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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.
Top 10 reasons to join ABC-NJ

1. business development



2. workforce education (including osha and prevailing wage compliance)



3. political advocacy (legislation and regulations affecting us in New Jersey and Nationally)



4. workforce development



5. networking (opportunities with your Peers in New Jersey, and Nationally as well)



6. NATIONAL & CHAPTER AWARDS PROGRAMS (excellence in construction; national safety awards)



7. member BENEFITS (exclusive benefits include  insurance, vehicles, fuel, shipping & more)  



8. employee benefits (exclusive benefits including Insurance, cell phones, cars,  hotels & More)



9. Industry Best Practices (ABC's Academy for Construction Ethics & Compliance; safety Academy)



10. ONLINE CONTRACTOR SEARCH DIRECTORY






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ABC-NJ Newsletters & Updates
ABC NEWSLINE
Aug 25, 2016
Earlier this month, prolonged rainfall in southern parts of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and businesses, including ABC Pelican Chapter. Located in hard-hit Baton Rouge, the chapter had two to three feet of water in its administrative building and training center, and more than half of the staff have lost their homes.
Aug 24, 2016
ABC slammed the flawed Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” released by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council. The rule, which was accompanied by a guidance document from the U.S. Department of Labor and a White House amendment to Executive Order 13673, will increase costs for taxpayers, threaten the livelihood of millions of Americans who work for responsible federal contractors and cripple the federal procurement process with needless uncertainty, delays and litigation. 

Aug 24, 2016
Technology-rich equipment, tools, drones, robots and vehicles are revolutionizing how America’s commercial and industrial construction projects are built, according to the July/August issue of Construction Executive magazine. Improved safety, productivity gains and expedited schedules are driving industry-wide investment in technology acquisitions and upgrades among contractors of all sizes.
Aug 17, 2016
After days of torrential rain and flooding, President Obama declared a major disaster in Louisiana. Residents are facing a prolonged cleanup effort after widespread flooding killed at least 11 people and left an estimated 11,000 homeless or temporarily displaced. ABC's New Orleans/Bayou Chapter is working with local organizations to aid flood victims. Monetary donations to support their efforts can be made to the ABC disaster relief fund with the Red Cross.
Aug 17, 2016
On Aug. 12, ABC submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) expressing concerns about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), which would require employers with 100 or more employees to provide data on W-2 pay and hours worked, beginning in 2018. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, OMB is responsible for reviewing and approving the revised EEO-1 report. 
ABC National Newsline