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News Release

 

For Immediate Release

June 30, 2015

  

Construction Industry Presents Eagle Awards During National Legislative Conference 

 

 

Contact:    Benton Albritton, Director of Government Affairs 

                 (919) 437-1805

 

 

 

Washington, DC - The Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas presented sixteen members of Congress from North and South Carolina with the prestigious "Champion of the Merit Shop" Eagle Award. These awards are given to legislators with an 80 percent or better voting record on ABC's key issues during the previous session of Congress. The awards were presented during the organization's 2015 National Legislative Conference at a special luncheon hosted by members of the Carolinas chapter.

 

"The Carolinas are fortunate to be represented by a number of members of Congress who are true champions of the Merit Shop Philosophy and the Free Enterprise system," said Carolinas chapter President & CEO Doug Carlson. "Our Champions believe in open and fair competition and are supportive of small, family-owned businesses which make up the majority of our members."

 

Receiving the Eagle Award from North Carolina this year were Senator Richard Burr, Representative Walter Jones, Representative Virginia Foxx, Representative Renee Ellmers, Representative Patrick McHenry, Representative Richard Hudson, Representative Robert Pittenger and Representative Mark Meadows. 

 

Receiving the Eagle Award from South Carolina this year were Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Tim Scott, Representative Joe Wilson, Representative Mark Sanford, Representative Tom Rice, Representative Trey Gowdy, Representative Mick Mulvaney and Representative Jeff Duncan.

 

Below: 2015 Eagle Awards lined up to be presented

 

Below: Rep. Joe Wilson of SC receiving his Eagle Award

 
  Below: Rep. Mark Meadows of NC receiving his Eagle Award

 
Below: Rep. Walter Jones of NC receiving his Eagle Award

 
Below: Rep. Richard Hudson of NC receiving his Eagle Award

 
Below: Rep. Virginia Foxx of NC receiving her Eagle Award

 

 

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Editors Note: Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas represent the merit construction contractors and related firms in the Carolinas as a chapter of ABC, a national association representing more than 26,000 members. For more news and information visit www.abccarolinas.org.

 

 
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