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(J.R.H. 31)

Offered by:Representative Pembroke of Bennington.

Whereas, James B. Cashman, a local Burlington, Vermont contractor, was instrumental in helping to organize Vermont contractors in the early 1930s, and

Whereas, on September 17, 1934, the first James B. Cashman Award for membership was awarded to the newly formed Associated General Contractors (AGCs) of Vermont Chapter, and

Whereas, over the years the AGC of Vermont affiliated itself with a joint organization formed with the AGC of New Hampshire, and

Whereas, the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont was officially born on September 12, 1949, and

Whereas, the Road Builders of Vermont and Vermont Building Contractors decided to form a joint organized chapter of AGC in the early 1960s, and

Whereas, in 1964 an AGC Charter was granted the Vermont organizations that formed the Vermont Road Builders’ Association and Vermont Builders, and

Whereas, AGC of Vermont after all these years now represents over 130 contractors and associate members with over 10,000 employees in Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognize the over 60 years of efforts of the Associated General Contractors of Vermont and its founding members and member organizations that have been in the forefront of building Vermont, its highways and bridges, its institutions, its schools, its public buildings, its transportation network, and Vermont’s economy, and be it further

Resolved: That the members of the Vermont General Assembly welcome the members of the Associated General Contractors of Vermont to the State House for their winter meeting and presentation of their legislative agenda on February 12, 1997, and be it further

Resolved: That this day, February 12, 1997, be recognized by all as AGC legislative day at the State House.