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ABC Names the 2022 Craft Professional of the Year

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:55 AM

SAN ANTONIO, March 16—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Adam Haywood, electrical foreman and safety officer at Premier Power LLC, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was named the 2022 Craft Professional of the Year. Haywood was honored at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 15.

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ABC Announces Its 2022 Young Professional of the Year

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:55 AM

SAN ANTONIO, March 16—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Luke Perry, vice president at Perry Contracting, Cincinnati, received ABC’s 2022 Young Professional of the Year Award. Perry was honored at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 15.

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Safety Veteran Joins ABC as Senior Director of Health and Safety

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced it has hired Joseph Xavier, a safety and workforce expert with more than 30 years of experience, as its senior director of health and safety. Xavier will lead and contribute to the development and deployment of the overall health, safety and environment strategy for the association, its 69 chapters and its more than 21,000 member companies.

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ABC Announces 2022 National Chair, Executive Committee

Monday, November 22, 2021 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22—Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors has elected Stephanie Schmidt, president of Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania, as the 2022 ABC national chair of the board of directors during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Aventura, Florida.

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ABC Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Honored for Construction Diversity Efforts by Maryland Minority Contractors

Friday, November 19, 2021 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19The Maryland Minority Contractors Association has awarded Tia Perry, Associated Builders and Contractors’ director of inclusion, diversity and equity, its annual Professional Commitment Award. Perry was honored for her leadership connecting minority businesses with general contractors to help them win work and providing educational opportunities to minority businesses across the country.

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ABC to Congress: College Degrees Do Not Define Career Success

Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:00 AM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4—Today, longtime construction industry leader, instructor and military veteran Frank Boecker testified on behalf of Associated Builders and Contractors before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development on the indispensable role that community colleges, trade schools and career and technical education programs play in the construction industry.

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ABC Announces New Chief Editor of Construction Executive Magazine

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that it has hired Christopher Durso as the new editor-in-chief of Construction Executive, the magazine for the business of construction.

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Construction Inclusion Week Will Build Stronger Diversity Strategies, Says ABC

Monday, October 18, 2021 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18—Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement about the importance of Construction Inclusion Week, which runs Oct. 18-22.

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ABC Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON, June 17—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced P. Bianca Domally has joined the association as chief financial officer.

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ABC Member Testifies to Congress: President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Would Devastate Small Business

Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:29 PM

WASHINGTON, June 10—Today, Annie Mecias-Murphy, co-owner and president of Associated Builders and Contractors member JA&M Developing Corp., headquartered in Pembroke Pines, Florida, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure on the negative impacts that the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan would have on small business contractors.

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