July 18, 2019
Association News
 
AGC Golf Classic is Only 4 Weeks Away!
New Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!
Monday, August 12th at the Exclusive Wisconsin Country Club

Early bird pricing for sponsorships has been extended to Friday, July 19th for the Annual AGC Golf Classic!

This year's AGC Golf Classic will be held Monday, August 12th at the exclusive Wisconsin Country Club.  All proceeds from this event go toward funding scholarships to our local universities for students entering construction studies through the AGC Education & Research Foundation.

 NEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Putting Contest Sponsor - There will be a sponsor sign on the practice green, table with sign for your company rep to network and oversee the contest, logo in program, listing on power point and recognition in E-Newsletters.

Photo Booth Sponsor - There will be a sponsor sign by photo Booth, logo on every picture, logo in program, listing on power point and recognition in E-Newsletters.

Please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or at (414) 778-4100 if you have any questions on new sponsorships!

The beautiful Wisconsin Country Club provides 18 challenging holes to test your skills. Attending the AGC Education & Research Foundation Annual Golf Classic provides a great networking opportunity for construction leaders and their staff.  Your fee includes golf, cart, lunch, reception, dinner, day-long refreshments, door prizes and skill prizes.   

Make the most out of your sponsorship with our Eagle Package Sponsorship! This Package Includes: Exclusive Hole Sponsorship, logo in event program, listing on sponsorship power point, recognition in E-Newsletters and foursome golf package!

The AGC Golf Classic is a sell out event, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or at (414) 778-4100 with a completed sponsorship form today!

 

Thank You to our Current Sponsors!
Ace Iron & Steel Corp.
American State Equipment
Aon
Balestrieri Environmental Inc.
Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp
Brehmer Agency, Inc.
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann
Common Links Construction LLC
Construction Leadership Council (CLC)
CornerStone One, LLC
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Gateway Concrete Forming Systems, Inc.
iSqFt
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
Inpro Corporation
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Lee Plumbing Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Michels Corporation
Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Milwaukee Scaffolding Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Mutual of America
NEXT Electric, LLC
Professional Service Industries, Inc.
R & R Insurance Services, Inc.
Reynolds Rigging and Crane
Riv/Crete Ready Mix, LLC
Sanchez Painting Contractors
Spancrete
The Blue Book Network
The Daily Reporter
Thomas A. Mason Co., Inc.
United States Alliance Fire Protection, Inc.
Veit & Company, Inc.
VerHalen Commercial Interiors
VJS Construction Services
Wall Tech, Inc.
Zurich Insurance & Surety

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AGC Joins Womens Construction Association in Introducing High School Girls to Careers in Construction

The Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) took a big leap forward last week in its attempts to get young women interested in joining the industry.

The group’s 'Camp NAWIC', which wrapped up Friday, grew from a two-day event to a week-long one this year and gave a group of 'campers' a broad look at what the industry can offer.

Barb Osheim, NAWIC Wisconsin’s president, said event organizers worked with industry partners to introduce high school girls to careers construction. After last year’s event, NAWIC was driven to offer campers even more this time around.

“We want this chapter to be known for getting girls first-hand experience and meeting other women in the industry,” she said. “It can be boots-on-the-ground training for them.”

Osheim said members of Wisconsin’s NAWIC chapter were inspired to bring the summer camp experience to Wisconsin after learning of similar events held by chapters in the Kansas City and San Diego areas.

Members of the Wisconsin chapter found industry partners eager to introduce campers to the trades this year. The week began with a safety presentation from the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee.

The group then attended seminars and hands-on training sessions put on by groups and companies such as the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 7, Faith Technologies, The Wisconsin Regional Trades Partnership’s Big Step program and the...Read full article here.

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Member Milestone
 
Congratulation to Lippert FLooring and Tile for Celebrating their 70th Anniversary!

Check out this great video Lippert Flooring and Tile put together to celebrate their 70th anniversary!

 

Congratulations again to Lippert Flooring and Tile for celebrating 70 years!

 

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Survey
 
Help Identify and Quantify Qualified Worker Shortages by Taking AGC of America's Workforce Development Survey
As demand for construction in most parts of the country continues to expand and the number of unemployed construction workers hits record low levels, AGC of America and Autodesk are working to better quantify where these shortages are taking place, how severe they are, and what steps firms are taking to both cope with tight labor markets and improve the supply of new, qualified workers. That is why we are asking members to take a few minutes to complete the workforce survey that we have prepared. The more members who take the survey, the better able we all will be to describe labor market conditions where you operate.

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Safety
 
This Contractor is Facing 1.8 MILLION In Fines and Manslaughter Charges for Not Providing his Employees Fall Protection.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Shawn D. Purvis, owner of Purvis Home Improvement Co. Inc. for egregious willful, repeat, and serious workplace safety violations. Purvis - a Saco, Maine, roofing contractor - faces a total of $1,792,726 in penalties. The enforcement action follows the death of an employee in Portland, Maine, on December 13, 2018.


OSHA inspectors found that Purvis knowingly failed to ensure the use of fall protection by his employees at the Portland worksite, and at a separate worksite in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Due to Purvis’ knowledge of the hazard and required safeguards, along with an extensive history of violations, OSHA cited him for 13 egregious willful violations – one for each exposed employee per job site – for failing to ensure the use of fall protection. Each egregious citation carries the maximum allowable penalty of $132,598. OSHA also cited Purvis for failing to provide fall protection training to his employees, and for exposing them to electrocution and eye hazards. OSHA has cited the owner for...Read full article here.

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Economic Update
 
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA Area Saw Slight Decrease in Construction Employment
Construction Employment Numbers for May 2019 - See How Your Area Faired!
On July 3rd, the AGC of America's Chief Economist, Ken Simonson, released the May 2019 construction employment numbers for the 358 metro areas across the US. The State of Wisconsin enjoyed a year-over-year increase of 2 percent, while the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA area saw slight (-0.3%) decrease in construction employment. Of the remaining Wisconsin metro areas, Appleton (10%) and Janesville-Beloit (9%) saw the largest gains, while Green Bay (-1%) saw a year-over-year decline and Eau Claire, La Crosse-Onalaska, and Wausau all remained flat at 0 percent.

Read the full list to see how your area fared.
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AGC of America Awards
 
AGC of America's 2020 Awards Programs are Open for Submissions!
Deadline to Apply is Wednesday, October 23, 2019

We're excited to announce that AGC of America's 2020 Awards Programs are open for submissions! There are a number of different award categories that your company may qualify for, check them out below.

The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions recognize the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors; and the charitable contractors and chapters giving back to their communities.

The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards recognize contractors that are champions in advancing diversity and inclusion within their workforce, subcontractor-partners, supply chain, the association, and in the communities they serve. The AGC Diverse Business of the Year competition honors an outstanding diverse AGC member-firm that is committed to achieving business success, while also contributing to the association and communities in which they work. In addition, the Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award recognizes an AGC chapter that demonstrates key values in promoting diversity and inclusion within the chapter’s leadership, membership, programs and events.

AGC member companies in good standing who meet the competition requirements are encouraged to apply online for some much-deserved recognition.

The final deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 23, 2019 for full consideration. Learn more about AGC of America’s awards programs at www.agc.org/awards.

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In This Issue
Association News
AGC Golf Classic is Only 4 Weeks Away!
AGC Joins Womens Construction Association in Introducing High School Girls to Careers in Construction
Member Milestone
Congratulation to Lippert FLooring and Tile for Celebrating their 70th Anniversary!
Survey
Help Identify and Quantify Qualified Worker Shortages by Taking AGC of America's Workforce Development Survey
Safety
This Contractor is Facing 1.8 MILLION In Fines and Manslaughter Charges for Not Providing his Employees Fall Protection.
Economic Update
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA Area Saw Slight Decrease in Construction Employment
AGC of America Awards
AGC of America's 2020 Awards Programs are Open for Submissions!
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