• On Construction Industry: Missouri’s Climate Mixed, National Policies Bring Uncertainty

    From KSMU:  The chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America says the nation’s construction climate is poised for increased spending and employment, although qualified workers will remain hard to find. Ken Simonson offered remarks at...

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  • AGCMO Voices ‘Grave Concern’ About MSD Bidding Process

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL In a letter addressed to the MSD Board of Trustees, the AGC of Missouri (AGCMO) expressed “grave concern” about MSD’s procurement practices, following a situation in which the trustees...

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  • Where is the Missouri construction industry headed in 2017?

    From Construction Equipment Guide:  by Len Toenjes, President of AGC of Missouri If anyone tells you they have a certain answer to this question, they probably also have a bridge in Brooklyn they would like to sell...

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  • Plumb, Level, Square & Location, Location, Location!

    From AGCMO:  Regardless of what is being built, a bridge, highway, a convenience store, subdivision homes with streets and sewers, sports fields, high rise buildings…these 4 components of plumb, level, square and location are critical. There is...

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  • 73% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2017

    From AGC:  Seventy-three percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2017 as contractors expect private and public sector demand to grow in all market segments, according to survey results released today by the Associated...

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  • S.M. Wilson Wins AGC Award for IKEA Store Project

    The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri has named S. M. Wilson & Co. a winner of the 2016 Keystone Project of the Year award for the construction of the IKEA St. Louis store, which opened in...

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  • AGCMO Bestows Annual Keystone Awards

    Projects at the St. Louis Science Center, Washington University and Ikea are among the 2016 Keystone Award winners from Associated General Contractors of Missouri. The annual awards are not based on a project’s beauty but recognize contractors’...

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  • Agreeing On More Money For Roads, Bridges May Be Easier Than Finding Workers

    From NPR: There aren’t many things the two major presidential candidates agree on, but here’s one: Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country’s aging infrastructure. Clinton proposes spending $275 billion...

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  • Bill Montgomery, Contractor, Leader Dies

    William R. (Bill) Montgomery, 86, a former contractor and longtime construction industry leader, died Oct. 14. Vice President of J.S. Alberici Construction Co. Inc., he went on to form his own construction company in 1974 − William R....

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  • BLS: Construction Added 23K Jobs in September

    From ConstructionDIVE:  September construction employment made a strong month-over-month comeback, adding almost 23,000 positions from August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) latest report, with nonresidential and residential specialty trade contractors contributing almost 15,000 of...

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