Winkler Public Relations Delivers Free Enterprise Message to Texas Legislature

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HOUSTON (February 14, 2011) – Dennis Winkler, co-owner of Winkler Public
Relations, joined some 100 owners, senior officers and managers of commercial and
industrial construction and supply companies to promote open competition and free
enterprise principles to members of the 82nd Texas Legislature during Associated
Builders and Contractors Legislative Day February 9th in Austin, Texas.

The ABC Houston chapter visited nearly 50 area lawmakers, sharing the ABC
free enterprise system philosophy and discussing legislation that could help Texas
construction businesses lead an economic recovery. Transparent and open competition,
reasonable regulation and fairness were cornerstones ABC members asked legislative
members to consider as they pass legislation to get the Texas economy moving.

“Members of ABC shared with area elected officials and their staffs how
common-sense, free enterprise-based legislation and regulation can help the commercial
and industrial construction business. A robust construction industry is critical to rebuild
the Texas and U.S. economies,” Winkler said.

Winkler is a new member of Associated Builders and Contractors Greater
Houston Chapter. ABC Greater Houston represents more than 450 manufacturers and
commercial contractors in the Houston region, many of which support Houston’s
refining, chemical and energy industries. ABC is America’s leading commercial and
industrial construction trade association dedicated to advancing and protecting the
construction industry through open competition and free-enterprise.

About Winkler Public Relations
Winkler Public Relations helps companies enhance their brand and image, protect their
reputation and influence stakeholders through effective public relations, media relations,
crisis communication and marketing strategies. Winkler Public Relations is a WBENCcertified
Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and TX HUB-certified business.

ABC Houston members visit with Representative Gary Elkins (R-Houston) in his Texas
Capitol office during Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas Legislative Day
February 9th . From left are Wendell Rychlik, W.T. Byler; Ben Westcott, Andrews Myers
Coulter & Hayes, P.C.; Russell Hamley, ABC Houston president; Representative Elkins;
Leonard A. Bedell, Mobil Steel International, Inc. president & CEO; and Dennis
Winkler, co-owner Winkler Public Relations. ABC is America’s leading commercial and
industrial construction trade association dedicated to advancing and protecting the
construction industry through open competition and free-enterprise. ABC Greater
Houston represents more than 450 manufacturers and commercial contractors in the
Houston region, many of which support Houston’s refining, chemical and energy
industries.
P.O. Box 73404 Houston, TX 77273-3404
Phone: 713.259.0195 Fax: 281-655-9465 e-mail:
dennis@winklerpr.com
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