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Houston-Area High School Student Takes Home Gold Medal at ABC’s National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale

Photo courtesy of Construction  Citizen Houston, TX,– Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston and Construction &  Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) announced that Israel Picon, Jr. won the gold medal in the structural welding competition at the 30th annual National Craft Championships (NCC).  Picon was presented with the award at ABC’s Careers in …

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Help Shape A Future Craft Professional: Become an Event Speaker or Volunteer

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”- Henry Adams Students in our area have numerous opportunities right in their own backyards within the petrochemical industry, and many of them do not know that they exist. The EHCMA Workforce Development Events and Resources Committee is looking …

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ABC Makes Strides in Texas Capitol

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members from around the state met with their Legislators on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, to present legislative issues that affect the construction industry for the upcoming session. “It was my first time attending Legislative Day, and it was great coming together with other members who …

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It’s Time for More Women in Construction

It’s evident that women have made great strides in the workplace over the last decade. It is not uncommon to see women in managerial or leadership roles. Even though many industries are gaining qualified female employees, one industry appears to be behind the curve. According to a survey conducted by …

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The Latest on the Trump Administration

Courtesy of ABC National Over the last week, the Trump administration initiated a review of U.S. financial regulations and secured the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. For an overview of administration activity to date and insight into potential legislative and regulatory actions, register for the Feb. 16 …

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ABC Greater Houston has a New Chairman

ABC HONORS PAST LEADERS AND WELCOMES NEW FACES AT THE INAUGURAL CELEBRATION Houston, TX – Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston and Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) – named its 2017 officers and board members at the annual inaugural celebration at The Grove in Discovery Green on …

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Local ISD’s in Need of Industry Sponsorship, Consumables and Equipment

With the passage of House Bill 5 (HB5), there is a renewed emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The bill has been a much needed shot in the arm to re-energize the pursuit of Career and Technical Education (CTE) around the Gulf Coast region. However, with the increased …

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