AGC of America’s Data DIGest for August 7, 2018 – Employment hits 10-year high in July

Employment hits 10-year high in July; unemployment, job openings set series records Nonfarm payroll employment in July increased by 157,000, seasonally adjusted, from June and by 2,400,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate edged down to 3.9% from 4.0% in June. Construction employment rose by 19,000 for the month and 308,000 (4.4%) …

What Say Cap’n? It’s Bonanza Day 50!

The Bonanza Day  Committee reports that the official entry list has grown to over 620 for our 50th Annual Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo and Golf Tournament scheduled for August 10th and 11th in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL The Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors and participants for helping us celebrate our 50th year. We have a great crowd …

Association Health Plan Survey Closes July 25th

In a continuing effort to serve the needs of our Association, Alabama AGC has been working on solutions to deliver quality, affordable healthcare to our membership. Last month, via executive order, President Trump made significant changes to the law. This change will allow Associations such as ours to develop an Association Health Plan (AHP). The concept is not new, however, …

Project Superintendent Wanted

Coastal Slip Form is looking to fill a Project Superintendent(Concrete) position within the organization immediately. The Project Superintendent will be responsible for the management of field operations, personnel, quality/cost control, and safety within the project. Coastal Slip Form is a construction company based in Mobile, Alabama.  Coastal Slip Form has been in business since 2016 performing work on sidewalks, curb …

WERNER RECALLS ALUMINUM LADDERS DUE TO FALL HAZARD

Recall Summary Recall Date: June 20, 2018 Name of Product: Multi-Purpose Telescoping Aluminum Ladders Hazard: The ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user. Remedy: Refund Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and return the ladder to the store of purchase to receive a full refund. Consumer Contact: Werner toll-free at 888-523-3370 from …

S S Nesbitt Mobile Office Moves to New Location

Please note that S. S. Nesbitt recently moved from 960 Downtowner Blvd to their new location at: 1110 Montlimar Drive, Suite 400, Mobile, AL  36609. Their  phone and fax numbers will remain the same Phone:  251.344.5530   FAX: 251.343.0653 Should you need assistance, please contact Tammy Williams.    

Workforce Survey

  AGC of America Needs your Help to Measure the Scope of Construction Labor Shortages by Taking a Quick Survey Survey Closes Early August As demand for construction in most parts of the country continues to expand and the number of unemployed construction workers hits record low levels, AGC of America and Autodesk are working to better quantify where these …

Do You Know Someone Under 40 Making a Difference in the Construction Industry?

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE UNDER 40 MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?  Deadline is June 30th! Alabama AGC and Business Alabama are proud to present the inaugural Top 40 Under 40 rising stars in commercial construction, which will recognize the top 40 individuals who demonstrate an incredibly high level of leadership, professional excellence and commitment to the construction industry …

Purchase your Draw Down Tickets and Support YOUR Industry

Have you purchased your Draw Down Ticket to help us support the students which will be part of YOUR workforce in the very near future? You could win $10,000.00 and help contribute  $10,000. to the AlabamaAGC Scholarship Fund. You DO NOT have to be present to WIN!  But you must purchase your ticket before Bonanza  Day! Tickets will be drawn …