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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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ABC of Wisconsin Apprentices Shine at National Craft Championships

3/9/2016 12:47 PM
Two Wisconsin apprentices were given top awards at the 29th annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Craft Championships this past week, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The competition, which occurred March 2-3, had more than 200 apprentices from 32 different states contending for gold, silver and bronze medals in 15 competitions across 13 crafts.
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Wisconsin Apprentices to Compete at ABC National Craft Championships

2/25/2016 2:29 PM
This year’s event will feature competitors from 32 states, including Wisconsin, and the largest number of participants in the event’s 29-year history. The annual National Craft Championships were first held in Orlando, Florida in 1987.
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Manpower Survey: Skilled Trades Vacancies Hardest to Fill in U.S.

11/13/2015 12:10 PM
A survey from Manpower Group – a well-known staffing and workforce development company – finds that job vacancies in the skilled trades are the hardest to fill in the country. For the seventh straight year, skilled trades topped the list.
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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 Celebrates Careers in Construction Month

10/16/2015 11:40 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is celebrating Careers in Construction Month this October by recognizing the investment its members and chapters make each year to attract and train the construction workers of the future.
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Confined Spaces in Construction

7/10/2015 11:13 AM
On May 4, 2015, OSHA issued a new standard for construction work in confined spaces, which will be effective starting August 3, 2015. Confined spaces can present physical and atmospheric hazards that can be avoided if they are recognized and addressed prior to entering these spaces to perform work.
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February 17-18, 2016 are the dates for SuperCon16!

2/23/2015 8:38 AM
ABC of Wisconsin has announced that the highly successful SuperCon will return in February of 2016. Read the rest of entry »

Getting Your Electrical Code Knowledge from the Experts!

9/16/2014 11:44 AM
Time is something that everyone is running short of these days. Too much to do, and not enough time to do it. But when you take time to do something, you want to make sure that it is worth the time that you are dedicating to it. Read the rest of entry »
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