Statement in Support of the Expansion of Gaming in Northern N.J.

Dec 23, 2015, 17:54 ET from The Carpenter Contractor Trust (CCT)

EDISON, N.J., Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kevin McCabe, president of the Carpenter Contractor Trust NY/NJ, issued the following statement regarding the expansion of gaming into Northern New Jersey:

"We realize that there are still opportunities to execute an agreement in order to put the question before voters in 2016," McCabe said. "The expansion of gaming presents real economic and employment opportunities for contractors and construction workers throughout New Jersey. We applaud Senate President Stephen Sweeney for demonstrating leadership in moving this issue forward. We call on all of our elected leaders in Trenton to coalesce around Sen. Sweeney's initiative and advance this important issue for consideration by the voters in the coming year."

The Carpenter Contractor Trust (CCT) is a labor-management trust established in 2001 by union carpenters and contractors. Their mission is to promote the message of the valuable labor-management partnership, which provides public and private owners in the construction industry with on-time, on-budget, top-quality construction projects built to the highest industry standards. This partnership combines the vast resources of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' (NRCC) 30,000 members and more than 1,000 participating contractor partners. For more information visit

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SOURCE The Carpenter Contractor Trust (CCT)