Robert Hoover was elected President of the Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) yesterday during the opening session of TAUC’s inaugural Leadership Conference in Tucson, AZ.
“Hoover is one of the most respected figures in our industry and a true asset of our association,” said Stephen R. Lindauer, Chief Executive Officer of TAUC. “We are very pleased to have him at the helm and I look forward to working together to achieve the association’s goals.”
Hoover is Vice President of Aker Kvaerner Songer, Inc., a leading global provider of engineering and construction services, technology products and integrated solutions. Hoover received his undergraduate degree in Education from Edinboro University, a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Clarion University, and a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University. Hoover also serves as Co-Chairman of the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc.’s (NMAPC) Labor-Management Committee. The NMAPC administers the National Maintenance Agreements (NMA), which is a collective bargaining agreement utilized by over 2,500 industrial contractors employing members of the fourteen (14) participating building trades international unions everyday throughout the United States.
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC),” said Hoover. “TAUC evolved from the National Erectors Association (NEA) into the largest association of multicraft union contractors in America. As a new organization with a large and diverse membership, we are in a great position to identify and address industry needs that transcend the single craft perspective and require a multiparty, cooperative effort to resolve. TAUC excels in that arena and I am ready to work with our new Board of Directors to help labor and management come together to tackle the broader issues that effect union construction’s efforts to win back market share.”
About The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC):
TAUC is an association of concerned union contractors, primarily engaged in steel erection, industrial maintenance and construction. The mission of TAUC is to act as an advocate in advancing and enhancing the value of the union construction industry through an educated and action driven membership by promoting labor-management cooperation, workplace safety and health, and collaboration with construction users in order to help union contractors compete more effectively in the marketplace.