Construction merger makes association largest in state industry
JEFFERSON CITY - Two Missouri contracting associations announced Wednesday they will merge, making it the largest construction industry organization in the state.
Jefferson City based Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri and St. Louis based AGC of St. Louis made the announcement Wednesday in Jefferson City. The two companies officially merge January 1, 2015. The company will have offices in both St. Louis and Jefferson City.
"This greatly expanded organization allows us to become an even stronger voice for Missouri construction. Also, our members will benefit from enhanced training, networking and business services. Together, we will be stronger than ever, " AGC of St. Louis President Leonard Toenjes said during the announcement. He will serve as president of the merged organization.
"All our members also now will have an opportunity to participate in an annual convention, membership meetings, regular networking opportunities and the annual Construction Keystone awards program," Board Chairman of the current AGC of St. Louis Paul Hartwig said. "We are looking forward to working with an even broader network of companies and colleagues from around the state."
Hartwig said the association will also sponsor the Construction Careers Center charter high school in St. Louis.