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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

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Tax Reform Enables ABC Members to Hire and Train More Construction Industry Workers

April 17—As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, 55 percent of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) contractor members plan to hire more employees, and 52 percent plan to invest in workforce development, according to a recent poll. In addition, 90 percent of member companies say employees have seen an increase in their paychecks.
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ABC, USVBA Agree to Promote Veteran Construction Businesses

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the U.S. Veterans Business Alliance (USVBA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on expanding the participation of veteran and disabled veteran businesses in the merit shop construction industry.
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Top Craft Professional, Instructor Honored at ABC Convention 2018

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) named the nation’s top craft professional and craft instructor during ABC Convention 2018 last week in Long Beach, Calif. Richard Brown of Gaylor Electric Inc. was named 2018 Craft Professional of the Year, and William Fuller of ABC’s Greater Houston Chapter was named 2018 Craft Instructor of the Year.
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ABC Honors Future Construction Leaders at Annual College Student Competition

Sixteen teams of four undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) annual Construction Management Competition (CMC) at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.
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Associated Builders and Contractors Honors America’s Top Construction Projects

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored more than 100 projects collectively worth $2.6 billion at the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. “I am continually inspired by the amazing talent these ABC members and their employees display every day in the communities they build.
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ABC Honors Contractors with Industry-leading Safety Performance

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the winners of the 2017 National Safety Awards at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. A total of 56 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance on March 21 during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction®Awards.
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ACI Mechanical Named Contractor of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors

ACI Mechanical Inc., Ames, Iowa, has been named Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2017 Contractor of the Year, an award that recognizes companies for their corporate integrity, commitment to safety, professional development and expert craftsmanship.
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ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 670 Percent Safer

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its 2018 Safety Performance Report to further the construction industry’s understanding of how to make jobsites safer through its Safety Performance Evaluation Process (STEP).
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Norton Scores Major Victories for D.C. with $40 Million for DCTAG, No New Anti-Home-Rule...

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that it has awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to six member companies. Representatives from each company received the award on March 21 at ABC’s 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.
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ABC, BCSP Ink Deal to Promote Construction Safety

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.
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ABC Weighs in on Elements of a Successful Infrastructure Package

On March 1, ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman joined members of Congress, senior committee staff, key industry stakeholders and top administration officials for discussions on the challenges of writing and passing a package to revitalize America’s infrastructure.
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ABC Commends White House Infrastructure Plan’s Regulatory Streamlining, Workforce Development Expansion Goals

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 Congress a plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure.
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ABC Applauds Infrastructure, Economic Initiatives in State of the Union Speech

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.
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Construction Executive Magazine Celebrates 15th Anniversary With New Website and Digital Newsletter

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.
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Construction Input Prices Inch Down in December, Up YOY Despite Low Inflation, ABC Says

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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Multi-Tenant Retail Property

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Newly Constructed Multi-Tenant Retail Property...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm completed the sale of a 6,777-square-foot new construction multi-tenant retail pad building occupied by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (with drive-thru), Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s Subs and WaBa Grill at 13916 Garvey Avenue in Baldwin Park, Calif.

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Financial Services Committee

Hensarling: Committee Must Examine Allegations of Latest Fannie Mae Backdoor Schemes

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling released the following statement following media reports that high ranking Fannie Mae employees have been intentionally violating their government prohibition on lobbying through a series of secret meetings to remove the failed mortgage giant from federal oversight.