State Legislative Program
AGC Arkansas is the voice of the construction industry in our state. Through a full time lobbying team, legislative committee and state agency liaison committees, AGC Arkansas vigorously promotes and protects the construction industries’ interests in the state legislature and the state agencies of Arkansas.
AGC Arkansas is a chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. A company becomes a member of the AGC of America upon joining the AGC Arkansas. The AGC of America is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States and represents more than 35,000 firms, including 7,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 12,000 specialty-contracting firms. Over 14,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters.
National Legislative Program
Through the AGC of America, the AGC Arkansas monitors regulations and concerns coming from Washington, D.C. The AGC of America works closely with Congress and the federal agencies in clarifying, interpreting and disseminating the essential information so that the interests of the construction industry may be promoted and protected.
AGC Arkansas offers numerous safety training seminars taught by OSHA and other safety experts throughout the year related to all areas of the construction industry. The Training Advisory Committee along with Joe Morgan, Manager of Safety & Training, oversee the training programs of the association and are happy to meet requests for seminars from AGC members.
AGC Arkansas sponsors timely seminars at the local, regional and national level that are conducted by industry experts designed to keep members updated on construction business issues.
AGC Arkansas has three U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs. A carpentry program is offered in North Little Rock, an electrical program is offered in North Little Rock and Conway and a glazier program is offered in Little Rock and Springdale. For more information contact Joe Morgan, Manager of Safety & Training.
OSHA Partnering Agreement
Through membership in the AGC Arkansas a company is eligible to be a member of the OSHA Partnering Agreement. As a member of the OSHA Partnering Agreement a company may be removed from OSHA’s random inspection list.
The many ongoing business and professional functions of AGC Arkansas enable members to meet and exchange ideas. Membership is also a vehicle to better relationships with other trade associations, local and federal governmental agencies and professional and civic groups.
AGC Arkansas informs elected officials, the media and the general public of specific industry needs and accomplishments. The AGC also sponsors various programs to raise awareness of issues and enhance the industry’s image.
The AGC Arkansas membership directory is printed annually and lists contractor and associate member firms. Also included is a contractor and associate classified listing which details specific services provided. The directory is mailed to AGC Arkansas members, state agencies and to others affiliated with the industry. Names of member companies may also be obtained from the AGC of America website. Members can also signin to the membership portal and access the online directory with even more company information!
Experts are invited to speak on a variety of industry concerns such as workers’ compensation, industrial development, highway specification and building codes.