This year has been a year like no other. Despite all the major challenges facing the world, our nation, and our segment of the construction industry, one thing never has wavered—ACPA’s commitment to provide consistent value to our members and their essential businesses!

This is the spirit that we carry us with us for the 57th Annual Meeting, which as we reported last week, will be a virtual event. Our theme—Essential…Every Day—expresses the core importance of highways, airports and roads, which are so essential to our country’s economy/mobility. The theme also captures the contribution of ACPA member businesses, which build the backbone of all surface transportation, along with the value of our Association, which unites our industry for continual improvement. Essential…Every Day is also a fitting tribute to the employees of our ACPA member companies!

Whether you have spent time this year sheltered in place or on the grade, I hope you make plans to participate in the 57th Annual Meeting virtual event and also encourage others in the industry and your company to do so, too. Like mine, your company’s essential business depends on the relationships you build through ACPA, and although we won’t see each in person, our virtual event will be a great opportunity for you and your team to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones, which we’re confident will build and strengthen bonds with friends, industry colleagues, and other invited guests during this unprecedented time.

Let’s move forward together. In that spirit, remember that what you do, and what ACPA does, is Essential…Every Day! Mark your calendars for December 1st through 3rd and watch for more information in future editions of ACPA Today.