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Improving economy provides benefits and poses challenges

3/27/2017 12:40 PM
The latest economic update from ABC National shows construction employment on the rise for the beginning 2017. The data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a half percent increase in employment growth, or 36,000 net jobs in January 2017, the strongest it has been in 10 months.
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Report shows safety practices make construction companies up to 770% safer

3/23/2017 1:31 PM
A report by ABC shows how using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents by 87 percent, makes the best-performing companies 770 percent safer than industry average. The report emphasizes the importance of ...
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Brennan sees strong economic development outlook

3/22/2017 8:16 AM
Add Michael W. Brennan to the list of economists with a positive outlook on the economy. Brennan, who is the executive director of the UW-Madison James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, spoke at Insight Publication's InDevelopment event yesterday in Oshkosh.  “I have tremendous optimism ... 
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ABC urges government neutrality toward PLAs on national level

3/14/2017 7:38 AM
Less than a week after the Wisconsin Assembly sent a Project Labor Agreement Neutrality Bill to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, President Trump established an executive order calling for greater government efficiency, which could include project labor agreement neutrality ...
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ABC of Wisconsin Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

11/18/2016 12:40 PM
November 14-20, 2016 is National Apprenticeship Week. All week, ABC of Wisconsin has been highlighting apprentices and instructors from our program. Everyone has their own story, but they all agree that a career in construction is extremely rewarding.
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ABC of Wisconsin Congratulates Johnson, Gallagher & Grothman on Electoral Victories

11/9/2016 11:21 AM
John Mielke, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin President, released the following statement after yesterday’s election results:
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ABC of Wisconsin Applauds Rural Wisconsin Workforce Development Initiative

11/2/2016 4:47 PM
On Wednesday, state Reps. Romaine Quinn (Rice Lake) and Scott Krug (Nekossa) released the details of the Rural Wisconsin Workforce Development Initiative. The plan seeks to further encourage partnerships between local businesses, K-12 schools and area technical colleges to prepare the next generation's workforce.
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ABC of Wisconsin Highlights Careers in Construction on NBC15

11/2/2016 11:58 AM
October was Careers in Construction Month in Wisconsin, and Madison's NBC15 spent some time with ABC of Wisconsin and member Dave Jones, Inc. to highlight the personally and financially rewarding careers available in the industry.
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ABC of Wisconsin Endorses Mike Gallagher for Congress

11/1/2016 9:18 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin formally endorsed Mike Gallagher for Congress at an event late last week, citing his commitment to the principles of free enterprise and open competition.
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ABC of Wisconsin Presents Congressman Ribble, State Legislators with Awards

11/1/2016 8:23 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin recognized multiple elected officials for their defense of the merit shop construction industry last week at an event hosted by ABC member Faith Technologies.
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