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ABC, BCSP Ink Deal to Promote Construction Safety

Monday, March 19, 2018 4:09 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 20—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on improving occupational safety and health at construction workplaces throughout the United States. The partnership is centered on developing effective prevention strategies and technologies as well as encouraging students and other professionals to choose occupational safety and health as a career and advance their competency in that field. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Announces Finalists in Competitions for Top Craft Professional and Instructor

Monday, March 5, 2018 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON, March 5– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the finalists for its 2018 Craft Professional of the Year and Craft Instructor of the Year awards. Winners of both awards will be announced at the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony March 22 during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Commends White House Infrastructure Plan's Regulatory Streamlining, Workforce Development Expansion Goals

Monday, February 12, 2018 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal:

“ABC applauds the president for sending to Congress a plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure. It is now time for lawmakers to develop legislation and policy to efficiently modernize America’s infrastructure and drive economic growth and prosperity for all Americans.
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ABC Applauds Infrastructure, Economic Initiatives in State of the Union Speech

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman issued the following remarks on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.

“Associated Builders and Contractors appreciates President Trump’s focus on creating a strong economy with limitless opportunities for all Americans. The president is right, America is a nation of builders, and ABC and its members are confident about the direction of the U.S. economy and the construction industry and stand ready to help rebuild America’s infrastructure.”
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Construction Executive Magazine Celebrates 15th Anniversary With New Website and Digital Newsletter

Monday, January 29, 2018 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29—Construction Executive magazine, published by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with the launch of its new and improved website, ConstructionExec.com, and a new
digital newsletter, CE This Week. Readers can now access a variety of articles posted daily that pertain to all facets of the construction industry: safety, insurance, technology, surety bonding, regulatory, craft training, leadership, fleet management, business development, economic trends and more.
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Construction Input Prices Inch Down in December, Up YOY Despite Low Inflation, ABC Says

Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11—Overall construction input prices declined 0.1 percent in December, yet despite the lack of inflation for the month, prices are up 5 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of  Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today.  Nonresidential construction materials prices also declined 0.1 percent for the month and are up 4.8 percent from the same time one year ago. 
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Nonresidential Construction Employment Ends 2017 on a High Note, Says ABC

Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5—The nonresidential construction sector added 11,800 net new jobs in December, representing nearly 10 percent of the nation’s jobs created during the month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nation’s overall construction sector added 30,000 net new jobs in December, a 0.4 percent month-over-month increase.
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Branch & Associates Exec George R. Nash, Jr. Begins Term as ABC National Chair

Friday, January 5, 2018 2:03 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5—George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction for Branch & Associates in Herndon, Va., began his one-year term as chair of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on Jan. 1, 2018. He leads the 21,000-plus member association’s executive committee and board of directors, guides its national initiatives and serves as its spokesperson.
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Ticks Higher in November, Down Year-Over-Year, ABC Says

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3—Nonresidential construction spending expanded 0.6 percent in November, totaling $719.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite the month-over-month expansion, nonresidential spending fell 1.3 percent from November 2016. 
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Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 36 States as Nation Posts Lowest November Rate on Record, Says ABC

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3—The not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate was 5 percent in November, down 0.7 percent from a year ago and the lowest November rate on record, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The construction industry employed 191,000 more workers than in November 2016.
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