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Former Bronco great Karl Mecklenburg keynotes AGC awards Friday

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Karl Mecklenburg PhotoAGC NEWS — The Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors will recognize its most conscientious companies of the past year. Also on tap is former NFL All-Pro Linebacker Karl Mecklenburg presenting a luncheon keynote on the “Six Keys to Success.”

The Nevada Chapter will hold its 16th Annual Golden Hard Hat Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28 at the Poolside Terrace at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.
More than 20 companies including building and engineering general contractors, specialty contractors and suppliers will be recognized for AGC of America Awards based on lost time from accidents versus the amount of hours worked in the past year.

Keynote speaker at the luncheon will be former NFL standout Karl Mecklenburg who rose from college walk-on and 12th round draft choice, to a professional career that included three Super Bowl and six Pro bowl appearances. His “Six Keys to Success” presentation gives real life examples of dealing with the challenges of a fast-changing world and the importance of focus and setting goals. Mecklenburg is also the founder of the REACH Foundation. REACH is an acronym for Rewarding Experiences for All Children. The foundation focuses on education and outdoor programs, and in particular stimulating young children to read. It is run by volunteers in cooperation with Mecklenburg.

AGC will present the Safe Site Award for the companies that have shown an outstanding dedication to safety as a part of the AGC Safe Site Program. AGC members must submit an application detailing their safety and training procedures and participate in independent jobsite inspections and analysis. AGC will also award the prestigious Golden Hard Hat Award, which is given to the “Best of the Best” in safety. Last year’s winner was Reno Iron Works. The luncheon is $30 for members and $40 for future members. For tickets, call 329-6116.

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