Mobile Section, AGC Installs
2013 Officers and Directors
The Mobile Section of
AlabamaAGC installed 2013 Officers and Directors at their
Annual meeting held January 8th at the Country Club of Mobile.
100 plus contractors, suppliers, and guests were in attendance
William Sisson Executive Director for Mobile Airport Authority
discussed the growth potential that Airbus brings to our city.
The following Contractor Officers and Directors were installed
T. Vance McCown, president of Vance McCown
Construction Co., Inc. will serve as 2013 president of the Mobile Section, AlabamaAGC. McCown succeeds
Hillier, president of Ogden Construction, Inc. who will continue
to serve as
immediate past president.
Other officers are:
Vice President: Allan R. Crow Robert J.
Secretary-Treasurer: John E. Murphy, III
H. O. Weaver & Sons, Inc.
Kim Smith Chastang with Empire Concrete Pumping
was installed as
Mobile Section's Associate President.
Raymond J. Hatcher with
1 Source Power & Equipment
will serve as the
Section's Associate Vice President.
Jim Riis with Hanson Pipe & Precast will
continue to serve as
Associate Immediate Past President
To view a complete list of
Mobile Section's 2013 Officers and Directors Click Here.
To view a complete list of the
Consructors' Forum Steering Committee Click Here.
To view photos from the Installation Luncheon
please click here
Morris King Named Mobile
Associate Member of the Year
Morris King with Vulcan Materials was
recognized as Associate Member of the Year during the Mobile
Sections Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers January
8th at the Country Club of Mobile. King was recognized for his
dedication and support to the association during 2012.
Mobile Section AGC Member Michael
Named 2013 President of AlabamaAGC
at the Annual Build South Awards held January 11, 2013
for complete story,
please click here
Appreciation is extended to Johnny Walton of John G.
Walton Construction Co., Inc. for his committment
to AlabamaAGC while
serving as President during 2012. Mobile Section has been
fortunate to have two officers Chapterwide serving back to back.
To view video honoring Johnny shown during the BuildSouth
please click here.
Three Mobile Section AGC Members Recognized during
the Annual Alabama AGC BuildSouth Awards held
in Birmingham January 11th, 2013
Hargrove Engineers +
Constructors received one of only three Safety Awards
given statewide. White-Spunner Construction received an
award in the category of New Building Construction for the
project at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, AL;
and S & S Sprinkler received an award in the category of
Specialty Contractor New Construction for their project at
ThyssenKrupp Steel in Calvert, AL.
on this story, please click here.
To view complete story and winners Chapter-wide please click
Outlook for Construction Improves for 2013 as More Firms
to Hire, Raise Bid Levels and Expect Key Private Sector
Markets to Expand
January 14, 2013
While the outlook for the construction industry appears to be
heading in the right direction for 2013, many firms are still
grappling with significant economic headwinds, said Stephen E.
Sandherr, the associations chief executive officer. With luck
and a lot of work, the hard-hit construction industry should be
larger, healthier, more technologically savvy and
more profitable by the end of 2013 than it is today.
Click here to view the results of the "2013
Construction Business and Hiring Outlook".
January 17, 2013
Contractors see mixed outlook for
Contractors are cautious about the
overall construction market in 2013 but many expect their own
firms to add workers, according to a survey of 1300 firms that
AGC released on Monday. (AGC members perform all types of
construction other than single-family.) Only 20% said they
expect the construction market to improve in 2013, compared with
34% in 2014, 22% in 2015 and 24% in 2016.
Click here to view December PPI table.
Click here to view November Metro Employment numbers by
Click here to view
Construction Employment by Metropolitan Area or Division,
November 2011-November 2012 by Rank.
Sequestration - March 1, 2013
On Friday, March 1st 2013 Congressional leadership and President
Obama failed to reach a deal to avert the $85 billion in
automatic and indiscriminate budget cuts, called sequestration.
The president signed an order directing the start of the
spending cuts late Friday evening. AGC has estimated that $4
billion in federal construction funding could be cut during the
next seven months of fiscal year 2013 as a result of the
sequester. The White House issued a statement on Friday saying
they hope to continue working to find a replacement for the
sequester. However, any potential deal reached will likely be
Contractors who work directly with federal agencies will
experience the greatest negative impact of the sequester. With
many federal agencies likely to institute civilian employee
furloughs at the end of March which will include acquisition
personnel federal contractors should expect delays receiving
permits and answers to procurement/ongoing construction
questions and contract award information, among other things.
CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REBOUNDS IN
FEBRUARY WITH PRIVATE, PUBLIC GAINS; INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CALLS
FOR ADEQUATE FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING
Private Residential and Nonresidential
Spending Show Monthly and Year-to-Year Growth in Major
Categories; Federal Budget Cuts Undermine State and Local
Investment and Jeopardize Industry’s Recovery
Construction spending rebounded in February with gains from
depressed January levels in residential, private nonresidential
and public investment, according to an analysis of new Census
Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
Association officials cautioned that the rise in public
investment was likely to be short-lived and urged policy makers
in Washington to make infrastructure investment a priority.
“It is encouraging to see growth in both monthly and
year-over-year totals in private residential and nonresidential
construction spending,” said Ken Simonson, the association's
chief economist.ill be a
good year for a wide variety of project types.”
AGC of America Annual Report - Recap of 2012
To view the 2012 AGC of America Annual
Report as presented at AGC National Convention in Palm Springs
earlier in March -
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construction now ConsensusDocs has utilized the advantages of
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expedited contract negotiations that will speed the time to
construction and fairly allocate risk, while reducing costly
contingencies and adversarial negotiations.
White-Spunner Construction, Inc. Awarded 2013 Top Rank Among
Alabama General Contractors by Business Alabama
Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects
Announces Appointment of Ryan Baker as it's newest principal in
the Architectural Firm.
to read full
announcement, please click here.
Man Charged with Fraud Through
Invoice Fax Scheme
OCTOBER 3, 2012 Boston - A
Stoughton man was arrested and charged in federal court with
mail and wire fraud for a scheme involving faxing fraudulent
invoices for annual dues purporting to come from legitimate
business and trade associations.
AlabamaAGC Sponsored Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
featuring Secretary of Transportation - September 18, 2012
Alabama AGC was proud to be the
sponsor of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce's Forum Alablama
Luncheon featuring US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
on September 18th at the Battlehouse Hotel in Mobile.
Norman Walton introduced LaHood and thanked him for visiting our
area. Among the many topics discussed was the I-10 Mobile
Future Equipment Operator..
Landon Beech, grandson of Scott Beech with Block USA poses during Halloween next to the Caterpillar Bulldozier
his grandfather built for him! This was too cute to not share! He
wins best Halloween costume hands down!!!!
Thanks Scott for sharing!!! Gotta Love that AGC Logo!
Mobile County Voters Support
"Pay As You
On November 6, 2012, Mobile County voters
overwhelming showed their support for the Mobile County's Pay As
You Go Program. Appreciation is extended to all who voted
for $41 million in road projects over the next 2 years, all with
NO New Taxes.
Mobile County Road Builders Association is a proud supporter of
ALDOT Public Involvement Comments
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:00 P.M.
AGC encouraged members to send in comments for
Modificiations and Improvements to the existing interchanges on
1-10 from Texas Street to West Tunnel Entrance - Mobile, AL
This is a win-win situation for the safety of the driving
To Download Comment Form - please click here
Changes to Mobile Area Water & Sewer Service
Please note that as of June 1st Mobile Area Water & Sewer
has revised their Standard Specifications
Water Mains, Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Pumping Stations.
A number of changes are reflected in these new
Please be aware of these changes when
bidding work to MAWSS.
To view the Changes, please visit their website:
Passage of Transportation Bill A Victory for
Construction Workers, Commuters, Shippers, and the Economy
(June 29, 2012)
The chief executive officer of the Associated General
Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the
following statement in reaction to Congressional passage of a
27-month highway and transit measure:
"The passage of the 27-month transportation bill ends nearly
three years worth of temporary extensions that have made it
increasingly difficult for state and local officials to plan
for, fund and execute major new infrastructure projects. The new
highway and transit bill should allow construction to finally
begin on many long-delayed, yet vital, projects. In addition,
this bill will make it easier for a host of long-contemplated
projects to move through a regulatory review process that until
now was hopelessly inefficient.
"The members of Congress who worked so hard to craft this
measure understand that the benefits to our economy from
infrastructure investments are too important to be undermined by
legitimate disagreements over a handful of policy questions.
Indeed passing this measure is a significant victory for
construction workers, commuters, shippers and the economy.
"Today's legislative accomplishments must be seen, however, as
the start of a broader effort to address the long-term funding
challenges that still threaten the federal transportation
program. That is why we look forward to resuming work on an
even-longer term transportation measure that includes key
revenue reforms as soon as Congress returns later next month."
Look Who's New in AGC - June 2012
Mobile Section, AGC is
proud to announce the
following new members.
Please remember "It's always good business to do business with
companies who support your industry".
White-Spunner Construction Completes Leed
in Record Time. To view complete article, please
White-Spunner Construction Completes Leed Facility in Record