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Poettker Construction Sponsors Boy Scouts Safety Merit Badge Clinic

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Boy Scout Senior Development Director James Nolan presented Poettker Construction with a commemorative plaque acknowledging their commitment to the Boy Scouts. Pictured above from left to right are Danielle Bergmann, director of marketing of Poettker; Nolan; Charles Wilson, Eagle Scout and corporate safety manager; and David Lammers, corporate compliance officer, both of Poettker.

Poettker Construction Company, in partnership with HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, sponsored a safety merit badge clinic for the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Twenty-five Scouts from nine counties across Illinois and Missouri participated in the clinic to learn how to apply safety techniques used on construction sites to home and community settings.  Poettker’s Corporate Safety Manager and Eagle Scout, Charles Wilson, and Corporate Compliance Officer, Dave Lammers, led the clinic which featured interactive discussion about:

  • utilizing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in everyday activities including mowing and weed eating the lawn;
  • establishing proper planning techniques and making informed choices to help prevent accidents;
  • sketching individual home egress plans to inform their families of emergency exit strategies; and
  • discussing safety careers and training opportunities.

The clinic closed with a guided tour of the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese Outpatient Prep-Recovery project.  This $9.5 million project features an addition to the outpatient surgery preparation and recovery areas, a new ambulance garage, and renovations to the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Clinic participation counted toward merit badge credit ultimately needed to reach the rank of Eagle Scout.

“Thank you to all the Boy Scouts and families who participated in this safety merit badge clinic.  Poettker Construction enjoyed this opportunity to show the Boy Scouts how safety techniques utilized on construction sites can be incorporated into everyday life,” said Wilson.

Boy Scouts Senior Development Director James Nolan presented Poettker Construction with a commemorative plaque acknowledging their commitment to the Boy Scouts.

Founded in 1980, Poettker Construction is a second-generation, family-owned and veteran owned business that specializes in construction management, design/build, and general contracting services.  

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Boy Scouts from the Greater St. Louis Area Council participated in the safety merit badge clinic and project tour on June 10, 2017 sponsored by Poettker Construction Company in partnership with HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese.  Pictured above from left to right are David Lammers, corporate compliance officer of Poettker, 23 Boy Scouts from the Greater St. Louis Area Council, and Charles Wilson, Eagle Scout and corporate safety manager of Poettker.

Bronson House Renovation Wins ‘Most Enhanced Award’ from Landmarks Association of St. Louis

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The $1.1 million historic renovation of the former Bronson House, a 132-year-old Late Victorian home listed on the National Historic Register at 3201 Washington Avenue into the headquarters of The Hicor Group, has received a 2017 Most Enhanced Award from the Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc.  The Most Enhanced Awards recognize excellence in the restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of St. Louis’ architectural heritage.  Award winners are selected based on the difficulty of the project, the capacity of the project to have a transformational effect on its surrounding area, the historical or architectural significance of the building, and on the project’s power to inspire.

Built in 1885 for prominent local dentist Dr. George Ashe Bronson as both an office and as a residence, Bronson remained in the house until his death in 1932.  The renovation began in April 2016 after the building had been left in a state of disrepair for many years and included significant interior and exterior upgrades. Three levels of the home’s interior have been converted into commercial offices now occupied by HICOR’s five headquarters employees plus an additional ten employees of Chameleon Integrated Services, whose founders redeveloped the Bronson Residence.

The focus of the project centered around the interior finishes of the building. Special attention was paid to repairing the original plaster moldings on the ceilings and walls along with meticulously preserving and restoring the vast amount of original millwork and casework throughout the building. Utilizing their recently acquired millwork reproduction capabilities, the Hicor Group was able to recreate a considerable amount of historically accurate wood windows for the project.

In addition, the Barnett on Washington, which is adjacent to the house, is opening a new outdoor event and meeting space in the home’s renovated back yard, which was once a historically significant Japanese Garden.  The new patio features a full service outdoor bar, dinner seating for up to 60 people, cocktail seating area, outdoor restrooms, a water feature, planters, landscaping and its own private entrance off of Compton Avenue.

The Hicor Group provides carpentry, concrete, and general contracting services to multiple facets of the construction market here in St Louis and throughout Missouri. Founded in 2014, the company is a MBE and an SBA-certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).  Stafford, a ten-year veteran construction industry, is President. For more information on The Hicor Group, visit

Founded in 2003, Chameleon is a minority and SBA-certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).  Since 2005, Chameleon has supported the Department of Defense with Information Technology support services for classified and unclassified engagements as a small business prime contractor. For more information, visit

Researchers evaluate ACI system for categorizing formed concrete surfaces

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Researchers have concluded a project that examined and evaluated the American Concrete Institute’s “Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces (ACI 347.3R-13)” with primary funding from the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and additional funding from the RMC Research & Education Foundation and ACI Foundation. ACI 347.3R-13 recommends a system, as stated in the introduction that: “…provide[s] definitions for the various levels of formed concrete surfaces, and give[s] objective evaluations of them.” The Guide describes four concrete surface categories ranging from basic (in areas with limited importance of formed surface quality) to special requirements (in areas with formed surface quality of high importance).

Library, laboratory and field research conducted in cooperation with the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs at four different universities showed that suggested measurements or other criteria used in assigning a given formed surface to one of the four ACI 347.3R-13 categories is neither objective nor practical. Further, converting the recommendations in ACI 347.3R-13 to specification requirements could result in disputes and litigation. Mockups built for approval by the engineer or architect are recommended as a superior method for evaluating formed surfaces. The report includes other recommendations for ACI Committee 347 Formwork to consider when ACI 347.3R-13 is revised.

The final report, co-authored by Dr. Ward R. Malisch, ASCC Concrete Construction Specialist, and Dr. Heather Brown, Department Head of the Middle Tennessee State University CIM program, is a free download at and is available on several other websites. For more information contact Beverly Garnant, ASCC executive director, at

Photo Above – Concrete Industry Management students measure the Surface Void Ratio (SVR) on an as-cast wall in the New York City area. SVR, a measure of the size and number of surface air voids, is one factor considered in determining the concrete surface category. Photo credit: Janet Greco Stanton, Ruttura & Sons Const. Co., Inc.


Vibrant Start-Up Incubator Environment Boosting Long-Term Growth for St. Louis Regional Economy

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The booming start-up community in the St. Louis area will contribute to long-term economic growth for the bi-state region. That’s the prediction of Kevin Kliesen, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

“The vibrant start-up environment here bodes well for the St. Louis economy over the longer term,” said Kliesen, who noted that the sector has recently grown faster than start-up hubs in Austin and Silicon Valley, and features start-up incubators like T-REX and Cortex, which have the potential to support stronger future economic growth.

Kliesen was the featured speaker at the St. Louis Regional Freightway Industry Forum in St. Louis on May 31.

He offered an economic outlook at the local and national levels for the manufacturing and transportation sectors. The economist said the nation is continuing to experience the third longest economic expansion in history, then drew on in-depth employment and economic output data to illustrate how the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is keeping pace.

Despite a weak first quarter, Kliesen said, at the national level, both U.S. and global growth appear to be strengthening; business surveys indicate an increasing number of U.S. firms are planning to boost capital spending; construction activity continues to rise, and while world trade has slowed, U.S. exports are solid. He indicated that the St. Louis region’s economy is also strengthening, but at a slower and somewhat uneven pace.

To provide a closer look at the impact of manufacturing and transportation as part of the overall economy, Kliesen looked at employment within the two sectors and output of both sectors as a percentage of national gross domestic product (GDP). While total employment within the manufacturing sector has declined from almost 40 percent back in the early 1940s to about 10 percent today, productivity enhancements have resulted in output from manufacturing remaining constant at about 10 percent of GDP over the past 70 years. Total transportation employment as a percentage of overall employment has remained steady at approximately 3.5 percent over the past 27 years. While total transportation output as a percentage of GDP has actually fallen from 4.7 percent back in 1947 to 2.7 percent in 2017, transportation services activity continues to increase.  Kliesen noted that, when examined over time, the U.S. economic output of manufacturing and transportation activities are highly correlated, and trends in employment in those sectors in the St. Louis region closely mirrors the trends at the national level.

When looking at the St. Louis MSA as part of the global economy, Kliesen said the region is somewhat insulated from U.S. and global developments, although many St. Louis companies do compete in global markets for goods and labor. Big events, like recessions, certainly affect local economies, but Kliesen said the most recent recession hit the U.S. harder than it hit the St. Louis region. As the region emerges from that recession, both employment growth and overall economic growth are on the uptick, but the growth has slowed relative to national growth. A sizable decline in construction industry employment appears to be a contributing factor. The St. Louis region’s growth rate since 2009 hovers at around 1 percent, relative to the national rate of 1.9 percent.

Kliesen shared that the most recent figures available indicate the St. Louis MSA, which includes 14 counties in Missouri and Illinois, has a labor force of 1.5 million and a population of 2.8 million.  St. Louis’ largest industries in terms of total employment include Trade, Transportation & Utilities (18.7 percent); Education & Health (18.1 percent) and Professional Business Services (15.5 percent). Manufacturing comprised 8.4 percent of employment.  Median household income in 2015 was about $56,500, higher than the U.S. median of $55,800. Another big plus for the St. Louis region is the cost of living, which is about 10.5 percent less than the national average.

Kliesen’s presentation was preceded by brief opening remarks from St. Louis Regional Freightway Executive Director Mary Lamie. She provided a brief recap of the Freightway’s key accomplishments in its first year, and noted how the Freightway plans to leverage the information shared by Kliesen.

“We want to draw on Kevin’s information to create a report card we can use as we continue to evaluate our progress,” Lamie said. “Metrics are important to see if we are meeting our goals.”

Promoting the region as a distribution hub is one of the Freightway’s main goals, and Kliesen anticipates additional growth in that area for the St. Louis region. He said increased efforts by Walmart and other traditional retailers to compete with industry giants, like Amazon, are fueling continued development of new distribution centers.

Kliesen joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 1988. In his position as a business economist, he analyzes current U.S. macroeconomic and financial market developments and trends for the bank president and staff economists prior to each Federal Open Market Committee meeting. He also reports on and analyzes economic conditions in the seven states of the Eighth Federal Reserve District and manages the District’s economic outreach activities.

The St. Louis Regional Freightway is a freight district and comprehensive authority for freight operations and opportunities within eight counties in Illinois and Missouri that comprise the St. Louis metropolitan area. The St. Louis Regional Freightway connects public sector and private industry stakeholders to establish the bi-state region as a premier multimodal freight hub and distribution center in the nation through marketing, public advocacy, and freight and infrastructure development. The Freightway is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.   

Electrical Connection Volunteers Making 35 St. Louis Low Income Homes Safer

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More than 150 IBEW Local 1 Electricians Teaming with 28 NECA Contractors to Help Rebuilding Together St. Louis 

The Electrical Connection will wrap up work in the coming weeks on 35 low income homes to make them more electrically safe.   Electrical Connection volunteers are making the improvements for Rebuilding Together St. Louis.  The effort includes than 150 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local No. 1 electricians and 28 electrical contractor members of the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  It is the 14th consecutive year that the IBEW/NECA partnership has supported Rebuilding Together.  Since 2003, the partnership has donated more than $825,000 in labor and materials to improve more than 485 homes for low-income, disabled and elderly St. Louisans.

Before the volunteers headed out to begin the home repair initiative on April 29, 2017, Rebuilding Together presented the Electrical Connection with an award for its enduring commitment to the community improvement program.  “Quite often electrical issues are the most serious hazard facing the families we serve,” said Dave Ervin, executive director, Rebuilding Together St. Louis.  “The Electrical Connection’s ability to identify and correct wiring issues and other hazards is extremely important to make these homes safe.”

Among the many electrical hazards being repaired are ungrounded outlets, extension cords used for permanent wiring, a lack of ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) switches and outlets, overloaded panel boxes, open splices, fixtures with charred or burned wires and more.  In addition, the volunteers are safely installing needed fixtures including lights and ceiling fans.

The Electrical Connection offers the largest number of licensed commercial and residential electrical contractors and skilled electricians in the region with a searchable data base at

Participating electrical contractors, who are donating service trucks and tools, include:

  • Bell Electric
  • Branson Electric
  • BRK Electrical Contractors, LLC
  • Concept Electrical Services
  • Fusion Electrical Systems, LLC
  • Grasser Electric
  • Guarantee Electrical Construction Company
  • J Bathe Electric
  • Kaiser Electric, Inc.
  • Kay Bee Electric
  • Liberty Electric, Inc.
  • Lynn’s Electric, LLC
  • M R Bathe Electric
  • Northwest Electric
  • PayneCrest Electric
  • Pearl Street Electric, LLC
  • Pioneer Electric, LLC
  • Precision Electrical Automation Services
  • Resource Electric, Inc.
  • Sachs Electric Company
  • Schaeffer Electric
  • Summit Electric
  • TD-4, LLC
  • TJV Electric, LLC
  • TSI Group, LLC
  • Ultra Electric, Inc.
  • Unified 1 Data Systems, LLC
  • Vision Electric

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  Find a contractor near you in the Electrical Connection contractor database.



WLI Spring Series: Network, Navigate & Negotiate

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This is the last program in this Spring Series! Don’t miss out!

The course of a career of rarely a straight line: there may be times to step up and ask for more, be that responsibility or salary; and there may be times to step out, perhaps to a new company or out of the workforce completely.

How can you manage these transitions in a way that best supports your career and personal goals? This month’s featured guests bring a wide variety of experiences to the table, to share with you as you share with one another.

Featured Guests:

Lesley Hoffarth, President & Executive Director, Forest Park Forever

Mandy Kozminske, Finance Manager, McCormack Baron Salazar

Ann Cuiellette Marr, VP, Global Human Resources, World Wide Technology, Inc.


The Heights

8001 Dale Ave, Richmond Heights, 63117

$30 ULI Members; $40 General Public

Registration fee includes a light cocktail reception



Guarantee Electrical Company Completes St. Louis College of Pharmacy Student Rec Center, Residence Hall, Fitness Center

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St. Louis College of Pharmacy continues to undergo a campus wide transformation improving the educational landscape of St. Louis medicine.  As part of the second phase of this transformation, a new 193,000 square foot, seven story mixed use building will serve the College of Pharmacy student’s needs.  The building consists of a 220 bed dormitory, gymnasium and fitness center, student dining facility and support offices.

Guarantee Electrical Company (GECO) was the electrical construction and systems contractor for both Phase I and Phase II of this continued transformation, once again working as a subcontractor for PARIC Corp.  GECO’s history of performance in both education and healthcare markets was a critical factor in keeping the same construction team together on both phases on the BJC campus. Doug Mertzlufft, President of Guarantee Electrical Company added, “We are thrilled to be part of this great project and equally honored to be part of the construction team bringing continuity to the strategic plans for St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s growth and their students future success.”

Working as a turnkey electrical contractor, after demolition to the existing Whelpley Hall was complete Guarantee immediately brought temporary electrical power to the new construction site as well as relocation of existing underground fiber.  Being in a tight urban construction setting, it was critical that GECO’s electrical design and prefabrication capabilities allow for just in time delivery for all of the dorm room electrical needs, reducing jobsite laydown and clutter.  Today’s modern dorm rooms allow for all of the amenities of an urban apartment.  To accommodate these needs, the building consists of full 4000 amp service, LED lighting throughout and all of the technological and campus safety needs for students.  As such GECO Systems was responsible for installation of all card access, card reader alerts, fire alarm, paging, CCTV, Coax TV, Phone/Data and mass notification required to meet such demands.

Founded in 1902, St. Louis based Guarantee Electrical is consistently ranked among the largest electrical contractors in the United States. Its operations include branch offices in Granite City, IL. and Denver, CO, plus ongoing operations in California.   The company provides full-scope electrical contracting, including preconstruction, construction, engineering and design, design-build, design-assist, value engineering, procurement, electrical and communications systems, service and preventive maintenance.  To learn more visit


CREW St. Louis Presents: Vision For City Development

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Join us at the beautiful ANEW Rooftop to hear about St. Louis’ new administration’s vision for city development.

Speaker: Linda Martinez, Deputy Mayor for Development

Appointed Deputy Mayor of Development under Mayor Lyda Krewson, Linda Martinez will present the new administration’s outlook for economic development in the city of St. Louis. Martinez joined the staff just weeks after Krewson won a historical election in April to become the first woman to serve as mayor of St. Louis.


5:00 – 6:00 pm – Registration, networking, happy hour, hors d’oeuvres

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Presentation

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Networking, happy hour, hors d’oeuvres


ANEW Rooftop @ Big Brothers Big Sisters
519 North Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103

Street parking available or adjacent Scottish Rite parking garage.

Register by June 6»
Member – $60 | Nonmember – $75

St. Louis Regional Freightway Sets Top Transportation Infrastructure Project Funding Priorities

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Remarkable Progress Made in First Year to Establish Region as Premier International Freight Hub 

The St. Louis Regional Freightway updated the region on the remarkable progress it has made over the past year toward establishing the bi-state area as a premier freight center and multimodal hub for the nation. The efforts will help ensure the region is prepared to handle projected large increases in freight volume opportunities over the next two decades. The accomplishments were highlighted during the St. Louis Regional Freightway’s second annual Freight Summit on May 10. Since the St. Louis Regional Freightway launched in April 2016, it has made great strides in coordinating with both the public sector and private industry to enhance and grow the $6 billion in goods traveling through the St. Louis area by rail, road, river, and runway, while also laying the groundwork to ensure the region’s infrastructure can handle the growth.

“We launched The Freightway with a mission to market our region to the world as a premier freight hub and logistics center, a destination for new business and manufacturing, and a multimodal transportation nexus for the nation,” said John Nations, Bi-State Development President and Chief Executive Officer. “The first-year results have exceeded our expectations for what we thought would be accomplished during the first year in business.” The St. Louis Regional Freightway is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.

Mary Lamie, Executive Director of the St. Louis Regional Freightway said unprecedented regional support and partnerships have been a key factor in the success. The Freightway represents eight counties in two states, the public sector and private industry, and all segments of the supply chain. While this large number of stakeholders with unique needs and concerns could be seen as an impediment, Lamie sees this diverse group of stakeholders as a major asset with a depth of expertise and experience that could be harnessed toward the common goal of advancing the region’s position as a leader in freight and transportation.

Lamie also pointed to The Freightway’s ability to forge and strengthen relationships with freight partners throughout America’s heartland and to the Gulf of Mexico, as a key accomplishment during its first year. These efforts have produced new and stronger partnerships in Kansas City, Memphis, Minneapolis, Chicago and most notably the Port of New Orleans. The St. Louis Regional Freightway signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of New Orleans earlier this year to grow trade and build upon existing and new business relationships between the two regions and critical ports on the Mississippi River.

“These efforts have created a strong foundation for us to advance our container-on-barge capabilities and reach out beyond the nation’s core to establish relationships with coastal ports,” said Lamie.

Mike McCarthy, Chairman of the Freight Development Committee, cited The Freightway’s ability to develop and build consensus around a list of 20 priority projects necessary to modernize the region’s freight infrastructure as a key accomplishment over the last year. The list has unanimous regional approval and the backing of both the Missouri and Illinois congressional delegations, which has vaulted regional priorities into national priorities. McCarthy is the president of Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) of St. Louis.

“Representing the infrastructure needs of the manufacturing and logistics industries, the multimodal transportation priority list is a critical tool for both the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Transportation, and for elected leaders to better understand what is needed in order to advocate funding for infrastructure dollars,” said McCarthy.

Topping the list of projects aimed at improving the multimodal transportation network is the replacement of the 127-year-old Merchants Bridge, which is one of two rail bridges used by six Class I railroads and Amtrak to cross the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri. Improving Interstate 270 from Lindbergh Boulevard in Missouri to Route 111 in Illinois, including replacing the Chain of Rocks Bridge, is another priority project that focused on improving the region’s transportation network.

The top projects identified as priorities for improving access to the region’s multimodal network are the North Riverfront Corridor Improvements, including Hall Street, Branch Street and the Municipal River Terminal rail access; along with Illinois Route 3 Improvements, which include widening Route 3 from East St. Louis to Sauget, Illinois, and the Falling Springs Road Alton & Southern Railroad bypass. The Freightway is committed to working collaboratively with public and private sector leaders to help validate these and other multimodal transportation needs and explore funding opportunities for efficient, reliable cost-effective and safe delivery of freight movement that the St. Louis region and the nation depends on to compete globally.

“While building relationships and building support for our infrastructure priorities are at the heart of the  efforts to advance the bi-state area as a premier transportation and logistics hub, actively marketing the region’s manufacturing and logistics advantages is another,” Lamie said. For the past year, the Marketing Committee, led by Chairman Dennis Wilmsmeyer, has focused on developing and implementing marketing plans to promote the St. Louis region to new freight markets and customer bases, leveraging relationships with shippers and carriers and spotlighting the region’s top industrial real estate sites. Wilmsmeyer is the Executive Director of America’s Central Port.

“These marketing efforts, which are receiving prominent exposure and media attention locally and nationally, are vital as The Freightway works with manufacturing and logistics industry decision makers and industrial real estate planners,” said Wilmsmeyer. “As we gain national and global recognition as premier freight hub, we’re building a team of ambassadors to help draw even more attention to our strategic location and benefits.”

Matthew K. Rose, Executive Chairman of BNSF Railway, was the special guest speaker for the annual event. With responsibility for one of the nation’s largest freight railroad networks in North America, encompassing 32,500 miles of rail in 28 states across the western two-thirds of the United States and three Canadian provinces, Rose’s remarks underscored the critical role played by transportation, and particularly the railroads, in supporting the freight economy.

“As a country, we should want more freight on the railroads, not less,” Rose said. As he emphasized the various environmental, time and cost benefits associated with rail transport, he said, “I like to refer to the U.S. supply chain as a weapon of mass competitiveness.” Rose said that competiveness can be further enhanced by public-private investment in projects such as the replacement of the Merchants Bridge, which would support increased capacity and growth.

“Growth in a region’s economy is rarely by accident, or simply because of the natural assets or advantages a region has; it takes work. Here in St. Louis you understand that, and you’re working together,” said Rose.

The first video in a series of short videos highlighting the region’s competitive advantages debuted at the Freight Summit, with the others set to be unveiled in the coming months. The entire series will be available at, the website launched last year as the gateway for businesses and site selectors to locate key contacts, real estate opportunities and regional logistics capabilities.

Moving forward, The Freightway’s goals include ongoing efforts to create a platform that takes advantage of the unprecedented increase in the nation’s freight activity over the next 30 years. The team will continue to build relationships with coastal ports and to promote the St. Louis region’s container-on-barge capabilities. Marketing efforts will keep the focus on the bi-state area’s freight assets including six Class I railroads, four interstate highways, two international cargo airports, and the third largest inland port. Details also are being finalized for a bi-state familiarization tour for site selectors to further showcase the St. Louis region’s competitive logistics advantages.

The Presenting Sponsor for the Second Annual Freight Summit was BNSF Railway, with Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) and Bi-State Development serving as Networking Sponsors. Supporting Sponsors included Ameren, America’s Central Port, DNJ Intermodal Services, LLC, St. Louis Lambert International Airport, The Jerry Costello Group, LLC, The Regional Business Council, TranSystems and Werremeyer.

To learn more about the St. Louis Regional Freightway and to view the complete list of 2017 Multimodal Transportation Projects, visit

Established in 2014 as an enterprise of Bi-State Development, the St. Louis Regional Freightway is a freight district and comprehensive authority for freight operations and opportunities within eight counties in Illinois and Missouri that comprise the St. Louis metropolitan area. 

Home Builders Association Donates More Than $6,000 to Rainbow Village Properties, Inc.

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2015 HBA  President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left), HBCF President John Eilermann of McBride & Son Companies (right) presented a $6,370 donation to Jo-Ann Goldstein, associate director of development for Rainbow Village.

The funds will be used to repair a driveway at one of Rainbow Village’s homes for a wheelchair-bound client. Rainbow Village strives to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes. Living in a neighborhood home, instead of a nursing home or institution, gives residents a better quality of life and more independence.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.


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