Florida’s Commercial Contractors Endorse Bill McCollum for Governor

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Highly influential organization shows readiness to fight for candidate’s victory.

Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida, Inc. (ABC) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Bill McCollum for Governor. ABC is Florida’s largest merit shop commercial construction trade association. ABC represents over 2500 companies, and its members employ more than 200,000 Floridians.

“ABC stands for free enterprise, lower taxes, and fiscal responsibility and Bill McCollum shares our philosophy,” said ABC of Florida Chairman, Gary Stout. “We look forward to doing all we can to elect Bill McCollum the next Governor of Florida.”

“I thank the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida for supporting my campaign as I work to share my vision for the future of our state with Sunshine State voters,” said Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum. “I am confident we will continue to build support in the business community for a conservative agenda that is focused on creating jobs, keeping taxes low and jumpstarting our economy.”

With five Florida Chapters, ABC has the largest apprenticeship-training program in the state. ABC has developed the curriculum for construction workers and partners with local community colleges and vocational education schools to provide training while working fulltime.

Stout stated, “Bill McCollum has been a long supporter of our efforts to provide training to those individuals who choose not to attend college. We provide an alternative for those students to gain meaningful and marketable skills, which lead to higher paying jobs. Bill McCollum recognizes the importance of training for high skill and high wage jobs.”

ABC (http://www.abcflorida.com) is a national trade association representing over 23,000 contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and professional firms from across the country and from all specialties in the commercial construction industry. ABC is committed to developing a safe workplace and a high-performing workforce through quality education and training with comprehensive safety and health programs.

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