In 1950, seven contractors gathered in Baltimore, Maryland, to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded based on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders – ABC’s merit shop philosophy.
ABC was founded on the principle that free enterprise is fundamental to our nation’s success and the core purpose is to advance and defend the principles of free enterprise in the construction industry and to provide members and their employees with an opportunity to succeed.
Today, ABC is a powerhouse with 68 chapters and over 23,000 members. It is one of the leading organizations representing America’s business community and the construction industry.
The Keystone Chapter was established in 1959, and now covers 33 counties in central Pennsylvania. ABC Keystone is presently headquartered in Manheim, Pennsylvania with a Nittany Valley office in Howard and a legislative office in Harrisburg.
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