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Johnson to Trump: The time is now to fund infrastructure

Johnson to Trump: The time is now to fund infrastructure

NSSGA President & CEO Michael W. Johnson sent a letter to President Trump and Congressional leaders on Tuesday in advance of their White House meeting on infrastructure to take place Wednesday, May 22. In the letter, Johnson urged the leaders to fix America’s infrastructure. “Tomorrow is an opportunity for leadership of historic proportions to fix […]

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator surges in March

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator surges in March

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its monthly Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 9.5 months in March 2019, up 0.7 months or 8.8% since February 2019 when CBI stood at 8.8 months. “The U.S. economy has been humming and construction backlog is correspondingly elevated,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. “While there was […]

ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program fellows push members of Congress for permanent Highway Trust Fund solution

ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program fellows push members of Congress for permanent Highway Trust Fund solution

WASHINGTON, DC — Twenty-four emerging leaders in the transportation design and construction industry participated in an intensive May 13-15 Washington, D.C., “boot camp” introduction to the federal legislative and regulatory processes. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) fellows visited Capitol Hill to urge their members of Congress […]

ABC comments on President Trump’s new immigration proposal

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors President and CEO Michael Bellaman commented recently on President Trump’s new immigration proposal, which would create a “merit-based” visa system to address the workforce needs of U.S. industries like construction. Bellaman said: “With a systemic labor shortage impacting ABC member companies of all sizes and an estimated 440,000 […]

Bill Toohey honored with ARTBA award

Bill Toohey honored with ARTBA award

WASHINGTON, DC — William D. Toohey, Jr., a long-time American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) senior executive, is the 2018 recipient of the organization’s highest honor—the “ARTBA Award.”  It was presented May 14, during the Federal Issues Program in the Nation’s Capital. Established in 1960, the ARTBA Award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions that […]