Category Archives: Association News and Events

ABC applauds passage of Texas law ensuring fair and open competition

ABC applauds passage of Texas law ensuring fair and open competition

WASHINGTON, DC —Associated Builders and Contractors recently praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for signing the Neutrality in State Government Contracting bill (HB 985), which protects Texas taxpayers by ensuring all of Texas’ skilled construction workforce can compete on a level playing field for public works contracts to build projects utilizing state funding or credit. […]

National Safety Council appoints new president & CEO

National Safety Council appoints new president & CEO

Lorraine Martin has been named the new president and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC). The current co-founder of the nonprofit Pegasus Springs Foundation will join NSC on June 3 at its headquarters in Itasca, IL, in suburban Chicago. “Lorraine has more than 30 years’ experience leading and developing successful global and international businesses,” […]

Modest increase in nonresidential spending in April, says ABC

Modest increase in nonresidential spending in April, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today, national nonresidential construction spending rose 0.3% in April, totaling $792.6 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, which is a 6.4% increase compared to the same time last year. While public nonresidential spending expanded 4.8% on a monthly […]

Basic sales training – NSSGA

Basic Sales Training is designed to address the specific challenges of material supply salespeople. Attendees will build essential sales and customer service skills through video role plays, small group discussions, case studies and mini-presentations. Your employees will come back to the office with skills they can apply immediately…and networks that will last a lifetime. This […]

ARTBA applauds U.S. District Court ruling that strikes down 2015 wetlands rule

ARTBA applauds U.S. District Court ruling that  strikes down 2015 wetlands rule

WASHINGTON, DC — A May 28 federal court ruling in the Southern District of Texas striking down the federal government’s 2015 version of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule is a win for the nation’s transportation construction industry and builders of other much-needed infrastructure, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. […]