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From the monthly archives: February 2012

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ABC Endorses Mitt Romney For President

Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:07 PM
Phoenix, Ariz. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today endorsed Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be the 45th president of the United States. The association’s endorsement of Romney came during the ABC National Board of Directors meeting in Phoenix. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Names American Infrastructure 2011 Contractor Of The Year

Monday, February 20, 2012 10:38 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named American Infrastructure, Worcester, Pa., its 2011 Contractor of the Year. American Infrastructure Chairman and CEO, A. Ross Myers, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 22nd annual Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Award program held Feb. 22 at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Backlog Falls 3.2 Percent In The Fourth Quarter Of 2011

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:04 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) for the fourth quarter of 2011. CBI declined 3.2 percent from the previous quarter from 8.1 months to 7.8 months, but is still up 10.9 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. CBI is a forward-looking economic indicator that measures the amount of nonresidential construction work under contract to be completed in the future.  
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ABC Celebrates Indiana's New Right-To-Work Bill

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11:10 AM
Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the Indiana legislature for approving a new right-to-work bill that will protect all workers in the state from being forced to pay union dues as a requirement of employment. Once Gov. Mitch Daniels signs the bill, Indiana will become the 23rd state in the nation to enact a right-to-work law.
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