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Published on August 18th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Carolinas AGC Hosts Conference and Construction Industry Summit

Pictured from left to right – Dave Simpson, Mary Matalin, James Carville, Carey Lohrenz, James Braswell and John Davis. CAGC management with Summit speakers

Nearly 500 industry leaders packed downtown Greenville, SC for construction industry summit amid good signs of growth for construction across the Carolina

Charlotte, NC — Carolinas Associated General Contractors (Carolinas AGC), the trade association for the commercial construction industry, recently hosted one of the biggest construction industry conferences in the Southeast in downtown Greenville, SC.

Attendees from all ranks of the construction industry enjoyed three power-packed days over the last weekend in July. In addition to informative business education seminars and legislative reports, attendees also participated in the EXPO trade show, learned how to help improve the labor shortage, met for HR/Safety conferences and related awards and enjoyed a golf tournament at Furman University Golf Club.

The conference culminated in a construction industry Summit headlined by a star-studded speaker panel including celebrated political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin, first female U.S. Navy F-14 bomber pilot Carey Lohrenz, communications expert Curt Steinhorst and political insider John Davis.

Attendees also met with leading owners, designers, business developers and other leaders in the construction industry in the Carolinas as well as AGC and ARTBA representatives from Washington, D.C.

“We celebrate leadership in all facets of the construction industry,” said CAGC’s president and CEO, Dave Simpson. “Great leaders are a result of unique experiences, and our speakers armed attendees with the tools to take their business to the next level. We’re excited about the growth opportunities for our industry and CAGC will be there to make sure it happens.”

Mayor Knox White of the city of Greenville gave a welcome address during the Summit, which Simpson said showed how Greenville, SC outdid itself as an excellent destination for the Southeast’s premier construction industry conference.

Participants attended a signing ceremony honoring a continually strengthening partnership centered on safety. The partnership document was signed by Carolinas AGC and Richele Taylor, director of the SC department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Carolinas AGC also has a similar alliance with the NC Department of Labor and Commissioner Cherie Berry.

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