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Jun 5, 2023

Nearly 350 graduating apprentices recognized by ABC of Wisconsin as craft professionals

ABC named its Craft Professional of the Year at an event recognizing apprentices' achievements.

Plumbers Union Local 75
May 16, 2023

Plumbers’ union showcases state-of-the-art apprentice training center, a cut above as state apprenticeships grow

As trade apprenticeships rise in Wisconsin, some unions offer more intense and higher level training.

Apr 13, 2023

National construction backlogs hit lowest point in last 8 months

Construction confidence was the lowest it's been since August of 2022, the latest Construction Backlog Indicator showed.

Wisconsin Construction Safety
Feb 22, 2023

Tech, mental health, pandemic rules highlight safety panel talk (VIDEO)

Panelists discussed the latest in safety for coronavirus, mental health and changing technology.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin - Apprentices Skill Competition
Feb 14, 2023

ABC of Wisconsin to celebrate apprentice competition winner at Lyons Electric

A first-place apprentice will be awarded by a U.S. Congressman before going to a national championship in Florida.

Wisconsin Construction Lobbying
Feb 14, 2023

Construction industry spends more than $2.9M on lobbying efforts

The Associated Builders and Contractors of WIsconsin spent the most time and money influencing the Legislature in the 2021-22 session.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin
Jan 24, 2023

ABC of Wisconsin to host 2023 skill competition in West Bend

ABC of Wisconsin will host its apprentices skills competition in West Bend on Friday.

Jan 23, 2023

Construction economists find some materials costs, input prices dropping

Several construction materials costs and input prices fell for the first time in the last few weeks.

Jan 9, 2023

Construction adds 28,000 net jobs in December after ‘flat’ job openings in November: ABC

ABC reported 28,000 more net jobs added to the construction industry in December in their latest analysis.

Dec 15, 2022

Labor union, contractor association officials comment on apprenticeship rule proposal

Wisconsin construction industry insiders commented at a public hearing for a proposed rule requiring a portion of builders’ workforce to be made of apprentices when tackling certain projects. 

Dec 14, 2022

Industry to face ‘overheated’ economy as demand, growth, inflation go up, ABC top economist says

Construction in 2023 will be marked with lingering inflation linked with strong demand and growth, economist Anirban Basu said in a Construction Executive webinar.

Nov 21, 2022

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu will present economic update webinar

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu will present an economic update and forecast for construction leaders online in December.


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