May 12, 2017
Photo Album: AGC Honors Members at Past Presidents' & Awards Night

On Tuesday, May 9th, over 180 AGC of Greater Milwaukee Members crowded the Grand Ballroom of the Wisconsin Club to socialize and network as we prepared to begin our Annual Past Presidents' & Awards Night dinner.  It was great to see so many faces, familiar and new, smiling and having a wonderful time as we recognized the accomplishments of our Membership's companies and individuals. See the Photos From the Event Here!

First of all, we'd like to say Thank You again to our generous Sponsors for this Event!

Gold Sponsors
CG Schmidt, Inc.
The Blue Book Building & Construction Network
iSqFt

Silver Sponsors
Aon Risk Solutions
Catalyst Construction
Construction Supply & Erection, Inc.
Husch Blackwell LLP
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Sanchez Painting Contractors

Bronze Sponsors
Common Links Construction LLC
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental
New Berlin Redi-Mix/Kohler Pit
Spancrete

After a few welcoming words from AGC CEO, Mike Fabishak, and our 2017 AGC-GM President, Tim Jones from Mortenson Construction, we recognized the Graduates from our Supervisory Training Program.  They are:

Rick Dembowiak - J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Jeff Dietz - Berghammer Corporation
Dustin Henderson - J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Reese Mersberger - J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Scott Rajchel - Duwe Metal Products
Brandon Sarg - Duwe Metal Products
Kevin Stuckey - Stuckey Construction Company, Inc.
Ben Svehlek - Berghammer Corporation
Andy Tocco - J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Bill Zagorski - J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.

Next, we awarded Safety Awards to those companies who performed better than the national average in their respective categories.  Those companies are:

Associate Leadership in Safety Award
Coates Electric
Common Links Construction LLC
Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental
J.F. Ahern Co.
J.M. Brennan, Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Lighthouse Safety LLC
Olympic Companies, Inc.
Pieper Electric Inc.
Red Cedar Steel Erectors, Inc.
Sanchez Painting Contractors
Total Mechanical, Inc.
Wellenstein and Sons, Inc.

Corporate Leadership in Safety Award
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Peter Schwabe Inc.

President's Safety Excellence Award
Dillett Mechanical Service, Inc. - AGC Associate 50,000 to 100,000 Hours
KMI Construction, LLC - AGC Associate 100,000 to 300,000 Hours
Veit Companies - AGC Associate Over 300,000 Hours
Catalyst Construction    AGC Corporate 50,000 to 100,000 Hours
Hunzinger Construction    AGC Corporate 100,000 to 300,000 Hours
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc. - AGC Corporate Over 300,000 Hours
Mortenson Construction - AGC Corporate Over 300,000

Finally, AGC of Greater Milwaukee Recognized those earning our Special Category Awards.  They are:

Frank Slamar, CG Schmidt, Inc. - Lifetime Achievement Award (pictured)
Adam Jelen, Gilbane - Harvey Peterson Safety Award
Ken Novotny, J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc. - Gilbert Czaplewski Superintendent Award
Dave Jones, Jens Construction - Pioneer Award
Phil Purpero, C.W. Purpero, Inc. - Associate of the Year Award
Eric Wynn, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. - S.I.R. Award
Angie Benike, J.F. Ahern Co. - Chairman of the Year Award
Jim McShane, McShane Construction - Special Community Service Award

Congratulations to all the recipients, and thank you all for joining us for this special event!

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Spots are Still Available! Register for the CLC Northwestern Mutual Residential Tower Tour Before They're Gone!

Join the AGC Construction Leadership Council on Thursday, May 25th as we tour the latest addition to the Milwaukee skyline, the Northwestern Mutual Residential Tower at 777 N Van Buren St!  Space is limited, but we do have some spots still available, so act fast and return the Registration Form ASAP.

Also, please be aware a Waiver Form will be required.  We ask that you print it, fill it out, and bring it with you on the day of the event.  We will be collecting them as you step onto the site.

The meeting point will be by the main gate on the corner of Wells & Van Buren at 5 pm.  Street parking should be in ample supply at this hour, but please keep in mind that spots are metered until 6 pm.

Afterwards, join us at Whiskey Bar for some socializing and appetizers.  Thank you to our Food Sponsors: Hurtado Zimmerman S.C., CG Schmidt, Inc., Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., The Blue Book Network & iSqFt.  Thanks to their generosity, we are able to waive the $10 fee for students, and invite all students to join us for FREE!



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CLC Golf Outing Sponsorships will Now Support Scholarship!

Sponsorships for the AGC Construction Leadership Council Annual Golf Outing have officially opened!  While sponsorships will remain open until June 15th, the Early-Birdie sponsors who return the Sponsorship Form before Thursday, May 18th will be listed on the invitation that goes out to ALL of our AGC Members.

This year, your sponsorship will also be supporting our local students and universities.  On the Sponsorship Form, you will notice many have a dollar amount (In Parentheses) next to them.  That amount will go directly to the fund-raising efforts for a new CLC Scholarship fund.  Also, as an added value, the Eagle Sponsorship now includes all 6 On-Course Contests, so all golfers this year are automatically entered to compete for the prizes!

So show your support for the AGC-CLC AND for education, and return the Sponsorship Form today!

Thank You to those who have already Sponsored!

Eagle Sponsors
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Hole Sponsors
KMI Construction
NEXT Electric

Tee Sponsors
Coates Electric

Sign Sponsor
iSqFt
The Blue Book Network

Dinner Sponsor
Creative Constructors, LLC

Exclusive Keg Sponsor
LaForce Inc.

Refreshment Cart
Hausmann-Johnson Insurance

Raffle Donation
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental

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Member News - Who's Making Headlines?

Rick Schmidt, Jr., CG Schmidt, Receives Marquette Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Mr. Rick Schmidt, president and CEO of CG Schmidt Inc., received Marquette University's 2017 Opus College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award on April 28th. Thank you, Rick, for all your contributions to the College as well as supporting the Construction Engineering program, and Congratulations!  Read More Here

 

 

J. F. Ahern Co. Supports STEM Academy & Institute
J.F. Agern Co. showed their support for our industry's future by being a Sponsor of the STEM Academy & Institute. On Tuesday, April 25th, the Fond du Lac STEM Academy and Institute hosted their 2nd Annual Design Challenge Showcase. The showcase highlighted student driven solutions, complete with prototypes, to local community issues. Along with the student showcase of solutions, the event served as a major fundraiser for the school. The school raised funds to help with student transportation, procurement of materials, and technology and supplies necessary to support this unique learning environment.  Read the Press Release Here

 

Got news? Share your company news with the AGC of Greater Milwaukee membership by sending press releases, notices, etc. to Brian Eigenfeld at beigenfeld@agc-gm.org

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Calling All Golfers! The AGC Golf Classic is August 14th!
at the Wisconsin Country Club

Be sure to mark your calendars for Monday, August 14th for the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Annual Golf Classic, benefiting the AGC Education & Research Foundation.

We will again be hosting this event at the exclusive and beautiful Wisconsin Country Club, which provides 18 challenging holes to test your skills. Attending the AGC Education & Research Foundation Annual Golf Classic provides a great networking opportunity for construction leaders and their staff.  Your fee includes golf, cart, lunch, reception, dinner, day-long refreshments, door prizes and skill prizes.  All proceeds from this event go toward funding scholarships to our local universities for students entering construction studies.

Your participation and sponsorship is what makes providing these scholarships possible!  Keep an eye out for further details and sponsorship opportunities!

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FEATURED Education Event FREE to AGC Members! Construction Industry Safety Breakfast: Silica Safety
Plus, see the remaining courses available for the rest of the Spring Semester!


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

May-June 2017

For a complete list of this semester's classes visit www.agc-gm.org/events
To Register for any classes, contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at
kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100

 

Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
May 16th
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.


Construction Industry Safety Breakfast: Silica Safety
May 17th
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Complimentary to all AGC Members – Includes Continental Breakfast
Held at: Hunzinger Construction


About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone. Responsible employers have been protecting workers from harmful exposure to respirable crystalline silica for years, using widely-available equipment that controls dust with water or a vacuum system. Enforcement of OSHA’s new Silica Standard is scheduled to take effect in September of 2017. Find out what this new standard means to your operation.


Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
May 23rd & 25th
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.


The State of Labor Relations and the Pension Plan
June 21st
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - Comp., Associate - $40, CBA’s - $50, Non Affiliated IAP - $75
Mike Gantert, Executive Director, Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund (BTUPTF)
Nathan Jurowski, General Counsel, AGC of Greater Milwaukee


The AGC of Greater Milwaukee is bargaining four new labor agreements this spring, with the Bricklayers, Carpenters, Cement Masons and Laborers. Join us as stakeholders discuss developments from these newly negotiated labor agreements.

The second half of this program will be an interactive discussion regarding the state of the Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund (BTUPTF). Mike Gantert has served as the Executive Director of the BTUPTF for over two decades. He will discuss the current pension plan status and what factors lay ahead that will have an important impact on the plan’s status. This program is a “can’t miss” for those educated contractors who want to clearly understand the various liability aspects of your participation as a contributor to this plan.

For a complete list of this semester's classes visit www.agc-gm.org/events
To Register for any classes, contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at
kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100
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AGC-A Pushes Solutions to Solve Labor Shortage

The AGC-A believes the lack of available skilled workers was a factor in why construction employment increased by only 5,000 jobs in April.  "Construction firms continued adding new jobs at a faster rate than the broader economy during the past year as demand for their services remains strong," said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association's chief executive officer. "But many firms would likely have added even more new workers if only they could find enough qualified people to bring on board."  Read the Full Article Here

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In the News
 
What Will Keep the Construction Boom Going?

Southeastern Wisconsin has sustained a construction boom for the past five years, particularly with multifamily housing developments being built in and near downtown Milwaukee.

And while there are signs the market may be maturing as some developers and banks are putting the brakes on future projects, development and construction industry experts are confident the industry has not hit its peak as other areas, including senior living and industrial, continue to grow.

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Construction Employment at 9-Year High in April

Employment in the construction industry hit its highest point in nine years in April, a national trade group reported.

Citing seasonally adjusted federal data, the Associated General Contractors of America reported that the industry added 5,000 jobs from March to April, bringing the number of people employed in construction to 6.877 million. The AGC also noted that average construction wages were up in April by 2.1 percent above what they had been in the same month the year before. Construction workers now make $28.55 an hour on average.

At the same time, association officials reported that the increase would most likely have been greater were it not for the industry’s persistent labor shortage.

“Construction firms continued adding new jobs at a faster rate than the broader economy during the past year as demand for their services remains strong,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, AGC chief executive officer, in an official statement. “But many firms would likely have added even more new workers if only they could find enough qualified people to bring on board.”

Of the various sectors within the construction industry, the biggest employment gains were seen in nonresidential construction – building, specialty trades and civil-engineering construction. Those added 3,200 jobs in April. Separately, the residential sector added 900 jobs.

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Photo Album: AGC Honors Members at Past Presidents' & Awards Night
Spots are Still Available! Register for the CLC Northwestern Mutual Residential Tower Tour Before They're Gone!
CLC Golf Outing Sponsorships will Now Support Scholarship!
Member News - Who's Making Headlines?
Calling All Golfers! The AGC Golf Classic is August 14th!
FEATURED Education Event FREE to AGC Members! Construction Industry Safety Breakfast: Silica Safety
AGC-A Pushes Solutions to Solve Labor Shortage
In the News
What Will Keep the Construction Boom Going?
Construction Employment at 9-Year High in April
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