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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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ABC Names the Top-performing Contractors in U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction

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Associated Builders and Contractors today released its 2019 Top Performers lists, which recognize ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours
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Modest Increase in Nonresidential Spending in April, says ABC

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According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today, national nonresidential construction spending rose 0.3% in April, totaling $792.6 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, which is a 6.4% increase compared to the same time last year.
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U.S. Economic Growth Crosses 3% Threshold to Begin the Year, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized 3.2% rate during the first quarter of 2019, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors assessment of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The pace of growth exceeded expectations, as many economists predicted growth would be closer to 2.5%.
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Construction Contractors Confidence Strong in February, Says ABC

Construction industry leaders remained confident regarding nonresidential construction prospects in February 2019, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors today
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ABC Members Invest $1.6 Billion in Workforce Development Annually, New Survey Finds

According to the results of Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2019 Workforce Development Survey, ABC members invested $1.6 billion to educate their employees in 2018, up from $1.1 billion in 2013.
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Making Tax Deductions Permanent Will Expand Economic Growth, Says ABC

According to Associated Builders and Contractors, the U.S. construction industry is still benefiting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has helped small business owners grow their companies and workforce since its passage in December 2017.
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Construction Input Prices Increase for the Second Straight Month, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose 1.7% in March on a monthly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. On a year-over-year basis, construction input prices are up 2.5%, and following a stretch of four consecutive months of input price decreases, March was the second straight month prices have risen in the aggregate.
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Construction Sees Minor Job Growth in March, Says ABC

The construction industry added 16,000 net new jobs in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics today. On a year-over-year basis
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ABC Backs Bill to Increase Competition on Taxpayer-funded Construction Contracts

Associated Builders and Contractors today voiced its strong support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1858/S. 907), which will benefit taxpayers by encouraging more qualified construction companies to compete for federal and federally funded construction projects. The bill, introduced by Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) and Sen.
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ABC Announces National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

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
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Milwaukee Tool Signs on as Platinum Sponsor of ABC Convention, Official Tool Sponsor for...

Associated Builders and Contractors announced today that Milwaukee Tool is a platinum-level sponsor for its 2019-2021 ABC conventions and the official tool sponsor of the National Craft Championships.
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January Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 48 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated January not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 48 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.
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ABC Names Finalists for Craft Professional, Instructor of the Year Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors named today the finalists for the 2019 Craft Professional and Craft Instructor of the Year awards. The winners of both awards will be announced at the Careers in Construction Awards on March 28 during
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Construction Input Prices Rise for First Time Since October, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta3tistics data released today, construction input prices rose 0.9 percent monthly in February
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Jobs Decline in Construction Sector for the First Time in More Than Two Years,...

According to an analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry lost 31,000
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Flat in December; Public Sector Down Slightly, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending remained virtually unchanged in December, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today.
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Flat in December; Public Sector Down Slightly, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending remained virtually unchanged in December, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of U.S. Census Bureau
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U.S. Economic Growth Softens in Final Quarter of 2018, Says ABC

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today
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Construction Contractors Lose Confidence in Q4 But Remained Upbeat Heading Into 2019, Says ABC

Construction industry leaders remained predominantly confident about the nonresidential construction sector’s prospects during the final quarter of 2018, according to the latest
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Construction Input Price Declines Carry into 2019, Says ABC

Construction input prices fell 0.7 percent on a monthly basis in January yet are up 1.6 percent year-over-year according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau

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