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Association News

65th Annual Meeting A Success

On December 11th, over 150 AGC members, spouses and guests gathered at the Executive Court in Manchester for the 65th Annual Meeting. After welcoming the audience, the 2014 President Richard Upsall of Hutter Construction Corporation introduced the evening's guests and the new Board of Directors, congratulating them on their new positions. As the outgoing president, Richard presented the gavel to the incoming chapter president for 2015, Ron Severino of Severino Trucking Company.

The evening also featured guest speaker Will Broussard, Outreach Coordinator of the Mount Washington Observatory. In his presentation, Will showed stunning slides of Mount Washington's summit and views, and shared insightful historical facts about the mountain. He described early means of transportation to the summit.

On behalf of the Association, thank you to all those who were able to attend one of our favorite events of the year. We enjoyed celebrating another successful year with the AGC of NH membership.

Calling all Contractors! Build Awards Entry Form Now Available

The entry form for AGC of NH's Build New Hampshire Awards is now available! These prestigious awards highlight innovation, project management, and current construction trends in NH's commercial construction industry. The best entries include a detailed description of the project and pictures covering different phases of the project. The 2015 Build NH Awards is limited to projects completed between 2013 and 2014. The winners will be announced during the AGC of NH Spring Awards Banquet. Click here to download the entry form and complete rules.

New Rules for Overweight Trucks Permits Being Reviewed by JLCAR

AGC of NH has recently been made aware of rule changes regarding overweight and oversized truck permits. While the comment deadline has passed, the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) approval process is now underway. The proposal includes sections on definitions on terms such as ‘hauling unit’ and ‘trucks’ versus ‘tractors’; permit requirements and expiration; and vehicle markings and restrictions. Click here to view the rules. On November 12th, Caleb Dobbins and Mark Kirouac of NH DOT discussed the rule changes with the association's Highway Committee.

AGC of NH, ME & VT Respond to Mandating PLAs on USACE Projects

On June 2nd, AGC of NH joined the Maine and Vermont chapters in responding to a survey released by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regarding the potential use of government-mandated Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on a large-scale construction project. The project is intended to build and renovate military and other federal facilities throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The chapters agree that PLAs cause negative effects in the construction industry by decreasing competition and placing unfair limitations on open shop contractors. The Association urged USACE to allow prime contractors to decide whether a PLA is appropriate for a particular project.
Click here to find the survey response letter in its entirety.
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Governor Hassan Signs Road Toll Legislation

The Governor signed Senate Bill 367, the Road Toll legislation, on May 20th on one of the newly renovated bridges on I-93. This is a great accomplishment as this will increases the NH Road Toll by 4.2 cents. This brings the total NH rate to 22.2 cents, which is still the lowest in New England. This legislation raised $32 million per year to fix NH roads & bridges. To read more, see the AGC of NH newsletter dated April 28th. (Newsletter is available to members only, please call if you would like to be a member.)

Upcoming Events

AGC of NH's 65th Annual Meeting
AGC of NH will host its 65th Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Executive Court Banquet Center in Manchester, NH. Visit the Functions page for more information on the event and event sponsorship.

AGC of NH Flag Training Course
AGC of NH will be holding a Flagging "Train the Trainer" Course on January 9, 2015 at the AGC office in Bow, NH. See the registration form on the
Functions page for more information, and to register. Seating is limited.
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