Associated Builders and Contractors Institute Names Ladd Henley Occupational Safety and Health Director

Associated Builders and Contractors Institute Apprenticeship College (ABCI), the education and training arm of Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter, is pleased to announce that Ladd Henley has joined as Occupational Safety and Health Director.

In this role, Henley will be responsible for safety-related membership services such as various forms of safety training, third-party jobsite inspection and safety program development and review. In addition, he will lead activities to enhance and grow the Institute’s safety presence in preapprenticeship, construction education and apprenticeship programs offered in Florida.

“Ladd has a proven track record in construction safety and will be an asset as we look to round out our construction safety curriculum,” said Nathan Ferree, Chief Operating Officer of ABCI.

Henley has nearly 30 years of construction experience with 18 being dedicated exclusively to construction safety. His overall commitment is to developing relationships, assisting construction companies with safety hazard mitigation and helping to protect the workforce from accidents along with assistance protecting employers from costly delays due to incidents or accidents. He speaks fluent Spanish.

Prior to joining ABCI, Henley served as a Regional Safety Manager for Kast Construction as well as Corporate Safety Director for Burke Construction Group, Inc.

Associated Builders and Contractors Institute is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing diverse, affordable and high-quality classes, apprenticeships and other construction industry-related programs throughout South Florida and the Space Coast. Since 1950, ABC has been working to attract and retain a quality construction workforce and invests more than $2.6 million locally each year to construction education and training.

About Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter (ABC FEC)

The East Coast Chapter represents General and Specialty Contractors, associate and supplier members from Key West to Brevard County who share ABC’s belief in open and competitive processes, in the importance of industry education, training and safety services, and in the role the association plays in these areas. For more information, call:  954-984-0075 or visit: