Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) President Chris Runyan, right, accepts a replica of the U.S. Capitol dome from ARTBA’s Rich Juliano at the state group’s centennial celebration.

By Allison Rose, director of Member Services, Records & Chapter Relations, ARTBA

ARTBA recognized milestones for five longtime affiliated chapters in 2018.

The Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) celebrated its centennial at a Dec. 3 gala dinner in Columbus. The chapter showed several video interviews with current and past OCA leaders, emphasized the association’s influence on state policy, and noted ARTBA leaders from Ohio. OCA affiliated with ARTBA in 1942.

The Associated General Contractors of Minnesota kicked off its centennial year at a Dec. 11 reception at the St. Paul site of its founding. Gov. Mark Dayton (D) declared “AGC of Minnesota Day” for the occasion. The chapter affiliated with ARTBA in 1991.

ARTBA staff presented custom commemoratives to its state partners at each of these events. ARTBA also attended local meetings to mark the affiliation anniversaries of three other chapters:

  • 75 years for the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association (FTBA);
  • 75 years for the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA); and
  • 10 years for the Associated General Contractors of Missouri, which began with predecessor association AGC of St. Louis.

Since the 1930’s, ARTBA’s affiliated chapters – now numbering 36 – have served as the national association’s primary grassroots network.  Through authorization of the Interstate Highway System, and countless legislative and regulatory battles, ARTBA and its chapters have worked together to assure strong federal transportation investment. ARTBA looks forward to having these partnerships continue for many years.

For questions about these state chapter affiliates, please contact ARTBA’s Allison Rose.

AGC of Missouri Chapter President & CEO Len Toenjes, left, and Chairman Bill Wagner, right, accept recognition of the group’s 10-year affiliation with ARTBA from the national association’s Rich Juliano.