ABC's Illinois Chapter, with over 400 member companies, honored labor and employment practice chair Jeffrey Risch with the prestigious Beam Club Award. As a Beam Club member, Jeff looks forward to helping contractors, as well as their vendors and customers, in achieving their goals of promoting free-enterprise and competition within the construction industry regardless of labor affiliation. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association with 75 chapters representing 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with nearly two million employees. ABC's membership represents specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry. The Beam Club, established in 1966, recognizes ABC’s most committed members. Beam Club members have made ABC the world’s largest association of merit shop contractors. Their pride in ABC enlivens and strengthens the entire organization.