Contractors: Pledge support to World Trade Center, Pentagon clean-up efforts
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) pledged its support to the recovery and clean up efforts in New York City and Arlington, Va., in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
In a letter to President Bush, AGC offered manpower and equipment through its members, and to work with the administration to provide construction expertise to make the nation's buildings and infrastructure safe and free from future terrorist attacks.
AGC 2001-2002 President, Bob Desjardins said, "The construction industry stands ready to assist in the rescue and recovery operations as well as the clean up efforts that will immediately follow," said AGC president Bob Desjardins. "In fact, AGC members are already onsite in some areas.''
AGC, the largest and oldest national construction trade association, has provided its chapters and members with the AGC disaster assistance guide entitled AGC Emergency Services Mobilization Program, Construction Industry Guidelines for Disaster Assistance. The manual is available under the "Hot Topics" area of the AGC website at www.agc.org.
Founded in 1918, the AGC represents more than 35,000 firms, including 8,000 of America's leading general contractors, and more 12,000 specialty-contracting firms. Over 14,000 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, through a nationwide network of chapters.