West Texas AGC News & Resources
In Memory of Fred Armbruster
Fred Armbruster of Abilene,
passed away
on September 1, 2022.
Visitation is 1-3 PM on Saturday, September 10th at Hamil Family Funeral Home, Abilene, Texas with graveside service immediately following at Elmwood Memorial Park.
Fred was the President of Long Electric Company where he began working in 1976.

Long Electric has been a loyal member of West Texas AGC for nearly 30 years. Many of us have known Fred since he started with Long Electric and know the reputation of knowledge, hard work, cut to the truth, and do it right person that he was. I cannot recall a conversation with Fred that didn't end with a smile or laugh and agreement of some sort.

More than an electrician, he was a quiet powerful influence in many lives. I hope you will read the obituary at this link: Fred Armbruster Hamil Funeral Home.

Our prayers and condolences are with the Armbruster family and Long Electric employees.
Safety Tip: FREE Training for one of Constructions Top Hazards - Trenching & Excavation /10 Trench Excavation Rules
AGC of America, supported by a Susan Harwood Federal Training Grant, is pleased to offer this one-day Trenching & Excavation Hazards in Construction safety training based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry. Classes will be delivered virtually via Zoom Meetings and attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits (0.8 IACET CEUs).
Topics Covered
  •  Injury, Illness, and fatality statistics
  • Frequently cited standards
  • Utilities protection
  • Common hazards
  • Soil testing and classification
  • Protective systems
  • Review of the agency priority goal
  • And much more...
Virtual Classes
September 14, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET (Spanish)
September 15, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET (English)

September 29, 2022 | 10 AM - 7 PM ET
September 30, 2022 | 10 AM - 7 PM ET
You will be emailed a Zoom Meetings link closer to the training date you select. 
Construction Workforce Shortages Risk Undermining Infrastructure Projects - Contractors Struggle to Fill Open Positions
Construction workforce shortages are affecting nearly all construction firms, undermining the industry’s ability to complete projects on time and on schedule and threatening the success of new federal investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk. The results underscore how public officials have a vested interest in investing in new construction-focused workforce development programs, association officials said. 
AGC’s lawsuit against the federal vaccine mandate is fast-tracked, as a nationwide halt to the mandate’s implementation is limited by another court.
Although AGC of America continues to fight back against the federal contractor vaccine mandate, the association’s broader efforts to support the construction industry’s voluntary encouragement for the use of COVID-19 vaccines remain. AGC of America has put forth a host of construction industry-specific resources on its COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit webpage
Then AGC wants to hear from you via an anonymous form so the association can determine if heat hazard inspections are undertaken in a reasonable, consistent, and fair way.
Professional Webinars & Training FREE for Members - Take Notice!
How to Utilize Emotional Intelligence as
Your Business Development Superpower
 September 28, 2022 | 1:00 PM
A Deep Dive Into the Difference Between Pre-Fabrication and Modularization
 September 14, 2022 | 1:00 PM
Benefits of Adopting a Construction Platform
September 20, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Court Upholds DOL's Use of Data from Far Away Counties to Set Davis Bacon Prevailing Wages
The U.S. Department of Labor did not violate the Davis-Bacon Act or regulations when the Department set prevailing wage rates based partly on wages from projects outside the relevant geographic area, held the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada in an Aug.11 opinion rejecting a challenge jointly brought by Nevada Chapter AGC, ABC Nevada Chapter, and Nevada Trucking Association. Read More
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PRESIDENT - RHETT DAWSON | Henthorn Commercial Construction , LLC
VICE-PRESIDENT - JAMES BISHOP | Associated Contractors
AREA REPRESENTATIVES - KEVIN DARNELL | M & F Litteken Co. & JOHN W. COOPER | Cooper Construction Co., Inc.