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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 »

Merit Shop Contractor Launches July 2015!

5/11/2015 8:02 AM
As the first step in a revised communications plan, you will receive the inaugural issue of Merit Shop Contractor magazine in July of 2015. This full-color, bi-monthly, publication will provide you with updated content and information about our industry and your association.
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Protect your family and your home from natural disasters

5/11/2015 7:22 AM
MADISON – During week two of Building Safety Month the Alliance for Regulatory Coordination joins the International Code Council in encouraging homeowners to be prepared for natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, high winds, and wild fires. Read the rest of entry »

Governor Proclaims May as Building Safety Month

4/29/2015 10:37 AM
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed May 2015, as Building Safety Month throughout Wisconsin. The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination, with support from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, requested the proclamation to help raise awareness of the importance of building safety and to recognize the countless lives that have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by state and municipal agencies in Wisconsin.
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Prevailing Wage Study Press Conference Video released

4/7/2015 3:07 PM
New research from the nonprofit, nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) shows that Wisconsin's "prevailing wage" penalizes the poorest rural communities, stifles competition, and costs taxpayers 45% more.
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Wisconsin’s Approach to Determining Prevailing Wages Flawed

3/31/2015 6:23 AM
In early fall of 2014, officials from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) approached the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) regarding the feasibility of studying Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law. They sought an evaluation of the soundness of Wisconsin’s approach to calculating prevailing wages and an estimate of what, if any, additional costs this approach imposes on governments, particularly local ones.
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Legislators Visit Skill Comp

3/16/2015 2:37 PM
On January 16, 2015, ABC of Wisconsin held it's annual Skill Competition at the Washington County Fairgrounds. 23 apprentices from across the state competed to win a spot at the National Craft Championship in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin Wins Trifecta in Membership Awards and in Training

3/10/2015 1:26 PM
ABC of Wisconsin was awarded three membership awards and the Apprenticeship team won three training awards along with four best practice awards, at the Leadership Development Conference held March 2-6, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Read the rest of entry »

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 »

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