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October 13, 2015

"ABC - The Construction Association of Choice"   

National Business Groups Invite Presidential Candidates to Speak to Members

ABC and  several other major business groups have invited leading contenders for the 2016 presidential race to speak with their members in a series of teleforums.

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ABC Continues Opposition to Blacklisting Proposal in Advance of Hearing

ABC continued its longstanding opposition to the Obama administration's blacklisting proposal by submitting a letter for the record in support of the Sept. 29 Committee on Small Business Subcommittees on Contracting and the Workforce and Investigations, Oversight and Regulations hearing titled The Blacklist: Are Small Businesses Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

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House Passes Bill to Streamline Process for Developer Permits and Project Approvals

In a bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ABC-supported Responsibility and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2015 (H.R. 348). The bill was sponsored by Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Chairman Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) and had 21 co-sponsors.

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ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions

On Sept. 17, ABC joined with 20 coalition partners in sending a letter to key U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate committees urging their support for three bills that would provide small businesses with relief from rising health costs and regulatory red tape. The bills discussed in the letter include the following. 

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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Legislation to Counteract "Joint Employer" Ruling

ABC reiterated its support in advance of a U.S House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on legislation introduced Sept. 9 designed to help restore the "joint employer" standard under the National Labor Relations Act that has been in place for over 30 years. The standard was overturned by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in its Aug. 27 ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case. 

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Enter ABC's National Diversity Excellence Awards

ABC is committed to supporting industry efforts to overcome the challenges and maximize the opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce, client base and subcontractor/supplier base. The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards recognize members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs.

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New ABC Members for October
  1. Catalyst Surety Partners
  2. The Industrial Electric Company of Charlotte
  3. Weaver Cooke
  4. Overland Contracting Inc.
Executive Club Member of the Month: 
Watson Electrical Construction Co.

For more information regarding 
Watson Electrical Construction Co., 


ABC Calendar of Events


October Events


14 - Lowcountry Luncheon


21 - Upstate Chili Cook Off


21 - Fayetteville Luncheon


22 - Triad Chili Cook off


23 - Charlotte Golf Outing


30 - Triangle Golf Outing


ABC Calendar of Training


October Training


15 - Safety Conference-Charlotte


15 - Trenching Competent-Triad


16 - OSHA 10-Charlotte


16 - OSHA 30 Charlotte


16 - Qualified Rigger - Triad


19 - First Aid/CPR - Wilmington


23 - OSHA 30 - Charlotte


6th Annual Safety Conference

October 15, 2015

The Speedway Club

Sponsorships still needed!

 To view the registration flyer, click here

For more information, contact Suzanne Richards at 704-367-1331 or richards@abccarolinas.org


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Contact Information 

Charlotte Office & Carolinas Construction Institute:
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
p: 704.367.1331
f: 704.367.1380
Triangle Office:
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546
Low Country Office:
1276 Royal Troon Ct.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 
p: 843.860.3634
f: 888.664.6172


Government Affairs:
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546