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Wisconsin federal legislators recognized for voting records

6/7/2019 3:01 PM
Merit Shop Proud thumbnailWASHINGTON, D.C.— Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is recognizing Wisconsin members of Congress for being champions of merit construction. National legislators earning the “Champion of the Merit Shop” designation include Sen. Ron Johnson from the Senate, along with Rep. Glenn Grothman, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, and Rep. Mike Gallagher from the House of Representatives. Read the rest of entry »

Oconomowoc HS seniors mark transition into new careers at ‘Apprenticeship Signing Day’

5/29/2019 3:54 PM
Nine Oconomowoc High School (OHS) seniors who are planning to pursue apprenticeship in the construction trades after graduation participated in an “Apprenticeship Signing Day” ceremony Wednesday morning in the school’s fieldhouse. The ceremony – held as part of the OHS’ “Celebrate Your Future Week” – recognized students who gained work experience through youth apprenticeship programs during high school and who are signing contracts to become adult registered apprentices. Read the rest of entry »

Wisconsin construction unemployment near record for month of April

5/29/2019 10:28 AM
NSA chart imageWASHINGTON, D.C.—In April, for the second month in a row, the estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 49 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).  Meanwhile, Wisconsin experienced its lowest rate on record in April at 3.8%, a drop of 1.2% from the previous month and .09% lower than April 2018.  Read the rest of entry »

ABC thanks members of Joint Finance for investing in closing the skills gap

5/17/2019 4:54 PM
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Statement from John Mielke, president of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin:


 “On behalf of the nearly 900 construction employers that make up Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, I thank Joint Finance Committee Republican ... Read the rest of entry »

203 honored for completing ABC of Wisconsin apprenticeship programs

5/10/2019 9:00 PM
Instructor thumbnailAssociated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin celebrated the accomplishments of 203 professional craft workers during the 2019 Apprenticeship Graduation Banquet on Friday, May 10, at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Fifty-five apprentices were on hand to be recognized for completing their apprenticeships before a crowd of more than 340 apprentices, family members and friends. ABC of Wisconsin also recognized three individuals as the 2019 Craft Professional, Instructor and Apprentice of the Year, respectively, and one instructor who received the Spotlight Award for going beyond the call of duty for apprenticeship.
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ABC thanks members of Joint Finance for State Budget moves

5/9/2019 3:07 PM
PLA image thumbnailMADISON, WI -- Statement from John Mielke, president of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin:

"On behalf of the nearly 900 construction employers that make up ABC of Wisconsin, I thank Joint Finance Committee Republicans for repealing prevailing wage and reinstating project labor agreement neutrality on public projects and right to work ... Read the rest of entry »

Wisconsin March construction unemployment just misses record mark

5/2/2019 1:58 PM
NSA thumbnailWASHINGTON, D.C.—Estimated March not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 49 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. In Wisconsin, the NSA construction unemployment rate for March was 5.0%, a drop of .8% from March 2018’s rate of 5.8% and 18th best among the states. Wisconsin's rate is the second lowest state rate on record for March and only a .2% off the record mark in February 2017 ...  Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin earns four national awards for membership success

4/4/2019 9:39 AM
Mullan Award photoLONG BEACH, California — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin received several awards for membership success in 2018 at the ABC National Convention in Long Beach last week. 

First, the chapter was recognized for achieving more than 90% retention, which means more than nine in 10 members renew. Second, the chapter received an award for reaching membership growth. For the first time in the chapter's 46-year history, membership reached 881 members. Third, the chapter earned an award for achieving its membership goal.  Read the rest of entry »

Construction unemployment in Wisconsin at near record low in February

4/3/2019 4:42 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates dropped in 46 states -- including Wisconsin -- on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. As the February 2019 national NSA construction unemployment rate fell 1.6% from a year ago to 6.2%, the construction industry employed 222,000 more workers nationally compared to February 2018, according to BLS numbers. In Wisconsin, the NSA construction unemployment rate for February was 5.9%, a drop of 2.1% from February 2018’s rate of 8% ...  Read the rest of entry »

ABC of Wisconsin members earn National Excellence In Construction Awards

4/1/2019 1:41 PM
EIC logoLONG BEACH, California — Two ABC of Wisconsin members earned national honors during the 29th National Excellence in Construction Awards gala at the ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California, last week. 

Corporate Contractors, Inc. (CCI) of Beloit was recognized in the General Contractor Renovation $10 to $100 million category for the Stateline Family YMCA renovation in Beloit. Holtz Builders, Inc. of Lake Delton was recognized in the General Contractor Community/Public Service category for Camp Gray "The Ark" Gymnasium in Reedsburg.   Read the rest of entry »
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