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Contractors Backs Bill to Increase Competition on Taxpayer-Funded Construction Contracts

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (S. 622). The bill, introduced by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), will reduce costs for taxpayers by encouraging all qualified construction companies to compete for federal and federally funded construction projects. S. 622 prevents …

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Safety NewsWorkforce Weekly

Back to the Future

Written by: J. D. Slaughter, P.E., Vice President at S&B Engineers and Constructors Is safety number one? Our industry’s safety record has been improving since OSHA was formed and really got into gear in the 80’s when the industrial owners collectively demanded both process and construction safety become our top …

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Industry NewsWorkforce Weekly

EHCMA & ABC/CMEF Address Workforce Development Labor Shortage: What is the Solution?

On Friday, March 17, 2017, more than 200 guests attended the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) and Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation’s (CMEF) membership breakfast at Brady’s Landing to hear from industry leaders about the importance of investing in training and actively participating with groups to alleviate …

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Workforce Weekly

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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Workforce Weekly

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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Workforce Weekly

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 …