"The True Value of your ABC Membership"
ABC is your Business Partner with 11 ways ABC can "SERVE YOU"
1. Business Development
Business Development tools to grow your company. To stay competitive, contractors are looking for
ways to get a heads up on the competition.
a. ABC Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Awards
b. Accredited Quality Contractor Recognition
c. Member Networking
2. Management Education
Management Education to enhance your professional expertise. ABC management education programs
are comprised of nationally recognized academies and institutions, as well as seminars and short
courses that are conducted by ABC chapters at the local level.
a. National Education Conference
b. Project Management Institutes
c. Seminars and Short Courses
d. Management Education Programs
e. Local and National Publications
3. Merit Shop Craft Training
ABC is a leader in apprenticeship and craft training for merit shop contractors. The Pelican Chapter
delivers programs that equip craft professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve
their productivity and safety and advance them in their career. The Pelican Chapter works closely
with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to develop and update
the curricula. The Pelican Chapter has earned NCCER accreditation, assuring our members of
world-class training for their craft professionals.
ABC safety programs and products help members maintain safer and more productive jobsites, one
of the construction industry's most critical components.
a. Strengthening Company Safety Programs with STEP
b. ABC-OSHA Cooperative Programs
c. National Safety Excellence Awards
d. National Safety Conference
e. Safety Publications and Videos
f. Safety Training Classes
5. Governmental Relations
ABC's Governmental Affairs department is one of the most effective in the country; actively working
at all levels of the State and Federal government to represent member interest.
a. Grassroots Politics
b. Representation on Capitol Hill
c. ABC Political Action Committee (PAC)
d. Issues and Advocacy
e. Governmental Relations Committee
f. ABC Legislative Conference
g. Individual Lobbying
6. Legal Assistance
ABC members can receive some of the best legal assistance available in the construction industry.
ABC's legal program advances the merit shop principles, resulting in a stronger industry, and helps
ABC members with practical advice when they need it.
a. Legal Counsel at the National and Local levels
b. Labor Relations
c. Construction Legal Rights Foundation
d. Attorney's Conference
One of the most important benefits of your ABC Membership is the opportunity to network with other
construction industry professionals. ABC's meetings, networking groups, and volunteer opportunities
open the door to meet with peers and like-minded construction professionals.
a. ABC Events
1. Golf Tournaments
2. Member Breakfasts/Luncheons
3. State & National Convention
4. Skeet Shoot
5. Local Chapter Committees
6. Fishing Rodeo
7. Day at the Capital and Legislative Reception
8. Gumbo / Jambalaya Cook-Off / Crawfish Boil
9. Member Mixers
8. Industry Publications
ABC provides a variety of resources that help contractors stay 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 position on a wide range of public policy issues.
a. Construction Excecutive Magazine
b. Newsline and Newsline Quarterly
c. Media Relations
d. Public Relations Guide
e. Advertising (Locally and Nationally)
f. Community Outreach
9. Merit Choice Insurance Program
ABC Merit Choice partners with ABC Members at every stage of their business by providing them
with objective, resource-based solutions that better equip them to attract, retain, and reward
employees so they can grow consistently and profitably. These solutions include benefits
programs, incentive-based programs, health and welfare programs, and various services.
a. Health Insurance
b. Administrative Resources
c. Quote Requests
10. Membership Discount Programs
ABC members have access to outstanding discounts on a variety of construction and business
a. Ford Fleet Vehicles
b. Chrysler - Company & Employee Vehicles
c. General Motors - Company Vehicles
d. Enterprise Fleet Management
e. Verizon Wireless
f. Construction Job Network
h. ExxonMobil Credit Card
i. Shell Credit Card
j. Consensus DOCS
k. Payroll 4 Construction
l. AIA Contract Documents
m. Freight Shipping -Fedex Freight, YRC, UPS
n. Shipping Services - Fedex
o. Foundation Software
p. The Contractors Plan
11. Membership Outreach Programs
ABC actively promotes construction as a top career to high school and collee students.
ABC Pelican Chapter and its members partner with schools, meet with students, and hold
special events to promote careers in construction.
a. College Student Chapters
b. Construction Scholarships
d. High School Out Reach Program
f. Construction Management Competition