American Subcontractors Association - National (ASA)
ASA Announces FASA Cares with Focus on Diversity, Suicide Prevention
Re-Launch of FASA focuses on workplace priorities
Alexandria, VA – The American Subcontractors Association announced today the re-launch of their Foundation with a new initiative called FASA Cares. In 2023, FASA Cares will focus on two important topics currently facing the construction industry: Diversity & Inclusion and Suicide Prevention. These two initiatives were chosen as priorities because they align with the Foundation’s vision of a safe, inclusive, ethical, and ecologically responsible workplace.
FASA was originally established in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity to support research, education, and public awareness. FASA’s mission is to “educate and equip subcontractors and suppliers with the education and resources they need to thrive in the construction industry. Additionally, FASA raises awareness about issues critical to and about construction in the United States.”
The FASA Cares initiative is designed to connect subcontractors with the knowledge and resources they’re seeking to provide support for those in need.
- On Diversity & Inclusion, FASA is partnering with BuildCulture.org and their Culture of Care initiative as an Impact Champion. ASA has taken the pledge as an organization and is encouraging everyone in the construction industry to also take the pledge. Access resources and read more here: https://www.asaonline.com/fasa-diversity-inclusion/.
- On Suicide Prevention, FASA has taken the pledge to Stand Up for Suicide Prevention with the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) and is actively offering webinars and education sessions via ASA Chapters and the upcoming SUBExcel conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The construction industry currently has one of the highest suicide rates among all industries. Access resources and learn more here: https://www.asaonline.com/fasa-suicide-prevention/.
According to ASA CEO Richard Bright, these initiatives have been a long time coming. “With the complex environment that currently exists in the construction industry and society at large, ASA realized that the Foundation is the ideal vehicle to support our members with these key resources. People need help and they need to know that their peers and their profession will support them. That’s why ASA is here and that’s what the Foundation is for. We’re proud to play a role in raising awareness of these critical issues.”
In addition to FASA Cares, the Foundation also provides the industry with The Contractor’s Compass, a monthly educational journal that features information, guidance, and practical business knowledge designed to help subcontractors succeed. ASA will be officially launching FASA Cares at the upcoming SUBExcel conference set for March 8 – 11, 2023 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Founded in 1966, the American Subcontractors Association promotes the rights and interests of subcontractors, specialty contractors and suppliers by building strength in community through education, advocacy, networking, and professional growth. With the vision of “Better Construction Through Fair Construction,” ASA adheres to and promotes quality construction, ethical and equitable business practices, safety in the work environment, and best industry practices. www.asaonline.com