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Apr 24, 2013, 11:19 ET National Craft Championships Showcases Country's Best and Brightest Construction Talent

On May 1 and 2, nearly 1,000 people will gather at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex for the National Craft Championships (NCC), an annual...


Apr 03, 2013, 06:00 ET Construction Groups Concerned Senate Plan Repeats Mistakes of Previous Failed Immigration Reforms

Today, trade associations representing all aspects of the commercial and residential construction industries issued the following joint statement...


Dec 04, 2012, 10:28 ET ABC Predicts Moderate Construction Recovery Will Continue in 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its 2013 economic forecast for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industry, and ...


Jun 19, 2012, 05:14 ET ABC Doubts Construction Industry Recovery in 2013; Cites 'Lack of Confidence'

During a national online news conference today, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu stated the nation's...


Feb 01, 2012, 12:57 ET ABC Celebrates Indiana's New Right-to-Work Bill

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the Indiana legislature for approving a new right-to-work bill that will protect all...


Nov 17, 2011, 10:11 ET ABC Predicts 2012 Will Be a Slow Year for Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its 2012 economic forecast for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industry....


Sep 08, 2011, 08:40 ET President's Jobs Plan 'Won't Pass Inspection' With the Construction Industry

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2011 National Chairman Michael J. Uremovich, president of Great Lakes Energy Consultants, LLC, Manhattan,...


Sep 07, 2011, 05:40 ET What the Construction Industry Needs from President Obama's Jobs Plan

On the eve of President Obama's speech to unveil his jobs plan to the nation, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today called on the president ...


Jun 15, 2011, 12:59 ET ABC Names New Hampshire Congressman Frank Guinta Legislator of the Year

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today presented U.S. Congressman Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) with its Free Enterprise Legislator of the Year...


Jun 03, 2011, 12:36 ET ABC Testifies on Problems with Project Labor Agreements Before House Committee

"Project labor agreements mandated by federal agencies result in increased costs for contractors and taxpayers, unnecessary procurement delays and...


Apr 14, 2011, 11:29 ET ABC Member Testifies Davis-Bacon Act is 'Fatally Flawed'

In testimony today before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Associated Builders and...


Mar 16, 2011, 03:56 ET ABC Tells Congress: Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements Violate Federal Law

In testimony delivered today on Capitol Hill, Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) General Counsel Maurice Baskin, a partner with Venable,...


Feb 17, 2011, 11:20 ET New Legislation Will Guarantee Fair and Open Competition on Federal Construction Projects

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 735), a measure...


Jan 26, 2011, 02:24 ET ABC Challenges the President to Fix Excessive Regulations Impacting the Nation's Construction Industry

In reaction to President Obama's Jan. 25 State of the Union address, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement...


Nov 08, 2010, 04:17 ET ABC Construction Forecast Predicts 'Slow Progress' in 2011

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its 2011 economic forecast for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industry....


Nov 03, 2010, 09:16 ET New Congress Should Bring Improved Business Climate for Construction Industry

Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) 2010 National Chairman Jim Elmer, founder and president of James W. Elmer Construction Co., Spokane, Wash, ...