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NAED JOINS CONSENSUSDOCS

June 24, 2008

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) has joined the growing number of associations that support the construction industry's ConsensusDOCS.

Released Sept. 28, 2007, ConsensusDOCS was designed to increase efficiency in contract negotiations and project execution. Written by, and for owners, contractors, subcontractors, designers, and sureties, ConsensusDOCS includes more than 70 contracts and forms and addresses all project delivery methods. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) and National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) are the lead organizations in this collaboration of construction industry and client groups.

"The first step to making the construction channel more efficient is to have better communication and more collaboration among its various participants. That is why NAED's Board is excited to have the association take part in the ConsensusDOCS program," said Tom Naber, president of NAED. "It is our opportunity to sit down with manufacturers, contractors, and others contributing to the program and produce documents that are understandable and reasonable for all the parties in the construction process."

The ConsensusDOCS are available at www.agc.org/bookstore. Because NAED has endorsed the documents, its members will be eligible to buy the documents at a discounted price.

NAED joins 21 other trade associations in support of ConsensusDOCS: National Association of State Facilities Administrators, The Construction Users Roundtable, Construction Owners Association of America, Associated General Contractors of America, Associated Specialty Contractors, Inc., Construction Industry Round Table, American Subcontractors Association, Inc., Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Lean Construction Institute, Finishing Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Association of America, National Electrical Contractors Association, National Insulation Association, National Roofing Contractors Association, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association, National Subcontractors Alliance, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, National Association of Surety Bond Producers, and The Surety & Fidelity Association of America.

NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED's membership operates in approximately 4,400 locations internationally.

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 www.agc.org. AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life."

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