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ABC and JLG Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Innovation in Construction

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON, June 27—National construction trade association Associated Builders and Contractors and access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. today announced a strategic partnership that will help solve industry challenges with world-class education, training and equipment solutions. The announcement was made by company executives in Washington, D.C., during ABC’s Legislative Week. Read the rest of entry »

ABC, USVBA Agree to Promote Veteran Construction Businesses

Monday, April 16, 2018 8:45 AM
WASHINGTON, April 18—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the U.S. Veterans Business Alliance (USVBA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on expanding the participation of veteran and disabled veteran businesses in the merit shop construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

Top Craft Professional, Instructor Honored at ABC Convention 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON, March 26—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) named the nation’s top craft professional and craft instructor during ABC Convention 2018 last week in Long Beach, Calif.  Richard Brown of Gaylor Electric Inc. was named 2018 Craft Professional of the Year, and William Fuller of ABC’s Greater Houston Chapter was named 2018 Craft Instructor of the Year. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Honors Future Construction Leaders at Annual College Student Competition

Friday, March 23, 2018 12:34 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 23—Sixteen teams of four undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) annual Construction Management Competition (CMC) at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. Teams were assigned to manage the completion of the same mock project over two days. First, second and third place awards in five categories were presented to the winners at the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony at the convention’s conclusion on March 22. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Congratulates 2018 National Craft Champions

Friday, March 23, 2018 9:00 AM
Long Beach, Calif., March 23—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the winners of the 31st annual National Craft Championships (NCC) during its Careers in Construction Awards ceremony at the conclusion of ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Announces National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:03 AM
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 22— Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that it has awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to six member companies. Representatives from each company received the award on March 21 at ABC’s 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. Read the rest of entry »

ACI Mechanical Named Contractor of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:59 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 22 –ACI Mechanical Inc., Ames, Iowa, has been named Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2017 Contractor of the Year, an award that recognizes companies for their corporate integrity, commitment to safety, professional development and expert craftsmanship. President Mike McCoy accepted the honor at the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® (EIC) Awards gala on March 21 during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Honors America’s Top Construction Projects

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:59 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 22— Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored more than 100 projects collectively worth $2.6 billion at the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.
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ABC Honors Contractors with Industry-leading Safety Performance

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:59 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif, March 22— Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the winners of the 2017 National Safety Awards at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. A total of 54 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance on March 21 during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Announces Finalists in Competitions for Top Craft Professional and Instructor

Monday, March 5, 2018 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON, March 5– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the finalists for its 2018 Craft Professional of the Year and Craft Instructor of the Year awards. Winners of both awards will be announced at the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony March 22 during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. Read the rest of entry »
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