(PRIDE) St. Louis Construction Cooperative awards luncheon is Aug. 27


The St. Louis Construction Cooperative (formerly PRIDE of St. Louis, Inc.) will host its Eighth Annual Construction Awards Luncheon on Aug. 27 honoring leadership in the construction industry.

This year’s luncheon will salute:

• Richard “Dick” Kellett, retired business agent for Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, co-founder of the North County Labor Club and one of the region’s most active rank-and-file, grassroots labor activists with the Dick Mantia Labor Award.

Monsanto-Logo-GreenAlso honored will be:

Monsanto, receiving the 2015 Industry Impact Award;

• Otis Williams, executive director of the St. Louis Development Corporation, receiving the Joe Rinke Owner Award; and

• Thomas Heeger, retired chairman and chief executive officer of ACME Constructors and retired chairman and chief executive officer of ACME Erectors, receiving the Al Fleischer Management Award.


The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the The Cedars at St. Raymond’s, 939 Lebanon Drive in downtown St. Louis.

The St. Louis Construction Cooperative is the nation’s first voluntary construction labor-management organization. The annual event honors industry leaders who have built St. Louis and continue to shape its future.


Tickets are $75 each, or $600 for a table of eight.

For more information, contact Gina Knoll at 314-647-0628 or email gina@stlbctc.org.



PRIDE, founded in 1972, is an acronym for Productivity and Responsibility Increase Development & Employment.

Now doing business as Saint Louis Construction Cooperative, the organization has worked for more than 40 years to maintain harmony and build cooperation among St. Louis area AFL-CIO construction craft workers, contractors, construction buyers, architects, engineers and suppliers.

Learn more about the Construction Cooperative at www.stlouisconstructioncooperative.org.


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