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Three common mistakes made selling in construction and what to do about it

4/28/2017 8:26 AM
As the pace of commercial construction picks up, you may not think there is any need to improve in the area of sales. Perhaps you feel there is no need to work harder. You are already working harder than company leaders in most industries, right? Matt Pletzer of Lift Consulting in Madison, Wisconsin, recommends ... 
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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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Wisconsin Construction Unemployment Rate Improves Year-Over-Year

9/29/2016 11:06 AM
Wisconsin's construction unemployment rate continues to improve. From August 2015 to August 2016, the state's rate dropped from 6.8 percent to 4.9 percent, according to data released on Thursday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
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Wisconsin’s Construction Unemployment Rate Drops Year-Over-Year

11/2/2015 3:45 PM
As the economy continues to grow, it is good news for the construction industry in Wisconsin. The not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rate has dropped by 1.4 percentage points year-over-year – from an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent in September 2014 to 5.4 percent in September 2015.
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ABC Urges Withdrawal of Obama Administration’s 'Blacklisting Proposal’

8/28/2015 8:45 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today submitted comments urging the withdrawal of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Guidance (NPG) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (Executive Order 13673), commonly referred to as the blacklisting proposal. Read the rest of entry »

Do you have enough people who can...

7/27/2015 5:00 AM
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Coming this fall to ABC of Wisconsin

7/23/2015 6:12 AM
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Significant changes to Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws

7/14/2015 11:23 AM
Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws were significantly changed as part of the recently signed Wisconsin state budget.  This memo details these developments, which will become effective January 1, 2017. Read the rest of entry »

Why a Career in Construction is Worth the Hard Work You Put In

6/25/2015 6:48 AM
Many construction jobs vary in the type of skills required and type of work you do, but one common factor that goes into being successful in construction is the hard work it takes to complete the job. A career in construction can be challenging, but in the end you get to stand back and look at a project that you completed with your own two hands. Read the rest of entry »

Legislature should repeal prevailing wage law

5/27/2015 1:15 PM
Given labor's most recent television ads, if prevailing wage survives, it will be a vindication of the century-old style of race-baiting that gave birth to the law in the first place. When we think about whether government should have the authority to pick its winners, we should also reflect on its past motives in picking its losers. Read the rest of entry »
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