Convention 2018 Schedule  
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Pre-Convention Seminar

SDS BinderWorks” Meghan Winger, Director of Online Services, MCAI, Inc.

When it comes to complying with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, one of the biggest challenges employers face is how to make their safety data sheets available to employees.  SDS BinderWorks services continually improve and grow to help you meet this challenge.

Separate registration form, see yellow insert.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Foundation Board Meeting

11:00 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. Opening Welcome Luncheon & Recognition of Safety Excellence Awards

Lunch Sponsored by BITCO Insurance Companies, George A Lanxon Piling Sales, Road Machinery & Supplies Co., and United Fire Group

Safety Excellence Awards Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

“Catching Hell” – Jay Dobyns
Jay was a federal agent for 27 years before retiring in 2014.

He achieved worldwide notoriety as one of history's most daring undercover operators during high-octane missions targeting America's violent crime.

Jay is perhaps best known for his landmark effort against the notorious Hells Angels. He was the first-ever lawman to defeat the gang’s multilayered security measures getting inside to become a member of their legendary Skull Valley charter.

Jay's book about that investigation - No Angel, My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels - is a New York Times and international bestseller. 

Jay Dobyns

2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Division Breakout Sessions:
Asphalt, Associate, PCC Paving, Structures
Specialty, Surfacing, Grading & Underground Utilities

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Resolutions Committee  

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Committee Meetings
1. PAC Committee
2. Education & Workforce Development Committee
3. Membership Committee
4. Environmental Committee
5. Specifications Committee

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. AGCI 96th Annual Membership/Business Meeting
(all members are invited to attend)
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Hospitality Rooms Open  
5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Directors/Individual Photos  

6:00 p.m. Bar Open - Foyer  
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. President’s Banquet  

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Sponsored by Altorfer Inc.
and Ziegler CAT

Passing of the Gavel Sponsored by CSSI, Construction Materials, Inc., Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., RTL Equipment, Inc., Star Equipment, Ltd., Wells Fargo and Whitfield & Eddy Law

Evening Entertainment Sponsored by Cummins Sales and Service, Great Western Bank and Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.

Banquet Bar Sponsored by GATR Truck Center and L. G. Everist, Inc.

Passing the Gavel
8:30 p.m.-Midnight: Hospitality Rooms Open  
NOTE: New Thursday Morning Schedule  
Thursday, January 11, 2018  

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Past Presidents/Leadership Academy Alumni/Students Breakfast
Sponsored by Lube-Tech & Partners, LLC


8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Member Recognition and Awards Breakfast

A time to celebrate with your fellow members.  Milestone business and membership anniversaries will be recognized, and members who have proven to be outstanding corporate citizens will be presented AGCI’s highest corporate recognition, the Bravo Award.  Don’t miss it.

Breakfast Sponsored by Engine Rebuilders Inc., George A. Lanxon Piling Sales and Metal Culverts, Inc.


AGC New Membership Contest Drawing
Prize donated by Jim Hawk Truck Trailers, Inc.

9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Morning Break
Sponsored by Merchants Bonding Company (Mutual)


10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. “The Heart of the Matter” - Jamie Pollard, Director of Athletics, Iowa State University

Jamie will share how his heart attack and open heart surgery has made him realize what really matters in business and life.

!11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Legislative Leaders Preview
Scott Newhard, AGCI VP for Public Affairst, Moderator - A panel of legislative leaders will preview what is on the immediate horizon in Iowa politics.

Noon-1:45 p.m. Legislative Luncheon
Sponsored by Forterra Pipe & Precast

Jamie Pollard


9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Spouse/Guest Activity
Spouses and guests are invited to participate in the activities planned just for them – shopping, lunch, seeing old friends and making new ones.
Mark your reservation on the Registration Form.

Spouse activities are sponsored by: Altorfer Inc., Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., Capital City Equipment; George A Lanxon Piling Sales; Hi-Way Products, Inc., Holmes Murphy & Associates, Inc., JMT Trucking Company, Logan Contractors Supply, Inc., OMG Midwest, Inc., Peterson Contractors, Inc., Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, inc.; Road Machinery & Supplies Co.Welle Law P.C. and Western Engineering Co., Inc.


Breakout Seminars

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Session #1 “Railroad Safety Awareness –Importance of Compliance with Iowa DOT and Railroad Specifications” – Steve Sandquist, United Contractors, Mitch Dillavou, IDOT and a Railroad Representative from Iowa Interstate Railroad

As a rule, the DOT and its contractors are committed to the principle that safety is good business practice.  Work in proximity to railroads, however, requires heightened safety awareness, consistent protocol, and clear procedures.  They will discuss railroad training and flagging requirements, common mistakes to avoid, and practical safety measures to implement when working on or near railroads.  In addition, the presenters will provide an overview of railroad special provisions; what they mean and how they should operate on jobsites and the importance of compliance with Iowa DOT and Railroad Specification.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Session #3 “EPA” – Melissa Serio, IDOT, – Melissa will provide an update on recent Iowa DOT interactions with EPA, discuss roles, responsibilities, and best management practices with regard to erosion control measures and storm water runoff, and provide an update concerning the development and implementation of new technology applications to manage, document, and streamline site inspections.

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Hospitality Rooms Open  

5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Michael J. Manatt Memorial PAC Auction
HOUSBY Auctioneers

PAC Auction Bar Sponsored by Olson Construction Law, PC.

8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. PAC Buffet
Sponsored by: Capital City Equipment Company, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP CLA, Hawkeye Truck Equipment and Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel Co.
9:30 p.m.-Midnight - Hospitality Rooms Open  

Registration Desk will be open Friday morning to pick up PAC Auction Items



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