AGC Holds Media Conference Call on Economic Stimulus

January 16, 2009
On January 8, AGC hosted a media conference call with approximately 60 reporters to announce its first-ever construction employment and business forecast.  President-elect Doug Pruitt (Sundt Construction, Tucson, Ariz.), CEO Steve Sandherr, Chief Economist Ken Simonson and members Brian Burgett (Kokosing Construction, Fredericktown, Ohio), Tracy Hart (Tarlton Corporation, St. Louis, Mo.), Steve Kimball (Kimball Construction Co, Baltimore, Md.) and Don Weaver (Weaver Bailey Construction Company, El Paso, Ark.) outlined how under current market conditions almost two-thirds of commercial construction companies are planning to lay off workers this year.    Several media outlets covered the event and survey data, including Fox Business News, Associated Press, Reuters and Wall Street Journal. For a sampling of media coverage of the event, click here.
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