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Nearly 170 Top Construction Pros to Compete at ABC’s National Craft Championships

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 8:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 8– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that nearly 170 of the top construction apprentices and trainees in the country will compete in the 30th annual National Craft Championships, March 1-2 during ABC’s Workforce Week ‘17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

Legislation to Block ‘Blacklisting’ Rule Will Protect Contractors’ Rights

Thursday, February 2, 2017 4:01 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing legislation (H. J. Res. 37) that will block implementation of the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” through the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors and Dexter + Chaney Announce Strategic Partnership

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 1— Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Dexter + Chaney, a leader in cloud-based construction ERP software and developer of Spectrum® Construction Software, today announced a strategic partnership  aimed at providing contractors with the technology tools they need to update their processes as their businesses grow. Dexter + Chaney joins ABC’s other strategic partners, Autodesk, CNA, Fringe Benefit Group, Tradesmen International and United Rentals. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 26 States Year-Over-Year

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan 31.—December not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 26 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The rates for two states, Iowa and Wisconsin, were unchanged from December 2015. The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 7.4 percent was down 0.1 percent from a year ago, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Read the rest of entry »

Free Enterprise Momentum Continues with Passage of Prevailing Wage Repeal and Right to Work Laws in Kentucky

Saturday, January 7, 2017 11:50 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 7– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the Kentucky Senate’s passage of bills that would end forced unionization and repeal the state’s wasteful prevailing wage law. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 38 States Year-Over-Year

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 4—November not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 38 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The rates for two states, Kansas and Texas, were unchanged from November 2015. The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 5.7 percent was down 0.5 percent from a year ago and unchanged from October, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Read the rest of entry »

Gaylor Electric President Chuck Goodrich Begins Term as ABC National Chair

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3 – Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., an Indianapolis-based, national electrical contractor, began his term as the 2017 chair of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on Jan. 1, 2017. As chair, Goodrich will guide the 21,000-member association’s national initiatives and lead ABC’s Executive Committee and 170-member Board of Directors. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Predicts Modest Growth for 2017 Nonresidential Construction Sector; Warns of Vulnerability for Contractors

Monday, December 12, 2016 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 12– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a slowdown of growth in the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2017. While contractors are vulnerable to rising commodity prices and potential interest rate increases in 2017, the middling consumer-led recovery should still lead to modest growth in construction spending and employment. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Industry Alliance Announces New Resources Aimed at Preventing Suicides

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:03 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced new resources made available to its members through its membership in the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. ABC joined the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)-led alliance in October 2016 to help provide resources and disseminate information on suicide prevention and mental health awareness in the construction industry, with a goal of building a zero-suicide industry. Read the rest of entry »

Brooke Wenger of Triad Engineering Named ABC Young Professional of the Year

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:45 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 30– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced that Brooke Wenger, director of business development at Triad Engineering Inc. in Hagerstown, Md., has been named ABC’s 2016 Young Professional of the Year. Wenger, a member of ABC’s Cumberland Valley (CVC) and Keystone chapters, was among three finalists for the award chosen based on their career achievement, leadership and vision for future industry enhancement from a field of more than 30 nominations representing 20 ABC chapters across the country. Read the rest of entry »