National Purchasing Partners NPP

National Purchasing Partners NPP

NPP offers a broad variety of recognized brands that help businesses thrive. Discover exclusive savings for companies of all sizes.

Membership is free with no obligation to purchase.

Program savings on:

• Verizon – 22% off monthly access fees and more
• Office Depot – Discounted office items you use every day
• IMPAC – Discount processing for fleet and bulk fueling
• Sherwin-Williams – Special member pricing
• Airgas – Top-tier pricing on safety supplies and equipment
• Expedia – An additional 10% OFF qualifying hotels
• Staples – Save on supplies and services for your business
• ADP – Payroll & HR solutions for small to mid-size businesses

Should you have any questions please reach out to customerservice@mynpp.com

Construction Leadership Council (CLC)

Construction Leadership Council

The Construction Leadership Council of Greater Milwaukee (CLC) is a service of the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee (AGC-GM) and is geared toward young professionals employed by AGC-GM Member Companies. The CLC is a program that has been put in place to address the needs of young professionals and the industry.

This forum functions as a place for young professionals to network and receive support. At the same time, it aids the industry by highlighting its future leaders, supporters, and voice.

In order to better serve the members of the CLC and to continue to develop meaningful programming, the CLC Committee has implemented a fee schedule for participation in CLC events.

CLC Membership Information

Becoming a member of the CLC is easy and will present a vast array of opportunities to grow you professional network, learn, and give back to the industry and your community.

To become a member, complete and return our CLC Membership Application. For more information, contact us directly at (414) 778-4100 or hkruger@agc-gm.org.

Events & Activities

The CLC’s three tenets of Networking, Service and Education are reflected in our many events and activities throughout the year. Annual events include:

  • Annual Kickoff
  • Annual Golf Outing
  • National Leadership Development Conference
  • Brewers Tailgate Social
  • Annual All-Student Chapter Meeting
  • Student-Professional Social Bowl
  • Jobsite Tours
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Holiday Party

Click here for a calendar of AGC and CLC events or contact us today at (414) 778-4100 or hkruger@agc-gm.org to learn more about these events and how to join the CLC.

Steering Committee and Member Directory

The CLC Steering Committee is comprised of current and future industry leaders, from a wide spectrum of industry perspectives, and whose focus and dedication allow us to carry out our mission of Networking, Service and Education.

2020 CLC Steering Committee:

Chair: Christina Sladky – Hunzinger Construction
Vice-Chair: Jim Fleming – Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
Past-Chair: Ben Bergles – VJS Construction Services
General Committee Members:

Leah Hendricks – JF Ahern Co.
Randy Hill – David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc.
Tony Niemiec – State Painting Company
Ryan Hetzel – Hetzel-Sanfilippo, Inc
Andy Sisler – Creative Constructors, LLC
Zach Gaatz – JH Findorff & Son Inc.
Chris Minnich – Hunzinger Construction
Kurt Kalhagen – Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
Ethan Sippel – CG Schmidt

2020 CLC Member Directory

*Beeler Construction, Inc. – (262) 252-7000
Chad Beeler

Briohn Building Corp. – (262) 790-0500
Mike Miksich

Building Service Inc. (BSI) – (262) 955-6263
Kevin Krell

Ceco Concrete Construction LLC – (414) 448-0065
Max Wichmer

*CG Schmidt, Inc. – (414) 577-1177
Ryan Schmidt
Ethan Sippel
Elijah Gallien

*Common Links Construction LLC – (262) 317-4400
Richard Murphy

Creative Constructors, LLC – (262) 502-7710
Andy Sisler

*David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc. – (262) 255-4888
Randy Hill

Davis & Kuelthou, S.C. – (414) 225-1414
Brian Pfeil

Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental – (414) 453-5335
Kyle Emon
Tyler Weiher

*Duwe Metal Products, Inc. – (262) 781-5775
Jeannie Lauret

F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc. – (414) 445-4141
Don Walter

*Grunau Co., Inc. – (414) 216-6900
Joe Kratz

Hays Companies of Wisconsin – (414) 290-3578
Kerry Klecic

*Hetzel-Sanfilippo Inc. – (262) 522-6778
Ryan Hetzel

Hunzinger Construction – (262) 797-0797
Brian Holz
Christina Sladky

*J.F. Ahern Co. – (414) 921-7580
Angie Benike

*J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. – (414) 272-8788
Shauna Boyer
Mike Stern
Matt Brennan

*J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc. – (608) 754-6601
Devin White
Zachary Albert
James Winter
Joe Chwala
Shawn Hinke
Brandon Tomczak
Brian Miller
Ryan Greve
Carson Crist

LaForce Inc. – (262) 252-5150
Paul Olson
Jay Mantei
Michael Husting
Bryan Huffman
Kristina Buri
Jestin Heimbruch

*Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. – (414) 476-5800
James Fleming

Lippert Flooring and Tile – (262) 437-9300
Kyle Peters

Lockton Companies – (414) 270-8725
Sean Coykendall

*Mortenson Construction – (262) 879-2500

Sanchez Painting Contractors – (414) 643-4610
Jose Sanchez

Selzer-Ornst Co. – (262) 212-3232
Lucas Bourassa

Sitzberger & Co., S.C. – (262) 860-1724
Josh Kaiser

*State Painting Company – (414) 545-6774
Tony Niemiec

United States Alliance Fire Protection, Inc. – (262) 782-3311
Jenna Jordan

*VJS Construction Services – (262) 542-9000
Ben Bergles

*Company at Large Membership – Allows any one employee from the company to attend an event. Company may purchase multiple At Large Memberships allowing them to select multiple employees per event.

Individual Membership – Allows a specified employee to attend all events through the year. There is no limit to the number of employees a company can register for a CLC Individual Membership.

Student Chapters & Updates

The CLC has a strong relationship with the universities and students in the Milwaukee area, offering networking, professional development and service opportunities. We are proud of our robust student chapters at Marquette University, MSOE and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

To learn more about these chapters, contact us at (414) 778-4100 or hkruger@agc-gm.org.

CLC Membership Information

Becoming a member of the CLC is easy and will present a vast array of opportunities to grow you professional network, learn, and give back to the industry and your community.

To become a member, complete and return our CLC Membership Application. For more information, contact us directly at (414) 778-4100 or hkruger@agc-gm.org.

Links & Resources

The CLC of Greater Milwaukee is part of a nation-wide network of CLC Chapters and is a partner of the CLC National Chapter. For more information, follow the links below:

 

AGC Board of Directors

President’s Message

There’s no question the construction industry is rapidly evolving. Those of us who’ve been in this business for some time can see the changes. Our systems, tools and equipment – and our ability to use them – keep getting better every year. Advanced modeling technologies help us visualize, plan and execute projects faster, safer and with more reliability. Lean construction concepts challenge us to think “outside the box.” And there seems to be growing recognition that collaboration rather than posturing leads to better, more satisfying project outcomes.

AGC of Greater Milwaukee will be more relevant than ever during this time of change. As the unifying organization for the local construction community, the AGC-GM provides programs and resources to its membership in the areas of safety, education, and labor relations. These will continue to be central elements of what we do in 2020. But other core aspects of our association will be increasingly important in the years to come:

Workforce Development

It’s a fact that tomorrow’s construction workforce will look different than it does today. To maintain and build capacity, we have to cast a wider net and bring more people into the industry. That means deliberately reaching out to a broader, more diverse group of people for talent and resources. It also means employing more apprentices on our jobs so they can develop the craft skills our projects demand. The AGC-GM has been a pioneer in creating pathways for people to enter the industry through programs like WRTP Big Step and the Construction Labor Management Council. While these programs help connect people to opportunities, it’s up to us as individual employers to proactively hire non-traditional employees and give young people the chance to prove themselves on our projects.

Public Policy

While the AGC-GM represents the interests of its membership it should also serve as the go-to voice of the construction industry. We need to be advocates for industry best practices that make the building process more efficient and less wasteful. Collaborative project delivery approaches such as design-build and CM-at-risk should be options for public sector projects as they are in other states and governmental jurisdictions. And we need to speak out against legislative initiatives driven by politics and misinformation rather than a clear understanding of how the construction industry operates.

Professional Development and Relationship Building

Our Construction Leadership Council is one of the most active chapters in the country. This group helps grow and develop our next generation of construction professionals. More importantly, however, the CLC is about relationship building, and relationships are, and will remain, central to how our industry operates. While our member firms are often fierce competitors in the pursuit of projects, we all share a common passion for building. It’s our interpersonal relationships, and leveraging what unites us, that allows us to cooperatively solve problems and overcome building challenges.

2020 will also be a year of change for the AGC-GM organization. After 21 years of dedicated, thoughtful leadership, Mike Fabishak is retiring as AGC-GM’s President and CEO. We thank Mike for his commitment to the AGC-GM and for the positive impact he’s made on the construction industry in southeastern Wisconsin. While it will be difficult to replace Mike’s knowledge, skill and experience, we hope to have a new President/CEO on-board by mid-spring of this year.

We’re also exploring ways to make the AGC-GM a more efficient organization. By collaborating with the AGC of Wisconsin in the areas of legal services and labor relations we can eliminate service redundancies and strengthen our position in labor contract negotiations. We expect these efforts will be beneficial to both AGC chapters.

I’m honored to serve as your 2020 AGC-GM president. I look forward to working with the talented AGC-GM staff and our dedicated board members this year to advance the interests of the commercial construction industry.

Sincerely,

Mike Abuls
CG Schmidt, Inc.
2020 AGC-GM President

 

Board of Directors

AGC Past President
Jeremy Shecterle
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc., Vice President

AGC Senior Vice President
Mike Stern
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc., Project Manager

National AGC Director
Kevin O’Toole
Hunzinger Construction, Executive Vice President

AGC Educ. & Research Foundation Chairman
Rupert Kotze
Kotze Construction, President

AGC Labor Policy Chair
Tim Just
Just Construction Consulting

AGC President
Mike Abuls
CG Schmidt, Inc., Executive Vice President C.O.O.

AGC Secretary/Treasurer
Matt Tadisch
Selzer-Ornst Company, President & CEO

AGC Corporate Director
Scott Heberlein
Mortenson Construction

Jose Sanchez
AGC Associate Director
Sanchez Painting Contractors

Kimberly Wacker
AGC Associate Director
Spancrete

Christina Sladky
AGC Construction Leadership Council Chairman
Hunzinger Construction

 

Building Permit Fee Schedule

2020 Building Permit Fee Schedule
The “Building Permit Fee Schedule” booklet was developed by AGC Staff to help you in bidding area projects.

The information is provided as a rough guideline and must be verified by the contractor user. Costs and fees change frequently. While care was used in assembling the data, it is based on information furnished by each municipality, just prior to the time of publication.

AGC of Greater Milwaukee assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data and makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to its validity.

Independent Inspections Ltd.
The following communities currently use a service called Independent Inspections Ltd.
Bayside
Big Bend
Elm Grove

The fee schedule for these local units of government is based on what Independent Inspections Ltd. Charges for services to them.

Member Legal Services

The legal landscape of running a business is constantly changing. At AGC, we aim to be at the forefront of these changes and understand the importance of keeping you up to date on legal trends and issues to help you navigate the vast and complicated world of construction law compliance.

Legal Hotline

AGC-GM Corporate Members can contact our in-house legal counsel at no cost to get answers to construction related legal questions. Feel free to contact Attorney Derek Allen directly at derek.allen@agcwi.org or 608-490-3226.  All questions will have a response within 72 hours.

Construction Lawyers Committee

The Construction Lawyers Committee – comprised of in-house General Counsels from the AGC of Greater Milwaukee, AGC of Wisconsin, and member contractors – meets quarterly to discuss legal, legislative, and risk management issues impacting commercial construction and contractors in Wisconsin. If your company has an In-house attorney who would like to participate, please contact Derek Allen, derek.allen@agcwi.org or 608-490-3226, for more information.

Legal Corner

The AGC has compiled written resources to provide its members with guidance to navigate changes in the law. Areas include Sales & Use Tax Exemptions, Prevailing Wage, and Right to Work.

List of Archived Topics

Other Resources

AGC of Greater Milwaukee Members have access to the AGC of America’s incomparable menu of products, programs and services, including legal and legislative news, advocacy, and discounts on industry standard contract documents, ConsensusDocs.

Links & Resources

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Toolbox Talks

ToolBox Talks are electronically cataloged on our website and are single Job Site Safety topics that can be conveniently and quickly conveyed to your on-site workers. Covering a variety of topics such as ladder safety, electrical safety, trench safety etc., ToolBox Talks keep safety visible and relevant throughout the workday. They are a simple and effective way to provide documented training for your employees.





Davis-Bacon Act

Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 is a United States federal law that establishes the requirements for paying the local prevailing wages on public work projects. It applies to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts for the construction, alteration or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works.

To learn more about Davis Bacon Act click here.

Worker’s Comp Rates

The State of Wisconsin normally publishes their current worker’s compensation rates on an annual basis through the Wisconsin Workers Compensation Rating Advisory Committee. This Committee is comprised of many representatives from the Insurance Industry as well as two individuals who represent Wisconsin employers. Currently, our safety director, Dan Burazin, is one of the two employer representatives on this important Committee. You can get the current rates by going to the WCRB’s website, but we have separated the most common construction-related codes out of their massive list and include them here. If you don’t see your code posted here, please contact Dan Burazin at dburazin@agc-gm.org.

Labor Relations Updates and Resources

Through our Labor Relations Department, the AGC proudly represents the commercial construction industry in the six-county metro-Milwaukee Area. Working directly with the Bricklayers, Local 8; Cement Masons, Local 599, Area 558; Commercial Carpenters; Ironworkers, Local 8; Laborers, Local 113; and the Operating Engineers, Local 139, we negotiate fair and balanced Collective Bargaining Agreements.

The following resources are available to AGC Members and Affiliated Contractors.

Collective Bargaining Racaps:

Drug Testing (SATAP) Resources:

Updates:

Collectively Bargained Wage Rates

Labor Contracts and Contract Expiration Dates

Union Labor Contracts that are negotiated by the AGC of Greater Milwaukee include: the Carpenters, Cement Finishers, Bricklayers, Laborers and Operating Engineers. The AGC routinely sits down in negotiations with these unions to negotiate multi-year collective bargaining agreements. As the negotiating organization, AGC holds the bargaining authorizations of most its members and provides administrative support in negotiations. They do so under the leadership of volunteer AGC Contractors who negotiate on behalf of AGC and those whom it represents.

Legislative Updates

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee is actively engaged in a wide range of state legislative initiatives that have a direct impact on the construction industry. We keep our members informed with regular updates on those efforts. Click on the link below for our most recent summary.

Advocacy Initiatives

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee is committed to advancing the interests of the Commercial Construction Industry in our region and the State of Wisconsin. A prime component of this advocacy involves engaging our members in action campaigns.

That is why we have partnered with the AGC of America and VoterVoice to provide a platform for our members’ voices to be heard on the most crucial legislative issues affecting commercial construction.

With State and Federal Legislative Session in full swing, current and previous campaigns include:

Newsletters

Bi-weekly electronic newsletter filled with important information concerning the local and state construction scene. Along with current and updated information on AGC management & safety education training programs, the E-News provides topical articles on construction activity forecasting, business development happenings, labor relations activity, industry events/activities and a variety of other topical articles related to commercial construction.

Budget Rental Car

Budget Rental Car

As a member of AGC, you can always count on Budget to save you money and time whenever you need to travel on the road. You’ve got your very own offer code here which saves you up to 25 %. For additional information or to make a reservation, visit http://budget.com/agc or call (800) 527-0700.

Budget Car Rental is one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also operates the second-largest truck rental business in the United States, through a network of approximately 1,650 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.

Avis Rental Car

Avis Rental Car

As a member of AGC, you can save up to 25% on every rental whenever you make reservations using AGC’s discount code here. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. So when you drive off, you’ll be ready for whatever the journey brings. For further information and reservations, visit avis.com/agc or call (800) 331-1212.

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information and reservations, visit http://avis.com/agc or call (800) 331-1212.

UPS YRC Estes Freight

UPS YRC Estes Freight

Through your AGC Shipping Program you can receive competitive discounts on qualifying LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. It’s free to enroll in the program and there are no minimum shipping requirements to take advantage of your member discounts.

UPS Freight®
Day-definite, on-time guarantee at no additional charge
Reliable regional, interregional and long-haul solutions
Expedited shipping available for last-minute needs

 

YRC Freight®
Guaranteed, expedited and time-definite air and ground service with proactive notification, backed by 100% customer satisfaction guarantee
Highly reliable, expedited service throughout North America, including
cross-border to and from Canada

 

Estes
Reliable transportation and supply chain management services for virtually any shipping situation
Estes meets deadlines with its standard transit times that might require expedited service from other carriers


If you would like to enroll in your AGC Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (1.800.636.2377, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST, M-F) or visit www.1800members.com/agc.

If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to saveonfreight@1800members.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within 24 hours.

*Applies to FXF 1000 Rate Base customers only. All services are subject to terms and conditions provided in the FXF 100 Series Rules Tariff.

FedEx Advantage Program

FedEx Advantage Program

Get started. Keep saving.

Join the FedEx Advantage® program and the discounts keep coming. AGC members will enjoy savings of up to 78% on select services.✝ The program is free to join and no minimum shipping, copy or print requirements to take advantage of this great member benefit. What’s more, you may be eligible for other special offers and promotions. Sign up now or call 1.888.708.4100.

For FedEx shipping services, you can save up to:

  • 29% on select FedEx Express® U.S. services
  • 25% on select FedEx Express international services
  • 20% on select FedEx Ground® services
  • 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services
  • 78% on select FedEx Freight® services

AGC Members Enroll Today!

  1. Get your AGC-FedEx Member Discount Code
  2. To enroll, visit www.enrolladvantage.fedex.com
  3. Or call 1-888-708-4100 for additional support

✝FedEx shipping discounts are off standard list rates and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Discounts are exclusive of any FedEx surcharges, premiums, minimums, accessorial charges or special handling fees. Eligible services and discounts subject to change. Discounts include a 5% discount for creating shipping labels for eligible FedEx Express® shipments using FedEx Ship Manager® at fedex.com or other electronic shipping solutions. For eligible FedEx® services, rates and electronic shipping solutions please call 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339. See the applicable FedEx Service Guide or FXF 100 Series Rules Tariff for terms and conditions of service offers and money-back guarantee programs.

ConsensusDocs Discount

ConsensusDocs Discount

AGC Members receive a 20% discount on all ConsensusDocs subscriptions.

Whether working at the office, from the road or even at home, the ConsensusDocs platform provides instant access to your contract documents from any computer through a secure web-based portal. Simply log in to your personalized dashboard to locate recent projects, edit contracts, review changes made by your collaborators or start a new contract using any of our 100+ contract templates. With a 10-year track record of successful projects being completed using ConsensusDocs contracts and the first to address emerging trends in IPD, BIM, green building, and LEAN construction, ConsensusDocs is becoming the industry’s default standard contract documents. With the support of 40+ endorsing design and construction industry associations representing designers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and surities including the AGC of America, AGC Members achieve better project results by using contracts that have less transactional costs – namely litigation, claims, contingencies, and contentious contract negotiations.

Save on ConsensusDocs Today!

  1. Use your AGC-ConsensusDocs Member Discount Code
  2. Visit www.consensusdocs.org
  3. Or contact ConsensusDocs at (866) 925-DOCS(3627) or support@consensusdocs.org

 

Why ConsensusDocs:

  • 24/7 ACCESS – Access your documents anytime from anywhere via our secure, cloud-based system.
  • EASY TO EDIT – Microsoft Word®-based technology for easy editing and collaboration.
  • EASY TO COLLABORATE – Invite anyone to collaborate on your contract for free – you control editing rights.
  • CREATE FAVORITES – Create “Favorites” at the click of a button from ConsensusDocs contracts that have been modified to meet your unique needs.
  • CONVERT & COMPARE – Comparison tools allow you to easily see changes from one document version to another.

Click Safety

AGC Members Save 10% on All Courses. Save here

AGC of America’s online training collaboration with ClickSafety.com includes a comprehensive library of courses, many available in both English and Spanish, covering a variety of construction safety and general industry topics.

Courses Include:

  • 10- and 30-Hour OSHA Outreach Training
  • EM-385-1-1
  • Safety and Health Fundamentals
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Slips, Trips and Falls
    • Electrocution
    • Fall Protection
    • Ergonomics
    • Back Injury Prevention and Safe Lifting Techniques
  • HAZWOPER Training with CEU’s
    • 40-Hour
    • 24-Hour
    • 16-Hour
    • 8-Hour Refresher
    • 8-Hour Supervisor
  • Mold in Construction
  • DOT Courses

Benefits of a Corporate Account:

  • Quantity Discounts
  • Assign users training directly from the website
  • Reporting
  • Accountability – track progress

BirdDogHR

BirdDogHR

Workforce challenges are a top concern in the construction industry but they don’t have to be. As the only HR software created for the construction industry and used by hundreds of AGC members, BirdDogHR can help your company:

  • Automate your recruiting—no more stacks of paper
  • Speed up the onboarding process
  • Centralize training and certifications
  • Align company and employee goals to improve productivity
  • Develop employee career and succession plans
  • Easily document recruiting and retention processes to stay compliant

If these are areas where your company can improve, BirdDogHR may be a solution for your talent management needs. Our innovative, cloud-based software with integrated recruiting and ATS, onboarding, performance management, learning management (LMS) and succession planning can make your HR experience simple and user-friendly for both management and employees.

As an AGC member, your company is eligible for a 10% discount. Contact us to learn more and see a personalized demonstration.

  1. Visit BirdDogHR online
  2. Email sales@birddoghr.com and reference AGC of America
  3. Call 888.482.7021 and mention AGC of America

.Build Domains

.Build Domains

Get the first year free on a multi-year registration!

What is .BUILD?

.BUILD is your online identity. It describes what you do and helps you get found on the Internet. With a website like www.YourBusiness.build and a matching email address like John@YourBusiness.build, your customers will know immediately that you are part of the building industry.

Getting found online is a big challenge for everyone. With your new .BUILD website, search engines will recognize your industry and drive relevant traffic to you.

Got questions? Check out our FAQs.

Whether you’re a general contractor, foreman, finish carpenter or construction company owner, .BUILD should be the first tool you reach for online.

Your perfect domain name is waiting.

Login and click here for the code to get your first year free!

If you need support or have a question please send an email to support@domain.build.

BP Discount

The BP Business Solutions Universal Fuel MasterCard is a card specifically designed to deliver the convenience and control that contractors need by allowing you to purchase fuel, maintenance and building supplies. In addition, the BP Business Solutions Universal Fuel MasterCard offers rebates of up to 6.0¢ per gallon on BP fuel purchases plus a flat 1.5¢ per gallon outside the BP network.

Save on Your Fuel Purchase Today!

Call 1-800-348-7959

Convenience

  • Fuel up at your favorite BP location or anywhere MasterCard is accepted nationwide—more than175,000 fueling locations
  • Use cards for maintenance purchases at 400,000 locations—but only with your permission
  • Use this card to purchase materials and building supplies at a variety of locations from large home improvement retailers to building supply outlets

Controls

  • Monitor transactions and manage your account online in real-time
  • Establish controls to restrict what, where and when drivers can purchase
  • Customize spend limits for each card and assign optional job codes for various purchases
  • Receive access to the most detailed reporting available, including product level data at select home improvement retailers

Savings

  • For every 100 gallons pumped at BP locations, you will receive$10 credit towards non-fuel spend**
  • Earn rebates up to 6.0¢ per gallon***
  • Reduce fraudulent purchases by restricting cards to fuel, fuel and maintenance, or fuel, maintenance and supply locations only

 


The BP Business Solutions MasterCard® is issued by Regions Bank, pursuant to a license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

** Valid for new BP Business Solutions Universal MasterCard® Card customers that qualify for BP BuilderPRO. New approved accounts will receive $10 credit towards non fuel spend for every 100 gallons pumped at BP locations. There is a $100 cap per month. Account must be in  good standing to receive statement credit. Not valid on aviation, bulk fuel, propane or natural gas purchases. Offer is subject to change at any time without notice.

***Rebates are subject to change at any time without notice. Rebates may not be allowed where prohibited by law and apply only to fuel purchases made at participating BP branded locations in the  U.S. Only “on road” (low sulfur) diesel is eligible for a rebate.

GM (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC)

GM (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC)

We know how hard you work, so we’re going to help you lighten your load. AGC is pleased to provide Members and their employees with a private offer of up to $1,0001 off the purchase or lease of most new Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. Association members can combine this offer with most current incentives, including the National Fleet Purchase Program and Business Choice Offers for an even better deal.

Redeeming this private offer is simple!

  1. Provide proof of AGC membership: printing your membership information from the online AGC Membership Directory or call the local chapter to verify.
  2. Visit your Chevrolet, Buick or GMC dealer and mention this Private Offer (Incentive Code: FCP).
  3. Choose an eligible vehicle or vehicles to purchase or lease and present your AGC Proof of Membership and employment verification.

No matter what profession you’re in, you need specialized work vehicles, outstanding service and quality upfits to get the job done right.  Plus valuable offers to help you manage your budget.  GM has all the tools you need to make it all work seamlessly, and Business Elite dealers that are always available if you have questions. Click below to learn more:

Private Offer for AGC Members –  2018 Eligible Vehicles:

Vehicle: Retail: Fleet:
Buick Enclave $500 $1,000
Buick Encore $500 $500
Chevrolet City Express $250 $250
Chevrolet Colorado (excl. 2SA) $500 $500
Chevrolet Cruze (excl. 1SM) $500 $500
Chevrolet Equinox $500 $500
Chevrolet Impala $500 $500
Chevrolet Low Cab Forward $250 $250
Chevrolet Malibu (excl. 1VL) $500 $500
Chevrolet Silverado $500 $1,000
Chevrolet Suburban $500 $1,000
Chevrolet Tahoe $500 $1,000
Chevrolet Traverse (excl. 1L0) $500 $1,000
GMC Acadia $500 $1,000
GMC Canyon $500 $500
GMC Terrain  (excl 2SA) $500 $500
GMC Sierra $500 $1,000
GMC Yukon $500 $1,000
GMC Yukon XL $500 $1,000

 

Private Offer for AGC Members – 2017 Eligible Vehicles:

Vehicle: Retail: Fleet:
Buick Enclave $500 $1,000
Chevrolet City Express $250 $250
Chevrolet Low Cab Forward $250 $250
Chevrolet Cruze $500 $500
Chevrolet Equinox $500 $500
Chevrolet Colorado $500 $500
Chevrolet Express $500 $1,000
Chevrolet Impala $500 $500
Chevrolet Malibu $500 $500
Chevrolet Silverado $500 $1,000
Chevrolet Suburban $500 $1,000
Chevrolet Tahoe $500 $1,000
Chevrolet Traverse $500 $1,000
GMC Acadia $500 $1,000
GMC Acadia Limited $500 $1,000
GMC Canyon $500 $500
GMC Savana $500 $1,000
GMC Sierra $500 $1,000
GMC Terrain $500 $500
GMC Yukon $500 $1,000
GMC Yukon XL $500 $1,000

1 Private offer amount varies by model.  Retail and Fleet deliveries for City Express and Low Cab Forward receive a $250 offer.  Retail deliveries for all other eligible vehicles receive a $500 offer. Fleet deliveries on the following vehicles receive a $1,000 offer: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Express, GMC Acadia, Sierra, Savana, Yukon/XL.  All other Fleet deliveries on eligible vehicles will receive a $500 offer.  Not compatible with other private offers. Take delivery by 1/2/2019.  Not valid on prior purchases. Compatible with many current incentives. Incentives are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details.

Enterprise Fleet Management Solutions

Enterprise Fleet Management Solutions

There’s more to managing your company’s vehicles than you might think. 

Of the many figures that go into managing your own vehicles, one matters most to your bottom line – total cost of ownership. It’s the most effective way to measure success in fleet management, and largely determined by what happens between buying and selling your vehicle.

That’s why we’re here – to help AGC members streamline their fleet, improve cash flow and optimize operations every step of the way. From acquisition and risk management, to maintenance and remarketing, Enterprise Fleet Management provides AGC members with quick, easy and personal access to a local account team who will handle all of the day-to-day fleet needs.

To learn more, visit efleets.com or call 877-23-FLEET today.

Public Policy Advocacy

Public Advocacy

Governmental affairs play a large role in our service to our members. We believe working with elected officials on industry issues is the key to success for the future of construction.

Our members benefit from AGC’s active participation in the legislative process at the local, state and federal levels affecting economic and infrastructure development. The AGC originates and coordinates support for bills favorable to the industry, while also opposing unfavorable legislation. During legislative session, periodic updates on current legislation are sent to members through email alerts and updates to our website.

Advocacy Initiatives

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee is committed to advancing the interests of the Commercial Construction Industry in our region and the State of Wisconsin. A prime component of this advocacy involves engaging our members in action campaigns.

That is why we have partnered with the AGC of America and VoterVoice to provide a platform for our members’ voices to be heard on the most crucial legislative issues affecting commercial construction.

Members can Log in to access our current and past advocacy campaigns.

Legislative Updates

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee is actively engaged in a wide range of state legislative initiatives that have a direct impact on the construction industry. We keep our members informed with regular updates on those efforts.

Members can Log in to access our most recent legislative update.

AGC of America

AGC of America is committed to ensuring that its nearly 27,000 members are well-represented in Washington, DC. That’s one of the great benefits of being an AGC member – while you work hard to grow your company, you can rest assured knowing that your interests are being advocated for day-in-day-out in the halls of Congress and at federal agencies and departments.

Here’s how you can help strengthen AGC’s advocacy efforts:

Take Action: Weigh in and contribute to the policy debate by taking action on AGC legislative and regulatory alerts.

AGC’s Top Policy Priorities: Learn more about AGC’s Top Policy Priorities in the areas of: infrastructure funding, labor, tax, federal procurement, environment and safety

Links & Resources

Labor Relations

Labor Relations

AGC’s Labor Relations Department has a proud history as the leader in the Union construction industry negotiating with the basic trades. For nearly 100 years, the AGC has negotiated strong, multi-faceted Labor Agreements with the basic trades, including the Bricklayers, Local 8; Cement Masons, Local 599, Area 558; Commercial Carpenters; Ironworkers, Local 8; Laborers, Local 113; and the Operating Engineers, Local 139. The AGC represents the largest multi-employer bargaining unit in the region, consisting of hundreds of union contractors, which produces millions of man-hours per year.

The strength and relevance of our collective bargaining agreements and labor relations activity is driven by our trusted relationships with union contractors and leadership on the many union trust funds. The area covered by the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Labor Relations Department consists of the Six-County, Milwaukee Metro region, which includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Kenosha and Racine Counties.

AGC Members and Affiliated Contractors can Log In to access the following resources:

  • Wage Rates – Basic Trades
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Contract Expiration Dates
  • Labor Relations Updates
  • Collective Bargaining Authorization

To become an Affiliated Contractor, download our Collective Bargaining Authorization Form, or contact us at barry.scholz@agcwi.org or (920)450-1032.

The legal landscape of running a business is constantly changing. At AGC, we aim to be at the forefront of these changes and understand the importance of keeping you up to date on legal trends and issues to help you navigate the vast and complicated world of construction law compliance.

Members can Log in to access additional Member Legal Services.

Legal Hotline

AGC-GM offers a unique member legal service exclusively for our Corporate Members. Corporate Members can contact our in-house legal counsel at no cost to get answers to construction related legal questions. Topics may include, but are not limited to contractual language, compliance, regulatory, labor, employment, and certification. Feel free to contact Attorney Barry Scholz directly at barry.scholz@agcwi.org or (920)450-1032.  All questions will have a response within 72 hours.

Legal Corner

The AGC has compiled written resources to provide its members with guidance to navigate changes in the law. Areas include Sales & Use Tax Exemptions, Prevailing Wage, and Right to Work.

Members can Log in to access our list of archived Topics.

Other Resources

AGC of Greater Milwaukee Members have access to the AGC of America’s incomparable menu of products, programs and services, including legal and legislative news, advocacy, and discounts on industry standard contract documents, ConsensusDocs.

Members can Log in to access our full range of Member Legal Services.

Safety

Safety

Contractors know that it is critical to pay attention to safety on the job; not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it can also affect the company’s bottom line. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee provides a wide range of safety services for contractors. With two of the most highly qualified staff in the area, the AGC of Greater Milwaukee is well equipped to assist contractors with everything they need to run the safest jobs possible.

Safety Training

AGC of Greater Milwaukee takes an active role in assisting contractors in the training and development of their people. We sponsor numerous safety and management training events each year. For those who prefer the more personal touch, our staff will “pack up the traveling road show” and provide training when and where you choose. Below, is a sampling of what we offer:

OSHA 10-Hour or 30-Hour Training Course for Construction is offered by the AGC of Greater Milwaukee. Classes are offered at the AGC offices quarterly or by appointment.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training is offered for individual registrations. Quarterly the AGC of Greater Milwaukee offers First Aid/CPR/AED Training to individuals in need of training.

OSHA requires Forklift Operator Safety Training for rough terrain forklift operators. If you have new people who need certification, we can help.

Review our Calendar of Events for a schedule of available training and seminars. For a complete listing of training programs please contact Dan Burazin, Safety Director, at dburazin@agc-gm.org

For management training information, contact Kim Jalalian, Safety & Training Coordinator at kjalalian@agc-gm.org

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Rent a Safety Director

Let us give you a competitive edge!

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee understands the importance of construction safety and its relationship to the “bottom line”. This is why we established the Rent-a-Safety Director program. During the program’s existence, numerous Milwaukee area contractors have taken advantage of what is inarguably the most cost-effective method of providing construction safety for you and your employees.

With the Rent-a-Safety Director program, our safety team operates as your personal safety director for a fraction of what a full-time employee would cost. On-site visits, customized safety programs, safety training and much more can be done by our qualified staff. For a set hourly rate, the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Rent-a-Safety Director will inspect your job sites on an “as needed” basis. Our safety team will provide comprehensive inspections in a thorough, cost effective manner. Our services can be utilized as much or as little as you require, depending on your needs.

The Rent-a-Safety Director can also assist area contractors in working through the OSHA process. If you are confronted with an OSHA issue or violation, the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Rent-a-Safety Director will assist you during the initial inspection, and if a citation is issued, he or she will provide advocacy assistance at the OSHA informal conference.

For more information on the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Rent-a-Safety Director program, contact Dan Burazin, AGC-GM Safety Director, at 414-778-4100 or email dburazin@agc-gm.org

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Workforce Development/Careers

AGC Workforce Development

The Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee (AGC) is the leading driver of construction workforce development in Southeastern Wisconsin. Our vision is to develop workforce solutions that attract and train the most capable and productive individuals to join the commercial construction industry in our area. 

AGC built a workforce development platform that connects to job seekers through planning and collaborating with AGC Members, industry partners and local workforce development agencies. Be it at the trades level or management level, AGC has answers to your workforce needs. 

Career Builder Resources

If you are interested in a career in the commercial construction industry, please see the following:

WRTP/BIG STEP
WRTP/BIG STEP is a nonprofit workforce intermediary whose mission is to enhance the ability of public and private sector organizations to recruit, develop, and retain a more diverse, qualified workforce in construction, manufacturing and emerging sectors of the regional economy.

Construction Labor Management Council (CLMC) – Building Advantage
Building Advantage was created by The Construction Labor Management Council of Southeast Wisconsin to actively promote the benefits of hiring union construction contractors and trades people. We are comprised of nearly 20,000 trades people, 600 contractors and six management associations throughout Wisconsin.

Marquette University Construction Engineering Program

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering offers two degree programs giving the student an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and in Construction Engineering. The undergraduate degree program in civil engineering allows students to declare and earn a major in environmental engineering or civil engineering. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee Education & Research Foundation provides a solid base of educational and research programs that allow deserving Marquette students the chance to pursue their dreams of a career in construction. The AGC is proud to work with Marquette University and their AGC Student Chapter develop our next generation of construction leaders. The Foundation’s scholarships for Marquette University include: Marquette University Robert Caspari Scholarship, Marquette University Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Scholarship.

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Construction Engineering Program

MSOE Provides a Construction Management degree for students who wish to become nonresidential building construction project professionals. The rigorous program melds instruction about business administration, basic scientific and engineering principles, and construction science, building information modeling (BIM), and project management techniques to graduate professionals who are savvy about current industry practices and educated for a lifetime of learning in this challenging and rewarding career. The AGC is proud to work with MSOE and their AGC Student Chapter develop our next generation of construction leaders. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee Education & Research Foundation provides MSOE with the MSOE AGC Scholarship to help give deserving MSOE students the chance to pursue their dreams of a career in construction.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Civil Engineering

The AGC is proud to work with University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and their AGC Student Chapter develop our next generation of construction leaders. University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Civil Engineering program gives their students the tools to be successful in a number of different career paths while giving them hands on projects that will help them develop safe, efficient and sustainable ways to continually improve our infrastructure. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee Education & Research Foundation provides UWM with the UW-Milwaukee Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Scholarship to help give deserving UWM students the chance to pursue their dreams of a career in construction.

Management Education

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee offers a wide variety of education programs to members and non-members.  We remain committed to bringing nationally developed programs to Wisconsin to meet the changing needs of the construction industry.

Ongoing education and training opportunities offered by the AGC of Greater 2Milwaukee include:

  • Supervisory Training Program
  • Qualified Crane Single Person Training
  • Crane Rigging and training
  • Best Practices for Working in School
  • And Much More!

See all Available Management Education courses

Legal Services

Member Legal Services

The legal landscape of running a business is constantly changing. At AGC, we aim to be at the forefront of these changes and understand the importance of keeping you up to date on legal trends and issues to help you navigate the vast and complicated world of construction law compliance.

Our In-House Attorney
Nathan Jurowski is a Wisconsin State Bar certified attorney with over nine years of legal experience in a wide array of areas of the law, including litigation, arbitration, contract drafting and interpretation, workers compensation disputes and real estate transactions.

Admissions
State of Wisconsin
Federal District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
Federal District Court – Western District of Wisconsin

Memberships
Milwaukee Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
American Bar Association

Committees/Forums
Trustee, Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund
Trustee, Building and Public Works Vacation Fund
Construction Trades Substance Abuse Testing and Assistance Program
Chairman, AGC Construction Lawyers Committee
Forum on Construction Law, ABA
Corp. Counsel Group, MKE Bar
Labor & Employment Group, MKE Bar

Legal Hotline

AGC-GM offers a unique service to all of our Corporate Members where companies can submit a question to our in-house, legal counsel at no cost. Questions can be related to any area of the construction industry included, but not limited to, contractual language, compliance, regulatory, labor, employment, and certification. Simply submit your online request to Derek Allen directly at derek.allen@agcwi.org or 608-490-3226.

Construction Lawyers Committee

To ensure that the AGC is responsive to Contractors’ concerns regarding legal and risk management issues, the AGC has created the Construction Lawyers Committee. The Construction Lawyers Committee – comprised of in-house General Counsels from the AGC of Greater Milwaukee, AGC of Wisconsin, and member contractors – meets quarterly at to discuss legal, legislative, and risk management issues impacting commercial construction and contractors in Wisconsin.

Legal Corner

The AGC has compiled written resources to provide its members with guidance to navigate changes in the law. Areas include Sales & Use Tax Exemptions, Prevailing Wage, and Right to Work.

List of Archived Topics

  • Sales and Use Tax Exemption
  • Workers Compensation
  • Guns on the Job Site
  • Fall 2017, Legal & Labor Update
  • Summer 2017, Legal & Labor Update
  • Spring 2017, Legal & Labor Update
  • Winter 2016, Legal & Labor Update

Other Resources

AGC of Greater Milwaukee Members have access to the AGC of America’s incomparable menu of products, programs and services, including legal and legislative news, advocacy, and discounts on industry standard contract documents, ConsensusDocs.

Links & Resources

  • Consensus Docs, AGC of America
  • Legislative News & Advocacy
  • Legal News and Updates

AGC Discount Program

AGC’s Member Discount Programs provide a tangible and valuable return on your membership investment. Whether you are overnighting a contract, purchasing a new vehicle or considering an IT upgrade for your construction management platform, AGC’s partners provide you major savings on products and services that impact your business.

Vehicles & Fleet Management

GM (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC)
Enterprise Fleet Management Solutions

Fuel, Materials & Equipment

Comdata Construction
BFGoodrich
BP Discount

Business Solutions

Arcoro Family
Athenium Analytics
Cintas
National Purchasing Partners NPP

Industry Solutions

CrisisDriver
Campatica
ExakTime
ConsensusDocs Discount
Click Safety

Shipping Solutions

UPS YRC Estes Freight
FedEx Advantage Program

Travel

Budget Rental Car
Avis Rental Car

Workforce Development

Boxwood Career Solutions
Agc Career Center

Developing a Workforce for Foxconn Mega-Project

In a special three-part series in the Milwaukee business journal AGC of Greater Milwaukee president and other construction professionals detail strategies on recruiting and building the construction work force.

Workforce diversity is a focal point in the series and, with the guidance of AGC, recruiting more minorities is a priority for the construction industry’s Building Industry Group Skilled Trades Employment Program (BIG STEP). The opportunities in Racine with the Foxconn project has spurred BIG STEP to expand to Racine County and open training centers at Gateway Technical College’s Racine Campus. The program is focused on the recruitment and development of African Americans, Latinos and women. According to Mark Kessenich, President and CEO of BIG STEP “we want to make sure the programs in place, the systems in place, are actively seeking to bring new folks into the industry who haven’t had the opportunity, or didn’t think they had the opportunity”.

The Foxconn project is not only exciting because of the jobs it will initially create with the building of its facilities but in all the projects that follow. Mike Fabisak, discusses further, “Foxconn serves as the initiating development, but when you think about what will come as some of the consequential building – the vendors, the infrastructure, retail, possibly residential – I think this transforms the whole area”

Read the three-part special report here.

Learn more about the Foxconn project here.

Learn more about WRTP BIG STEP here.

U.S. adds 313,000 jobs in February in biggest gain in a year and a half

The numbers: The U.S. added 313,000 new jobs in February, the biggest gain in a year and a half and clear evidence that a strong economy has plenty of room to run.

The increase in hiring easily blew past the 222,000 forecast of economists polled by MarketWatch. Job gains in January and December were also much stronger than initially reported.

Despite the big increase in hiring, wage growth did not keep up. Hourly pay rose 4 cents to $26.75 an hour, but the yearly increase in wages tapered off. The 12-month increase in pay slipped to 2.6% from a revised 2.8% in January.

Still, the strong report makes it a virtual lock the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates when senior officials meet this month.

What happened: Warmer weather helped to boost hiring almost across the board in February after a harsh spell in January briefly kept thousands of people at home.

Construction companies hired 61,000 people to mark the biggest increase in 11 years. Retailers added 50,000 jobs, as did professional-oriented businesses. And manufacturers filled 31,000 positions.

Workers also put more time in on the job, reversing a weather-induced decline in the first month of the year.

What’s more, the economy added 54,000 more jobs in January and December than previously reported. Altogether, the economy has gained an average of 242,000 new jobs in the past three months. That’s much stronger than the 182,000 monthly average in 2017.

Yet even as the unemployment rate falls and firms complain more loudly about a shortage of skilled workers, they still aren’t really laying out the red carpet for new or old employees.

The amount a worker earns per hour has been rising gradually in the past few years, but wage gains still trail the 3% to 4% annual increases that typically prevail at the height of an economic boom.

Big picture: The modest growth in wages in February is likely to tamp down, at least for awhile, Wall Street worries about rising pay leading to higher inflation. A surge in pay in January helped ignite….

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Jake Jorgensen, VJS Partner and Project Manager, appointed as Chair of the AGC National CLC

VJS Construction Services is helping to lead the commercial construction industry forward!

Jake Jorgensen, VJS Partner and Project Manager, has been appointed to a one-year term as Chair of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) National Construction Leadership Council (CLC).

Jake’s dedication is an example of the leadership and engagement we have come to rely upon in from our local contractors, and his presence at the National level will be a great showcase for southeastern Wisconsin.

In this new position, Jake intends to focus on the AGC’s student chapters and student involvement. In a recent news release, he was quoted as saying, “I would like to help those involved in the AGC CLC to continue learning and honing their skills. I am glad that the AGC CLC can serve as a channel for this growth.”

His efforts were on display recently as he was a panelist before 260 attendees at the student chapter meeting at the AGC of America’s National Convention, where he and fellow speakers discussed Early Career Development.

To learn more about the local and national CLC Chapters, contact Nathan Jurowski, at njurowski@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

AGC’s Education & Research Foundation – Grant Proposals

Last week members of the AGC’s Education & Research Foundation, (Rupert Kotze, Rick Schmidt, Jim Parks, Steve Freckmann, Josh Halvorsen and Mike Fabishak) hosted representatives from Marquette University, MSOE and UWM for research grant proposals to help usher in a new era of hands-on construction-related tools in higher education.

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.

The AGC has long been an invaluable educational resource for our industry.  With CLC student chapters at MSOE, Marquette University, and UWM we help support the next generation of leaders via networking opportunities and local project tours.

Follow the Construction Leader Council – Greater Milwaukee Chapter on Facebook here.

Highrise Building Boom Continues with Milwaukee CCRC Project

Less than a decade ago, Saint John’s on the Lake constructed a new 21-story tower on its urban campus just north of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, the nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is about ready to start construction on another tower, this one to be even taller at 22 stories.

The project is part of a trend of high-rise senior living buildings going up in large and mid-size cities around the country. New York City; Washington, D.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Tempe, Arizona are among the metro areas where senior living buildings will be altering the skylines.

Demand for urban senior living is on the upswing, and Saint John’s on the Lake has experienced this firsthand. Its 21-story South Tower opened in 2011 and was full by 2012; the CCRC’s waitlist has grown consistently since then, President and CEO Renee Anderson told Senior Housing News.

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New AGC Education Program – Building Enclosure – Exceed your Owner’s Project Requirements

An owner may have several project requirements, ranging from energy efficiency and environmental concerns, to durability and sustainability. Meeting these and other priorities requires you to establish a and follow a process on every project. That is why the AGC of Greater Milwaukee is teaming up with industry experts to bring you a program on Building Enclosure Commissioning.

Building Enclosure Commissioning is a holistic approach that endeavors to ensure that the exterior enclosure of a building meets or exceeds the owner’s project requirements. This program will help you establish a framework that you can apply to your projects, beginning at the predesign phase, all the way to post-occupancy considerations. With ever increasing expectations by owners, this program is a must for any contractor looking to stay ahead of the curve.

Class is held at ACG-GM’s downtown office March 13, 4-6 PM.

For more information or to register for one of our program, contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

Foxconn to Create North American Headquarters in Downtown Milwaukee

Foxconn Technology Group is coming to downtown Milwaukee with plans to buy a seven-story office building — giving it space for potentially hundreds of employees.

Foxconn has agreed to buy the 132,800-square-foot building at 611 E. Wisconsin Ave. from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. for an undisclosed price, it was announced Monday.

The building will apparently be Foxconn’s North American headquarters, one source said. Along with its future Mount Pleasant factories, the company also has a small research operation in Harrisburg, Pa.

“They’re obviously going to be widening their footprint in this country,” said the source, who asked not to be identified.

Foxconn estimates it will have…

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Nearly $200,000 was given to 83 construction workers to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey

The AGC Charities Inc, the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 83 construction workers in Texas with a total of $195,000 in donated funds to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The checks, which amount to $2,350 per construction workers, are intended to help employees of firms that belong to the association cover the costs of uninsured and uncompensated damages caused by the storm.

“Contractors may do hard work, but they have soft hearts, especially when it comes to helping some of their own,” said Art Daniel the association’s national president and President & COO of Cedar Hills, Texas-based AR Daniel Construction.  “These checks won’t make everything right, but they will help these construction professionals get their lives back on track.”

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The AGC Annual Meeting and Networking Dinner Sets Record Attendance

What a way to kick off the new year! Thank you to the 180 individuals who attended our 2018 Annual Meeting and a special thanks to all of our sponsors who made this night possible, CG Schmidt, Inc., Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC, iSqFt, J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc., Milwaukee Scaffolding Inc., Mortenson Construction and Spancrete!

We had the distinct pleasure of hosting Alan Yang, Senior Foxconn Representative and UW-Madison Alumni, and Matthew Moroney, Director of Strategic Economic Initiatives, Wisconsin Dept. of Admin., who presented us with a stimulating and informative update on the Foxconn project. Learn more about the project here.

Our Members gathered at the Grand Ballroom of the Wisconsin Club to celebrate another outstanding year in construction in the Greater Milwaukee Area. They were able to meet the 2018 Board of Directors, and enjoy the fellowship of our Member colleagues and friends. With upwards of half the attendees representing one of our 60 General Contractor representatives, our Annual meeting serves as one of the most valuable networking events of the year.  We have repeatedly heard of lasting professional relationships which have been developed during the reception hour and dinner.Thank you again to everyone who attended, we hope to see you next year!

To learn more about AGC and our upcoming events, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100 with any questions.

Follow AGC of Greater Milwaukee on Facebook to see more pictures from the 2018 Annual meeting.

The Construction Leadership Council Annual Kickoff, Thank You for Helping Us Rumble into the New Year!

Thank you to everyone who helped us rumble into the new year by attending the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Annual Kickoff and at the Harley-Davidson Museum®!

Along with all of the participants, we couldn’t have put on such a great event without our generous sponsors, Beeler Construction, Inc., Berghammer Construction Corporation, CG Schmidt, Inc., Creative Constructors, LLC, Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Fabick Cat, F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc., Hetzel-Sanfilippo Inc., Hurtado Zimmerman S.C., Ideal Crane Rental, Inc., iSqFt, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc., JP Cullen & Sons, Inc., Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Mortenson Construction, State Painting Company, The Blue Book Network and VJS Construction Services.

We also had the pleasure of hosting nationally recognized communications trainer, Anthony Huey. Anthony is the owner of Reputation Management Associates, one of the nation’s leading communications training and crisis consulting companies. His highly interactive, hands-on session taught our attendee’s effective ways to communicate their message to a wide variety of audiences they deal with every day.

It was a wonderful night of networking, unwinding and celebrating the new year. In addition to great company in a fun atmosphere, attendees enjoyed a gourmet dinner, drinks, and a complementary Museum ticket.

To learn more about the AGC and our many special events, please contact us directly at (414) 778-4100 or kjalalian@agc-gm.org.



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