Sheet Metal Workers 36’s David Zimmermann among honorees at St. Louis Construction Cooperative construction leadership luncheon Feb. 22


The Saint Louis Construction Cooperative (formerly PRIDE of St. Louis Inc.) will honor leadership in the local construction industry at its 10th annual awards luncheon commemorating “Building Better Together” Thursday, Feb. 22, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Cedars at St. Raymond’s, 939 Lebanon Dr., in downtown St. Louis.

This year’s honorees include:

• David C. Zimmermann, business manager, Sheet Metal Workers (SMART) Local 36, receiving the Dick Mantia Labor Award.

• Anna Leavey, McCormack Baron Salazar, formerly CityArchRiver Foundation, receiving the Joe Rinke Impact Award.

• Doug Martin, executive vice president, St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), receiving the Al Fleischer Management Award.


Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight.

For tickets or more information, call Gina Knoll at 314-647-0628 or email


Founded in 1972, PRIDE (Productivity and Responsibility Increase Development & Employment) was the nation’s first voluntary construction labor-management organization.

Now doing business as the 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.

For 46 years, the Saint Louis Construction Cooperative has been a “Model for America,” advancing the skills of the region’s construction industry.  It’s the nation’s first voluntary construction labor/management/consumer cooperative, uniting 19 building trades, 12 contractor associations and construction consumers to propel a mission of “Building Better Together.”

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