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What the Surge In Construction Material Prices Means

May 10, 2021

Because coronavirus vaccine distribution is accelerating, the expectation is that worldwide demand for steel, aluminum, oil and other productive inputs will surge later in 2021. The result could be substantial upward pressure on construction input prices. 

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From the monthly archives: March 2013

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'March 2013'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Chrysler Contest Will Award Ram ProMaster to Contractor With the Best Story

Chrysler, an ABC Business Partner, is holding a contest that will give away a new 2014 Ram ProMaster commercial van to the person who submits the best story for how it will be used. 
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OSHA Issues Fact Sheets on Crystalline Silica

OSHA recently published seven new educational resources to help employers control exposure to respirable crystalline silica at construction sites. 
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CNA Offers Free Webinar on Aging and Obesity in the Workforce

ABC’s Strategic Partner CNA is hosting a free webinar for ABC members Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m., (ET) titled, “How You Can Address Emerging Issues of Aging and Obesity in the Workforce.”
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USACE Issues PLA Survey for Florida Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is soliciting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale school construction project in Duke Field, Fla. and the surrounding area. 
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Free Webinar Shows How Workforce Development Conference Can Boost Careers

In preparation for the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, ABC is hosting a free webinar March 14 at 3 p.m. (ET) titled, “Supercharge Your Career at ABC’s Workforce Development Conference.” The webinar is designed to help participants maximize their career boosting networking and educational opportunities available during Construction Week April 30-May 3, in Birmingham, Ala. Participants will discover why this is a must-attend event.
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Santa Fe City Council Repeals Union-favoring Ordinance

The merit shop construction industry celebrated a victory Feb. 27 when the Santa Fe City Council in New Mexico repealed a controversial ordinance that required the use of wasteful and discriminatory community workforce agreements (CWAs) on all city-funded projects costing more than $500,000. 
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ABC Calls Attention to New Taxes in Health Care Law

In response to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the tax provisions contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), ABC sent a letter that called attention to several provisions that will affect ABC members, including the additional Medicare taxes on wages and investment. 
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Summary of PPACA Employer Requirements Available for ABC Members

A reference document provided by Washington Council Ernst and Young offers ABC members a summary of employer requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
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GAO Report Critical of OSHA Enforcement Efforts

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) Feb. 25 issued a report that recommends the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) make improvements to how it monitors enforcement efforts. 
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ABC and Construction Groups Advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

ABC, in conjunction with four other construction groups, advocated for a reasonable and balanced approach to comprehensive immigration reform in a Feb. 22 letter sent to the “Gang of Eight,” a bipartisan group of Senators working on the same issue. The letterwas signed by ABC, Associated General Contractors, Leading Builders of America, National Association of Home Builders and National Roofing Contractors Association.
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