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Improving Heavy Construction

Month: March 2020

AGC Iowa Offers Scholarships

The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC Iowa) is dedicated to improving the quality of construction through a broad range of member services. In addition, AGC Iowa also provides annual scholarships to high school students interested in Highway Construction and Diesel Technology.

The deadline to apply is April 12, 2020, and recipients will be announced on May 1, 2020.

Highway Construction Scholarship

Currently, the heavy highway industry is facing a shortage of qualified individuals. The AGC Iowa Foundation is offering scholarships to high school seniors interested in Heavy Equipment Operation, Engineering Technician, or general construction programs. Preference will be given to individuals who are interested in working in the heavy highway industry.

Download the scholarship application:

Diesel Technology Scholarship

Currently, the heavy highway industry is facing a shortage of diesel technicians/mechanics. The AGC Iowa Foundation is offering scholarships to high school seniors entering diesel technician or diesel engine diploma programs at community colleges across the state.  Applicants must demonstrate a strong desire to work on diesel engines.

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Maureen Roe Named to ACPA 2020 Board of Directors

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is the world’s largest trade association that exclusively represents the interests of those involved with the design, construction, and preservation of concrete pavements. Membership includes concrete paving companies, cement companies, and other industry professionals.

McCarthy Improvement has been a member of ACPA since 1986 and supports the association’s expansive efforts to help the concrete paving industry grow. Maureen Roe, McCarthy Improvement Estimator, is actively involved in the organization.

Fueling Growth

Maureen’s involvement began in 2010 and has steadily increased, from attending annual meetings to being nominated for the inaugural Emerging Leaders Group in 2016. While in line to be the next chair of the Group, Maureen is also a member of ACPA regional organizations. In 2018, Maureen was voted on to the Board of Directors of the Southeast ACPA, and in 2019 became the chairman of ACPA Georgia.

Maureen’s latest accomplishment has been being named to the ACPA’s 2020 Board of Directors, and she is well equipped for that position. As a fifth-generation family member, Maureen combines her own construction experiences with industry lessons learned from her father and grandfather.

“I am extremely proud to represent McCarthy Improvement as a board member of our premier industry organization. I am looking forward to helping shape and grow the industry with other leaders and members of the ACPA in order to build a bright future for concrete paving.”

ACPA is an excellent organization that works hard to promote and enhance the concrete paving industry. McCarthy’s involvement will remain strong and steadfast.

ACPA Membership Benefits

The ACPA offers a broad range of educational opportunities and helps fund research to develop best practices and promote technological advances in concrete paving. Also, the ACPA:

  • Offers tools for members to help promote best practices.
  • Includes a legislative group, and members help lobby to congress for transportation funding.
  • Awards and showcases members’ high-profile projects.
  • And acts as an industry advocate and technical resource.

To learn more about the ACPA, click here.

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