December 6, 2018
AGC's Holiday Gala, December 7th - SOLD OUT!

This year's AGC Holiday Gala is sold out! Thank you for everyone who donated to the silent auction and sponsored this great event!

Money raised at this event goes directly to the AGC's Education & Research Foundation, providing educational programs and scholarships at our local universities that will allow deserving students the chance to pursue their dreams of a career in construction. The Foundation’s scholarships include:

  • The MSOE AGC Scholarship
  • The Marquette University Robert Caspari Scholarship
  • The Marquette University Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Scholarship
  • The UW-Milwaukee Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Scholarship


Thank you to everyone to those who have already sponsored!


Aon
Babcock Solutions
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Beeler Construction, Inc.
Cathedral Builders, Inc.
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Common Links Construction LLC
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Hetzel-Sanfilippo, Inc.
Hurtado Zimmerman S.C.
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
International Concrete Products, Inc.
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Michels Corporation
Nations Roof North LLC
Riv/Crete Ready Mix, LLC
Spancrete

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Save The Date - AGC Annual Meeting and Networking Dinner Jan. 15th

SAVE THE DATE
January 15th, 2019

AGC Annual Meeting and Networking Dinner
Wisconsin Club 

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

Keep your eyes peeled for more info about this great event!

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Questions Answered at 2019 Economic Forecast

AGC is always looking towards the future, and our Economic Forecast from Ken Simonson and Clare Zempel is a great example of how we provide members with the most up to date and trustworthy information to help run your businesses.

This compelling event  provided the Milwaukee area construction industry leaders with a comprehensive understanding of what to expect in the industry in 2019. 

Check out this great video our friends from the Daily Reporter put together from the event here.

 See pictures from this event one of our social media page:

Check out other educational programs and events at AGC here.

 

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The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in December - STP, Lean Construction and Much More!


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

December 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

   


Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
December 6th 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. 

 


Lean Construction Unit 7: Problem Solving Principles and Tools

December 20th
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Corp G.C. - $250, Associate - $300, CBA’s - $400, Non-Affiliated IAP - $600
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University


Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools is a six hour, instructor-led course that describes the Lean Problem Solving Process and illustrates how to use tools to solve problems in a lean manner. The course is divided into three sessions and teaches participants to:

•    Explain the lean Problem Solving Process
•    Use tools to solve problems in a lean manner
•    Descript how to solve problems in a team
•    Use an A3 as a problem solving and communication tool
•    Describe the use of the other tools available for problem solving

 
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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‘Smart Future’: Foxconn’s Yeung Pledges to Support Innovative Infrastructure
The “smart future” that Foxconn officials envision for Wisconsin could include infrastructure laced with technological and green-energy innovations — as well as a workforce augmented by automation, a company executive said Wednesday.

Speaking in Madison at a summit organized by the business group Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Alan Yeung, Foxconn director of U.S. strategic initiatives, called on state officials to consider investing in the sort of high-tech infrastructure that could make it easier to transport goods and people to and from the company’s regional offices in various parts of the state. As an example of what he meant, Yeung spoke of “smart roads,” which would have technological features to help direct autonomous vehicles’ navigation systems.

“I would challenge us to think about what infrastructure spending and investment we would be doing now that would cause us to look back and say, ‘Ah ha, that was a good investment,'” Yeung said.

Yeung said Wisconsin has made wise investments in energy infrastructure, giving it some of the lowest prices in the country. Those low costs, he said, were one of the “prime reasons” Foxconn chose to build a massive manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant, he said.

Yeung also spoke about the company’s plans to seek out local residents to work in its factory, as well as spend money on automation. His remarks came several weeks after company officials publicly disputed reports that they were considering recruiting workers from China to make up for a lack of talent in Wisconsin. Company officials have said as many as 90 percent of the 13,000 workers the company has committed to hiring would be engineers and other sorts of white-collar employees.

Yeung said one of Foxconn’s priorities is to make technology play a bigger part in Wisconsin’s economy. He said he and his colleagues intend to support infrastructure projects to help bring the state closer to that goal.

Foxconn stands to receive as much as $4.5 billion worth of state and local subsidies in return for building its factory in Mount Pleasant. In recent months, the company has opened a handful of satellite offices, dubbed “innovation centers,” in various corners of the state. In early October, for instance, Foxconn bought a building in downtown Racine to house a research and development center that would be used to test transportation networks, inspire innovative city planning and promote the use of green energy, among other things.

Yeung said researchers there could end up working on smart roads and similar sorts of infrastructure in Racine. Smart roads and driverless cars, he said, could eventually provide a service similar to what was expected from the high-speed-rail line federal officials had once proposed having built between Milwaukee and Madison, a project that Gov. Scott Walker effectively killed when he was elected in 2010.

“Our state — this is our state now — needs to be ready and prepared when information knowledge population growth come with economic growth,” Yeung said.

UW-System President Ray Cross praised Foxconn’s recent work with state universities. Cross noted that Foxconn officials have discussed using $100 million to...Read full article here.
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Brookfield WhirlyBall game venue and restaurant under construction, opening set for summer
Construction has started on the WhirlyBall game venue and restaurant at Brookfield Square, with a summer opening planned.

The two-story, 45,000-square-foot entertainment center will feature two WhirlyBall courts on the ground level. The namesake activity is a combination of lacrosse and bumper cars played by two teams of five.

The development also will house eight bowling lanes with lane-side service, a four-lane VIP bowling suite and a multi-level LaserTag arena.

WhirlyBall will include a full service 75-seat restaurant and bar with an outdoor patio and terrace. It is replacing part of the...Read full article here.

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In This Issue
AGC's Holiday Gala, December 7th - SOLD OUT!
Save The Date - AGC Annual Meeting and Networking Dinner Jan. 15th
Questions Answered at 2019 Economic Forecast
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in December - STP, Lean Construction and Much More!
‘Smart Future’: Foxconn’s Yeung Pledges to Support Innovative Infrastructure
Are You Taking Advantage of AGC's Membership Discount Program?
Brookfield WhirlyBall game venue and restaurant under construction, opening set for summer
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