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ABC Announces National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

LONG BEACH, California, March 28—Associated Builders and Contractors has named the winners of the National Diversity Excellence Awards, an annual recognition of ABC members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices and education and mentoring programs. The winners were honored at the 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.

ABC Names 2019 Young Professional of the Year

LONG BEACH, California, March 29—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that Lance Arvel, business development, Group Contractors, LLC, received ABC’s annual Young Professional of the Year Award. Arvel was honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.

ABC Congratulates 2019 National Craft Champions

LONG BEACH, California, March 29—Associated Builders and Contractors announced the winners of the 32nd annual National Craft Championships today during its Careers in Construction Awards at the conclusion of ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.

Associated Builders and Contractors Honors America’s Top Construction Projects

LONG BEACH, California, March 28—Associated Builders and Contractors honored 92 projects collectively worth nearly $3.7 billion at the 29th annualExcellence in Construction® Awards gala during ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.

ABC Names 2019 Craft Instructor of the Year

LONG BEACH, California, March 29—Associated Builders and Contractors announced today that Clemon Prevost, a senior talent development specialist for Fluor’s U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center in Pasadena, Texas, was named the 2019 Craft Instructor of the Year. Prevost was honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.  

ABC Names the 2019 Craft Professional of the Year

LONG BEACH, California, March 28—Associated Builders and Contractors announced that Adrian Rios of McCullough Construction in Arcata, California, was named the 2019 Craft Professional of the Year. Rios was honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.

Associated Builders and Contractors Names MAREK Contractor of the Year

LONG BEACH, California, March 28—Associated Builders and Contractors named MAREK, headquartered in Houston, as its 2018 Contractor of the Year, an award that recognizes companies for corporate integrity, commitment to safety, professional development and expert craftsmanship. Mike Holland, chief operating officer of MAREK, accepted the honor at the 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala during ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California, March 27.

New Kentucky Law a Win-Win for Construction Industry, State Economy, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, March 25—Associated Builders and Contractors lauded Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) today for signing into law the Fair and Open Competition Act (HB 135), which ensures all of Kentucky’s skilled construction workforce and qualified businesses can compete on a level playing field for contracts to build state and local public works projects.

Nonresidential Construction Spending Flat in December; Public Sector Down Slightly, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, March 4—National nonresidential construction spending remained virtually unchanged in December, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. Nonresidential spending totaled $750.5 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis in December, up 4 percent year over year. 

October Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 45 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27—Estimated October construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 45 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.