Five Electrical Connection (IBEW/NECA) member projects named finalists in AGC Keystone Awards

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KEYSTONE FINALISTS: Guarantee Electrical is being honored for its work on the Peter Sachs Museum for the Missouri Botanical Garden (left) as well as the BJC Campus Renewal Project Phase I for BJC HealthCare, and Museum of the Westward Expansion at the Arch. PayneCrest Electric (right) is being recognized for its work on the Ranken Jordan Inpatient Addition in Maryland Heights. - Compass Communications photos

The Electrical Connection and its IBEW/NECA members hit a milestone this year when five Electrical Connection member projects were named finalists in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Keystone Awards.

The total number of Electrical Connection member projects saluted over the last 21 years by the AGC of Missouri now exceeds 100, providing another example of the value of skill on projects that Prop A (“right-to-work”) would ultimately degrade as it has done in “right-to-work” (RTW) states where apprenticeship programs have atrophied.

Since 1997, the prestigious AGC construction awards program has honored projects for safety, proficiency in overcoming challenges and the quality of delivery, including maintaining budget and schedule.

KAISER ELECTRIC is being saluted for its emergency generator project at St. Mary’s Hospital. – Compass Communications photo

This year, three projects from Guarantee Electrical Co. and one each from PayneCrest Electric Inc. and Kaiser Electric were selected as finalists for the awards. All are members of the Electrical Connection partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA).

• Guarantee Electrical is being honored for its work on the Peter Sachs Museum for the Missouri Botanical Garden, the BJC Campus Renewal Project Phase I for BJC HealthCare, and Museum of the Westward Expansion at the Arch for the U.S. Department of Interior.

• PayneCrest earned a finalist selection for its work on the Ranken Jordan Inpatient Addition in Maryland Heights.

• Kaiser was saluted for its work on the emergency generator project at St. Mary’s Hospital for SSM Health.

Winners of the 2018 AGC Keystone Awards will be announced and celebrated at the AGC’s Construction Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles.

For more information, visit agcmo.org.

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