What is ABC?

ABC was founded in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore, Md. to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. Today, ABC is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America's business community and the merit shop construction industry.

What is the merit shop?

It's a philosophy that encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation. Merit shop is not union v nonunion. It’s simply a way of doing business, built on free enterprise.

What will you get from this toolbox?

The information and tools you need to spread the message about why you choose to support the merit shop.

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