May 16, 2019
Over 200 Construction Professionals Helped us Acknowledge Industry Leaders at The Past Presidents' and Awards Night!
Thank you to Everyone who Sponsored
What an amazing night!

Thank you to everyone who joined us in recognizing our past leadership and congratulating all the award winners at The AGC Past Presidents’ and Awards Night! Attendees of the Past Presidents’ and Awards Night enjoyed a great networking forum, a gourmet dinner and watched our renewed awards ceremony at the always beautiful Wisconsin Cub.

We had tremendous support this year, with over 200 industry professionals in attendance. Because of all of the great participation, we had to add the room next to the Grand Ballroom for our Networking Cocktail Hour!

  

Along with recognizing Supervisory Training Program (STP) graduates and Safety Leaders, the AGC presented a number of individual awards to exceptional construction professionals.

Harvey Peterson Award - Todd Cook , Pieper Electric

The Harvey Peterson Award was named for an individual who embraced construction industry safety long before the rest of the industry recognized how important safety was. Harvey Peterson, a valued and longtime member of the C.G. Schmidt Construction family truly wished for each and every construction worker to return home safely every night and dedicated his career to raising safety awareness throughout the industry. 
Todd has earned this recognition because, like Harvey Peterson, he has a keen understanding of the importance of construction safety, and more importantly ensuring that everyone on the job has the knowledge and the tools necessary to create the safest working environment possible.  He has been a leader in advocating for better safety conditions and increased safety training.

 

Associate of the Year Award -  Kevin Higgs, Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal

Kevin has been actively involved with AGC through his vital role as the Chief Instructor of the Supervisory Training Program.

In that capacity he has served as an outstanding teacher and mentor for the hundreds of individuals who have graduated with an STP Certification.  Like many great teachers, he is immensely respected for his dedication and commitment to his students.

 

 

Gil Czaplewski Superintendent of the Year Award - Brian Tanguay, Kotze Construction.

Serving as a construction Superintendent requires a knack for scheduling, an eye for detail, the ability to keep calm under pressure and a never-ending dedication and commitment to quality and professionalism.  When a Superintendent does his job well, the entire project team benefits and takes notice. Brian has a long history of experience in collaboration and decision making, and has been acknowledged for his leadership skills by those working with him.

 


Pioneer of the Year Award - Mark Sherry, Mortenson Construction

The Pioneer of the Year Award is given to an individual whose name is well-recognized and respected in the Milwaukee construction industry.  This individual’s long-time commitment and dedication to the AGC and the industry is unsurpassed.  It is an honor that is given to an individual who has continually placed himself at the center of important industry initiatives and who has been working to improve the construction industry for many, many years.

 

 

Skill, Integrity and Responsibility (S.I.R.) Award - Chad Bathke, VJS Construction Services

 The S.I.R. Award recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual to the tenets that underlie what the AGC is all about…namely SKILL, INTEGRITY and RESPONSIBILITY.  The individual being honored tonight has spent countless hours on the betterment of the AGC and the Construction community.  His leadership as an AGC Board member, Board President and now Immediate Past President certifies his dedication to the AGC.  Additionally, he has served on the AGC of America’s Construction Leadership Council.  This individual also demonstrates his dedication to his community through his close involvement in various civic and business organizations.


AGC Lifetime Achievement Award - George Lubeley, Gillen Construction (Retired)

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee has only given out the lifetime achievement award a few times since this category was first created.  The reason was to make sure that it was very selective and held in the highest regard. George's most significant participation has been through his activity and leadership in labor relations matters as the AGC Labor Policy Chairman. His integrity and fairness are examples of the highest level this industry has to offer, and his leadership during critical times has proven what a special individual he is.

 


AGC Special Community Service Award - Frank Cumberbatch, Bader Foundation

The AGC Special Community Service Award has been given to distinguished individuals who have unselfishly furthered the interests of our community. This year we want to recognize Frank Cumberbatch because of how he has unselfishly given of himself to improve the lives of so many men and women. His numerous years of civic involvement include the Penfield Children Center, the Latino Community Center, Community Brainstorming Sessions, Assistant to the Mayor Barrett and all around community activist. He is an individual who lives to give back and doesn’t let obstacles get into his way.


Chairman of the Year Award - Kevin O’Toole, Hunzinger Construction

Without a thoughtful Chairman, it would be impossible to address the many needs and interests of our association and industry.  From construction safety to labor relations...workforce development to public affairs...the Chairman needs to balance the interest of many individuals, while providing the necessary leadership to builds consensus.
Kevin O’Toole was recognized because of his leadership role as the Co-chairman of the Construction Labor Management Council of Southeastern Wisconsin—the CLMC. The CLMC Board is a complex organization that represents multiple construction associations and labor unions. Kevin helped unite and guide the labor and management board representatives in developing two major initiatives related to construction workforce development.  His efforts have created a template that has shown how labor and management can develop successful partnerships that benefit the industry as a whole.

 Congratulations again to all of our award winners and honorees!

Check out our Facebook page to see more pictures from the Past Presidents and Awards Night!

   

Special Thank you to our Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors:
CG Schmidt Inc.
iSqFt
JP Cullen

Silver Level Sponsors:
Common Links Construction LLC
CornerStone One, LLC
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Mortenson Construction

Bronze Level Sponsors: 
Aon Risk Solutions
CIBC
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental
Ideal Crane Rental
International Concrete Products
Thomas A. Mason Co., Inc.
Zurich Insurance Surety

Flowers Sponsor:
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.

If you weren't able to make it to this event, don't worry!
We have a number of different events coming up! Check them out here.

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Invest in the Future of Construction | Register for & Sponsor the CLC Golf Outing!
Registration is open for the AGC Construction Leadership Council's Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, June 20th!  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, helicopter ball-drop, live music, and more!

Registration for the AGC Construction Leadership Council Annual Golf Outing has officially opened! 

Your sponsorship at the CLC Golf Outing will be supporting our local students, universities, CLC programming and CLC events. Our Eagle Sponsorship is our best value and includes 4 golfer registrations, a Tee and Hole Sponsor, and all On-Course Contests!

Show your support for the AGC-CLC AND for education, register or sponsor the CLC Golf Outing today!

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Over 60 Professionals and Students in Attendance at CLC Jobsite Tour at Saint John's on the Lake!

The Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee's Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and over 60 professionals and students attended a Project Tour at Saint John's on the Lake.

Sitting atop the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan, Saint Johns on the Lake's unique North Tower Expansion and Renovation Project consists of approximately 422,000 sf of new construction and minor interior renovations. With such a large number of attendees, VJS split the group into three so attendees could have a more intimate tour experience.


Special thanks to VJS Construction Services for leading this tour and allowing us access to their jobsite as well as Ideal crane Rental Inc. and Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. for sponsoring our networking event at
the Hi-Hat lounge that took place after the jobsite tour.

 

 

 

Learn More about the CLC and our upcoming events.

Check out more photos from this event here.

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Education & Research (E&R) Foundation Hears Scholarship/Research Grant Proposals from University/Non-Profit Rep's

On May 9th, members of the AGC’s Education & Research (E&R) Foundation, (Rupert Kotze, Rick Schmidt, Jim Parks, Steve Freckmann, Mike Fabishak and Ben Bergles) hosted representatives from Marquette University and ACE Mentor Program to hear scholarship/research grant proposals.

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.

 Last year the E&R Foundation donated $110,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s (UWM) College of Engineering & Applied Science for a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Infrastructure (VRI) Lab.
The Hologram Table purchased with the E&R research grant is the center piece of a new VRI Lab, in the heart of UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science. This table contains data from actual construction projects, providing students the opportunity to run augmented reality simulations as early as the 2019 Spring Semester.

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

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Reminder! EEO-1 Survey Due May 31, 2019!

The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract, sub-contract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report. The traditional EEO-1 report (“Component 1”) requires employers to tally employment data by race/ethnicity, gender and job categories.  The recently reinstated “Component 2” of the report requires employers to query their databases for W-2 pay data and FLSA hours worked information, even though individual pay data is not actually reported to the EEOC.

The deadline to file Component 1 is by May 31, 2019, is not voluntary and is required by federal law. The deadline to file Component 2 is by September 30, 2019, barring EEOC action or an appeal by the administration before that deadline.

Learn more about the Component 1 requirements here and the Component 2 requirements here.

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See How Your Area Stacks Up | Construction Employment Numbers for March 2019

On May 1st, the AGC of America's Chief Economist, Ken Simonson, released the March 2019 construction employment numbers for the 358 metro areas across the US. The State of Wisconsin saw a year-over-year increase of 1 percent and the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA area saw a 2 percent decrease in construction employment. Of the remaining Wisconsin metro areas, Janesville-Beloit (7%), Oshkosh-Neenah (6%) and Appleton (5%), saw the largest gains, while Green Bay (-3%), Wausau (-4%) and Sheboygan (-5%) saw year-over-year declines.

Read the full list to see how your area fared.

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Industry News
 
Wisconsin Policy Forum Finds Growing Hispanic Workforce in Milwaukee
The Milwaukee area's Hispanic workforce is expanding, but their presence is lagging in high-wage positions, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

The Madison-based research organization published "Upward Mobility: Assessing the characteristics of greater Milwaukee's growing Hispanic workforce" Thursday, and the report arrives at two primary conclusions. The report concludes that Milwaukee's Hispanic population is growing quickly and becoming an increasingly important part of the regional workforce, but the population is underrepresented in high-wage occupations, and that the educational attainment of young Hispanics in Milwaukee is not putting them on track to remedy the problem.

"This is problematic given that the Hispanic population continues to fuel growth in metro Milwaukee and that its success is critical to the region's long-term economic destiny," the report states. "Civic and educational leaders and policymakers are working to prepare metro Milwaukee's workforce for the increasingly knowledge-based 21st century economy. To do so effectively, those efforts must ensure that the region's fastest-growing demographic — the Hispanic population — is achieving at the same rate or better than the overall population."

The report contends that the increase in the Hispanic population across the Milwaukee region since 2000 accounts for the entirety of the region's population growth in that time. The area's Hispanic population has increased by...Read full article here.
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State Approves Foundations for Mount Pleasant Foxconn Plant of Nearly 1 Million Square Feet
Foxconn Technology Group secured the state’s permission to build foundations for an LCD screen fabrication plant in Mount Pleasant that would have 977,366 square feet of floor space.

That figure was disclosed in an April 30 document released to the Milwaukee Business Journal in response to an open records request. It is the first public indication of the size of the fabrication plant Foxconn in March pledged to build in Mount Pleasant.

That plant would be the biggest single Wisconsin facility Foxconn has invested in thus far. The company has bought several office buildings throughout the state for innovation centers, and completed a multi-purpose building with about 120,000 square feet in Mount Pleasant. However, the fabrication plant represents a company investment in bricks and mortar that is closer to expectations from 2017 when the Taiwanese manufacturer agreed to create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin.

That Gen 6 facility would fabricate small to mid-sized LCD screens and employ up to...Read full article here.
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AGC Eudcation Calender
 
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in May - OSHA 10-Hour for Construction


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

May 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



OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
May 21st, 23rd, 28th & 30th
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $130, Associate - $180, *CBA’s - $200, Non-Affiliated IAP - $300
Gert Grohmann & Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee


Need your OSHA 10-Hour training card to get on the job?  You’ve come to the right place!  This 10-Hour construction safety course was developed by the US Department of Labor to provide construction workers, supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities with an awareness of construction safety and health concerns in the construction industry.  All attendees will become familiar with reading and using the OSHA standards for construction 23 CFR 1926.  Other construction safety and health standards are also discussed.  Attendees receive an update and review of standard construction safety and health principles and information that prepares them to recognize and control a variety of hazardous conditions.  An OSHA card will be issued. 
 

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
Over 200 Construction Professionals Helped us Acknowledge Industry Leaders at The Past Presidents' and Awards Night!
Invest in the Future of Construction | Register for & Sponsor the CLC Golf Outing!
Over 60 Professionals and Students in Attendance at CLC Jobsite Tour at Saint John's on the Lake!
Education & Research (E&R) Foundation Hears Scholarship/Research Grant Proposals from University/Non-Profit Rep's
Reminder! EEO-1 Survey Due May 31, 2019!
See How Your Area Stacks Up | Construction Employment Numbers for March 2019
Industry News
Wisconsin Policy Forum Finds Growing Hispanic Workforce in Milwaukee
State Approves Foundations for Mount Pleasant Foxconn Plant of Nearly 1 Million Square Feet
AGC Eudcation Calender
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in May - OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
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