Associated General Contractors of Minnesota (AGC of MN) held its 89th Annual Meeting on Jan. 10.
The one-day event included honoring two distinguished individuals who were recognized by their peers for their outstanding contributions and commitment to their communities and the construction industry.
The Skill-Responsibility-Integrity Award was presented to Wayne D. Anderson, owner of Crawford Merz Anderson Construction Company.
Anderson was recognized for his many years of dedication to the construction industry. He joined Crawford Merz Construction in 1996, purchasing the company in 2001.
The company, located near downtown Minneapolis, has been in business since 1886. In 2006, the firm name was changed to Crawford Merz Anderson Construction Company (CMACC). Specializing in commercial and high-end residential construction projects, CMACC has been involved in the restoration and remodeling of several impressive buildings in the Twin Cities, including the Basilica of St. Mary’s, the Young Quinlan Building, St. Martin’s by the Lake, the 5000 France condominiums, the American Swedish Institute and The Marquette Hotel.
The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to an AGC of Minnesota member for only the seventh time. The recipient, Patrick E. Klein, is the vice president of major projects for PCL Construction Services Inc.
For more than 40 years, Klein has been involved in numerous high profile projects in the Twin Cities and around the country, including St. Paul’s Town Square, the Hawaii Convention Center, and the Cape Girardeau Federal Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo. His most notable role was as PCL’s project director for the construction of the Mall of America.
Klein also has been instrumental in the creation of PCL’s internal College of Construction, supporting more than 8,000 employees company-wide.
The final award to be presented was created specifically for this event to honor a unique group of people. The Skill-Responsibility-Integrity Team Award was presented to the workers from Progressive Contractors Inc. who were on and near the I-35W bridge when it collapsed on Aug. 1. These men and women were recognized for their selfless acts of heroism in working with first responders to help rescue those trapped on the fallen bridge section and in offering aid and comfort to the victims of the disaster.
Additionally, the following were named officers and directors for 2008:
• Steve Hall, Hardrives Inc. as chairperson
• Kenneth Styrlund, JE Dunn Construction North Central as vice-chairperson
• David Lenss, Graham Penn-Co. Construction Inc. as secretary-treasurer
• George Mattson, Shafer Contracting Co. Inc. as past chairperson
• Josh Cooper, PCL Construction Services Inc.
• Tim Crennen, Knife River
• Dick Dentinger, B&D Associates Inc.
• Brian Maki, Lakehead Constructors Inc.
• Gary Sauer, Tiller Corporation
• Chad Schmidtke, Lakeland Enterprises Inc.
• Mark Sellin, Sellin Brothers Inc.
• Ken Sorensen, Mortenson Construction
• Dean Thomson, Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, PA
• Mike Welch, Ulland Brothers Inc.
Associated General Contractors of Minnesota (AGC), a St. Paul-based association, was founded in 1919 to promote the legislative and economic strength, image and well-being of the Minnesota construction industry. With more than 400 member companies throughout the state, AGC of Minnesota represents and serves the needs of all segments of Minnesota’s general contracting community, including Building Contractors, Highway/Heavy Contractors, Municipal-Utility Contractors, Subcontractors and Specialty Contractors, and Construction Industry Affiliates.
For more information, visit www.agcmn.org.
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