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Federal Court Blocks NLRB Poster Rule

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:33 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decision to grant an injunction in the legal challenge against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “Notification of Employee Rights” notice posting rule. Read the rest of entry »

Leading Construction Organizations Join Forces On Comprehensive IT Survey Of The Construction Industry

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:08 PM
PRINCETON, NJ & ARLINGTON, VA – TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012 The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), an international, non-profit professional association focused on construction financial professionals, and Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), the national association representing merit shop construction and construction-related firms nationwide, today signed an agreement to jointly produce a comprehensive information technology survey for the construction industry. The survey is designed to be a tool that companies use to compare their use of technology with that of their peers to advantageously leverage their technology investments.
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ABC Calls For Repeal Of Health Care Law On Its Second Anniversary

Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:38 PM
Washington, D.C. – In advance of the second anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on March 23, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) said the sweeping health care law fails to curb the cost of health care coverage and imposes new taxes, as well as costly and burdensome federal government mandates on businesses, including ABC members. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Awarded $50,000 Grant From Turner Foundation For Green Building Initiatives

Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:43 PM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it received a $50,000 grant from the Atlanta-based Turner Foundation, Inc., founded by Ted Turner. This is the third consecutive year ABC has received this grant, which will be used to support the association’s green building initiatives with a focus on expanding its green certification and training programs. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Runs Political Ads Ahead Of 'Super Tuesday' Voting

Monday, March 5, 2012 3:56 PM

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it is running Internet and newspaper advertising in Ohio and Tennessee in advance of the March 6 “Super Tuesday” caucus and primaries. A 3/4-page newspaper ad supporting former Gov. Mitt Romney for president appeared in the Sunday, March 4, edition of The Columbus Dispatch. ABC’s Board of Directors endorsed Romney for president at its Feb. 23 meeting in Phoenix. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Endorses Mitt Romney For President

Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:07 PM
Phoenix, Ariz. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today endorsed Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be the 45th president of the United States. The association’s endorsement of Romney came during the ABC National Board of Directors meeting in Phoenix. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Names American Infrastructure 2011 Contractor Of The Year

Monday, February 20, 2012 10:38 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named American Infrastructure, Worcester, Pa., its 2011 Contractor of the Year. American Infrastructure Chairman and CEO, A. Ross Myers, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 22nd annual Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Award program held Feb. 22 at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Backlog Falls 3.2 Percent In The Fourth Quarter Of 2011

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:04 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) for the fourth quarter of 2011. CBI declined 3.2 percent from the previous quarter from 8.1 months to 7.8 months, but is still up 10.9 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. CBI is a forward-looking economic indicator that measures the amount of nonresidential construction work under contract to be completed in the future.  
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ABC Celebrates Indiana's New Right-To-Work Bill

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11:10 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the Indiana legislature for approving a new right-to-work bill that will protect all workers in the state from being forced to pay union dues as a requirement of employment. Once Gov. Mitch Daniels signs the bill, Indiana will become the 23rd state in the nation to enact a right-to-work law.
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ABC National Chairman Questions President Obama's Economic Rhetoric

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:13 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2012 National Chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix, LLC, Ellicott City, Md., today said the vision President Obama offered in his State of the Union address last night is no different than what he has promoted during his past three years in office.  
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