The Voice of New York's Merit Shop

We are the voice of the merit shop in NY. Our members simply want to compete for work on a level playing field.  It's that simple. And our team at the Empire Chapter works each and every day to make sure that’s possible. We also work to ensure that you have access to top notch educational programs that will provide you with the trained, knowledgeable workforce that you need to compete in this ever changing industry. Simply put, ABC helps keep your business moving. We could not accomplish any of this without your investment in us. You recognize the importance of a unified voice that protects your interests and looks out for you. ABC  Empire State understands that your dollars are hard earned, and we work to leverage and maximize every dollar you invest in us to increase your return on investment. Thank you for your investment. You have my word that your Empire State will continue to grow. Our collective voice is going to get a lot louder. -Brian Sampson

Diversity Programs

 Brian Noonan  Tuesday, October 06, 2015  0

ABC, its chapters and member companies strive to embrace diversity as an empowering competitive advantage through education, awareness and business practices...

Associated Builders & Contractors Issues Statement Urging Fair, Open Competition on State Fairground’s $50 Million

 Brian Noonan  Tuesday, September 29, 2015  0

“We applaud the efforts of New York State to modernize and provide much needed improvements to the State Fairgrounds, and certainly support continued investments...

Upcoming Training

 Brian Noonan  Sunday, September 27, 2015  0

Through a grant, ABC will be providing a FREE OSHA 10 safety course in the Buffalo Region. The course will run on October 20th & October 27th in our Buffalo...

Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Holds Event Highlighting Best Practices in Construction Safety

 Brian Noonan  Sunday, September 27, 2015  0

Associated Builders and Contractors today held an event showcasing best practices in construction safety. Featuring interactive opportunities and experts...

ABC, Empire State Opposes Restrictive Contractor Proposal

 Brian Noonan  Sunday, September 27, 2015  0

(Syracuse, NY)- Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson today voiced strong opposition to Councilor Khalid Bey...

Fighting PLA's in Genesee County

 Brian Noonan  Monday, September 21, 2015  0

We are always reviewing publicly funded projects that are put out to bid. This was the case when we came across the Western New York Science and Technology...

Tax Cuts to Offset Minimum Wage Hike?

 Brian Noonan  Monday, September 21, 2015  0

As could be expected, Governor Cuomo's proposal to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour drew opposition from business groups from across the State. While...

Educating Local School District on PLA's

 Brian Noonan  Sunday, September 13, 2015  0

Of course once the bond is approved, you are going to hear from certain groups regarding the attachment of a Project Labor Agreement (or PLA) to the work...

Minimum Wage Increase

 Brian Noonan  Friday, September 11, 2015  0

Governor Cuomo and Vice President Biden were together in New York to announce their support for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour across the board...

Sprinkler Mandate Voted Down

 Brian Noonan  Tuesday, September 08, 2015  0

The New York State Code Council voted down a mandate that would have required fire sprinklers to be installed in every new one and two family home in ...

Upcoming Events

Lost Borough Brewing 543 Atlantic Ave Rochester, NY (map)
Greenwood Winery & Bistro 6475 Collamer Rd. East Syracuse (map)

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