March 11, 2008

LAS VEGAS – The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today presented the 2008 Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards to the construction companies that best exemplify the spirit of partnering. Partnering is the collaboration of contractors, owners and other stakeholders. Partnering promotes innovation and provides best practices among all team members for the achievement of mutual goals and objectives helping projects finish on time and within budget.

"This year's winners comprise the nation's best projects. AGC developed these awards to recognize exceptional projects for their ability to achieve a common goal, honor all stakeholders, perpetuate partnering, resolve conflicts, improve communication and incorporate team-building activities," said AGC CEO Stephen E. Sandherr.

In its second decade, the Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards celebrate successful partnerships and years of outstanding results from partnering collaborations.

The 2008 Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Winners Include:

  • Sundt Construction, Inc.
    Ironwood-Gantzel Roadway Improvement Project
    Pinal County, Arizona
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
    St. Joseph Hospital Patient Care Center
    Orange, California
  • Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc.
    Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel
    Seattle, Washington
  • Costello Industries, Southeast
    Orlando International Airport Airside 2 and Airside 4 Ramp
    Orlando, Florida
  • Skanska USA Civil West California District, Inc.
    Interstate 40 Westbound Emergency Bridge Replacement
    Essex, California

The 2008 Special Recognition Award Winners Include:

  • J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
    Frederic A. Ogg Residence Hall
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Industrial Builders, Inc.
    East Grand Forks Existing Floodwall Modifications
    East Grand Forks, Minnesota
  • Kiewit Pacific Co.
    Benicia-Martinez Bridge
    Cities of Benicia and Martinez, California

Editor's Note: Winning photos and graphics of the award are available upon request.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents 33,000 firms, including 7,500 of America's leading general contractors and 12,500 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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