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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.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.