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Top Ten (Plus 1) Reasons to Join AGC-El Paso
1) OUR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM QUALIFIES YOU FOR LOCAL CONTRACTS
A total of six (6) governmental organizations in El Paso that do millions of dollars in construction each year, require that Contractors accepting work from them must be enrolled in an apprenticeship program. They also require that Contractors maintain one apprentice for each job occupation, on site, every day of work.

Our apprenticeship program, which is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, provides high quality apprenticeship training for twenty-one (21) occupations in the construction field. Your employees graduate from our program as Journeymen, better qualified to do their job and committed to you and their future in construction.

2) PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Each week we send out emails which provide details on jobs to bid, plans in our offices, tabulations and contract awards. It is also available on our website.

3) PHYSICAL/INTERNET PLAN ROOMS
We are currently working to re-vamp our Plan Room services. Once completed, plans for most construction projects in El Paso, El Paso County, around Texas and southern New Mexico will be available to you for your use. Keep and eye on this project as it offers great opportunities for companies looking to build their businesses Eventually you will be able to view plans and specs 24/7 online via our Internet Plan Room.

4) MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
As a service to our members, we provide a Membership Directory that places your company’s name in front of our other members. This gives General Contractors an updated list of the skilled contractors who belong to AGC. Quite often we get inquiries for a list of quality sub-contractors. We remain the primary resource for construction referrals in El Paso. This is a service that is exclusively available to our members and only our members in good standing with the Chapter.

5) NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
When you join AGC El Paso you become a member of the largest construction trade association in the country. In El Paso we count over 120 of the top contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and affiliates as members. You get access to AGC El Paso’s list of members who annually do a billion or more dollars in construction work for the top clients in the city, county, state and southern New Mexico. We offer regular opportunities to “Meet & Greet” other professionals in the construction field, allowing you to broaden your professional network through regularly scheduled AGC El Paso events including our annual Golf Tournament, quarterly membership meetings and other planned events.

6) WORKERS COMPENSATION/HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS & OTHER DISCOUNTS
AGC members receive 11% off workers comp premiums through the CompGroup AGC and Texas Mutual. We offer a number of health insurance options for members through HRH and Aetna, plus discounts on rental cars and more added every year.

7) SAFETY SERVICES
Another program that is very highly regarded by our members is our Safety Program. Our safety consultant can work with you to help you set up your OSHA required safety program, train your staff and learn how to avoid unnecessary fines, citations and of course on-site accidents. For members with established safety programs, Our AGC-OSHA PARTNERSHIP provides you with four-quarterly inspections done by our Safety Director to help you avoid OSHA penalties or inspections. We also sponsor training classes and seminars, answer questions and provide other information needed in today’s fast paced government-regulated environment. Our AGC-OSHA PARTNERSHIP also gives you the opportunity to interact with local OSHA inspectors in a non-job site related contact.

8) EDUCATION and TRAINING
Membership keeps you aware of what is going on in the political arena that can impact your business. Our Governmental Affairs reps in Washington, D.C., Austin and El Paso constantly scan pending legislation that can affect your business. When the situation calls for it we can use our resources to initiate legislation that can protect, defend or improve construction law which directly affects you. Our various committees at the State, Federal and Local level can unify our voice in dealing anti or pro-construction legislation.

9) STAFF RESOURCES
Our staff is available to help you any way we can, whether with employment, procurement legal or other issues. Need a hand? Let us try to help you!

10) AGC of AMERICA RESOURCES
Membership in our Chapter opens the vast resources of the AGC of America to your company. Stay on top of industry trends, news and information through the national AGC website and emails.