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News Releases 2013

ABC Congratulates National Craft Championships Winners

Monday, May 6, 2013 2:46 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the winners in its 2013 National Craft Championships competition, held at the association’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, April 30 - May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. 
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Taxpayers Save More Than $6 Million on DOL's New Hampshire Job Corps Center: ABC Contractor Awarded Contract without PLA

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:05 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated a victory after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded Eckman Construction Company a $31.6 million contract to build a DOL Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H., after removing a controversial government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) from the federal project’s solicitation for construction services. Eckman Construction Company, Bedford N.H., submitted a bid that was more than $6 million below the lowest offer when the project was subjected to a PLA. 
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Worker Cap in Senate Immigration Reform Fails to Meet Needs of Construction Industry

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:49 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate introduction of immigration reform legislation: “We congratulate the senators on taking this important first step toward fixing our broken immigration system in the United States,” said ABC Vice President of Federal Affairs Geoff Burr. 
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ABC Critical of President Obama's Renomination of NLRB Chairman

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 3:53 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today criticized President Obama’s renomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as a move to promote the narrow policy goals of politically powerful labor unions.  
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ABC Honors America's Top Construction Projects

Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:11 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today congratulated the winners of its annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration – the industry’s leading competition, where the top construction projects and the firms that displayed exemplary commitment to safety and diversity in 2012 were recognized Feb. 20 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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ABC Names Cajun Industries 2012 Contractor Of The Year

Monday, February 25, 2013 11:38 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Cajun Industries, LLC, Baton Rouge, La., its 2012 Contractor of the Year. Cajun Industries Founder and Chairman, Lane Grigsby, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 23rd annual Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Award program held Feb. 20 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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President Obama 'Plays Politics' With Re-Nomination Of NLRB Appointees

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:12 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB):
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ABC Encouraged By President Obama's Commitment To Immigration Reform; Disappointed By Lack Of Guest Worker Plan

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:25 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“We welcome President Obama’s call for comprehensive immigration reform,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “Legal immigrants play a vital role in our construction workforce. Unfortunately, current immigration laws disproportionately affect construction companies due to their fluctuating work needs.
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ABC Unveils New, Advanced Political Advocacy App

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 10:18 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today unveiled its new political advocacy action software application (app), ABC Action, which allows users to send letters directly to the offices of federal officials in Washington, D.C. on a mobile device.
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Legislation Would Restore Fair and Open Competition on Federal Construction Projects

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:17 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 436/S. 109), a measure introduced by Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) that would ensure fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects.
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