Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members.

Based on the merit shop philosophy, we help our members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

ABC Cancels Convention 2020

WASHINGTON, July 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the cancellation of ABC Convention 2020, which was scheduled for Aug. 17-19 in ...

Nonresidential Construction Has Recovered 56% of Jobs Lost Since March Employment Report, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, July 2—The construction industry added 158,000 jobs on net in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released...

ABC: Anti-competitive House Infrastructure Bill Excludes Many U.S. Workers From Rebuilding America

WASHINGTON, July 1—Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative & Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen today issued the following...

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Federal Job Qualification Standards

On Monday, June 29, President Trump signed an Executive Order requiring federal agencies to revise their hiring criteria to focus on the skill set of an...

ABC Opposes House Democrats’ $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill with Anti-Merit Shop Provisions

On June 22, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.) was joined by six other Democratic House committee...

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