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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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Construction Material Prices Fall in August, says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.4 percent in August but are up 8.3 percent year-over-year.
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Strategic Partner United Rentals to Sponsor Diversity Program

Associated Builders and Contractors recently announced that United Rentals, Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, has signed on as the sponsor of ABC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the Diversity & Inclusion Summit and National Diversity
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ABC, Industry Groups Urge President Trump to Reverse Obama-era Policy on Project Labor Agreements

Associated Builders and Contractors joined a coalition of construction and business associations urging President Trump to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements and allow all qualified contractors to compete for federal and federally assisted taxpayer-funded construction projects.
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ABC Predicts Stable Nonresidential Construction Sector for Remainder of Year

Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicts the nonresidential construction sector will remain stable for the second half of 2018, yet warns of a potential economic downturn in 2020, according to a recent mid-year economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine.
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ABC and JLG Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Innovation in Construction

June 27—National construction trade association Associated Builders and Contractors and access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. today announced a strategic partnership that will help solve industry challenges with world-class education, training and equipment solutions.
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New Career Resource Launched by ABC and Real Estate Industry Organizations

Associated Builders and Contractors has teamed up with more than two dozen real estate industry trade associations to highlight the rich variety of career paths in the real estate sector. The group collaborated on a new website
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ABC Applauds Final Rule on Association Health Plans

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released the following statement from Sam Melamed, CEO of the ABC Insurance Trust, following the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs)
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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.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Second Largest MLS in Minnesota to Join NorthstarMLS

Southeast Minnesota REALTORS® (SEMR) has become a shareholder in the largest MLS in the state of Minnesota, NorthstarMLS. MLS operations will be merged this fall. As a result, NorthstarMLS will represent approximately 19,000 real estate professionals

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Realtors® View Technology as Increasingly Valuable for Business, Competition

As technology continues to transform and modernize the real estate industry, Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, are focused on adapting to and remaining at the forefront of this change. Last month, NAR kicked-off the inaugural Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit in San Francisco, where Realtors® joined real estate technology companies and the investment community to discuss evolutions in real estate technology and strategies for Realtors® to keep up with these trends.