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Construction Industry Reminded of High Effective Rate on Tax Day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:50 AM
As the construction industry rebounds amid tepid economic growth, many Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members are greeted with a significant tax increase this week. The contractors who emerged from the recession already paid thehighest effective tax rate of any sector, and now they face even higher taxes thanks to rising marginal rates, reinstated limits on deductions, and new surtaxes on wages and income stemming from the health care law. 
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ABC Supports House Effort to Halt Ambush Election Proposal

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 1:59 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) praised today’s U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce markup of The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 4320) and The Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 4321), which halt key elements of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush” election proposed rule.
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ABC Celebrates U.S. District Court’s Ruling Against Davis-Bacon Expansion

Thursday, April 03, 2014 3:27 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated an important decision limiting the scope of the Davis-Bacon Act issued by a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  In a March 31 decision granting summary judgment to the District of Columbia (the District) and private developer CCDC Office LLC (CCDC), Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) ruling that the Davis-Bacon Act can be expanded to include privately funded projects.
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ABC and CNA to Focus on Key Safety Themes During 3rd Year of Strategic Partnership

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:30 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and CNA today announced that during their third year as strategic partners, the groups will collaborate on driving the construction industry toward world class safety by targeting specific safety
issues each quarter. Their outreach and education efforts will include webinars and CNA safety resources for ABC members to use to
promote workplace safety industry-wide. 
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Tim C. Walton of Cianbro Named ABC Ambassador to Merit Canada

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:22 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Tim C. Walton, director of external affairs and public policy at CIANBRO, Pittsfield, Maine, will serve as ABC’s ambassador to Merit Canada. The position will directly support and promote the efforts of the CAN-AM Merit Alliance, formed between ABC and Merit Canada to further promote free enterprise and the merit shop philosophy, under which construction contracts are awarded to construction companies based on merit. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Criticizes President’s Directive to Change Overtime Pay

Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:48 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s executive order proposing changes to federal overtime rules
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ABC and National Black Chamber of Commerce Form Alliance to Promote Government Neutrality in Contracting

Monday, March 10, 2014 12:19 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) signed a joint resolution March 7, expressing a commitment to promoting fair and open competition on taxpayer-funded construction contracts. 
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CBI Hits Post-Recession High

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:24 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) hit a post-recession high in the fourth quarter of 2013, growing from 8.2 months to 8.3 months (1.3 percent). Compared to a year ago, CBI is 3.9 percent higher—up from 8 months at the end of 2012.  
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Construction Associations Partner in Support of the Merit Shop Philosophy

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:02 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Merit Canada Feb. 13 signed a joint resolution outlining their partnership agreement and commitment to free enterprise and the merit shop philosophy, under which construction contracts are awarded to construction companies based on merit.
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ABC Honors America’s Top Construction Projects

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3:42 PM
ABC Feb. 11 congratulated the winners of the 24th annual Excellence in Construction Awards– the industry’s leading competition, where the top construction projects and the firms that displayed exemplary commitment to safety and diversity in 2013 were recognized during the awards celebration at the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii.
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