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New Legislation Creates Code Clarity for Builders

3/26/2014 5:35 AM
Wisconsin lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 617 creating a uniform commercial building code in Wisconsin. ABC of Wisconsin was very instrumental in the creation of this bill. The legislation now needs Governor Walker’s signature to become law. Read the rest of entry »

Promoting Your Non-Profit Projects

3/24/2014 10:03 AM
Take a moment and reflect: Is your company flourishing? You may be getting new bids on construction projects on a regular basis; your employees are happy; and business is thriving. You think, “What’s next?”

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Mandatory Pre-bid Contractor Certification Required for State Projects

3/21/2014 8:19 AM
The 2013-15 Wisconsin State Budget (2013 Wisconsin Act 20) significantly altered the bidding and contracting processes for state construction projects. In summary, it required that all projects over $185,000 be let through single prime bidding and that all potential bidders (on projects over $50,000) must become certified by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) prior to submitting bids. All bids received from contractors who are not certified will be rejected. Read the rest of entry »

Kansas dealer turns labor protest into free advertising

3/18/2014 7:48 AM
You have seen the signs — "SHAME!," "UNFAIR!" — usually in big red letters, occasionally accompanied by a giant inflatable rat. They're the tactics of local labor unions nationwide, which picket businesses accused of poor worker treatment and in the process inflict some financial pain in the form of unwelcome attention.
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Obama Administration Proposes Changes to Federal Overtime Rules

3/18/2014 7:06 AM
Obama will direct the U.S. Department of Labor to change federal overtime exemptions for administrative, executive, professional, and computer professional employees, the so-called "white collar" worker classifications that have long been exempt from being paid time-and-one-half for working hours over 40 per week. Read the rest of entry »

Electrical Licensing Guide to Wisconsin's New Law

3/5/2014 3:02 AM
Now, under provisions that will become law on April 1, 2014, no person may work as an electrician, and no person may engage in business as an electrical contractor, unless that person is licensed by, or registered with, the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
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ABC Wisconsin Member Earns National Safety Award

2/19/2014 9:28 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) announced that Wondra
Construction, Inc., of Iron Ridge, WI received top honors Feb. 11 during
the 24th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at the
Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii. Read the rest of entry »

Why All the Fuss About “Jobsite Leadership”?

2/19/2014 9:09 AM
It is estimated that the average person working in the trades is in his or her late 40s. That would be a great statistic if we were in the health care field, but being in construction, it is scary to think that in the next few years, we are going to lose a lot of great talent due to retirement.
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Take Action Through Application

2/11/2014 1:02 PM
There are more channels today than ever before to reach legislators and regulators about the issues directly impacting our industry.  One of the newest means to make that connection is through ABC’s mobile application called ABC Action. Read the rest of entry »

2013 ABC of Wisconsin Safety Award Application Available Now!

12/18/2013 10:33 AM
The 2013 ABC of Wisconsin Safety Award Application is available here and is due back at the ABC of Wisconsin office by January 24, 2014.
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