HOUSTON – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to announce the launch of two websites focuses on the November elections, ABCVotes.com for members and their management teams, and WeBuildAmerica.com for all employees.
Construction has been and continues to be a significant contributor to economic development and prosperity in America. From public projects like hospitals, schools, roads and bridges to recreational venues like sports arenas and shopping malls, the commercial and industrial construction industry is the backbone of America’s infrastructure. Construction also plays an important role in the progress of our nation by improving and building the places where we live, work, and play.
Every day, lawmakers at the federal, state, and local levels of government consider policy proposals on labor relations, procurement, workforce development, infrastructure and other issues that affect the construction industry. Because of this, it’s critically important to be engaged and informed on key issues when heading to the ballot box this November. Some of the issues that ABC supports include workforce development, fair and open competition, tax policy, election law, immigration, and federal contracting. For more information on the issues ABC supports, click here.
For a full list of candidates the ABC Greater Houston chapter has endorsed for 2018, click here.
For more information about ABC Greater Houston, please visit www.abchouston.org.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers and construction associates in the Greater Houston area. Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston represents the interests of merit shop contractors and its employees in the policy making process of the government, protects and enhances the free enterprise system within the construction industry, and provides educational, marketing, and informational programs for the benefit of members and their employees.
Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) is the vehicle through which industry and craft professionals in the Houston area receive formal training. Our goal is to recruit new entrants and retain existing workers through a variety of programs focused on assessment, training, and continuing education. We believe that a community approach to training is fundamental to developing a skilled and educated craft workforce within the entire industry.