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Lewiston Hill Project On U.S. 95 Wins National Asphalt Paving Quality Award

LEWISTON - The recent U.S. 95 Lewiston Hill reconstruction project has received a National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) award. Knife River Construction, the project’s prime contractor, won the award for paving, producing a product nearly twice as smooth as the alllowable standard for initial quality.

The award will be presented Feb. 10, 2016, to Knife River during the NAPA annual meeting in La Quinta, California.

Toolbox Talks "Forklift Trucks" - December 3, 2015

Forklift Trucks

INTRODUCTION

1. Review any accidents or "near accidents" from the past week.

2. Describe the hazards of the work as they relate to your project. Explain or show the SAFE way of doing the job.

3. Give the TOOL BOX SAFETY TALK

AGC Workers’ Compensation Savings

Are you tired of high workers’ compensation premiums?  Do you wish there were more options?  We are pleased to announce the addition of a proprietary workers compensation program through Webb Southwest Risk with competitive pricing for AGC members.  Please see THIS FLYER for more details.  Please contact Webb Southwest Risk (208.921.8469 or jwebb@southwestrisk.com) for additional information.  Most insurance policies renew on January 1st so reach out t

LAST WEEK to Register For Our Annual Convention

While our Trade Show booths sold out entirely weeks ago, we still have a few seats left for the Awards Gala & Dinner, featuring guest speaker Karl Rove.  You don't want to miss this opportunity to network with 300+ industry leaders.  This is the LAST WEEK you may register, so call or register online NOW before it is too late. 

 

Toolbox Talks "Cold Weather" - November 27, 2015

Cold Weather

INTRODUCTION

1. Review any accidents or "near accidents" from the past week.

2. Describe the hazards of the work as they relate to your project. Explain or show the SAFE way of doing the job.

3. Give the TOOL BOX SAFETY TALK

Exposure to cold can cause injury or serious illness such as frostbite or hypothermia. The likelihood of injury or illness depends on factors such as physical activity, clothing, wind, humidity, working conditions, and a person's age and state of health.

Idaho Needs more Workers in the Skilled Trades: WeBuildIdaho.org can help

On Thursday, November 12th, the Idaho AGC unveiled the Education Foundation's workforce development effort, WeBuildIdaho.org to the public.  We were delighted to get the full support of Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter at the public unveiling, in addition to the support of the Department of Labor, Department of Professional Technical Education, and Idaho's post-secondary educational institutions, to name a few.  The Idaho AGC was represented by Bob VonLintig of Western Construction and Outreach Director, Hailey Reyes.

AGC Offers Two-Part Davis-Bacon Webinar Dec. 10 & 15

AGC of America will conduct a two-part webinar titled "Understanding Davis-Bacon Compliance and Enforcement" on December 10 and 15, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST each day. Details and registration are available here.

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT REBOUNDS IN OCTOBER WITH YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH IN 43 STATES AND D.C., JOB GAINS IN 35 STATES FROM SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER

Friday, November 20, 2016

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT REBOUNDS IN OCTOBER WITH YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH IN 43 STATES AND D.C., JOB GAINS IN 35 STATES FROM SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER

California and Arkansas Add Most Jobs for the Year, West Virginia Has Biggest Annual Declines; New York, Montana and Idaho Top Monthly List of Gainers, Florida and Alaska Have Largest One-Month Drop

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