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Six Months After Tax Reform, ABC Members Celebrate Effects of Simpler and Fairer Tax Code

The White House celebrated the six-month anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by hosting an event on Friday, June 29. ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman attended on behalf of the merit shop contracting community, acknowledging the positive effects of the tax code reform. At the event, President Trump took a moment to recognize ABC and several others as significant supporters who helped pass the legislation.  Read the rest of entry »

Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Elevated in May, But Private Sector Falters

Nonresidential construction spending inched 0.1 percent higher on a monthly basis in May, according to an ABC analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Spending, which totaled $749 billion on a seasonally adjusted annual rate for the month, is up 3 percent from the same time last year.   Read the rest of entry »

ABC Member Donates to Career and Tech School for Trades

ABC member B.R. Kreider & Son, a family-owned site management, excavating and paving company based in Manheim, Pa., donated a generous $5,000 to the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center. The gift will help fund tuition for students enrolled in the LCCTC’s landscaping, automotive and diesel programs. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Leaders Make Their Voices Heard During Legislative Week

More than 500 ABC members came to Washington, D.C., for meetings with top administration and congressional leaders on the issues that impact the merit shop construction industry at both the federal and state levels during Legislative Week 2018. To lead off, ABC’s Executive Committee met with President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump at the White House to talk about the positive economic effects of tax reform, regulatory relief and dynamic enhancements to workforce development efforts on June 26.  Read the rest of entry »

ABC and JLG Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Innovation in Construction

ABC and access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. today announced a strategic partnership that will help solve industry challenges with world-class education, training and equipment solutions. The announcement was made by company executives in Washington, D.C., during ABC’s Legislative Week. Read the rest of entry »

Electronic Submission of OSHA 2017 Form 300A Data Due July 1

Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent out a release reminding certain employers that the deadline for submitting their 2017 Form 300A data through OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application is July 1. Learn which establishments are covered by this requirement and need to provide their 2017 Form 300A data through OSHA’s ITA. Read the rest of entry »

Leading, Innovating and Winning Work: Highlights From ABC’s Diversity Summit

More than 100 industry leaders and stakeholders came together June 25 for ABC's fourth annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit to discuss the value of diversity in construction and promote the association's mission within diverse groups. Read the rest of entry »

May Construction Unemployment Rates Down Year Over Year in 45 States

Estimated May construction unemployment rates fell in 45 states on a year-over-year basis, rose in four states and were unchanged in one state (Alabama), according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by ABC. The May 2018 not seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate fell 0.9 percent from May 2017 to 4.4 percent, the lowest May rate on record. At the same time, the construction industry employed 291,000 more workers nationally than in May 2017. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Executive Mobile App Wins Excel Award

Adding to a long list of honors ABC’s Construction Executive magazine has won since its launch in 2003, the CE mobile app won silver at the 2018 Excel Awards, which recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications. The award was presented June 25 during a gala at the Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Read the rest of entry »

New Career Resource Launched by ABC and Real Estate Industry Organizations

ABC has teamed up with more than two dozen real estate industry trade associations to highlight the rich variety of career paths in the real estate sector. The group collaborated on a new website, CareersBuildingCommunities.org, which allows visitors to navigate through the scores of career paths across all sectors of real estate as the industry confronts the need to fill millions of jobs in the coming decades. Read the rest of entry »