January 4, 2018
Foxconn Update!
 
The AGC Annual Meeting and Networking Dinner, Featuring Foxconn Update from the State of Wisconsin
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Wisconsin Club

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee is pleased to be hosting Matthew Moroney, Director of Strategic Economic Initiatives, Wisconsin Dept. of Admin., for a lively and informative update on the Foxconn Project.

 

Invitations have been sent for the AGC Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2017!  RSVP by January 16th!  Be sure to arrive promptly for the Reception Hour, and meet other Leaders in our Industry. And join us in thanking our event sponsors CG Schmidt, Inc., Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC, iSqFt, J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc., Milwaukee Scaffolding Inc., Mortenson Construction and Spancrete!

 

All AGC Members are invited to join us at the Grand Ballroom of the Wisconsin Club to celebrate another outstanding year in construction in the Greater Milwaukee Area, meet the 2018 Board of Directors, and enjoy the fellowship of our Member colleagues and friends.  In fact, this event is one of the most valuable networking opportunities we present all year.  With upwards of half the attendees representing one of our 40 General Contractor Members, you are bound to make some valuable connections!  We have repeatedly heard of lasting professional relationships which have been developed during the reception hour and dinner.

 

So return the invite you receive in the mail ASAP!  Please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or 414-778-4100 with any questions. 

 

 

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Association Highlights
 
The Construction Leadership Council Annual Kickoff is Rapidly Approaching!
Featuring Nationally Recognized Speaker Anthony Huey

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) invites you to rumble into the new year at the Harley-Davidson Museum™ with featured guest speaker Anthony Huey as he delivers his highly-rated presentation, Making Your Message Memorable: Presentations, It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it. And a big thank you to our event sponsors Beeler Construction, Inc., Berghammer Construction Corporation, CG Schmidt, Inc., Creative Constructors, LLC, Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Fabick Cat, F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc., Hetzel-Sanfilippo Inc., Hurtado Zimmerman S.C., Ideal Crane Rental, Inc., iSqFt, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc., JP Cullen & Sons, Inc., Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Mortenson Construction, State Painting Company, The Blue Book Network and VJS Construction Services.

The CLC is excited to announce that this year’s Annual Kick-Off Event will be held at the Rumble room at the Harley-Davidson Museum™ on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception at 5:00, with a seated dinner at 6:00, and followed by the featured guest speaker at 7:00.

The CLC also has the fortunate pleasure of hosting nationally recognized communications trainer, Anthony Huey. Anthony is the owner of Reputation Management Associates, one of the nations leading communications training and crisis consulting companies. His highly interactive, hands-on session teaches effective ways to communicate your message to a wide variety of audiences you deal with every day.

This is a wonderful networking opportunity and a perfect excuse to unwind and celebrate the new year. In addition to great company in a fun atmosphere, attendees will enjoy a gourmet dinner, two drink tickets, and a complementary Museum ticket.

To register for this event, or to learn more about  the AGC and our many special events, please contact us directly at (414) 778-4100 or kjalalian@agc-gm.org.   

 

 

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The AGC Opens New Educational Resources!

Thanks to the vision of the AGC Board of Directors, and the leadership of our Construction Leadership Council (CLC), the AGC will begin to provide more hands-on, practical educational programs. New offerings will include Building Enclosure, Infection Control and Best Practices for Working in a School.

The AGC Board of Directors recently engaged with the CLC Steering Committee to develop programing that will complement the AGC's current educational course offerings as a way to bring greater, practical value to the AGC Membership. The result is a focus on applications and best practices that will help contractors with field efficiencies in new and developing areas.

With first-hand experience, the CLC Members will continue to engage with industry professionals to bring you valuable and topical programs.

For more information or to register for one of our program, contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.  

 

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The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in January


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

January 2018

For a complete list of this semester's classes or to Register for any classes,
contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at

kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100
 
 

STP 6: Risk Management and Problem Solving
January 8th, 10th, 15th & 17th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450

 

This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control. 

 

Unit 6 explores:

 

  • Safety leadership, communication and expectations
  • Planning for site safety
  • Site safety management
  • Site security and protection
  • Multi-employer safety
  • Construction risk management
  • Safety and Human Resources
  • Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documents

 

 

Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
January 16th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP $100
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.

 

 

The Economics of Safety
January 30th
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $100
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

 

Today’s challenging economic climate is not the time to back off on safety, but instead to charge ahead with communicating the importance of an accident-free workplace.  Establishing safety objectives and defining responsibilities has never been as critical as it is today.  Holding people accountable for their actions and evaluating their performance can have a big impact on the bottom line.  At one organization, the average cost of a shoulder injury was $50,000, a back injury was $35,000, a knee injury was $30,000 and a hand injury was approximately $20,000.  Learn how to prevent these losses and protect your bottom line!

 

Intended Audience: This course is designed for anyone within the construction industry who is charged with the responsibility to manage jobsite safety. 


For a complete list of this semester's classes or to Register for any classes,
contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at

kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100

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Contractors report optimism for 2018
Marjority of Firms Plan to Expand Payroll

http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcgme/editor_images/Construction-growth.jpgSeventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the general optimism outlined in Expecting Growth to Continue: The 2018 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, many firms report they remain worried about workforce shortages and infrastructure funding.

“Construction firms appear to be very optimistic about 2018 as they expect demand for all types of construction services to continue to expand,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association's chief executive officer. “This optimism is likely based on current economic conditions, an increasingly business-friendly regulatory environment and expectations the Trump administration will boost infrastructure investments.”

Read the full news release. 

 

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AGC Contractors Fund Workforce Development Programs
Through one of AGC's many industry leading initiatives

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee contractors directly support apprenticeship and workforce development initiatives through the Construction Labor Management Council of Southeastern Wisconsin and the Building Advantage.

Supported by AGC Contractor contributions, the Building Advantage is a prime example of one of the many initiatives the AGC oversees to further workforce development. Click here to learn more about Building Advantage and recent initiatives.

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In the News
 
Court upholds OSHA rule on silica dust exposure

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld a rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding workers' exposure to silica dust. "It is disappointing that the appeals court has decided to allow the misguided federal silica rules to proceed despite the many legitimate concerns we and other groups raised about the measure," said AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr. Read full article.

 

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Work on Milwaukee arena moves closer to completion

Work on an arena for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team is more than 75% complete. The installation of 16,000 seats began last month, and bookings have already been accepted for concerts in September. Read full article.

 

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In This Issue
Foxconn Update!
The AGC Annual Meeting and Networking Dinner, Featuring Foxconn Update from the State of Wisconsin
Association Highlights
The Construction Leadership Council Annual Kickoff is Rapidly Approaching!
The AGC Opens New Educational Resources!
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in January
Contractors report optimism for 2018
AGC Contractors Fund Workforce Development Programs
In the News
Court upholds OSHA rule on silica dust exposure
Work on Milwaukee arena moves closer to completion
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