AGC Association News


New ConstructorCast: "Construction's Case for Immigration Reform"

AGC SmartBrief | May 22, 2017

Listen to the latest ConstructorCast for an in-depth examination of immigration and what it means for the construction industry. For this episode, we sit down with Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, and Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist, for a rundown on how demographic changes and economic factors are propelling the need for reform in the US and what the Trump administration and Congress can do to help the industry. Stream or download the full episode!


Save on fuel -- AGC BP discount programs

AGC SmartBrief | May 22, 2017

AGC members can save up to 6 cents on every gallon. With special tiered rebates on purchases at BP and a 1.5-cent rebate on all gasoline and diesel purchases at other brands, you'll save with every fill up. Last year, AGC members saved $1.1 million on over 25 million gallons of fuel. Don't miss out -- learn more and join in on the savings.


The latest news for your business

AGC SmartBrief | May 19, 2017

AGC's coverage of legislation, environmental regulations, association education resources, construction economic data, and more is now available in a single spot at AGC News. Bookmark AGC's News page, and check often for the latest construction industry news updates.


New ConstructorCast: Construction's Case for Immigration Reform

AGC SmartBrief | May 18, 2017

Listen to the latest ConstructorCast for an in-depth examination of immigration and what it means for the construction industry. For this episode, we sit down with Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, and Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist, for a rundown on how demographic changes and economic factors are propelling the need for reform in the US and what the Trump administration and Congress can do to help the industry. Stream or download the full episode here!


AGC members -- A private offer from GM

AGC SmartBrief | May 17, 2017

When it comes time to buy a new vehicle, your AGC membership pays. We know how hard you work, so we're going to help you lighten your load. AGC members save up to $1,000 off the purchase or lease of most new GM vehicles. Learn more.


FedEx Advantage® Program

AGC SmartBrief | May 17, 2017

AGC members receive discounts of up to 29% on select FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® shipping services, up to 70% on FedEx Freight® shipping services. There are no costs and no minimum shipping, copy or print requirements to take advantage of this great member benefit. Learn more.


AGC's Data DIGest

AGC SmartBrief | May 16, 2017

Data DIGest is your source for the latest economic news relevant to the construction industry with commentary and analysis from AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson. It brings you actionable information to stay ahead of the curve on issues such as materials, prices, construction employment, and state-by-state construction trends. Subscribe here.


AGC members -- A special offer on Chrysler®, Jeep®, Dodge® and Ram® vehicles

AGC SmartBrief | May 16, 2017

AGC members receive $500 off the lowest negotiated price on the purchase or lease of many of the most popular vehicles in the Chrysler lineup. Among the Chrysler®, Jeep®, Dodge® and Ram® lineup and the FIAT® 500L, there's something for everyone. AGC members are also eligible to choose from one of four On The Job program benefits, including commercial upfit, graphic allowance, maintenance package and a Bosch toolkit. Learn more.


Better benefits with AGC's private insurance exchange -- get a quote!

AGC SmartBrief | May 15, 2017

The AGC Alternative can help your company build a better benefits package -- one that benefits you and your employees. Take control of rising health care costs with a defined contribution strategy, and give employees more choice and flexibility. To learn more or to request a quote, visit the AGC Alternative or call 1-800-210-5290.


ConsensusDocs updates industry best practice standard contracts

AGC SmartBrief | May 15, 2017

The ConsensusDocs Coalition recently published comprehensive revisions to its most used prime and subcontract agreements. The new contracts address industry changes impacting insurance, legal, and technology. ConsensusDocs is an unprecedented coalition of 40 leading design and construction industry associations. Learn more.


Your AGC membership pays

AGC SmartBrief | May 12, 2017

AGC members are eligible to participate in more than 20 discount programs specially designed to meet the needs of contractors. Whether you are looking to purchase a new vehicle for your fleet or for ways to cut costs on fuel and shipping, AGC programs can save you money. Enroll and maximize the value of your membership. Learn more at the AGC website.


Construction State Law Matrix

AGC SmartBrief | May 12, 2017

The Construction State Law Matrix is the most comprehensive, definitive and concise publication available, covering all aspects of state laws that may affect your public or private construction project. This essential resource, for use before completing any construction contract in the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, ensures compliance and enforceability under state law. To find out more about the State Law Matrix or to review a free sample, go to the AGC website.


Constructor Marketplace: Search for contractor services and construction supplies in one place

AGC SmartBrief | May 11, 2017

Need a vendor? Reach thousands of suppliers and service providers in one place: AGC's official purchasing directory, Constructor Marketplace. This site places you in contact with vendors from more than 50 categories -- everything from acoustical and drywall to windows -- quickly, so you can get the materials or the help you need to get the job done right. Use Constructor Marketplace's free Request for Proposal (RFP) Automator to request custom project bids from multiple Marketplace vendors with just a few clicks. Advertising is available: Place your products or services in front of thousands of contractors per month, one-third of whom are repeat visitors. For more information about advertising, email Jamie Williams at jwilliams@naylor.com. To add your basic listing or update a listing, email Tracy Venzen at tvenzen@naylor.com. This Buyers' Guide is not the AGC Online Member Directory. To access the AGC Member Directory, please visit AGC's website.


Get social: Follow AGC today and join the conversation

AGC SmartBrief | May 10, 2017

Follow AGC on Facebook and Twitter and be the first to know about important news related to construction and AGC. Follow us on both and add to the discussion by visiting Facebook and Twitter. You can also connect with us on LinkedIn and see what we're up to on YouTube and Instagram.


AGC Members get big incentives on Ford Commercial Fleet Vehicles

AGC SmartBrief | May 10, 2017

As a qualified Association Member with an active Ford Commercial Fleet Identification Number, AGC Members have the opportunity to receive significant discounts on new Ford fleet vehicle purchases. Combined with Ford’s National Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (56M), qualifying AGC Members can save as much as $2,000+ off select vehicles. Learn more and save on your fleet purchase.


Construction employment increases by 5,000 in April to highest level in 9 years, but labor shortages likely limited number of new jobs being added

AGC SmartBrief | May 08, 2017

Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in April to the highest level in more than nine years amid strong demand for new construction services, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that a shortage of available qualified workers likely limited the number of new jobs added last month.

"Construction firms continued adding new jobs at a faster rate than the broader economy during the past year as demand for their services remains strong," said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association's chief executive officer. "But many firms would likely have added even more new workers if only they could find enough qualified people to bring on board."

Read the full press release.


Construction spending hits record levels for 2nd month in a row, is up by 4.9% for first 3 months of the year

AGC SmartBrief | May 02, 2017

Construction spending was at record levels for the second straight month in March and was up 4.9 percent for the first three months of year compared with the same period in 2016, despite dipping slightly compared with February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said many firms are eager to see details of the president's pending infrastructure plan, which should boost construction demand. "Construction spending totals during the past two months are at the highest levels we have ever seen," said Stephen Sandherr, the association's chief executive officer. "If the winter weather hadn't been so mild in much of the country, we would have seen less growth in February and a higher rate of growth in March, but overall demand remains quite robust." Read the full news release.


AGC offers health insurance via private insurance exchange -- Request a quote!

AGC SmartBrief | May 01, 2017

AGC of America and Willis North America are proud to offer a dynamic and cost-effective way for AGC member firms to offer quality health insurance and other employee benefits. The AGC Alternative is a private insurance exchange built exclusively for AGC members. Learn more and get a quote. Visit www.AGC.org/exchange or call Willis at 1-800-210-5290.


AGC members: A special offer on Chrysler®, Jeep®, Dodge® and Ram® vehicles

AGC SmartBrief | May 01, 2017

AGC members receive $500 off the lowest negotiated price on the purchase or lease of many of the most popular vehicles in the Chrysler lineup. Among the Chrysler®, Jeep®, Dodge® and Ram® lineup and the FIAT® 500L, there's something for everyone. AGC members are also eligible to choose from one of four On The Job program benefits, including commercial upfit, graphic allowance, maintenance package and a Bosch toolkit. Learn more.




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