Builders’ Association, AGC Merger Ahead

Associated General Contractors of America said today that it will merge its Kansas City chapter with the The Builders’ Association, which advocates for construction-related concerns and training programs in the region. Officials from the two organizations will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the merger and release a new report unveiling the broader impacts of the construction industry on the regional economy.

In a media advisory promoting the announcement, the AGC said the merger would create one of the largest building chapters in the country, enhancing the industry’s influence regionally and nationally. Don Greenwell will continue in his dual-role duties as president of The Builders and executive director of AGC-KC.

The announcement will take place at the Hotel Kansas City, and will feature AGC’s chief economist, Ken Simonson, who will present the economic-impact report. Rob Cleavinger of JE Dunn Construction Co., who chairs The Builders’ Association board, and Parker Young of Straub Construction, , president of the Kansas City Chapter of AGC board, will also be on hand to discuss the merger.