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General Contractors of America (AGC) announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has withdrawn a proposal that would have cost ...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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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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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...

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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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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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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/agc-calls-us-cement-shortage-dire

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 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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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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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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-employment-reached-decade-high...

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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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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-employment-grew-by-30k-in-octo...

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 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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Construction Firms Added 28K Jobs in August

Arlington, VA, September 5, 2017-Construction employment increased by 28,000 jobs in August, following a dip in hiring and spending in July, but contractors face a lack of experienced workers, accordi...
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Thirty-Eight States & DC Added Construction Jobs YOY in April

Arlington, VA, May 21, 2018-Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between April 2017 and April 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between March and April,...
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Construction Employment Increased in 32 States in 2016

Arlington, VA, January 25, 2017—Thirty-two states added construction jobs in 2016 as a dearth of experienced workers kept contractors in many states from hiring as many employees as they would h...
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Construction Industry Groups File Suit Over OSHA Silica Rule

Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—Eight construction industry organizations have filed a petition for review of the final crystalline silica rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administrat...
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Construction Unemployment at Six-Year Low

Washington, DC, Nov. 1, 2013 -- Construction employment rose by 20,000 in September and the industry’s unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 8.5%, according to the Associated General Contr...
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Thirty-Nine States Added Construction Jobs YOY in April

Arlington, VA, May 22 2017-Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between April 2016 and April 2017 amid growing demand for construction services, yet more than half the states lost construction j...
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Distribution Evolution - October 2007

By FRANK O'NEILL Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. That’s a lesson I thought I learned a long time ago, but in the last issue I reported that Home Depot got lucky be...
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Construction Firms Added 23K Jobs in September

Arlington, VA, October 10, 2016—Construction employers added 23,000 jobs in September as employment in the sector hit the highest level since the end of 2008 amid strong demand for construction ...
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Construction Employment & Hourly Earnings Grew in April

Arlington, VA, May 7, 2018-Construction employment increased by 17,000 jobs in April and by 257,000 jobs over the past year while firms boosted pay to help recruit new workers, according to an analysi...
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Construction Costs Climbed in March

Arlington, VA, April 11, 2018-Construction costs climbed again in March, with increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive pri...
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