May 22, 2018
Association Highlights
 
AGC Recognizes Members of the Construction Industry at Annual Awards Dinner

The AGC Past Presidents’ and Awards Night recognizes past leadership and congratulates the companies that are receiving Safety Award along with other award honorees at the Wisconsin Club on May 8th. Awards given at the Past Presidents’ and Awards Night includes the AGC Special Community Service Award, Skill, Integrity and Responsibility (S.I.R.) Award and the AGC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out the winners below!


The AGC Special Community Service Award recognizes distinguished individuals who have unselfishly furthered the interests of our community. This year we wanted to recognize John Schlifske (NML-Chairman & CEO) and Sandy Botcher (NML-Vice President) who were responsible for binging the Northwestern Mutual Insurance tower to fruition. This important project has sparked an extraordinary impact on are industry and has ignited a building renaissance that is unsurpassed in the city of Milwaukee.

The S.I.R Award recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual to the tenets that underline what the AGC is all about; Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility. This Year Tim Jones (Mortenson Construction) was chosen for his leadership as an AGC Board Member and Board President as well as his dedication to his community through his close involvement in various civic and business organizations.

The most Prestigious award of the night, the AGC Lifetime Achievement Award, has only been given out a few times since this category was first created. This award is reserved for an individual that has a long, distinguished legacy with the AGC. Recognized that night was Tim Just from Berghammer Construction. Tim has served on the AGC Board for over a decade and for a time as Board Chairman. He has also been the point person for the industry on all labor relations matters as the AGC Labor Policy Chairman.

Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to all of the winners!

For pictures from the event visit our Facebook page here.

 

A special thank you to everyone who sponsored this event:

Gold

CG Schmidt, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company 
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Silver

Aon Risk Solutions   
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.  
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.  
Lippert Flooring and Tile 
Mortenson Construction 
Prism Technical, Management & Marketing Services, LLC 

 

Bronze

Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC   
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
International Concrete Products, Inc.   
Olympic Companies, Inc.   
Sanchez Painting Contractors   
VerHalen Commercial Interiors   
VJS Construction Services   

 



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AGC Welcomes the UWM College of Engineer & Applied Science as Our Newest Member

The AGC is excited to welcome UWM's College of Engineer & Applied Science as our newest member. UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science is a dynamic research institution with award-winning faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and established business connections.

One of only two doctorate-granting institutions in the state of Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee’s location offers unique benefits to engineering students and faculty alike.

Collaborative research, corporate partnerships, and real-world work experience are an integral part of the UWM experience.

Learn More about UWM's College of Engineer & Applied Science here.

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AGC-GM Past President, Tim Jones, Appointed to Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund
The Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee (AGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Jones, Vice President of Operations with Mortenson Construction, and current AGC Board Member, as the newest Trustee to the Building Trades United Pension Fund. Jones’ track record of dedication and leadership to the Commercial Construction Industry will serve him well in his new capacity as Trustee on a multibillion-dollar pension fund.
 
“Tim is quickly becoming one of the leaders in our local industry, whose insight and tireless service has proven invaluable,” stated Chief Executive Officer, Mike Fabishak. “In addition to his great leadership within our organization, he has also shown to be a tough but fair negotiator as a member of our collective bargaining team. I cannot think of anyone better suited to sit as Trustee on one of the Nation’s largest pension funds,” added Mr. Fabishak.
 
Tim began his career with Mortenson in 1994 and has built a reputation for developing trusting relationships with customers and partners and providing strong mentorship to his team. As Vice President of Operations, Tim is responsible for the Wisconsin operation’s staffing, training, and career development. Born and raised in Madison, Tim now lives with his wife and two daughters in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
 
The Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund (BTUPTF) is a multi-employer pension fund established in 1959.  Spanning eleven trade unions, over 700 contributing employers, and over 28,000 participants, the BTUPTF has provided valuable retirement protection for Participants and their families for over 50 years.
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Enhanced Drug Testing to Begin June 1st for Carpenters and Operators CBA’s

Beginning June 1, 2018, contractors who are signatory to the Operating Engineers Local 139 Area I Master Building Agreement and the NCSRCC Commercial Carpenters and Floor Coverers Agreement are required to participate in the new Substance Abuse Testing and Assistance Policy (SATAP) Program.


This program is designed to increase accountability through the introduction of a robust labor-management council, which will monitor program effectiveness and maximize contractor participation. This new program will be more effective by universally testing members statewide. And contractors are incentivized to participate through prefunded reimbursements.

Contractors signatory to these agreements are required to register with the program administrator, Construction Data Services (CDS). Registration forms are available here and should be returned to CDS via fax at (314) 645-6767.


For more information on the SATAP program or other labor relations issues, please contact Nathan Jurowski, AGC General Counsel, at (414) 778-4104 or njurowski@agc-gm.org.


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CLC Golf Outing - Invitations Have Been Sent!

Invitations have been sent for the AGC Construction Leadership Council's Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, June 21st!  We will be at the Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, and feature an All-Day Lunch, contests on the course, buffet dinner, raffles, door prizes and more!  This event is a Member favorite, so RSVP as soon as possible to ensure you get a spot

Sponsorships for the AGC Construction Leadership Council Annual Golf Outing are still available! 

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 includes all 6 On-Course Contests, so all golfers 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!

View Sponsorship Form here.

 

Thank You to those who have already sponsored!

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Education & Research (E&R) Foundation Hosts University Rep's for a 2nd Round of Research Grant Proposals

On May 21, 2018, members of the AGC’s Education & Research (E&R) Foundation, (Rupert Kotze, Rick Schmidt, Jim Parks, Josh Halvorsen and Mike Fabishak) hosted representatives from Marquette University, MSOE and UWM for a second round of research grant proposals aimed to help usher in a new era of hands-on construction-related tools in higher education.


Proposals were originally presented to the E&R Foundation on February 22nd, all were designed to address specific problems within the local commercial construction industry, and members of the E&R Foundation were so impressed that they invited the representatives to return. This second round of proposals focused on establishing direct engagement with AGC Members, ensuring the greatest direct impact on the industry from AGC contractors’ philanthropic generosity. 


The AGC-GM Education & Research Foundation was founded as a philanthropic organization in the 1970’s to promote construction industry education and research efforts. Since it was established, the E&R Foundation Board of Directors has awarded over $1 million in grants and scholarships to local schools and universities throughout southeastern Wisconsin.  Additionally, the E&R Foundation provides research and development funding for initiatives related to the wellbeing and advancement of the construction industry.


The E&R Foundation is one way the AGC continues to be an invaluable educational resource for our industry. 

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In The News
 
M+W | Gilbane Announces Second Invitation to Bid for Work on Foxconn Project

M+W | Gilbane released the second invitation to bid for work on Phase I of Foxconn's advanced manufacturing plant in the Village of Mount Pleasant. This bid release includes the core and shell work for an 88,000-square-foot multipurpose building. A pre-bid conference and matchmaking session will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at the SC Johnson iMET Center, Room 104 (2320 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant), and all bids are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

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Designs wanted for Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley Riverwalk
The city of Milwaukee and Menomonee Valley Partners have issued a request for proposals to design the recently proposed Menomonee Valley Riverwalk.

The sought-after project would be paid for with public and private money as development emerges along the Menomonee River.

The Milwaukee Common Council last year approved the Menomonee Valley Riverwalk Overlay Zone, which provides public access along the riverfront. A host of designs were released recently, too, as part of the Menomonee Valley Design Charette, a project that sought to envision projects for the undeveloped riverfront land.

The Milwaukee RiverWalk was also recently... Full article.
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In This Issue
Association Highlights
AGC Recognizes Members of the Construction Industry at Annual Awards Dinner
AGC Welcomes the UWM College of Engineer & Applied Science as Our Newest Member
AGC-GM Past President, Tim Jones, Appointed to Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund
Enhanced Drug Testing to Begin June 1st for Carpenters and Operators CBA’s
CLC Golf Outing - Invitations Have Been Sent!
Education & Research (E&R) Foundation Hosts University Rep's for a 2nd Round of Research Grant Proposals
In The News
M+W | Gilbane Announces Second Invitation to Bid for Work on Foxconn Project
Designs wanted for Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley Riverwalk
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