Contact: Gail Raiman, ABC, (703) 812-2073                                     
Bernadette Coffey, FirstLab, (215) 396-5519                        
                               For Immediate Release
 April 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and First Hospital Laboratories (FirstLab) today launched a new partnership that will provide ABC members with extensive resources in performing and managing their company’s alcohol and drug screening, background investigations and occupational health needs, such as maintaining their employees’ certifications for physicals.

“We are excited to be working with FirstLab on these vital management services that will provide tremendous value to our member firms,” said ABC President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman. “It is critical that every construction firm hire the right people and ensure employee and jobsite safety. FirstLab’s comprehensive suite of screening programs and occupational health services offers solutions that will help contractors meet these needs and help create a safer work environment.”

“FirstLab is excited to enter into this new partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors,” said FirstLab President and CEO Scott A. Storrer. “ABC is an outstanding association, and one we’re proud to do business with. Ensuring safety, security, and peace of mind for our customers has been our goal as a company from day one. We’ve met this goal every day for the past 23 years, and will bring this same focus to ABC. Helping protect employees and jobsites is FirstLab’s duty and pleasure.”

FirstLab is the largest privately held, third-party administrator of alcohol- and drug-testing services in the U.S. and has more than 13,000 sites across the country. Under the new partnership, ABC members are entitled to a discount on the many services offered by FirstLab without setup, monthly or annual fees.



Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 74 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. Visit us at www.abc.org.

FirstLab is a national company offering compliance management services. To learn more about FirstLab, go to www.firstlab.com.