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ABC Greater Houston Recognizes STEP Recipients at July Membership Breakfast

Members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) gathered at Houston Marriott North on July 21 to recognize 2017 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award recipients. The STEP Program is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that helps companies achieve higher safety metrics. Studies show that STEP participants are 720 percent …

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TechnologyWorkforce Weekly

How Contractors Are Using Technology on the Job Site

Interview with Stephen Matson, Senior Product Manager of Milwaukee Tool Build Houston (BH): Stephen, we’re so glad you are answering our technology questions! Would you please tell us a little about your company? Stephen Matson: Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and …

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Nonresidential Construction Job Growth Softens in July, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4—National construction employment growth remained tepid in July, with approximately 6,000 net new jobs added on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The residential construction segment added 7,200 net new jobs …

Workforce Weekly

U.S. Economic Growth Accelerates in Second Quarter; Nonresidential Fixed Investment Maintains Momentum, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, July 28—Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 2.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis during the year’s second quarter, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Nonresidential fixed investment, a category of GDP embodying nonresidential construction activity, …

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Industry News

ABC Announces Hire of Stephen Wiltshire as Safety Director

WASHINGTON, July 17—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that veteran construction safety expert Stephen M. Wiltshire has joined its 70-person staff as director of safety. “Ensuring that our members set the standard for world-class safety in the construction industry is a strategic goal for Associated Builders and Contractors, and …

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U.S. Labor Market Resurgent in June; Construction Adds 16,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON, July 10–National construction employment added 16,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in June, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Overall construction employment expanded 3.1 percent on a year-over-year basis, easily outpacing the year-over-year …

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Despite Lofty Backlog, Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Stagnant in May, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, July 3 – Nonresidential construction spending expanded by 0.3 percent on both a monthly and yearly basis in May and stands at $714.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, according to analysis of a report from the U.S. Census Bureau released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). …