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ABC of Wisconsin adds 100 members in 2017!

12/26/2017 10:58 AM
LogoABC of Wisconsin added 100 new members in 2017, maintaining its status as the strongest chapter in the nation.  This is the fourth consecutive year the chapter has reached net growth. Perhaps even more importantly, the chapter renewed more than 9 in every 10 members in 2017. ABC is the largest of the 72 ABC chapters ...
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ABC of Wisconsin elects Board for 2018

12/22/2017 8:23 AM
MADISON, WI -- Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin members have elected a chair-elect and three new board members to replace three board members who have completed their terms ...
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ABC's chief economist predicts stable 2018 construction economy

12/14/2017 7:26 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicts stability for the construction industry’s economy and expanding nonresidential construction spending in 2018. While construction project backlog and contractor confidence remain high heading into the new year, Basu warns there are risks to the 2018 outlook as a number of potential cost increases could come into play ...
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Wisconsin receives high marks for construction business climate

11/16/2017 1:48 PM
Wisconsin has an excellent business environment for construction contractors, according to new state rankings released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard” reviews and ranks state-specific information significant to the success of the commercial and industrial construction industry. Wisconsin’s ranking rose ...
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Apprenticeship Open House a big success

11/15/2017 9:23 AM
As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin held an Open House in Madison on November 14. The event, which celebrated 30 years of apprenticeship by ABC, was attended by more than 100 students, parents, contractors and public officials looking to learn or share information about construction apprenticeships ...
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ABC-backed Apprenticeship Ratio measure featured on Jay Weber Show

11/9/2017 9:17 AM
The Apprenticeship Ratio measure, authored by State Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and State Representative Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield), is before the State Senate for a vote today. The Senate author, Senator Chris Kapenga, took time to explain the bill on WISN’s Jay Weber Show today. 

“We always talk about the shortage of workers, but the trades ...
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Letter to editor from ABCWI President John Mielke on tax reform

11/3/2017 1:42 PM
ABC of Wisconsin President John Mielke has been in a number of publications recently, including the Fond du Lac Reporter and the Wisconsin State Journal for a letter to the editor on tax reform. Here is the copy from that letter ...
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OSHA issues Interim Silica Compliance Guidance for stricter enforcement on October 23

10/20/2017 4:22 PM
OSHA has issued a memo regarding interim enforcement of the revised silica standard for construction. The final directive has not been issued and this does not replace it. As OSHA noted when it was disseminated ...
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Apprenticeship ratio measure highlighted in article

10/19/2017 8:57 AM
An October 18 article on expanding apprenticeship highlights the journey worker-to-apprenticeship ratio legislation, backed by ABCWI, that would allow apprenticeship trainers to employ more apprentices.  The article places particular attention to the Wisconsin’s ratios ... 
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OSHA Launches Electronic Portal for Injury and Illness Records

10/6/2017 7:51 AM
On Aug. 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched the Injury Tracking Application, which is the web-based form employers can use to submit their injury and illness data. The launch comes right after OSHA closed the comment period on delaying the electronic reporting portion of the final rule
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