ILLOWA CONSTRUCTION LABOR & MANAGEMENT COUNCIL was formed in 1985 as a non-profit organization to bring union building trades and management representatives together to improve labor and management cooperation in the construction industry and market the union construction industry in a nine county area of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.  The six Illinois counties include Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Knox and Henderson.  The Iowa counties are Scott, Muscatine and Clinton.  Illowa also works to promote careers and apprenticeship programs in the construction industry.

The building trades and contractors work in cooperation to provide a high quality product to owners and customers.  The strong relationship between labor, management, and owners has ensured the success of Illowa's Project Labor Agreement known as IMPACT.  IMPACT delivers high quality, safe, and cost-efficient projects. 

The first IMPACT project was signed in 1989 for construction of the Quad City Times facility in Davenport by Estes Construction Company.  Today, Illowa has entered into over 475 IMPACT Agreements.  Repeat and referral business from satisfied customers is proof of our ability to consistently deliver quality projects in a cost-efficient manner.  

Illowa's Board of Directors consists of an equal labor-management partnership.  The Board helps promote union construction and facilitates cooperation between contractors and the building trades.  Through its Safety and Toolbox Committees Illowa helps improve construction safety standards and safety awareness.  

Illowa Construction Labor & Management Council is dedicated to enhancing communication and increasing cooperation between labor and management in the community and the work place.