Associated General Contractors of America

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.

Construction Springs Ahead—No April Fools’ Day Jok

Washington, D.C., April 1--The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) commented on the value of construction put in place, which soared to a 13th consecutive record of $1.047 trillion at a ...
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OSHA Drops Proposal Harmful to Small Contractors

Washington, D.C., May 13--The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has withdrawn a proposal that would have cost ...
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AIA, AGC, and CURT Join to Transform Design and Co

Washington, DC, July 20, 2006--In an effort to address and solve problems caused by industry fragmentation, lack of clear communications across professions, and old business models, The American Insti...
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Construction Activity Starting to Return to Pre-COVID Levels

Washington, DC, June 23, 2020-Construction activity is beginning to return to pre-coronavirus levels in many parts of the country, according to a new survey from the Associated General Contractors of ...
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Senate Bill Would Limit Contractors' Risk of

Washington, D.C., September 23, 2005 -— The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) applauded the “Gulf Coast Recovery Act” introduced today by Senator John Thune (R–South Dakota). It wi...
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Construction Materials Cost Rising

Palm Springs, CA, March 22, 2006--"Construction materials costs are outpacing overall consumer and producer prices by a wide margin," said Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Cont...
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H.J. Martin Takes Home Two BUILD Wisconsin Awards

Green Bay, WI, September 14, 2017-The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin has awarded H.J. Martin and Son two 2017 BUILD Wisconsin awards, each in the Specialty Contractor-Finishes categ...
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AGC Calls US Cement Shortage Dire

Washington, D.C., June 6--The Associated General Contractors of America called on Commerce Secretary Gutierrez to intervene in the increasingly dire supply for cement in the U.S. before major economic...
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Craft Workers in Short Supply in Construction Trades

Arlington, VA, August 30, 2018-Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according t...
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AGC: Construction Jobs at Risk Without Stimulus

Washington, DC, Jan. 9, 2009--The U.S. construction sector could lose 30 percent of its jobs this year unless Congress quickly approves a stimulus package after President-elect Barack Obama's inaugura...
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Stimulus Saving, Not Creating Construction Jobs

Washington, DC, July 31, 2009--The federal government's $787 billion stimulus plan is having little effect on job creation within the general-construction industry but appears to be saving jobs, accor...
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AGC Says Stimulus Will Save or Create 2M Jobs

Washington, DC, Feb. 19, 2009--Trade association Associated General Contractors of America says the $135 billion in construction and infrastructure included in President Obama’s $787 billion sti...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/agc-says-stimulus-will-save-or-create-2m-jo...

Construction Spending Increases, Craft Workers Still In Short Supply

Arlington, VA, September 5, 2018-Construction spending increased 0.1% from June to July and 5.2% for seven months of 2018 combined, with year-to-date growth for most major public and private categorie...
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Construction Employment Growing in Metro Areas

  New York, NY, Dec. 29, 2010 -- Construction employment nationwide either increased or remained steady in a growing number of metropolitan areas between November 2009 and November 2010, accordi...
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Construction Jobs Set Record in April

Washington, D.C., May 10, 2006-- "Construction employment set a record for the 15th straight month in April," Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the ...
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Katrina Will Bring Varied Impacts on Construction

Washington, D.C., Sept. 2--Ken Simonson, chief economist of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) said the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina will have varied impacts on constructi...
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Construction Employment Reached Decade-High in September

Arlington, VA, October 8, 2018-Construction employment increased by 23,000 jobs in September and by 315,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a ten-year high, while the industry's unemployment rate de...
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August Construction Employment Dips from July, Up YOY

Arlington, VA, September 6, 2016—Construction employment totaled 6,640,000 in August, a dip of 6,000 from July but an increase of 199,000 or 3.1% from a year ago, according to The Associated Gen...
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Contractors Pessimistic About Construction in 2010

Atlanta, GA, Jan. 22, 2010--A new survey by the Associated General Contractors group paints a pessimistic outlook for construction.Almost nine in 10 contractors see no recovery for the construction in...
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Construction Employment Grew by 30K in October

Arlington, VA, November 5, 2018-Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008, while the i...
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Midwest Builders Show Most Succesful Yet

Addison, IL, April 14--The 2005 Midwest Builders Show & Conference, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on March 16-17, 2005, is being called the most successful in the ...
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Construction Lagging General Economic Upturn

Atlanta, GA, May 6, 2010--The construction sector has lagged in the general economic recovery, according to Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute of Architects.Baker was speaking at...
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Construction Employment Grew by 25K in May

Arlington, VA, June 4, 2018-Construction employment increased by 25,000 jobs in May and by 286,000 jobs over the past year while construction spending reached $1.310 trillion in April, according to an...
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Construction Employment Grew in 78% of Metro Areas in Sept. YOY

Arlington, VA, October 31, 2018-Construction employment increased in 278 out of 358 metro areas between September 2017 and September 2018, declined in 42 and was unchanged in 38, according to a new an...
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Allegiance Floors Wins Contractor Award

San Antonio, TX, Nov. 15, 2012 -- San Antonio-based Allegiance Floors has recently been recognized as the “Specialty Contractor of the Year” by the San Antonio chapter of the Associated Ge...
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March Construction Employment Rose in 38 States YOY

Arlington, VA, April 23, 2018-Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and M...
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Construction Employment Rose in 224 of 358 Metro Areas in March

Arlington, VA, May 3, 2017-Construction employment increased in 224 out of 358 metro areas between March 2016 and March 2017, declined in 92 and stagnated in 42, according to a new analysis of federal...
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Construction Material Costs Climb 7.4% Over 12 Months

Arlington, VA, October 11, 2018-The cost of many products used in construction climbed 7.4% over the past year due to double-digit increases in commonly-used construction materials, according to an an...
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Defendant Companies Oppose Draft Asbestos Bill

Washington, DC, February 2--A group of asbestos defendant companies and insurers has declared its opposition to a Senate proposal curbing asbestos claims, and warned that industry groups working on th...
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Construction Employment Grew in 43 States & DC YOY in June

Arlington, VA, July 23, 2018-Forty-three states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2017 and June 2018, while 32 states and D.C. added construction jobs between May and J...
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