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Timeline

1970
The Occupational
Safety and
Health Act is
signed into law.

1970
EIFS comes to the United States for
the first time. The first EIFS multifamily
project was a Dryvit Systems, Inc.
job in Rhode Island (pictured). The
building is still in use today and
still features an EIFS exterior.

1972
The tallest building (in 1972) ever
clad with EIFS was completed-the
Tiara condominiums in Florida. The
building withstood major hurricanes
in 1979 and 1992 that caused
major damage to buildings, but the
Tiara still stands proudly today.

1974
iaWCC buys a
townhouse in
Washington, D.C.,
to serve as its
headquarters.
August 1974
iaWCC launches
Construction
Dimensions, the
association's flagship publication.

July 1, 1976
The international
association of the
Wall & Ceiling
Contractors
merges with the
Gypsum Drywall
Contractors
International to
form iaWCC/
GDCI.

1977
The EIFS industry makes the big-time
when it gains full acceptance by U.S
model building codes for EIF systems
and products, a major step that catapulted the industry to great success.

1975
Bill Gates founds
Microsoft.

1970s
Negwer recognizes the need for
innovative and safer material stocking
in high-rise buildings and develops their
"flying jib," a 20-foot I-beam holding
drywall at one end and a motorized
weight that moves to the opposite
end to counterbalance the weight
of the drywall. The flying jib allowed
crane operators to pick up and place
drywall inside the buildings instead of
on landing platforms where laborers
would have to pull the material inside.

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1972
Fred Anderson, local entrepreneur and
owner of Anderson Lumber restarts
an idle gypsum plant, in Newark, CA to
address concerns over west coast drywall
shortages in a booming market. This is
the first of two PABCO Gypsum board
plants established during the 1970's.
(sponsored)

1974
Since 1974 CEMCO has pursued excellence in every aspect of our business.
In 2004 we made the commitment to
become more than just a full-service
provider of cold-formed steel framing
and metal lath products. That commitment was the launching of the CEMCO
Structural Engineering Group. CEMCO,
forever Expanding Your Solutions.
(sponsored)

1975
The iaWCC board
of directors
passes a policy
that supported
the use of automatic tools in the
drywall industry
at its 58th Annual
Convention in
Honolulu.

1977
John "Brad" Wagner of
John Wagner Associates
Inc. (now Grabber
Construction Products)
teams with German
manufacturer AEG to
bring 4,000 rpm screw
guns to the market.

1977
iaWCC/GDCI establishes
the Foundation of the
Wall and Ceiling Industry.

July 1978
The iaWCC/GDCI
executive committee approves
the purchase of
a 27,000-squarefoot building in
Washington,
D.C., to serve as
the association's
headquarters.

July 1, 1979
iaWCC/GDCI
changes its name
to Association
of the Wall and
Ceiling Industry-
International.
1979
AWCI holds the
first ever asbestos abatement
seminar in the
United States.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Celebrating 100 years

AWCI's 100th Anniversary Video
i. Table of Contents
ii. Forward
iii. Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. 1918-1919 : The Master Minds
Chapter 2. The 1920s: Choosing Sides
Chapter 3. The 1930s: Unity Prevails
Chapter4. The 1940s: Dormancy and Revival
Chapter 5. The 1950s: Plaster vs. Drywall
Chapter 6. The 1960s: Other Lines of Endeavor
Chapter 7. The 1970s: Consolidation
Chapter 8. The 1980s: The Growth Years
Chapter 9. The 1990s: Money
Chapter 10. The 2000s: Exceptional Times
Chapter 11. The 2010s: We the Industry
Chapter 12. The Future
Chapter 13. The Sponsors
Appendix 1. AWCI’s Presidents
Appendix 2. AWCI Awards (the E.F. Venzie Award and the Pinnacle Award)
Appendix 3. Lifetime Members
Appendix 4. Longtime AWCI Members
Appendix 5. AWCI Board of Directors
Appendix 6. The Organization Behind the Leadership
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