Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:00 AM By Rachel O'Grady
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23—Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sales, profit margins and staffing, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Confidence Index released today. Sales and profit margin expectations reached their highest levels since May 2019, while staffing expectations reached their highest level since April 2019.
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:31 PM By Rachel O'Grady
WASHINGTON, May 16—Associated Builders and Contractors President and CEO Michael Bellaman commented today on President Trump’s new immigration proposal, which would create a “merit-based” visa system to address the workforce needs of U.S. industries
like construction. Bellaman said:
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:16 PM By Taylor Larkin
WASHINGTON, May 7—Construction Executive, the magazine for the business of construction, won an ASAE 2019 Gold Circle Award in the e-newsletter category for CE This Week. The customizable weekly newsletter was launched in 2018 along with a newconstructionexec.com website to celebrate the magazine’s 15th anniversary as the leading source for news, market developments and business issues impacting the construction industry.
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 9:17 AM By Rachel O'Grady
WASHINGTON, April 15—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. On Tax Day, ABC called on Congress to make the individual and pass-through small business deductions permanent—currently scheduled to sunset in 2025—and repeal the alternative minimum tax and the estate tax.
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:02 PM By Rachel O'Grady
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5—Associated Builders and Contractors President and Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Bellaman issued the following remarks on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM By anonymous
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14―The Associated Builders and Contractors Board of Directors elected Tony Rader, telecom vice president for National Roofing Partners, to serve as the 2019 national chair during the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Las Vegas. Ray Zamora, president of AnchorBuilt Inc., was elected chair-elect, and Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc. was elected secretary.
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 9:11 AM By Donna Reichle
Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), has been appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s June 15 Executive Order 13801.
“I am excited to join Secretary Acosta’s task force to expand opportunities to citizens nationwide who want to live the American Dream while helping to build and rebuild our country,” said Bellaman. “As the president promised in his election night acceptance speech, every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential under his administration. That sentiment will drive this task force as we work to promote affordable education and rewarding jobs for all Americans.”
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:06 PM By Donna Reichle
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27—Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), issued the following statement supporting the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code released today by congressional and administration leaders:
“The tax framework released today marks a promising step forward for the first genuine reform of the tax code in a generation. Associated Builders and Contractors is encouraged by the proposal, and we strongly support the tax reform process moving forward.
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:57 AM By Donna Reichle
WASHINGTON, July 12 — Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the below statement on today’s House Education and the Workforce full committee hearing exploring the impact of the NLRB’s expanded joint employer standard.
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:41 PM By Donna Reichle
WASHINGTON, June 15--Associated Builders and Contractors applauded President Donald J. Trump on today’s executive action on apprenticeships, which is an important step toward building new career opportunities for all Americans. If fully implemented, the order will allow industries to build innovative workforce development systems that address glaring skills gaps in our workforce. With the construction industry currently facing a workforce shortage of as many as 500,000 jobs, this order is an important first step to allow more entryways into becoming a construction professional.
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