• Awards Presented at III FFC's Annual Construction Industry and Public Official Appreciation Dinner

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    March 04, 2019
    February 28, 2019
    Contact: Dylan Parker, III FFC
    Awards Presented at III FFC’s Annual Construction Industry
    and Public Official Appreciation Dinner
    COUNTRYSIDE, Ill –On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, the Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting (“III FFC”) hosted its Annual Construction Industry and Public Official Appreciation Dinner at the Isle of Carpi in Bettendorf, Iowa. The event was a great success with over one-hundred attendees gathered to honor industry leaders of the construction industry. This year, the III FFC presented several awards to public bodies and contractors who have worked tirelessly to raise standards in the construction industry.
    Tim Kammler, a City Engineer for the City of East Moline, Illinois was awarded the Public Official of the Year Award. Tim was recognized for his commitment to keeping contractors accountable for unexcused project delays and assessing liquidated damages on behalf of taxpayers.
    The City of Rock Island, Illinois and Tri-City Blacktop, Inc. of Bettendorf, Iowa were recognized for their quality work and use of a responsible contractor in executing the Douglas Park Parking Lot Improvements Project. Both were awarded the Small-Sized Project of the Year Award.
    The Illinois Department of Transportation and McCarthy Improvement of Davenport, Iowa were recognized for their work on the John Deere Road Improvements Project, which utilized responsible contractors and was completed six months early. Both were awarded the Large-Sized Project of the Year Award.
    Phoenix Corporation of the Quad Cities, a woman-owned construction company out of Port Byron, Illinois was awarded the Contractor of the Year Award. Phoenix was recognized for its quality work on the I-74 Bridge Project and public advocacy with respect to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Federal Aid Swap Program.
    In addition to these awards, the Hass family from Valley Construction Company in Rock Island, Illinois was recognized at the event for partnering with Black Hawk College’s Highway Construction Careers Training Program to implement a trades scholarship. The John Hass Memorial Fund Award was presented to Frank Billups Jr., an apprentice with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150. The award includes three-hundred dollars of specialty tools needed for students in an apprenticeship program.
    For questions regarding the awards, contact III FFC Construction Analyst, Dylan Parker at dparker@iiiffc.org or 708-341-0111. 
    The III FFC is a labor-management organization, funded solely through participating contractors, established to support, promote and encourage fair contracting. We provide a “level playing field” in the public construction arena for both contractors and workers. Visit www.iiiffc.org to learn more about the III FFC.
    Dylan Parker, Construction Analyst
    (708) 341-0111