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CHAMPIONS Look Forward to New Jobs in the Trades

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New Pipe Trades Diversity Program Graduates 14 Recently 14 trainees graduated from CHAMPIONS, a new pipe trades diversity initiative sponsored by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri (MCA-EMO), Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 562, and the Plumbing Industry Council (PIC).  CHAMPIONS, an acronym for Creating Hometown Advantages through Minority Participation in Our Neighborhood, is

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New Ride and Abide Policy Will Help Provide a Better Experience for Metro Transit Riders

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Submitted by Kevin Scott The safety and security of our region’s public transit system has taken another significant step forward with the implementation of a new Ride and Abide policy. Developed in collaboration with regional leaders and law enforcement partners, our new Metro Transit policy is an important tool that allows us to suspend the

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Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to LOVEtheLOU

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2020 HBA President Bill Wannstedt (Consort Homes) (left) presented a $15,000 donation to Lucas Rouggly, executive director and founder of LOVEtheLOU. LOVEtheLOU is a not-for-profit community development initiative that connects resources to the needs of the City of St. Louis. The donation will be used to finish stabilizing an

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AGC Workforce Survey Reveals Accelerated, Increased Adoption of Virtual Construction Technologies

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE Not surprisingly, the pandemic has spurred widespread adoption of virtual communication platforms and resources by construction industry players. More than 20 percent of all Associated General Contractors of America firms surveyed say they have increased the use of a video “Zoom and Teams” component

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University Reaches Major Sustainable Building Milestone

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East end project buildings, January Hall awarded LEED Platinum recognition Five buildings on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) highest green building certification, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum. The five LEED Platinum certifications — all issued at the same time — are

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Reinforce and Celebrate Our Shared Commitment to Safety During National Construction Safety Week

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Every year during Construction Safety Week, construction companies reinforce and celebrate their shared commitment to safety with safety meetings, equipment demonstrations, job tours and more. Members are invited to join the AGC next week and bring Safety Week 2020 to life at their company by planning events on your projects and in your offices. Click HERE to

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AGC Workforce Survey Reveals Challenge in Hiring, Bringing Back Workers

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE More than one-half of all Associated General Contractors of America firms surveyed say they are having trouble finding enough craft workers for two reasons: the unemployment supplement and worker fears of COVID. According to the results of the August 2020 AGC survey, which included

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Four Electrical Connection Member Projects Vying for AGC Keystone Awards

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This year’s Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri Keystone Awards features four Electrical Connection member projects competing for top honors in construction excellence.  The projects include three by Guarantee Electrical Co. and one by PayneCrest Electric, Inc.  Both electrical contractors are members of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA), which

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IFMA ST. LOUIS Honors Matt Huelsing as Outstanding Associate

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Members of the St. Louis Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) recognized Matt Huelsing as its Outstanding Associate of the Year. Huelsing has served as the organization’s sponsorship chair for more than four years. He revamped the program to provide added benefits for sponsors. His efforts have generated record-breaking sponsorship funds. Sponsors support critical

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Electrical Connection Salutes Saint Louis FC

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Pledges Support for the Future of Professional Soccer in St. Louis The Electrical Connection is saluting the six-year run of Saint Louis FC following the announcement on August 25, 2020 that the minor league franchise will cease operations after the 2020 season. “Saint Louis FC energized the great momentum for soccer in St. Louis,” noted

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