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News Releases 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors Founding Member of Group Focused on High Effective Tax Rates

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:37 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it joined the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, which supports using effective tax rates, or the percentage of income businesses pay in taxes, as the clearest way to judge the impact of tax reform on businesses. 
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ABC to Move National Office to Capitol Hill

Friday, July 19, 2013 10:46 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced  it is relocating its national office from Arlington, Va. to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. ABC signed an 11-year lease with First Potomac Realty Trust for 19,830 square feet of office space at440 First Street, NW. 
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ABC and Maxwell Systems Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:13 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it has signed a strategic partnership with Maxwell Systems, a leading provider of construction management software solutions, expert services and best practices that empower contractors to eliminate waste and run a more efficient and profitable business.
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Economists Say Jobs Are Key to Sustained Recovery in Construction Industry

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:32 AM
Economists from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) gave their perspectives on where the construction economy is headed during a June 17 online news conference. As a whole, the economic climate is improving, but recovery will continue to be slow unless more jobs are created.
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Spokane Contractor James Elmer Receives ABC Life Membership Award

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:41 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that former National Chairman James (Jim) W. Elmer, founder and president of James W. Elmer Construction Co., Spokane, Wash., received a Life Membership award. He was presented this honor June 18 at ABC’s National Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.
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South Carolina Becomes 17th State to Ban Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements on Taxpayer-Funded Projects

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:59 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated a victory after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill (S.438) into law that will prohibit state government entities from requiring contractors to sign a project labor agreement (PLA) or other agreements with labor unions as a condition of performing work on public construction projects.
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U.S. Appeals Court Invalidates NLRB Poster Rule

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 3:04 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today welcomed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to invalidate the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “notification of employee rights” notice posting rule. A three-judge panel struck down the rule on the grounds that the NLRB had overstepped its authority under law. ABC General Council Maurice Baskin, a shareholder with Littler, argued the case before the appeals court.
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ABC Announces 2013 Craft Instructor of the Year

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:27 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced Anthony Ayotte, craft training manager for the Cianbro Institute, Pittsfield, Maine, as its 2013 Craft Instructor of the Year. Ayotte received this honor May 3 during ABC’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala.
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ABC Names Colorado Electrician Craft Professional of the Year

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:19 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced Michael Arledge, a journeyman electrician for Greiner Electric, Littleton, Colo. as its 2013 Craft Professional of the Year. The award was presented May 3 during ABC’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala. 
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ABC Announces Winners of its Construction Management Competition

Monday, May 6, 2013 3:01 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the winners of its 13th annual Student Chapter Construction Management Competition during the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, April 30 - May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. Teams of students from 14 colleges and universities across the nation competed for more than $6,000 in cash and prizes, as well as the coveted “Construction Management Champions” title.  
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