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    Posted: 04/11/2014

    Press Release

    Contact: Don Shubert

    April 14, 2014

    Joining Forces to Honor CT Veterans and Help Make a Difference

    Three sectors of the construction industry came out in full force at the 2nd Annual Construction Industry Joint Forces Luncheon April 10, 2014 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT.  The Connecticut Road Builders Association, Connecticut Environmental and Utilities Contractors Association and the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association teamed up to raise awareness and money for Connecticut State Veterans Memorial Project. 

    The luncheon featured a dynamic presentation by guest speaker Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and veteran Paul W. “Buddy” Bucha.  The crowd was inspired as Bucha promoted the importance of honoring veterans.

    CCIA Past Chairman Ed Wright of Fay & Wright Excavating, Inc. also a veteran, was instrumental in organizing the luncheon and bringing Bucha to the program.  Ed has volunteered his time to the project for over three years and serves on the Board of Directors alongside Paul and other dedicated veterans and volunteers working to coordinate the memorial. 

    The luncheon was concluded with a presentation of a donation in the amount of $20,000 from construction industry attendees.   

    Details of the memorial can be found on the website.  http://www.cthonorsvets.org.  

    [Pictured from left to right:  Don Shubert, CCIA President; Ed Wright, CEUCA Treasurer;  Linda Schwartz, CT Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs Commissioner; Paul Bucha, Guest Speaker; Peter Arborio, CRBA Treasurer;  and Kevin Miller, CRMCA President.]

    Photo Gallery provided by Marinelli Photography.

    For more than 80 years, CCIA has represented the commercial construction industry in Connecticut carrying on its founding members’ belief in the power of collective action and cooperation to grow the industry.  One of the Association’s oldest entities, the Connecticut Road Builders Association, was formed in 1933.  CCIA is an organization of associations, where various segments of the commercial construction industry work together to advance and promote their shared interests.  CCIA is comprised of over 300 members, including contractors, subcontractors, material producers, equipment and material suppliers, professionals such as accountants, attorneys, engineers, surety and insurance companies, as well as other professionals allied with the state’s construction industry.