Awards & Recognition

ABC Awards for Excellence in Construction - State


About the Award

Associated Builders and Contractors is a national association representing more than 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 81 chapters from across the United States.

Award of Excellence winning projects are selected from entries submitted from across the country and are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unusual challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and budget.


Iowa Chapter

Project of the Year

  • 2011 EGT, LLC Export Grain Terminal, Longview, WA
  • 2008 Panda Ethanol, Hereford, TX
  • 2007 Heartland Corn Products Ethanol Facility, Winthrop, MN
  • 2006 Nutro Products, Inc. Pet Food Facility, Victorville, CA
  • 2005 Soymor Biodiesel Facility, Glenville, MN
  • 2004 Minnesota Soybean Processors Soybean Processing Plant, Brewster, MN
  • 2002 Cargill Dow LLC PLA Plant, Blair, NE
  • 2001 IBP, Inc. Case Ready Plant, Goodlettsville, TN

Outstanding Electrical Construction Project

  • 2011 EGT, LLC Export Grain Terminal, Longview, WA
  • 2009 BMW Automotive Facility, Greer, SC
  • 2008 Panda Ethanol, Hereford, TX
  • 2007 Heartland Corn Products Ethanol Facility, Winthrop, MN
  • 2006 Nutro Products, Inc. Pet Food Facility, Victorville, CA

Award of Excellence (First Place)

  • 2013 Cargill, Inc., Oilseed Facility, West Fargo, ND
  • 2011 EGT, LLC Export Grain Terminal, Longview, WA
  • 2010 Cargill, Incorporated Food Processing Facility, Germantown, WI
  • 2009 BMW Automotive Facility, Greer, SC
  • 2008 Panda Ethanol, Hereford, TX
  • 2007 Heartland Corn Products Ethanol Facility, Winthrop, MN
  • 2006 Nutro Products, Inc. Pet Food Facility, Victorville, CA
  • 2005 Soymor Biodiesel Facility, Glenville, MN
  • 2004 Minnesota Soybean Processors Soybean Processing Plant, Brewster, MN
  • 2003 Michigan Ethanol LLC Ethanol Plant, Caro, MI
  • 2002 Cargill Dow LLC PLA Plant, Blair, NE
  • 2001 IBP, Inc. Case Ready Plant, Goodlettsville, TN
  • 1999 Pacific Northwest Sugar Company New Sugar Beet Processing Facility, Moses Lake, WA
  • 1998 Consolidated Grain and Barge Soybean Facility, Mount Vernon, IN
  • 1997 South Dakota Soybean Processors Soybean Processing Plant, Volga, SD
  • 1996 Heartland Wheat Growers Flour Mill and Gluten Facility, Russell, KS
  • 1995 Vista Chemical Company “Express Project,” Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1994 ADM Vegetable Oil Refinery and Packaging, Quincy, IL
  • 1993 Durum Mill Electrical and Control System, Tolleson, AZ
  • 1992 The Iams Company Pet Food Manufacturing Facility, Henderson, NC
  • 1991 Valley Grain Products Masa Plant and Elevator, Henderson, KY
  • 1990 ConAgra Oats Mill, South Sioux City, NE

Award of Distinction (Second Place)

  • 2013 Royal Canin, Waste Water Pretreatment Facility, North Sioux City, SD
  • 2012 Northstar Agri-Industries, Canola Crushing Plant, Hallock, MN
  • 2011 Ag Processing, Inc., Dawson, MN
  • 2002 Adkins Energy LLC Ethanol Plant, Lena, IL
  • 2000 The Iams Company New Pet Food Facility, Leipsic, OH

Cornhusker Chapter

Award of Excellence (First Place)

  • 2012 Tyson Foods, Inc., Council Bluffs, IA
  • 2010 Alegent Health Midlands Hospital, Midlands, NE
  • 2009 ACI Worldwide, Elkhorn, NE

Project of the Year

  • 2012 Tyson Foods, Inc., Council Bluffs, IA

NORTHERN ILLINOIS CHAPTER

Award of Excellence (First Place)

  • 2002 Adkins Energy LLC Ethanol Plant, Lena, IL

Rocky Mountain Chapter

Award of Excellence (First Place)

  • 2007 New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO