Conexpo-Con/Agg wants to publicly show appreciation to construction contractors at this year's show through its Quality of Life Campaign.
The campaign, in which contractors share their stories, is raising greater awareness of the accomplishments of the construction industry among all those who benefit from its work: vital improvements such as well-maintained and safe roads and bridges, upgraded and fully functioning clean-water and sewer capabilities, and improved facilities for recreation, health, transit and other services.
Campaign-generated stories explain the positive benefits of construction projects of all sizes and descriptions across the United States, and Conexpo-Con/Agg is still inviting contractors and other industry professionals to submit projects demonstrating how their companies and their projects contribute to the quality of life. To participate, fill out a brief form available on the show website home page. Some stories that have already been developed are posted on the show website in the Media Services section. For example:
- The New Mississippi River Bridge Is a Boon to the Region
- Construction Across a Highway in North Houston? No Problem.
- As Subway Extension Construction Project Reduces Congestion, Toronto Commuters Will Benefit
More stories such as these can be found online: at this link.
Contractors whose projects fit the program will not only have the opportunity to garner publicity for their work; they will be recognized at the show.
The participating contractors, up to 50, will be publicly honored at a recognition event in Las Vegas on March 6, 2014. Each contractor and a guest will receive complimentary show admission plus airline tickets to Las Vegas and two nights in a hotel room.
When the campaign was first announced, Glen Tellock, show chair and chairman and CEO of Manitowoc, said “Conexpo-Con/Agg 2014, as the global gathering place in North America every three years for the construction and construction materials industries, provides an ideal context for the culminating recognition event that will focus on the people of the construction industry and their significant contributions to our modern quality of life.”
Conexpo-Con/Agg 2014 will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.