today and enable 2-step verification for additional security. Then, transfer your BWC e-account to your OHID for continued access to BWC services and a smoother user experience. Remember, you must log in to OHID to submit your yearly true-up report. Visit OHID for BWC Customers for detailed instructions and helpful materials regarding OHID.

Aug. BX HR Group Meeting: Generations XYZ and More!


With six generations in the workplace, how can HR professionals ensure that each generation learns from one another and feels value in their position?

The Silent Generation, Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z all have different work styles, expectations and values. How do we find common ground to keep projects running smoothly?

Join the roundtable conversation and bring your best practices for managing across the generational gaps.

Employees of BX member firms who are human resources professionals - or who include HR among the many hats they wear - are invited to join this member’s only group.

For more information about the BX HR Group, contact Deb Murphy.

BX HR Group Meeting
Aug. 15  |  7:30 - 9 AM
Builders Exchange


Free for BX members
Not available to non-members

When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to access this member-only program.


Deal yourself in at the BXYP Round Robin Euchre Tournament


Come play euchre with the BX Young Professionals (and those young at heart) at the Round Robin Euchre Tournament!

Don’t know how to play? No worries – all are welcome at this night of networking. Choose the registration that best “suits” you.

Registration includes dinner, drink tickets, entry to play and the opportunity to network with your industry peers.

For more information about this event, contact Kelly Stover.



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Aug. BXYP Event:
Euchre Tournament
Aug. 15 | 4 - 6:30 PM
Environmental Management, Inc.
8220 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City (43064)


Euchre Tournament:
  $45 BX Members | $55 Non-Members

Networking Only:
  $40 BX Members | $50 Non-members
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

Safety First! OSHA 30-Hour Training

The OSHA 30-Hour Training Course will help your employees look for, avoid and prevent common workplace hazards. When your crew understands the risks, they can improve the safety of your jobsites and save you money.

Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) will guide participants through the many OSHA rules and safety regulations that all construction employees need to understand.

This course will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • OSHA’s focus four hazards
    (Falls, Caught-In or -Between, Struck-By & Electrocution)
  • Confined spaces
  • Tools
  • Ladders
  • PPE
  • and much more! 

Participants will receive a current OSHA code book and an OSHA-authorized course completion card. Lunch will be provided each day.

For more information about this course or to schedule a company-specific session, contact Ashton Chapman.


Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) headshotMeg DeWerth
(DeWerth Safety Services)

OSHA 30-Hour Training Course
Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27
8 AM - 4:30 PM
Builders Exchange


$505 BX Workers' Comp Group
$535 BX members 
$835 Non-members

When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.