August 19, 2014
Association Highlights
 
AGC Annual Golf Outing Highlights
Benefitting the Education & Research Foundation

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The AGC hosted its Annual Golfing Outing benefitting the Education & Research Foundation on Monday, August 11th at the Ironwood Golf Course in Merton.  With 2014 representing both a crowded and ever expanding field of golfers, this year’s event enjoyed an increase in both sponsors and contributions.  The proceeds from the golf outing helps students with financial scholarships at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette U. and MSOE.  Upon their graduation they then find rewarding careers in construction.

As for the day’s events, there were a few surprises in store for everyone at this year’s outing.    About midway through the event, the clouds burst through with a hearty downfall of rain that scared many golfers from the course.  After a good 30 minutes and many a golfer drenched, however, about half of the full field decided to resume play given no threat of lighting.  The resilient group that completed the event did so under clearing skies and soggy fairways.  Their patience and persistence paid off, providing the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place official winners for this year’s tournament.   They include the following:

First Place
Rod Dettbarn - Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Mike Sabend - Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Gene Sheedy - Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Erik Wildes - Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.



The Hospitality Crew from Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering
at the AGC Annual Golf Classic.  Congrats on First Place! (See More Photos Here)

Second Place
Tim Christiansen - VJS Construction Services
Mike Fiorita - Prairie Material
Jason Schneider - VJS Construction Services
Phil Shea - Prairie Material

Third Place
Thomas Godar - Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek, S.C.
Eric Meier - Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek, S.C.
Dan Miske - Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek, S.C.
Leif Nesheim - Berghammer Construction Corporation

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions and the many participants that made this year’s outing such a wonderful success.  We look forward to seeing you all there next year.

2014 AGC Golfing Outing Sponsors:

Eagle Package Sponsorship
Berghammer Construction Corporation
Common Links Construction LLC
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Veit Companies

Exclusive Hole Sponsorship
Brehmer Agency, Inc.
C.G. Schmidt, Inc.
FABCO Rents - The CAT Rental Store
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
Professional Service Industries, Inc.

Tee Sponsorship
CliftonLarsonAllen
InPro Corporation
Mortenson Construction
Velcheck & Finger Roof Consulting & Service
Wolf Paving Co., Inc.

Hole Contest Sponsorship
KM Development Corp.

Refreshment Cart Sponsor
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Gateway Concrete Forming Systems, Inc.
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.

Cart Sponsorship
Aon Risk Solutions
Spancrete

Margarita Stand Sponsorship
Common Links Construction LLC
Nations Roof North LLC

Refreshment Stand Sponsorship
F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc.

Company Golf Incentive
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.

Door Prize Donation
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Veit Companies

Thank you all for making this event a Success!

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CLC Networking Event

The Construction Leadership Council has set the date for its Annual Networking Event!  It will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 10 th   at Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub in the historical Pabst Brewery Renovation.  This is the CLC's most popular event so you won't want to miss it.  It provides an excellent means to strengthen your professional network in a fun, friendly & relaxed atmosphere. 

More details will follow soon!  We are currently seeking food sponsors for this event, at $100 per sponsorship.  Contributing sponsors will receive prominent signage at the food table, as well as verbal thanks during opening announcements, and recognition in our E-News publication.  If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact Brian Eigenfeld at the AGC at beigenfeld@agc-gm.org  or 414-778-4100.  Your support helps the Construction Leadership Council keep the quality programs going for our young construction professionals and students entering the construction field.  Thank you in advance!

Keep an eye out for the Event Flier with full details!

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Hiring & Retaining the Right People
A FREE AGC-A webinar on September 16, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST.

The goal of most organizations is to have a robust workforce that supports the right people in the right positions, with a set of systems and a culture that keeps them in those positions and excited to be there. However, the current reality for the construction industry is the challenge of not only an insufficient quantity of craft workers, supervisors, managers and staff for available positions, but also an industry that may not be appealing enough to attract and retain the younger Millennials or the upcoming Generation Z.

-Explore what recruiting strategies and assessments may improve your chances of initially getting the right people to your front door.
-Understand what primary elements to watch for during the recruiting process to hire hiring quality employees
-Identify the leadership styles that motivate people and create a productive environment
-Discover the common mistakes that companies may make when addressing poor employee retention

FREE Webinar
September 16, 2014
2:00-3:30 p.m. EST
Register Here

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FMI Releases Q2-2014 Construction Outlook

FMI Management Consultants has released their quarterly market report.  Get the breakdown of our industry in this comprehensive report. 

At the bottom of the report/outlook you can learn how to contact FMI for individual company research and consulting.  In addition you can login to their website which gives you the opportunity to access the FMI blog and quarterly business journal.  There is also a list of upcoming events and seminars on a variety of construction themes such as:

Construction Executive Institute

Construction Selling Skills

Project Execution....and more

Get the Report Here

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Upcoming Trainings from The Knowledge Source
 
Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
August 25th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $25, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP $80
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Rough terrain forklift training vividly impresses upon the students the necessity for safety in all aspects of lift truck operations and procedures.  The safety standards reviewed in detail include graphic illustrations of the personal and economic dangers inherent in the use of forklift equipment.  The step-by-step progression of this training is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to become a safe and professional forklift operator.  This is the classroom portion of the total training requirement for rough terrain forklifts. 
Intended Audience: This course is intended for all individuals on a jobsite who may be charged with operating a forklift at any time.

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or 414-778-4100.

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First Aid/CPR/AED Training
August 27th & 28th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $60, Associate - $70, *CBA’s - $85, Non-Affiliated IAP - $125
Gert Grohmann, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Medic First Aid, CPR and AED training is designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider.  This extremely valuable program will help employers comply with OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees on how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.  Two-year certification cards are issued upon completion of this course. 
Intended Audience:  This course is for any adult who wishes to become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, especially those charged with the responsibility to respond in an emergency. 

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or 414-778-4100.

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STP 10: General and Specialty Contractor Dynamics
September 15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $150, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Dan Burazin and Gert Grohmann, AGC of Greater Milwaukee
STP promotes an interactive training atmosphere among course participants and employs some of the most dynamic instructors in the construction industry.  Unit ten explores construction systems, contractual relationships, value, impact and quality of specialty subcontractors, selecting specialty contractors, the importance of open communication, mobilization, time management and project closeout.
Intended Audience:  This course was specifically designed for superintendents, foremen, project managers as well as those who aspire to hold these positions in the future.

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or 414-778-4100.

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OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
September 16th, 18th, 23rd & 25th, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $115, Associate - $155, *CBA’s - $175, Non-Affiliated IAP - $250
Gert Grohmann & Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Need your OSHA 10-Hour training card to get on the job?  You’ve come to the right place!  This 10-Hour construction safety course was developed by the US Department of Labor to provide construction workers, supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities with an awareness of construction safety and health concerns in the construction industry.  All attendees will become familiar with reading and using the OSHA standards for construction 23 CFR 1926.  Other construction safety and health standards are also discussed.  Attendees receive an update and review of standard construction safety and health principles and information that prepares them to recognize and control a variety of hazardous conditions.  An OSHA card will be issued. 
Intended Audience: This course is intended for anyone within the industry who has a stake in jobsite safety, especially field crews.

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or 414-778-4100.

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In the News
 
Luxury Apartment Builder Buys Vacant Riverfront Site

Housing developer Atlantic Realty Partners Inc. acquired the large former Gallun tannery site along the Milwaukee River for $2.5 million and is setting plans for upscale apartment or condo development there.

Atlantic Realty president Richard Aaronson said the project details are being worked out, but the general concept is for mid-rise buildings with apartments or condos, similar to other projects lining that segment of the Milwaukee River. The vacant former tannery site at 1781 N. Water St. has been available for years and with more than 1,000 feet of water frontage is a prime multifamily housing site.

"We want to get input from the community at large," Aaronson said. "We hope to initiate those efforts in the coming weeks and months."

Several developers who have looked at the Gallun site over the years have not been able to close a deal. Most recently, Fiduciary Real Estate Development Inc. and Opus Development Corp. in 2012 eyed the site for apartments. Aaronson said it has challenges, including a steep grade difference between Water Street and the riverfront. He said it also will require environmental cleanup. However, the improving housing market, and the work done by the Gallun family to clear the property and much of its contamination makes a project workable.

"We've been aware of the site's availability for a long time, and I think only in the past couple of years has our interest been heightened by the fact that the Gallun family has been able to undertake most of the remediation," Aaronson said.

The development will include a public riverwalk on the waterfront, Aaronson said. Atlantic Realty is working with local architect Jim Shields, of HGA Architects and Engineers, to design the project, he said.

"I wouldn't take anything off the table, I won't rule out retail and restaurants, but I would say it's not a high priority for us at this time," Aaronson said.

Locally, Atlantic Realty, based in Atlanta, developed the Reserve at Wauwatosa Village apartments at 6100 W. State St. about 14 years ago.

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$14M Industrial Project Proposed for Yellow Freight Site in West Allis

Wangard Partners Inc. has lined up a tenant to occupy a new large industrial building in West Allis and is planning to build a second, neighboring speculative facility, according to city officials.

The Milwaukee developer would build the facilities on the former Yellow Freight terminal property, which Wangard will buy from the city of West Allis. The property, vacant since 2007, is one of several industrial redevelopments undertaken by the city. It is at West Rogers and South 116th streets.

Wangard Partners’ $14 million project will undergo a West Allis Plan Commission review Aug. 13, said West Allis Mayor Dan Devine. The proposal includes a 72,000-square-foot facility that Wangard would build for an undisclosed tenant, Devine said. The company also plans a second 50,000-square-foot speculative building, he said.

The developer anticipates it will close on the financing for the development in September, Devine said. The project already is approved for $14 million in New Markets Tax Credits from West Allis’ First Ring Industrial Redevelopment Enterprise Inc., he said.

Officials from Wangard Partners were not immediately available for comment.

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In This Issue
Association Highlights
AGC Annual Golf Outing Highlights
CLC Networking Event
Hiring & Retaining the Right People
FMI Releases Q2-2014 Construction Outlook
Upcoming Trainings from The Knowledge Source
Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
First Aid/CPR/AED Training
STP 10: General and Specialty Contractor Dynamics
OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
In the News
Luxury Apartment Builder Buys Vacant Riverfront Site
$14M Industrial Project Proposed for Yellow Freight Site in West Allis
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