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The Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas, represents the interest of merit shop contractors and its employees in the protection and enhancement of the free enterprise system within the construction industry.

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Workforce Development

ABC member companies use flexible, competency-based and market-driven education methodologies to build a construction workforce that is safe, skilled and productive. This all-of-the-above approach to workforce development has produced a network of ABC chapters and affiliates across the country that offer more than 800 apprenticeship, craft, safety and management education programs to build the people who build America.

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ABC is dedicated to helping our members sustain strong business relationships. The strength of your network is a critical indicator of business success and is an essential part of growth and business development. ABC provides a positive and welcoming networking environment for industry professionals to connect and do business while building lifelong relationships. Make powerful industry connections with ABC Members today.

Political Advocacy

ABC is the merit shop construction industry’s voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media. ABC’s mission is the advancement of the merit shop construction philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

Safety

The mission of the ABC Carolinas’ Safety Committee is to promote safety within the construction industry, provide a source of safety expertise and information, and assist in the development of safety programs in the interest of conserving employee health and company profitability. The ABC of the Carolinas Safety Committee supports the values of leadership and integrity through opportunities of training and consulting services to ABC of the Carolinas members.

We Are a Resource For Our Members and Everyone Associated with Builders and Contractors in the Carolinas

ABC Members strongly believe in their right to manage their companies and job sites free of coercion and artificial restraints.  They also believe that workers should be hired and paid on the basis of individual merit, that contracts should be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, and that the continuation of craft and safety training is the life blood of our industry.

Survey on President Biden’s PLA Mandate Policy Closes Sept. 23

An important survey of ABC contractor members seeking to gauge opinions and experiences with government-mandated project labor agreements closes this week. It is vital that as many ABC members as possible respond to the survey before the deadline. Member feedback will...

NCC Wins 2022 Spirit of ECC Award

ABC’s National Craft Championships won the Spirit of EEC Award during the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association’s Perspectives Conference on Sept. 8 in San Antonio. ABC national chair-elect Milton Graugnard; NCC Chair Bill Lastinger; retired NCC...

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ABC Carolinas sets the bar for Industry networking, engagement, training, and future success. The combination of general contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, and suppliers is second to none! Their commitment to welcoming every new Member company and introducing them to all the above is something you will not experience in any other group.

Karen Yoder
Catalyst Construction Company
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The events that ABC of the Carolinas puts on are second to none! Lots of networking opportunities and great training programs to boot!

Sam Hayes
Landmark Construction
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Not only is ABC the leader in our industry as it relates to Safety, Workforce Development, and the protection of the Merit Shop. It is also where I have found the highest quality subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers to help us deliver the best projects to our clients. ABC Carolinas and its Members continue to lead the construction industry in every way.

Ryan Wathen
Rodgers Builders
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ABC Carolinas provide the perfect environment to network and connect with subcontractors, vendors and suppliers in the industry. Their focus on safety, workforce development and government affairs adds significant value to the construction industry in North Carolina and South Carolina. For Graycor, our investment and participation in ABC Carolinas continues to pay dividends and a solid return on investment.

Brian Gallagher
Graycor
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The networking opportunities and professional relationships I’ve developed would have never happened without ABC Carolinas. I am proud to be a member of a trade organization that fights for its members.  I am constantly amazed at the pool of knowledge that surrounds me when I attend an ABCC function.  If you care about the construction industry, you should be a member of ABC Carolinas.

Beth Green
Samet Corporation