Statement from the Associated General Contractors of America on the I-35 Bridge Collapse

August 2, 2007

Washington, D.C.—“We are deeply saddened for all those affected by the tragedy in Minneapolis that has touched so many people,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of The Associated General Contractors of America.

“While we await answers on the cause of this tragedy, we should unite in our efforts to strengthen the nation’s stressed infrastructure,” said Sandherr. “Americans should be able to rely on our highways, roads and bridges every day, knowing their safety is the number one priority.”

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents more than 32,000 firms, including 7,000 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 11,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life.”

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