Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national U.S. trade association representing the merit shop construction industry. ABC is association of 70 chapters with 21,000 commercial contractors and construction-related firms among its members. The association was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1950 to advocate "for free enterprise and open competition in the U.S. construction industry." ABC's strategic partners are Maxwell Systems, specializing in construction software, and CNA, specializing in insurance for the construction industry. Their positions regarding the Davis-Bacon Act and Project Labor Agreements often pit them in political battles against labor unions from the building trades. The Center for Responsive Politics has designated ABC as a "Heavy Hitter", rating it among the largest overall contributors to federal elections over the past two decades. The group also ranks among the 50 largest trade associations in the nation according to Washington Business Journal. ABC endorsed Governor Mitt Romney during the 2012 Republican primary after the candidate addressed its national board, and backed him in his general election race against President Barack Obama.
BSCAI has become the trade association of the building service industry, representing a worldwide network of more than 2,000 member companies from across the U.S. and 30 other countries, who provide cleaning, facility maintenance, and other related services to building owners and managers. The association provides educational programs, publications, video training programs, seminars, and networking opportunities, all developed specifically for the building service contracting industry.
Established in 1929, the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities, Inc. (CAHCF) is the state’s largest not-for-profit member association representing profit and not-for-profit health care facilities providing long-term, subacute and rehabilitative services to nearly 20,000 Connecticut citizens; and allied health-care-related businesses and organizations. CAHCF is the leader in providing services to, and advocating for, the State’s providers of long-term, subacute and rehabilitative care. Additionally, CAHCF serves as a clearing house for information advancing consumer knowledge about the nursing home and assisted living service providers in Connecticut.
Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, NAPBS® serves to represent the interest of companies offering tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS® offers an opportunity for qualified companies to participate in shaping the body of knowledge and regulations impacting our futures. NAPBS® gives the screening industry the ability to effectively demonstrate its competence, reliability and willingness to adopt standards. The association provides educational programs aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and to maintain standards of excellence in the background screening profession. Our Mission: The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) exists to promote ethical business practices, compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, equal employment opportunity and state consumer protection laws relating to the background screening profession.