Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
As a leading commercial concrete contractor in the Western United States and headquartered in the Bay Area, Conco is pleased to announce they have taken a step toward helping to improve California’s crucial transportation infrastructure. The $50,000 donation will go toward the significant work being done by Transportation California. Will Kempton, Executive Director at Transportation California said, “We are pleased to have Conco’s engagement in helping address the state’s significant infrastructure needs and contributing to a stronger economy through the creation of more jobs in the future.” The non-partisan, non-profit public interest organization’s mission statement contains “the belief that an excellent highway system is vital to the economic well-being of our state and the quality of life of our people.” Its membership is comprised of business and community leaders as well as individuals.
Steve Gonsalves, Conco’s President & CEO, said, “Conco is in the unique position of benefiting from the strong growth and development going on throughout California, but at the same time, we understand our responsibility to give back to the community. We sincerely hope our contribution to Transportation California encourages other business leaders to make similar donations toward the good work being done by this organization.” He went on to say, “We can all get behind the concept of a modern, well-maintained transportation system to facilitate business growth and create more jobs.”
The Transportation California’s leadership first became active in 1990 with their effort to successfully pass Propositions 108 and 111, which created the Transportation Blueprint used over the next 10 years. The group came back together after the Northridge Earthquake to formally create the non-profit organization. Their first task was to support Proposition 192 that created separate funding for earthquake retrofitting. This noteworthy bill helped to guarantee that the monies set aside for highway and bridge maintenance and repairs would stay intact. Today, one of Transportation California’s goals is to see that the State continues to address transportation programs that face “massive shortfalls resulting from decades of under-investment.”
While there remains an ongoing discussion of how to pay for new roads, and the repair and maintenance on existing ones, there is a general agreement that the infrastructure has been neglected for over 20 years. Conco’s first-hand experience in the industry allows them a distinct perspective to the long-term benefits a strong transportation system provides to the State. Gonsalves went on to say, “Conco understands that together we can work to improving the roads and bridges that our families travel on every day.”
About The Conco Companies:
Conco has been delivering premium concrete services throughout the Western U.S. since 1959. We continue to upgrade and expand facilities to better serve the growing market for public works projects, commercial, educational, parking structures, and other construction development. The Conco name has been an integral partner on many architecturally distinguished projects, and we commit to bringing that same standard of excellence to each job we undertake.