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Nearly 20 ABC members join Governor Walker for Foxconn signing

9/21/2017 7:45 AM
Nearly 20 ABC of Wisconsin members (pictured in hard hats) were on hand when Governor Walker signed the Foxconn Bill on Monday. The bill signing was held at Gateway Technical College's iMET Center in Sturtevant ...
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ABC of WI President John Mielke comments on JFC repeal of WI Prevailing Wage

9/6/2017 10:12 AM
“On behalf of 870 construction employers throughout the state, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin thanks the Joint Finance Committee Republicans for their courage to completely repeal Wisconsin’s anti-competition, anti-small business prevailing wage law ...
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Labor Day Letter to the Editor: Apprenticeship Ratios

8/31/2017 4:19 PM
Dear Editor:

This year, Labor Day is even more meaningful because there has never been greater opportunity for America’s workforce, particularly through careers in construction ...
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ABC Wisconsin president participates in Foxconn construction panel

8/23/2017 5:01 PM
ABC of Wisconsin President John Mielke joined various leaders in the construction industry as part of a panel discussion on potential Foxconn construction. The discussion, at Memorial Hall in Racine, allowed for some dialogue
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ABC of Wisconsin President comments on Assembly passing Foxconn Bill

8/18/2017 8:10 AM
ABC of Wisconsin President John Mielke issued the following statement on the Assembly passage of the Foxconn Bill:

“We commend the State Assembly on passage of the Foxconn Bill (Special Session Assembly Bill 1), an important step toward executing this major workforce development initiative ... Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship turns 30!

8/3/2017 7:48 AM
MADISON, WI -- The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Apprenticeship program is marking 30 years of service to the construction industry today. On August 3, 1987, the State of Wisconsin approved the program standards that met all state requirements for construction apprenticeship ...
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ABC Wisconsin President comments on Foxconn announcement

7/26/2017 5:06 PM
“The announcement that FoxConn plans to build an estimated $10 billion manufacturing plant in Wisconsin is phenomenal economic news for our state. The impact will be immense, beginning with more than 10,000 construction jobs ...
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Wisconsin experiencing record low construction unemployment

6/27/2017 10:23 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Associated Builders & Contractors is reporting Wisconsin's construction unemployment for May is the lowest on record for the month. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ...
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ABC Graduates 155 Apprentices

5/19/2017 3:13 PM
ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship & Training Trust held its annual Graduation Banquet with nearly 250 attendees in Wisconsin Dells to congratulate apprentices in 12 different trades. ABC of Wisconsin ...
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March construction unemployment lowest in Wisconsin since 2000

5/2/2017 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Construction unemployment in Wisconsin dipped to its lowest level in 17 years, according to not seasonally adjusted (NSA) statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The numbers released today ...

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Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin
5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718

Phone: 800-236-2224 or 608-244-5883
Fax: 608-244-2401