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News Releases 2017

Alabama Electrical Training Instructor Named ABC’s Craft Instructor of the Year

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named its 2017 Craft Instructor of the Year: Roger Thompson of New Hope, Ala., electrical craft training instructor for the North Alabama Craft Training Foundation (NACTF) and chief electrical estimator at Jesse Stutts Inc., both in Huntsville, Ala. Thompson received the honor at ABC’s Careers in Construction awards ceremony on March 3 during the Workforce Week ’17 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Applauds Introduction of Fair and Open Competition Act in the U.S. House to Increase Competition, Lower Costs on Taxpayer-Funded Construction Projects

Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16— Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today welcomed the introduction of the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1552) in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.). ABC Vice President of Labor, Regulatory and State Affairs Ben Brubeck issued the following statement in support of the bill (S. 622), which was introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 14 by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and would ensure controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) cannot be mandated on taxpayer-funded construction projects. 
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Iowa Construction Supervisor Named ABC Craft Professional of the Year

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Adam Ruff of Ely, Iowa, field supervisor at Price Electric, its 2017 Craft Professional of the Year. Ruff received the honor at ABC’s Careers in Construction awards ceremony on March 3 during ABC’s Workforce Week ’17 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Backs Bill to Increase Competition on Taxpayer-Funded Construction Contracts

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 14 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (S. 622). The bill, introduced by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), will reduce costs for taxpayers by encouraging all qualified construction companies to compete for federal and federally funded construction projects. S. 622 prevents federal agencies and recipients of federal funding from requiring contractors to sign controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of winning federal or federally assisted construction contracts. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Urges Government Neutrality Toward PLAs, Pushes Davis-Bacon Reform in Reaction to Executive Order on Government Efficiency

Monday, March 13, 2017 9:23 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today praised President Trump’s executive order calling for greater government efficiency and urged the administration and Congress to take steps to reduce the cost of public construction projects in a statement from ABC Vice President of Labor, Regulatory and State Affairs Ben Brubeck. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Congratulates 2017 National Craft Champions

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the winners of the 30th annual National Craft Championships (NCC) during its Careers in Construction awards ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ceremony took place March 3 at the conclusion of ABC’s Workforce Week '17. Read the rest of entry »

Congressional Action to Block Illegal 'Blacklisting' Rule Is a Win for Contractors, Taxpayers and the American Workforce

Monday, March 6, 2017 6:37 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 6– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the U.S. Senate for joining the U.S. House of Representatives in passing legislation (H.J. Res. 37)that will block implementation of the Obama administration's controversial Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” through the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Read the rest of entry »

ABC Announces National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:55 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that it has awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to five member companies: Hensel Phelps, Wu & Associates Inc., Diversity Construction Group, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo and United Rentals Inc. Representatives from each company received the award on March 1 at ABC’s 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during the association’s Workforce Week ‘17 in
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Honors Contractors with Industry-leading Safety Performance

Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:55 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the winners of the 2016 National Safety Awards at Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A total of 44 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance on March 1 during the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Honors America’s Top Construction Projects

Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:55 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored 98 projects collectively worth $2.4 billion at the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC’s Workforce Week ‘17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »