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BY: DIRK ELSPERMAN, AGC PRESIDENT    Many in the industry are, rightly, proud of the tremendous accomplishments contractors have made in improving the safety of their jobsites. But nobody will be satisfied until we get to a point where this industry is free from fatalities and workplace injuries."    A

By: Amanda Ibey, Writer/Editor    Technological advancement. Innovation. Change. This is modern life in 2019, or it is unless you work in the concrete business.    "In the last five years, we haven't seen much change in the concrete industry, not even in the last ten," says Mike Gosselin from RG

Member Editorial  By: Don Wells, President, Principal    Everyone's path is different regardless of the field one chooses. As the CEO and Founder of DEW, I take great pride in working with our incredibly talented and hardworking people. It is most important to me to help everyone discover the direction that

  Associated General Contractors of Vermont, features a column focusing on remarks by influential Vermonters in response to a half dozen questions ranging from the serious to sublime. Entitled "6 Questions for Vermont Influencers," prepared by Aimee Ziter, AGC/VT staff and Project RoadSafe Director. This column is intended to bring

Good News! The 2020 awards programs are now open for submissions. The AGC awards programs recognize the nation's most pioneering projects as well as talented and community-minded contractors, innovative and successful AGC chapters, student chapter achievements, and contractors implementing outstanding safety programs.   Do you think your company is worthy of recognition?  

  *LAST CHANCE! We want to hear from you!*    Please take the brief 10 question survey regarding the 2019 Annual Meeting/Safety Symposium. We want to hear your ideas and feedback to be able to provide the training and workshops tailored to the needs, responses, and requests of our members! We

By: Amanda Ibey, Writer|Editor      Joe Poston knows there is no single path to attracting talent. "We used to be able to stick a sign on Rt. 103 saying we were hiring and we'd get more applications than we knew what to do with," says the chief financial officer and

By: Aimee Ziter, Project RoadSafe | AGCVT    Trade and technical schools are being praised and promoted by the Department of Education, corporate America, and industry associations. How well is the system working?    This is a golden time for postsecondary trade and tech schools. Not just because they're becoming more profitable

     Just how severe had the skilled labor shortage become in Vermont? According to industry experts, some contractors have changed their business models.    “A contractor I spoke with gave up trying to grow his business and bidding on additional larger projects, because he couldn’t find enough skilled labor to do