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Nevada Builders Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Nevada Builders Celebrate 50 years!!!

For immediate release: September 9, 2016

Nevada Builders Alliance celebrates 50th anniversary, promotes workforce development

Barbecue Bash held at Bob McFadden Plaza for members, public

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada Builders Alliance, with more than 700 member companies representing the tens of thousands of Nevada construction trade workers, celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday evening at the Bob McFadden Plaza.

Established in 1966 as the Ormsby County Builders’ Association by a number of builders looking to protect the interests of a growing industry, the Alliance, currently under the leadership of Aaron West, CEO, has grown to represent construction companies and its respective supply chain industries across the state.

Larry Peyton, of Tahoe Insurance Group, said he serves as the secretary of the Nevada Builders Alliance board of directors because of the outreach work the Alliance has done for construction in Nevada and its supporting industries.

“Building as an industry is going through the roof and it trickles down to everybody,” he said. “For us, general and sub-contractors need workers’ compensation and general liability coverage and we can help. It’s getting exciting for everyone, and it’s an exciting time to be a part of this organization.”

Bill Miles, president and CEO of Miles Construction and a long-time board member for the Alliance, said West is a big reason for the success of the Alliance, refocusing the organization into a pro-contractor, pro-business group.

“Our organization was lucky to bring Aaron on board,” he said. “The construction industry was experiencing difficult times coming out of the recession. Aaron is working hard to keep Nevada business friendly, not only for contractors, but for everybody. He truly gets the big picture.”

West said with the boom in construction comes the need for workforce development. The Alliance will soon announce the new fall Construction Gateway program, an 8-week accelerated construction craft laborer certification course at Western Nevada College, scheduled to start in October.

“As our industry continues to become more active in the region, Nevada Builders continues to work with local organizations to help develop a skilled construction workforce,” he said. “We have partnered with WNC, Workforce 60 and JOIN to create programs like Construction Gateway to get people trained and ready to hit the jobsite running.”

For more information on Nevada Builders Alliance, contact outreach@nevadabuilders.org, or call Pam Duxbury, outreach officer, at (775) 882-4353. To inquire about the Construction Gateway construction craft laborer program at WNC, contact Nigel Harrison at Nigel.Harrison@wnc.edu.

 

The Nevada Builders Alliance was established in 1966 as the Ormsby County Builders’ Association by a handful of builders looking to protect the interests of a growing industry. With over 700 member companies representing tens of thousands of hard-working Nevadans in every corner of the state, the Nevada Builders Alliance is a professional organization representing the construction industry; and all affiliated sectors. For more information, go to www.nevadabuilders.org.

Media Contacts:

Pam Duxbury

Outreach Officer

Nevada Builders Alliance

outreach@nevadabuiilders.org

(775) 882-4353

 

Agency:

Kathie Taylor

In Plain Sight Marketing LLC

Kathie@inplainsightllc.com

(775) 291-4434

Photo cutline: Lori Bagwell, Carson City Supervisor, Mayor Bob Crowell and Aaron West, CEO of Nevada Builders Alliance, at the Nevada Builders Alliance 50th anniversary bash held at the Bob McFadden Plaza Thursday evening.

Photo cutline: Guests mingled under a canopy at the Bob McFadden Plaza to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nevada Builders Alliance.

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