AGC of NH News
Watch: A Powerful Poem by Heavy Equipment Operator Eric Borden Pasture about the Importance of Construction Workers
Borden's poem, "Ditch Diggers," pays homage to the men and women of the construction industry and the incredible work they do. The moving poem, read by the poet himself over accompanying footage of a wide range of construction jobs, honors the long tradition of builders in this country, emphasizing the importance of the humble construction worker while inspiring the next generation to pick up the mantle.
AGC Releases 2020 Legislative Report
The association has released its 2020 Legislative Report for members. The yearly report summarizes the 2020 legislative session, highlighting all of the bills relevant to the construction industry, including building, highway, environmental, and HR legislation. Due to the statewide shutdown this year, a number of bills were compressed into larger omnibus bills while others were “vacated”, or essentially discarded. The report describes each bill, AGC’s position, and whether it passed or failed in the legislature or was vetoed by the governor. Key bills include the Ten-Year Highway Transportation Plan, Family Medical Leave, and third-party building inspections, among many others. If you would like a copy of the 2020 Legislative Report, call AGC at (603) 227-2701.
AGC Continues to Advocate for the Construction Industry Through Crisis
When coronavirus hit NH earlier this year, AGC had to act quickly in order to address the urgent and unique challenges facing our members. With the help and cooperation of our members and partners, we:
- Worked with Governor Sununu and state agencies to ensure construction remained essential work in the state by arranging joint letters and developing industry guidelines
- Testified before the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) Committee on the needs of the industry during the crisis
- Partnered with AGC of Maine in April to order disposable facemasks in bulk for members
- Quickly transitioned to holding online meetings with AGC committees as well as commissioners and elected officials
COVID-19 Resource Page
The association has been collecting information on various guidelines, best practices, and loan programs to help members through the coronavirus crisis. We've made all of these resources available on our COVID-19 Resource Page, which includes a comprehensive up-to-date list of links to state and federal resources. There you can find federal loan programs, safety and human resources guidelines, workplace poster, and NH DOT's procedures for all construction sites.