Senate Appeal of Obama-Era “Volks Rule” Preserves Worker Safety While Protecting the Constitution and Respecting Court Rulings

Firms Will Still Be Required to Maintain Detailed Safety Logs and Make Them Available to Safety Inspectors While Law and Court Orders Setting Statute of Limitations for Violations Will Be Preserved The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in reaction to the Senate [...]

2017-03-26T22:21:20+00:00 March 26th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Thirty-Nine States, Including Maine, Add Construction Jobs Between January 2016 & 2017

  Maine Adds 500 Construction Jobs in One Month and 1,000 Since Last Year Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between January 2016 and January 2017 while 38 states and D.C. added construction jobs between December and January, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association [...]

2017-03-13T14:40:23+00:00 March 13th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Construction Firms Getting Squeezed by Increasing Material and Labor Costs

Construction Officials Caution That Infrastructure, Other Construction Projects Will Increase if New “Buy America” Provisions, Punitive Tariffs or Limitations on Canadian Lumber Are Put in Place The cost of materials and services used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released [...]

2017-03-10T13:25:42+00:00 March 10th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Congressional Repeal of Blacklisting Rule Protects the Integrity and Fairness of the Federal Contracting Process

Congressional Review Act Measure Repealing the Obama Administration’s So-Called “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Rule Protects Innocent Firms from Being Debarred by Unsubstantiated Allegations The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to passage tonight of a Congressional Review Act measure repealing the [...]

2017-03-06T22:36:46+00:00 March 6th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Contractors Launch New Retirement Program

AGC Maine Multiple Employer 401(k) Offers Flexibility and Savings November 15, 2016, Augusta, Maine-The Associated General Contractors of Maine designed and launched a new multiple employer 401(k) plan. This program will provide an excellent retirement plan solution for its members. The AGC Maine Multiple Employer 401k Plan has the ability to provide tremendous cost savings [...]

2016-11-16T11:11:11+00:00 November 16th, 2016|News, Press Releases|