ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator is the only economic indicator that reflects the amount of work that will be performed by commercial and industrial construction contractors in the months ahead. The Construction Confidence Index is a diffusion index that signals construction contractors’ expectations for sales, profit margins and staffing levels. View the methodology for both indicators. 


 WASHINGTON, Aug. 28—Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to announce its endorsement of President Donald J. Trump for reelection. In a letter to the president, ABC President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman and ABC 2020 National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R. C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida, said:

“Your continued support for fair and open competition, job creation, small businesses and expanded workforce development initiatives during your first term in office have helped ABC members grow their businesses, upskill their workforce and create career enhancing jobs.

“In addition, your promise to veto the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, legislation that will overturn freedom of choice in all existing right-to work states, take away a worker’s right to a secret ballot and eliminate the ability for workers to pursue independent contracting opportunities, assures us you will protect the merit shop construction industry and small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy. 

“ABC looks forward to continuing our work with your administration on the issues critical to our industry, including establishing fair and open competition and creating the conditions for every individual to be safe and healthy and achieve their career dreams in the construction industry and the communities in which they live and work.”  

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