AGC Association News


AGC members -- A private offer from GM

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 08, 2016

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.


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

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 08, 2016

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.


Your AGC membership pays

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 07, 2016

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 www.agc.org/Save.


Save on health insurance with The AGC Alternative

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 07, 2016

Discover how The AGC Alternative can help your company save money, take control of rising health care costs, reduce the administrative burden on your HR team, and attract better talent by providing employees more choice and flexibility. To learn more or to get a quote, visit www.agc.org/exchange or call 1-800-210-5290.


Construction State Law Matrix

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 06, 2016

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 www.agc.org.


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

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 06, 2016

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 www.agc.org.


Construction firms add 19,000 jobs in November as sector hits 8-rear employment high, but drop in infrastructure spending slows growth

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

Construction employers added 19,000 jobs in November, reaching the highest employment level since November 2008, but a drop in public sector investments in construction projects held down employment among heavy and civil engineering firms, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that recent construction spending numbers show a decline in most categories of infrastructure investment. "This report shows the construction industry has the capacity to handle additional infrastructure work even as private nonresidential projects, apartments and homebuilding continue to go up," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. Read the full press release.


AGC and Sage begin surveying members for annual outlook -- Help us generate a comprehensive outlook for 2017 by taking the survey today

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

Each year around this time, AGC asks you -- our members -- to predict what next year will be like for your business. This year AGC has partnered with Sage to prepare questions that focus on expectations for market performance, hiring, labor market conditions, etc. Please take a moment to complete the survey.


Construction spending increases in Oct. as residential, public gains offset drop in private nonresidential projects in reversal of pattern for first 10 months

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Construction spending was mixed in October as a rebound in residential and public categories outweighed a downturn in most private nonresidential segments, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted, however, that public investments in infrastructure remain down compared to last year while private-sector demand should remain robust amid continued economic growth. "It's encouraging to see a rebound in public construction in recent months, but most infrastructure categories are down substantially over the past year," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "Meanwhile, private nonresidential construction still appears to have good prospects, assuming the economy continues to expand." Read the full press release.


Get social: Follow AGC today and join the conversation

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

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.


What Trump presidency could mean for construction

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

Listen to the latest ConstructorCast for an in-depth examination of President-elect Donald Trump's surprise victory and what it could mean for the construction industry. For this episode, we sit down with Steve Sandherr, AGC's chief executive officer, for the full story on what we might expect from Trump's leadership, how his presidency could affect regulations, and what surprises might still be forthcoming. Stream or download the full episode.


The latest news for your business

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

AGC News, the single source for news and updates relevant to the construction industry, has legislative information, environmental regulations, association education resources, construction economic data, and more, all available in a single spot. Bookmark AGC.org/news, and check often for the latest updates.


Construction employment falls or stagnates in one-third of nation's metro areas between Oct. 2015 and 2016 as public investments decline

AGC SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Construction employment declined or was stagnant in one-third of metro areas between October 2015 and October 2016 amid diminishing public-sector investments in infrastructure and other civil works, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said a new infrastructure proposal being crafted by the incoming Trump administration could, if structured properly, help add more construction jobs in many metro areas. "Too many construction firms that build vital infrastructure projects are finding less work to bid on today than just a few years ago," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist, noting that spending nationally on public construction dropped by 2.2% during the first nine months of 2016 from the same period in 2015. "There is little doubt that many more construction workers would be earning high wages in metro areas around the country if the public sector were investing more in aging infrastructure." Read the full news release.


AGC's Data DIGest

AGC SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

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.


FedEx Advantage® Program

AGC SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

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.


Your AGC Membership Pays

AGC SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

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 www.agc.org/Save


Attend AGC's Contractor Executive Exchange!

AGC SmartBrief | Nov 22, 2016

The Exchange brings purchasing executives from some of the most respected contracting firms in the country together with VPs and national sales managers from innovative product supply and manufacturing companies for two-and-a-half days of one-on-one product vetting, networking and industry intelligence gathering. During two-and-a-half days of meetings, participants will have between 16 and 24 pre-qualified and pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments to customize pricing and product proposals and to explore new arrivals to the market. The proven model offers maximum ROI for both contractor and supplier participants. Packages available for Suppliers/Manufacturers; approved Contractors attend for free! Learn more.


Only 23 states, D.C. add construction jobs between Sept. and Oct., as demand for infrastructure, other public projects falls

AGC SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

Only 23 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September and October, while construction employment increased in 35 states between October 2015 and October 2016, according to analysis of Labor Department data released today by AGC. Association officials said declining public-sector investments in infrastructure and other public projects were undermining construction employment growth in many parts of the country. "Firms that perform public-sector work are having a hard time finding enough work to keep their teams together," said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the association, noting that public-sector spending on construction is down 2.2% for the first nine months of 2016. Read more.


AGC Members get big incentives on Ford Commercial Fleet Vehicles

AGC SmartBrief | Nov 15, 2016

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.




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