June 18, 2020
SAVE THE DATE - August 10th - AGC Golf Classic
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SAVE THE DATE- AGC Golf Classic
Monday, August 10th - Wisconsin Country Club


We are excited to announce that the AGC Golf Classic will be held Monday, August 10th 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.

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. 

 

Staying Safe on the Course

We're working with the Wisconsin Country Club to put together safety guidelines to ensure that the necessary precautions will be in place to protect our attendees. More information on these safety guidelines coming soon!

We are very excited to be able to host one of our annual events and look forward to seeing everyone at the Wisconsin Club on the 10th!

Sponsorship Opportunities Coming Soon!

Have questions about the AGC Golf Classic?
Contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or at (414) 778-4100.

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Oscar C. Boldt - a Lifetime of Building and Philanthropy

The AGC would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Boldt family, as news of Oscars Boldt's passing was recently announced t. Oscar was the former Chairman and CEO of The Boldt Company based in Appleton.

Oscar was very active in the community serving on the boards of many non-profits and is responsible for building iconic structures around the Fox Valley, throughout Wisconsin and across the country. During his 4 decades of leadership, Oscar transformed The Boldt Company from a small, family-owned business into a nationally recognized general contracting firm.

The family plans to have a private funeral with a memorial service at a later date.

Check out the Appleton Post Crescent's story on Oscar Boldt's legacy.

Over more than four decades, he transformed his family’s small company on the verge of bankruptcy into one of the leading construction management and general construction firms in the country.

Besides shaping The Boldt Co., now around a $1 billion company, he helped shape Appleton's landscape and bolster many of its philanthropic causes.

As head of his family’s construction business, Boldt built numerous local landmarks, from the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center to multiple buildings for St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lawrence University and ThedaCare, including its ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center
...Read full article here.

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AGC's Culture of CARE Speaks to the Moment

More than 100 companies have taken AGC's Culture of CARE pledge to improve diversity and inclusion in the construction industry. Brynn Huneke, AGC's director of diversity and inclusion and member engagement, and AGC spokesman Brian Turmail discuss in an interview the Culture of CARE program and its timely relevance to the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to combat racial inequality.

Full story here.

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AGC URGENT ACTION ALERT
Multiemployer Pensions: Support Composite Plan Adoption

The nation’s multiemployer pension plan system is facing a crisis. Over 100 plans and a million participants’ retirement security are in jeopardy.

Various measures have been proposed to address the severe underfunding of these plans and the federal agency serving as their financial backstop: the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. However, one pension reform policy that should be enacted immediately is the authorization of composite plans.

A composite plan is a hybrid between a traditional defined contribution and a defined benefit plan. Composite plan legislation would be beneficial to the construction industry because:

  • The plan design would protect retirement savings from market downturns or other unforeseen circumstances;
  • These plans provide lifetime income to participants and give employers certainty as to how much they must contribute to the plans; and
  • The plan design is tried, true, and trusted. In fact, a similar, successful model is utilized in Canada.

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Upcoming AGC WebEds
AGC’s WebEd Program will Deliver the Information you Need to the Comfort of your Home or Office

The AGC of America offers web based education throughout the year on various topics related to the construction industry. These topics range from newly released industry regulations to innovative processes and technology that can benefit your company. AGC’s WebEd program will deliver the information you need to the comfort of your home or office.

Upcoming WebEds 

WebEd: Two Part Series on Emotional Intelligence | Connecting Personally When Physically Remote
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

While traditionally construction has been seen dominated by alpha male competition, success in construction is increasingly determined by successful teamwork and cooperation internally with employees and externally with customers and stakeholders. And lately, with this forced disruption, the need for innovation and creativity are vital if we are to pivot and come out of this pandemic in a positive way.  The ability to innovate, to have emotional resilience and to work collaboratively are all a function of your emotional intelligence. This WebEd will provide assessment tools to help you determine your emotional intelligence profile and how they affect your current level of performance. You will learn proven techniques that will allow you to better assess your employee’s needs, early warning signs of stress, and concrete steps to help your employees to get back on track mentally and physically.

Learn more and register for this upcoming webinar here.
 

AGC’s Three Part Webinar Series: Business Development, Marketing & Proposal Basics for the General Contractor
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In the business world we live in today, there is no such thing as a single person, process or strategy that sets a company apart from the competition. Evaluation of your services has become more complex and the ability to market yourself and grow in this fast-paced and trendy market can make you feel over-extended no matter if you are a small, med-sized or large.

Learn more and register for this upcoming webinar here.

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Helping Employees Avoid Substance Abuse
The Daily Reporter

The Daily Reporter
OPINION: Helping employees avoid substance abuse

I know a safety professional at a construction company who found a small, plastic bag with white powder on a work site. What’s the right thing to do with something like that? More importantly, what can managers do to help employees avoid substance abuse that threatens their safety and health – both at work and at home?

We know that substance abuse is a serious concern in the construction industry, which has some of the highest rates of substance abuse among all industries. This is especially troubling for our industry, in which workers are routinely operating machinery, using tools and spending time in work environments with high risk for accidents. Research indicates that substance abuse is associated with lost productivity, higher absenteeism, workplace accidents, staff turnover, increased costs and lower morale. Not only does this expose your employees to harm, but it can raise your costs as a business, cause delays in completing projects and affect your risk ratings. There are no simple answers, but there are four things that can help:

Instruction

Front-line superintendents and crew leaders need to be trained on what to look for with substance abuse. Employers should provide instruction on opioids – including common brands, risk factors for opioid misuse, and reasons for opioid prescriptions. This should also discuss non-opioid pain-relief alternatives, signs of opioid disorder, ways to safely dispose of opioids, and ways to talk to family and friends about opioid use. Remember that follow-up training is equally important in that it can reduce the chance that someone takes an opioid in the first place and reduce the stigma of opioid use disorder.

Policies

Workplace policies help set expectations and boundaries for employees. Have clear, compassionate, drug-free workplace policies in place; when employees understand and follow policies designed to prevent unnecessary opioid use, their risk for misusing opioids or developing an opioid-use disorder decreases. Managers and supervisors are often the first to notice impairment or other signs of drug use. Train them on policies and procedures, and on recognizing impairment. Identifying and dealing with these situations early can prevent...Read full article here.
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SAVE THE DATE - August 10th - AGC Golf Classic
Oscar C. Boldt - a Lifetime of Building and Philanthropy
AGC's Culture of CARE Speaks to the Moment
AGC URGENT ACTION ALERT
Upcoming AGC WebEds
Helping Employees Avoid Substance Abuse
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