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People and Awards

ABC Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON, June 23—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.

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ABC Names the 2020 Craft Professional of the Year

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON, May 19—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Ron Cayton, general superintendent, Gaylor Electric, Charlotte, North Carolina, was named the 2020 Craft Professional of the Year. Cayton will be honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 19.

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ABC Names 2020 Craft Instructor of the Year

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON, May 19—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Bryan Gamble, a certified electrical contractor and instructor for the ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter, was named the 2020 Craft Instructor of the Year. Gamble will be honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 19.

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ABC Names the 2020 Young Professional of the Year

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON, May 19—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Brandon Mabile, business development manager, Performance Contractors, Houston, received ABC’s 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award. Mabile will be honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 19.

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ABC Honors the 2019 National Excellence in Construction Award Winners

Monday, April 6, 2020 9:35 AM

WASHINGTON, April 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced 92 Excellence in Construction® winning projects collectively worth nearly $2.9 billion, which will be presented during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.

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ABC Names Tri-City Electrical Contractors 2020 Contractor of the Year

Monday, April 6, 2020 9:33 AM

WASHINGTON, April 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today named Tri-City Electrical Contractors Inc., headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida, as its 2020 Contractor of the Year, an award that recognizes companies for corporate integrity, commitment to safety, professional development and expert craftsmanship. The award will be presented at the 30th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18.

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ABC Announces 2019 National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

Monday, April 6, 2020 9:30 AM

WASHINGTON, April 6—Associated Builders and Contractors has named the winners of the 2019 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, retention practices and education and mentoring programs. The winners will be honored at the 30th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. 

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ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

Monday, April 6, 2020 9:29 AM

WASHINGTON, April 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the 49 winners of the 2019 National Safety Excellence Awards, which will be presented at the 30th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18.

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ABC Names the 2020 Top Performers in U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON, March 9—Associated Builders and Contractors today released its 2020 Top Performers lists, which recognize ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

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ABC Announces New Vice President of Construction Technology and Innovation

Monday, March 9, 2020 9:00 AM

WASHINGTON, March 9—Associated Builders and Contractors announced today that Matthew Abeles has been appointed to the newly created role of vice president of construction technology and innovation. As a leader in this space, Abeles will spearhead efforts to integrate construction technology and innovation into all aspects of ABC’s strategic initiatives, particularly total human health, world-class safety and workforce development.

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