March 29, 2019
Consider Sponsoring Our Largest Attended Event of the Year: Our Renewed AGC Past Presidents' and Awards Night!
May 14th | Wisconsin Club - Invitations Coming Soon!

Join AGC on May 14th at the Wisconsin Club to help us recognize our past leadership, and to congratulate the companies who will be receiving a Safety Award along with our other award honorees.

The renewed Past Presidents' and Awards Night is a great opportunity to get your company in front of the construction industry. Our events have had great attendance and the Past Presidents’ and Awards Night is our highest attended event of the year! With great attendance from general contractor and construction management firms as well as sub-contracting firms, the renewed Past Presidents' and Awards Night serves as a great opportunity to network and grow your business, making it a 'can't miss event'.

Invitations to this event will be sent out soon, so keep on the lookout, and RSVP ASAP!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  For details, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

Sponsorship Levels


Gold - $2,500

Reserved table for 10
Full logo on invitation & powerpoint
Listing on all electronic invites
Full-page ad in the event program
Prominent signage at event
AGC electronic news (e-news) promotion multiple times


Silver - $1,000

4 attendees to the event
Listing on invitation & powerpoint
1/2 page ad in the event program
Signage at event
AGC electronic news (e-news) promotion multiple times


Bronze - $500

2 attendees to the event
Listing on invitation & powerpoint
1/8 page ad in the event program
Signage at event
AGC electronic news (e-news) promotion multiple times


 

Thank you to our current Sponsors!

Aon
CIBC
Common Links Construction
CornerStone One, LLC
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
International Concrete Products, Inc.
iSqFt
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Thomas A. Mason Co., Inc.
Zurich Insurance and Surety
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Industry Experts Discuss How to Deal with Conflict During a Crisis at CLC Leadership Development Event

AGC's Construction Leadership Council recently held a panel discussion on how to deal with conflict during a crisis at the new Milwaukee Brewing Company's Complex, Venue 42.

Each of the six panelists shared their unique perspectives on what it takes to manage conflict, maintain crucial business relationships, and avoid costly pitfalls during a crisis. Panelists included:

  • Tom Christiansen, General Superintendent
    VJS Construction Services, Inc.
  • Kevin Higgs, Senior Project Manager
    Langer Roofing and Sheetmetal
  • Brian O’Neill, Account Executive
    Travelers Insurance
  • Blake Wentz, Professor & Department Chair
    MSOE
  • Curt Wiebelhaus, Owner
    Building Solutions LLC
  • Ted Wisnefski, Partner
    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Along with giving their backgrounds and telling stories from their careers, the panelists also took questions from the audience. With over 50 attendees, this highly interactive and informative discussion gave our audience great strategies and techniques on how to be successful when things go wrong.

Check out what other events we have coming up here.

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Construction Industry Icons and Rising Stars Honored, Including AGC Board Member, Kevin O'Toole!

Members of the construction community recently gathered at the Harley Davidson Museum as The Daily Reporter honored Icons and Rising Stars in the construction industry.

One of the construction industry icons who was honored during this event was Hunzinger Construction 's Executive Vice President and National AGC Director, Kevin O'Toole.

Kevin has been a Board Member of AGC for years and has worked at Hunzinger Construction Company for over 30 years, almost 20 of those as Executive Vice President. Kevin oversees Hunzinger’s business development and is dedicated to total client satisfaction. Kevin is especially great at fostering long lasting client relationships and ensuring  teamwork through care and respect.

Congratulations to Kevin on being recognized! You are truly an Icon of this Industry!

Check out the other winners from The Daily Reporter's Icons of Construction and Rising Young Professionals event here.

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See How Your Area Fared - Construction Employment Increases in 265 Metros from January 2018 to January 2019

On March 15th, the AGC of America's Chief Economist, Ken Simonson, released the January 2019 construction employment numbers for the 358 metro areas across the US. The State of Wisconsin saw a year-over-year increase of 5 percent, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA area saw a 1 percent increase in construction employment. Of the remaining Wisconsin metro areas, Janesville-Beloit (14%), saw the largest gain, while Green Bay (-1%) and Wausau (-4%) saw year-over-year declines.

Read the full list to see how your area fared.

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Industry News
 
WEDC Approves Tax Credits for New Amazon Facility in Oak Creek
Support for the $200 million Project is Expected to help Create 1,500 Jobs in Milwaukee County
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has approved awarding state income tax credits to support Amazon’s plans to build a 640,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Oak Creek—a project expected to create 1,500 jobs.

Amazon plans to build the $200 million facility in the Ryan Business Park at Ryan Road and I-94.

“I thank Amazon for its continued commitment to growing in Wisconsin,” said Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development organization. “Amazon’s existing distribution center in Kenosha County, which opened in 2014, is a true Wisconsin success story, and the company’s decision to make another major investment in our state is a testament to Wisconsin’s strong business climate and outstanding workforce.”

WEDC is awarding the company with up to $7.5 million in tax credits for job creation and capital investment for any investments Amazon makes in Wisconsin. The actual amount of credits the company will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created and the amount of capital investment the company makes through 2024.

All tax credits are...Read full article here.
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Four Ways to Benefit from Milwaukee’s Deconstruction Ordinance Freeze

On Jan. 14th, the Milwaukee Common Council voted to freeze its deconstruction ordinance until 2020, once again allowing the demolition of homes and historic structures built in or before 1929. The substitute ordinance also requires the Department of Neighborhood Services to spend at least $1.2 million on the deconstruction of city-owned properties in 2019.

The team at Razed & Found, a division of WasteCap Resource Solutions, said that the original deconstruction ordinance had some lofty goals that were not met. Yet, Razed & Found continues to believe these goals could eventually be achieved if Milwaukee starts small with practical solutions that benefit all parties involved — economically and environmentally.

Milwaukee homeowners, developers and contractors can use the pause to their advantage. There are many ways to get more firsthand experience and education when it comes to deconstruction. While deconstruction is often seen as more time-consuming and costly than demolition, it can benefit your company, your project and the local economy.

The following are four ways to benefit from the deconstruction freeze this year so that you come out on top when it is re-established in 2020.

See the four ways to benefit here.

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Boutique Hotel Planned for Milwaukee's North Side to Get $4 Million in City Financing Under New Proposal
The planned redevelopment of a former Milwaukee central city department store into a high-end hotel would receive city financing help under a new proposal.

The Ikon Hotel, which would be built within the former Sears store at 2100 W. North Ave., would receive $4 million in city funds under the proposal, which needs Common Council approval.

The proposal, unveiled Wednesday, would provide a loan through the hotel's new property tax revenue within a tax incremental financing district.

Developer Kalan Haywood is pursuing plans to redevelop the three-story, 240,000-square-foot building into an 80-room boutique hotel.

Haywood's development would include an adjacent conference center with 24,600 square feet, as well as a roof-top restaurant and other retail space, according to a Department of City Development report.

Those would amount to an estimated $30 million investment in one of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods.

The city's financing help, which will likely grow beyond the initial $4 million, is needed to help revive a large vacant building at a key...Read full article here.
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AGC Eudcation Calender
 
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in April - STP, Construction Lien Law and Much More!


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

April 2019
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
April 1st, 3rd, 8th & 10th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Instructor: Kevin Higgs - Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal


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

 

OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
April 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $320, Associate - $400, *CBA’s - $450, Non-Affiliated IAP - $700
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee


The OSHA 30-Hour training is designed for construction workers or managers with safety and health responsibilities.  Students learn to identify common hazards found on construction sites, and develop strategies to prevent injuries.  Although OSHA standards are discussed, this training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.  Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive and OSHA 30-Hour card as proof of compliance with OSHA mandates.  

Intended Audience: This course is intended for anyone within the industry who has a stake in jobsite safety, especially field crews.

 

Construction Lien Law
April 4th
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Corporate GC/CM - Complimentary, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75


The Wisconsin lien law is often misunderstood and misapplied. The essentials of how and when to prepare lien notices and claims will be reviewed. Wisconsin’s lien waiver rules will be demystified, and current best practices for lien wavers will be explained. Protecting your lien rights and defending against improper liens is critical! Whether you are a contractor, a supplier, an owner or their representative, this is the first step to protecting your lien rights. Don’t be caught off guard! Attend this seminar and learn strategies for tackling lien issues on any project.

Intended Audience:  This seminar is designed for presidents, vice presidents, owners, accountants, controllers, office managers, contractors and subcontractors.

 

OSHA’s Silica Standard
April 15th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP $100
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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. OSHA’s Silica Standard took effect in June 2017. Find out what this new standard means to your operation.

 

Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
April 29th & 30th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $60, Associate - $70, *CBA’s - $95,
Non-Affiliated IAP - $150
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.


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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In This Issue
Consider Sponsoring Our Largest Attended Event of the Year: Our Renewed AGC Past Presidents' and Awards Night!
Industry Experts Discuss How to Deal with Conflict During a Crisis at CLC Leadership Development Event
Construction Industry Icons and Rising Stars Honored, Including AGC Board Member, Kevin O'Toole!
See How Your Area Fared - Construction Employment Increases in 265 Metros from January 2018 to January 2019
Industry News
WEDC Approves Tax Credits for New Amazon Facility in Oak Creek
Four Ways to Benefit from Milwaukee’s Deconstruction Ordinance Freeze
Boutique Hotel Planned for Milwaukee's North Side to Get $4 Million in City Financing Under New Proposal
AGC Eudcation Calender
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in April - STP, Construction Lien Law and Much More!
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