Founded on the merit shop philosophy, Associated Builders and Contractors of Western PA helps its members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. From best-in-class safety programs to discounts with leading vendors, ABC has the solutions for merit-shop companies.
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|POLITICS & POLICY
ABC actively works with all levels of government to represent member interests and the merit shop construction industry. From local PLA fights to representation in Harrisburg, Fortune magazine has recognized ABC’s efforts in Washington, D.C., by naming the association one of the “most influential” organizations in the United States.
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Growing your company has never been easier. From business leads and construction referrals to green building initiatives and the membership directory, ABC offers tools to help its members develop business opportunities and promote company achievements and capabilities to potential clients.
|NETWORKING FOR PROFITABILITY
Monthly member mixers allow for all businesses in the construction industry to network and grow their business contacts. An annual awards banquet, golf outing, trap shoot and Christmas party are just some of the exciting events that are available to members.
Schedule of Events
||AWARDS & RECOGNITION
The Excellence in Construction ® Awards honor the skill and creativity of the entire team—contractor, owner, architect and
engineer—responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. The STEP recognition program provides ABC contractor and supplier members with a consistent, effective tool to evaluate safety training programs by using 20 standard “Key Components” of safety.
|EDUCATION & TRAINING
ABC offers formal apprenticeship and craft training programs registered with the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DDLR) and accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council (PATC).
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ABC actively promotes construction as a top career choice for high school and college students. ABC chapters and members partner with schools, meet with students and instructors, and hold special events to promote careers in construction.
|PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS & EMPLOYEES
ABC’s safety programs and training help members maintain safer and more productive jobsites, one of the construction industry’s most critical needs. In-person safety courses are scheduled on-demand and throughout the year including OSHA 10 & 30, Confined Space, Fall Protection, CPR and FirstAid, Project Management, and much more.
Committees are open to any member interested in serving in a volunteer capacity. Members who choose to serve find that they form more business relationships as well as help shape the chapter’s
ABC members can take advantage of exclusive savings on business and personal services offered through ABC’s discount programs. Descriptions about the savings and services, along with contact information and direct links, are provided for each of the partnering companies.
||INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS
ABC provides a wealth of resources to assist contractors in staying current with the industry-related information they need to make informed business decisions. In addition, ABC provides communications leadership and support by working closely with the news media to communicate the industry’s positions to policy makers, owners, educators and the public on
a wide range of public policy issues.
News and Media