Nov. 20--The state's largest construction organization, the Associated General Contractors of Alaska recognized its top construction projects, safety programs and individuals at the association's annual conference in Anchorage Nov. 11-14.
The Hard Hat Award, given annually to an AGC member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the association, the community and the industry was awarded to two individuals: First National Bank Alaska Chairman Dan Cuddy and Alice Ebenal Ellingson, Ace General Contractors of Fairbanks. She was AGC Alaska president in 1984 and the first woman to be president of an AGC chapter nationwide.
In the Alaska USA Insurance Brokers-sponsored Excellence in Construction Awards the following firms won awards in "Meeting the Challenge of a Job":
Buildings Under $5 million -- Unit Co., Anchorage, for Anchorage Municipal Light and Power; Buildings Over $15 million -- Neeser Construction, Anchorage, for Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, Anchorage; Transportation, Marine, Heavy, Earthmoving -- Over $3 million -- Granite Construction Co., Anchorage, for the Glenn Bragaw Interchange; Transportation, Marine, Heavy, Earthmoving -- under $3 million -- Roger Hickel Contracting, Anchorage for Kincaid Summer Improvements for Kincaid Park; Excellence in Construction, Specialty Contractor as a Sub-contractor -- American Marine Corp., Anchorage, for Trading Bay subsea diffuser installation project; Excellence in Construction, Specialty Contractor as Prime Contractor -- Alaska Trailblazing Inc., Anchorage -- Portage Glacier Road Rock Slide; Sustainability in Construction DV Contracting Services Inc. for Fort Wainwright Railhead project. (Sustainability is for technological projects with a positive impact on the environment).
In the Marsh-sponsored Excellence in Safety Awards the following won top honors: Small contractorKiewit Building Group Inc., Anchorage; Medium contractorJacobs Engineering Group, Anchorage; Large contractorDavis Constructors and Engineers Inc., Anchorage; Individual -Steve Stuart, American Marine Corp., Anchorage; Associate MemberBeacon Occupational Health and Safety Services, Anchorage AGC also announced the following other award winners: Stan Smith Volunteer of the Year: Teri Gunter, Senco Alaska Inc., Anchorage Supplier of the Year: Ron Funatake, Fasteners and Fire Equipment, Anchorage Associate of the Year: American Fast Freight, Anchorage AGC also awarded two 50-year membership plaques. They went to Mt. McKinley Fence and Andy Milner.
The Associated General Contractors of Alaska is a 650-member statewide association for companies in the construction/contracting business. Construction is the third largest industry in Alaska, contributing more than $7 billion to the Alaska economy, and paying the second highest wages with more than 21,000 in the workforce.
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