July 5, 2018
Sold Out CLC Golf Outing Exceeds Fundraising Goal!

We are happy to say that the sold-out CLC Golf outing was a huge success as we exceeded our fundraising goal!

During their round of golf, attendees had the opportunity to see demonstrations from MKE Drones, use the always popular golf cannon and grab some drinks and cigars from one of our many hole sponsors. Along with all the fun on the course, participants were able to buy raffle ticket to win prizes ranging from an electric smoker to a new putter.

Thank you to everyone who attended and sponsored this event. Your generosity helps support scholarships that benefit students at MSOE, Marquette University, and UWM.

Check out the great moments we captured from the event  on our Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Thank You to everyone who sponsored the event!

Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp

C. D. Smith Construction Inc.

CG Schmidt, Inc.

Common Links Construction LLC

Construction Supply & Erection, Inc.

Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc.

Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental

Doral Corporation

Esch Construction Supply, Inc.

F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc.

Fabick Rents - The CAT Rental Store

Hetzel-Sanfilippo Inc.

Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.

J.F. Ahern Co.

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

J.M. Brennan, Inc.

Kotze Construction Co., Inc.

LaForce Inc.

Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.

Lockton Companies

Michels Foundations

MKE Drones

Mortenson Construction

NEXT Electric, Inc.

Professional Service Industries, Inc.

Spancrete

State Painting Company

United States Alliance Fire Protection, Inc.

VerHalen Commercial Interiors

VJS Construction Services

Zurich Insurance & Surety

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Connect with the Industry While Taking in a Ball Game!
CLC Brewer's Tailgate Summer Social

Join the AGC Construction Leadership Council at our Summer Social. We'll also be having a Tailgate Party, where we’ll grill out, have a buffet of sides, and set up games and contests to play.

Then we will take a short hike up to the Miller Park stadium where we will watch our Milwaukee Brewers take on the San Diego Padres. We can cheer them home from our seats in Section 237, the bleachers where fans know how to party!  We want everyone to be included, so we have arranged for members of your immediate family to be able to attend at the price of your level of membership!  This year, we will be holding a Bags Tournament, with a 50/50 Split between the winners and the AGC Education & Research Foundation towards our CLC Scholarship! 

We are also seeking Food & Beverage Sponsors for the Tailgate, contact Nathan at 414-778-4100 or e-mail njurowski@agc-gm.org for more details.


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IMORTANT INFORMATION Registration Required for New Enhanced Drug Testing Program

Contractors who employ Union Carpenters or Union Operating Engineers are required to register for the new Substance Abuse Testing and Assistance Policy (SATAP) Program. Registration forms are available here and should be returned via fax at (314) 645-6767 to the program administrator, Construction Data Services (CDS).

This new testing program applies to hours worked on or after June 1, 2018, under the Operating Engineers Local 139 Area I Master Building Agreement and the NCSRCC Commercial Carpenters and Floor Coverers Agreement.

This new SATAP program will lead to greater jobsite safety and is only the latest initiative marshalled in by the leadership at AGC to address an immediate and widespread need within the construction industry.

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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The Lean Construction Series, One of Our Most Popular Programs, is Coming Back!

AGC of Greater Milwaukee is excited to be offering a Lean Construction Series to kick off this year's fall semester.  This is one of our most popular programs and Units 1: Variation in Production Systems and 2: Pull in Production will be starting on August 30, 2018.

Lean Construction is driven to minimize costs and maximize value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost — from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to designers and contractors who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. To develop the tools needed to build lean, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has developed the Lean Construction Education Program. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system.

AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program is a series of courses that progressively cover a range of topics essential to Lean Construction, including:

•    Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems
•    Unit 2: Pull in Production
•    Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring
•    Unit 4: The Last Planner® System
•    Unit 5: Lean Supply Chains and Assembly
•    Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-Construction
•    Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools

 

For a complete list of next 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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Wisconsin See's a Year-Over-Year Increase of 3% in Construction Employment

On June 26th, the AGC of America's Chief Economist, Ken Simonson, released the May 2018 construction employment numbers for the 358 metro areas across the US. The State of Wisconsin saw a year-over-year increase of 3 percent in Construction employment, with the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA area also seeing a 2 percent increase. Eau Claire (12%) and Janesville-Beloit (10%) enjoyed the greatest gains, while Green Bay (0%), La Crosse-Onalaska (0%), and Oshkosh-Neenah (0%) were at the opposite end of the spectrum, remaining flat.

Read the full list to see how your area fared.

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Diversity & Inclusion, a Competitive Edge in Construction Idustry
Spotlight - CLC Leadership Development Conference

The CLC Leadership Development Conference (LDC) brings together emerging construction leaders from across the country in various construction sectors to network, learn and share.  This event is the only event of its kind for the construction industry. It is an opportunity to connect with fellow emerging leader construction professionals from across the country. The program this year is diverse, offering construction professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills along with information on CLC best practices and how to grow local CLC groups.
This year, LDC is held in conjunction with three other AGC Annual Conferences referred to as the AGC Joint Contractors Conference. Each conference will have it's own education sessions but the networking events will all be co-mingled in hopes of fostering further collaboration between construction specialties within the industry.

Session highlights include:

Diversity & Inclusion as a Competitive Edge

With the U.S. becoming increasingly diverse, our industry in general and construction companies in particular will need to reflect changing demographics to maintain, grow and/or reinforce a competitive edge. The arguments for a company including diversity and inclusion (D&I) as a key business strategy go beyond the moral imperative of “doing the right thing” and focus on the measurable financial results that can be achieved by cultivating a sound D & I culture. Diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives are valuable strategies to generating innovation, increasing profitability, and...

Read more here.

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In The News
 
Foxconn Groundbreaking Shines Global Spotlight on MKE Region's Bright Future

The June 28 ceremonial groundbreaking for Foxconn's future 22-million-square-foot manufacturing and research campus included Governor Scott Walker, President Donald Trump,  Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, and House Speaker Paul Ryan in Mount Pleasant.

The team effort to win the project included the MMAC and Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Partnership (M7) together with key partners at state and federal levels. It is the largest economic development win in Wisconsin's history. The campus is expected to employ 13,000 workers, making Foxconn the largest private-sector employer in the state.

"As we break ground today, we embark on a new era of manufacturing in the State of Wisconsin," said House Speaker Paul Ryan. "I'm thrilled that this project will not only create thousands of good, family-sustaining jobs, but ensure that Wisconsin is at the cutting-edge of this important industry. Today, we demonstrate to the rest of the world that Wisconsin will be a manufacturing powerhouse for generations to come."

This once-a-generation opportunity could transform Wisconsin's economy and redefine the state as a global digital technology hub with Foxconn already looking to increase its supply chain within the Milwaukee Region.

"We have already seen a number of companies asking about sites, coming to visit, coming to see where they might locate," said Gale Klappa, co-chair of Milwaukee 7.

Check out MMAC's information on the Foxconn project here.

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In This Issue
Sold Out CLC Golf Outing Exceeds Fundraising Goal!
Connect with the Industry While Taking in a Ball Game!
IMORTANT INFORMATION Registration Required for New Enhanced Drug Testing Program
The Lean Construction Series, One of Our Most Popular Programs, is Coming Back!
Wisconsin See's a Year-Over-Year Increase of 3% in Construction Employment
Diversity & Inclusion, a Competitive Edge in Construction Idustry
In The News
Foxconn Groundbreaking Shines Global Spotlight on MKE Region's Bright Future
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