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  Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in
  10 States Year-Over-Year
Construction unemployment rates were down in 10 states and unchanged in three in January on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). For the nation and 37 states, rates were higher than in January 2016, ending 75 consecutive months of year-over-year declines. The national not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate of 9.4 percent was up 0.9 percent from January 2016, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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  ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction
  Companies 770% Safer
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its 2017 Safety Performance Report to further the construction industry's understanding of how to make jobsites safer through its Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). Packed with infographics and practical takeaways, the report documents the dramatic impact of using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 87 percent, making the best-performing companies 770 percent safer than the industry average.

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  Last Chance to Register for NC Hard Hat Day

Luncheon & Legislative Briefing with VIP Guests
* Ben Brubeck, VP of Regulatory Labor and
State Affairs for ABC National
* Tony Copeland, Secretary of NC Department of Commerce
* Museum of Natural Sciences - Fourth Floor, Nature Research Center
Team Meetings with Legislators
Visit House/Senate Chamber
Cocktail Reception with members of the NC General Assembly
* Museum of Natural Sciences - First Floor, Main Museum

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  Legislation to ban PLA Mandates Introduced in U.S. Senate
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 federal agencies and recipients of federal funding from requiring contractors to sign controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of winning federal or federally assisted construction contracts.

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  Construction Industry Career Fairs
Join community professionals as you share your passion, education, and journey with students and help them to start their own successful career.

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  ABC's Construction Backlog Indicator Fell to End 2016

Construction backlog fell by 4 percent during the last quarter of 2016, according to the latest Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Contractors in each segment surveyed-commercial/institutional, infrastructure and heavy industrial-all saw lower backlog during the fourth quarter, with firms in the heavy industrial segment experiencing the largest drop, down 16.8 percent to an average backlog of 5.5 months.

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ABC Calendar



3/28 - Fayetteville FireAntz Hockey

3/29 - Lowcountry Social

4/07 - Coastal Azalea Festival Breakfast

4/11 - Triangle Durham Bulls

4/13 - Columbia Golf Outing

4/17 - Charlotte Golf Outing


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Charlotte Office:
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
p: 704.367.1331
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Triangle Office :
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546

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701 Gervais Street, Ste 150-414
Columbia, SC 29201
p: 803.904.0764

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