Louisville, KY (January 16, 2013) – Kentucky’s two largest commercial construction associations, the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky (AGC) and Builders Exchange of Kentucky (BX), today announced the formalizing of a joint venture benefiting the members of each organization. This new agreement will provide the opportunity for current AGC members to join BX at a reduced rate to obtain access to their plan rooms and project information services. In exchange, current BX members will have an opportunity to join AGC at a reduced rate to obtain safety training and legislative information. The two organizations collectively represent nearly 1700 companies.
In a joint statement, Richard Vincent, Executive Vice President of AGC and John Cary, Executive Vice President of BX agreed this was a win-win situation for both associations. “Our members want to have access to plan rooms and this will enable our members this opportunity,” said Vincent. “The Builders Exchange is eager to provide our quality plan room operations for the members of the AGC of KY. This joint venture will potentially allow both organizations to maximize their resources in serving the commercial construction industry” added Cary. Both agreed this was the beginning for a potential long-term relationship that will allow both associations to maintain their current missions while expanding services and information to both memberships. “In this day and age, associations must look for innovative ways to provide the best benefits and services to our memberships. Like the businesses we represent, we must work efficiently and think strategically. This new venture will allow the strengths our respective associations currently have to be shared with the other without wasteful duplication,” concluded Vincent.
Established in 1919, the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky is a full service commercial construction association representing a qualified membership of over 700 general contractors, specialty contractors and industry associates. Our members are engaged in the construction of the Commonwealth’s commercial buildings, shopping centers, factories, warehouses, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, water treatment facilities, dams, defense facilities, and multi-family housing projects.
Builders Exchange of Kentucky, founded in 1927, is a full service construction trade association with a membership in excess of 960 consisting of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, manufacturer representatives and others who are engaged in the commercial and industrial construction industry.
Richard Vincent, AGC – (502) 223-8845
John Cary, BX – (502) 459-9800