During its recent national convention, the Associated General Contractors of America changed their rules.
For the first time since AGC was formed 98 years ago, all contractors - including specialty and subs - can be full members of the association.
“We represent contractors—the entire industry, not just niches of it,” says AGC CEO Steve Sandherr. “This is in keeping with the way things work on jobsites.”
In addition to the many benefits of membership, now any member of AGC is eligible to run for association offices, including that of president.
Some region and local AGC chapters have already adopted their own parity measures, so now efforts to make the association membership inclusive for all contractors will be consistent nationwide.
“We all need to be more inclusive,” says the association’s 2016 president, Mark Knight, president of Foothills Contracting Inc., Aberdeen, South Dakota. “If we don’t, we’re missing out on a lot of good people, especially women, who are key to the future of this industry.”
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