Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of West Michigan business and the premier business membership organization in the region. Each year, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses, professionals lead their organizations, and community leaders expand their reach in support of a vibrant business environment and a thriving local economy that benefits everyone.
Leaders across the globe have made LEED the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day. LEED certification provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood's green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, planet and profit.
Behlen Mfg. Co. manufactures and ships products throughout the world. Behlen has three business units, which manufactures products in different market areas - delivering pre-engineered metal buildings through a nationwide network of builders.
Nucor Building Systems has been a leader in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered metal building systems for more than two and a half decades. With a focus on customer service, price, and quality - Nucor Building Systems has four locations and a network of over 1,200 Authorized Builders serving all of North America. Nucor is dedicated to providing sophisticated metal building solutions that work for our customers unique applications that are custom engineered, energy efficient and environmentally friendly.