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Pamela Volm Named ABC 2015 National Chair

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:29 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Pamela Volm, president of Annapolis Contracting Inc. in Annapolis, Md., has been elected to serve as ABC’s 2015 national chair. Volm has previously served on ABC’s executive committee as Mid-Atlantic region vice chair from Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2013 and on ABC’s national board of directors from 2001-2006. She has also served in a leadership role at the chapter level with ABC’s Chesapeake Shores Chapter. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Announces Changes to Executive Committee in 2015

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:22 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Pamela Volm, president of Annapolis Contracting Inc. in Annapolis, Md., has been elected to serve as ABC’s 2015 national chair and David Chapin of Willmar Electric Service in Lincoln, Neb., was elected to serve as ABC’s 2015 chair-elect. In addition, Chuck Goodrich, Gaylor Electric, Inc., Noblesville, Ind., was elected to serve as the new secretary in addition to his role as the Mid-America Region vice chair, and George R. Nash, Jr., Facchina Construction Co., Inc., La Plata, Md., was elected Mid-Atlantic Region vice chair. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Asks President to Withdraw “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

Friday, November 7, 2014 9:06 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), along with 19 other business trade groups, requested that President Obama withdraw the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673) in a letter addressed to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez and Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz. 
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Construction Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial and Industrial Growth

Monday, August 4, 2014 4:58 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic analysis on leading, present and lagging economic indicators. 
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ABC Criticizes Overreaching White House Executive Order

Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:20 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s new executive order impacting the federal contracting community:
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Key Workforce Development Law Benefits Construction Industry

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:34 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today praised the signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, into law and released the following statement:
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Nick Tovar Hired as ABC Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:57 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced that Nick Tovar has been hired as director of business development and partnerships. Tovar comes to ABC after nearly 10 years at Meridian One Corporation in Alexandria, Va., where he was the director of sales responsible for working with both associations and businesses to develop, market and manage member discount programs.   Read the rest of entry »

ABC Applauds House Passage of Key Workforce Development Bill

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:49 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, and released the following statement: Read the rest of entry »

CEOs Announce Commitment to Promote Resilient Planning and Building Materials

Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:37 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) joined leaders of America’s design and construction industry – along with building owners and operators – today in pledging to promote resilience in contemporary planning, building materials, design, construction and operational techniques as the solution to making the nation’s aging infrastructure more safe and secure.
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ABC Celebrates Supreme Court’s Recess Appointment Ruling

Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:23 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning that President Obama unconstitutionally bypassed the U. S. Senate by appointing Sharon Block, Richard Griffin and Terrence Flynn to fill National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vacancies.
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