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Selzer-Ornst Owner Tadisch Takes Over Mentor Lemke’s Stake in Wisconsin Redevelopment Firm

Selzer-Ornst Construction Co. owner Matthew Tadisch is stepping into the shoes of long-time colleague Bob Lemke to become one of the owners of housing developer Wisconsin Redevelopment. The shared ownership will mean close coordination between the Wauwatosa construction company and Milwaukee development firm. Tadisch said he has known Lemke more than 15 years, and has […]

AGC Sponsor Marquee Industry Event

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee was proud to be a Bronze Sponsor for The Daily Reporter’s 21st annual Top Projects. This event recognized outstanding achievements by Wisconsin builders, owners, engineers, architects and more. Along with honoring these outstanding achievements they also unveiled the “Best in Show” from 2019, as chosen by a panel of industry […]

AGC Announces 2019 Safety Award Winners

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee celebrated safety week by announcing and distributing our Milwaukee Construction Industry Safety Council’s (MCISC) annual Safety Awards. Normally given out during our Past Presidents and Awards Night, this years award winners received their plaques during AGC Safety Week. These awards are given to AGC Members who took our MCISC Annual […]

AGC Coronavirus Resources

AGC Coronavirus Resources During these unprecedented and ever-changing times, AGC of Greater Milwaukee is working to ensure you are prepared with the latest information and resources related to COVID-19. We are working around the clock to keep you and your teams safe and supported. We will continue to monitor the situation and update the information […]

AGC Golf Classic Sells Out for the 5th Year in a Row!

Another AGC Golf Classic, another outstanding sell-out! Thank you to our many generous sponsors and our sold-out crowd who joined us at the Exclusive Wisconsin Country Club and helped us raise funds for the AGC Education and Research Foundation. See More Pictures from the AGC Golf Classic here. This event may be over, but we […]

CLC River Clean-up Reconnects Steering Committee

Members of our Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Steering Committee recently practiced one of their core tenets, service, by partnering with Milwaukee Riverkeeper for a River Clean-up along the Hank Aaron State Trail’s section of the Menomonee River. Milwaukee River Keeper’s mission is to protect, improve and advocate for water quality, riparian wildlife habitat, and sound […]

The Interview: Mark Kessenich

Alex Zank – BizTimes Mark Kessenich in June took over as the head of AGC of Greater Milwaukee, a trade group serving more than 300 employers, including 21 of the largest contractors, in the region. He joined AGC from Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership’s Big Step program, where he worked to recruit and train skilled workers. […]

AGC of America Annual Workforce Survey

The construction industry has experienced some very significant and sudden changes during the past few months that have led to dramatic changes in demand for work and the need for new workers. With your help, the AGC will have a better understanding how those changes are impacting the industry’s current workforce needs, and how to […]

2020 AGC Golf Classic Winners

Thank you to our many generous sponsors and our sold-out crowd of golfers who joined us at the exclusive Wisconsin Country Club and helped us raise funds for the AGC Education and Research Foundation. Below you’ll find the winning teams from the Outing and the Winners of our On-Course Contests. Prizes will be mailed to […]

What Gov. Evers’ Statewide Face Covering Executive Order Means for Construction

Gov. Evers’ recently issued an executive order requiring statewide face covering inside private businesses and office spaces unless an exception applies. Businesses will not be required to provide face coverings for their employees or customers, though they can decide to offer face coverings to employees or customers. Local and state officials may enforce the order […]

Mandatory Mask Mandate

The Milwaukee Common Council on Monday, July 13, passed a citywide mask mandate requiring anyone over the age of 3 years old to wear a face covering inside public spaces. The AGC-GM hosted an important informational session regarding the MKE Cares Mask Ordinance with Claire Evers, Deputy Commissioner of the City of Milwaukee Health Department […]

Updated COVID-19 Isolation Release Times

The CDC and DHS have updated the COVID -19 isolation and release times for people that have been diagnosed with and people that have been tested and are awaiting test results for COVID-19. The self-isolation release time has been increased from 7 to 10 days. If you have employees self-isolating please contact your county health […]

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Hundreds Of Construction Firms Across The Country Hold Coronavirus Safety Stand Downs To Protect Workers And The Public

Associated General Contractors of America Organized the Nationwide Safety Stand Down to Make Sure Firms and Workers Know, and Follow, All Coronavirus-Related Safety Procedures and Practices Hundreds of construction firms across the country are stopping work today to hold what are called safety stand downs focusing on ways to protect construction workers and the public […]

Construction Layoffs Spread Rapidly As Coronavirus Shuts Down Projects In Contrast To Job Gains Through February In Most Metros

Association Officials Urge Quick Enactment of Infrastructure Investment, Relief for Hard-Hit Firms and Pensions in Order to Save Jobs in Construction and Supplier Industries More than a quarter of construction firms responding to an online survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America last week reported they had furloughed or terminated jobsite workers because […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

A Message from AGC-GM Chief Executive Officer Mike Fabishak: AGC Members, I am writing to provide you the details of the provisions associated with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which just went into effect and expires on December 31, 2020. This Act passed by Congress and signed by the President applies to private employers […]

Construction as an Essential Industry

The federal government recently released a list detailing “critical infrastructure industries” whose workers are “essential” and should continue normal work schedules. Although the document lists industries for which construction is absolutely critical, our industry was not explicitly included. Even though the list “is not, nor should it be considered to be, a federal directive or standard […]

US DOL Publishes Emergency Paid Leave Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) […]

February Rise In Construction Outlays Contrasts With Pandemic-driven Collapse In March As Owners, Government Orders Shut Down Projects

Survey Finds Contractors Face Shortages of Materials and Workers, Delivery Delays and Cancellations;  Association Officials Urge Additional Measures to Help Workers, Firms and the Economy to Recover Construction spending in February increased 6.0 percent from February 2019, with year-over-year gains in both residential and nonresidential outlays, according to a new analysis of federal data released today […]

COVID-19 Safety Stand-Down Week | April 6-10

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) chapters of Wisconsin and Greater Milwaukee have partnered to declare April 6-10, 2020 as “COVID-19 Safety Stand-Down Week” in Wisconsin. This declaration is in response to a recent meeting between AGC contractors and Governor Evers. During the March 31st meeting, Governor Evers emphasized that “Safety is Job #1” during this […]

AGC, Others, Push OSHA to Stop Treating Coronavirus Positives as Reportable Incidents & Calls for Flexibility for Firms Running Short of N95 Masks

AGC, along with our industry partners on the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), is pushing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to re-evaluate its decision to treat cases of employees contracting COVID-19 as recordable incidents. Instead, healthcare providers should be required to report these cases on their logs because they are in direct contact […]

Update on Federal Paid Leave Mandates under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201

On March 20, Treasury, IRS and DOL announced their intent to implement these new mandates. Items to note: SMALL BUSINESS EXEMPTIONS: It appears that guidance/regulations will be issued from the Secretary of Labor to exempt small businesses with fewer than 50 employees from the leave requirements relating to school closings or child care unavailability where the […]

Wisconsin Construction Industry Coronavirus Announcement

The Wisconsin construction industry, including both labor and management, has come together to communicate specific strategies they are taking to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Deriving from CDC and OSHA workplace recommendations, the following strategies are being implemented across the state to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the construction industry. View the industry’s […]

Summary of Paid Leave Mandates under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201

On March 18, 2020, Congress approved and the president signed into law legislation that includes mandates for employer-fronted federal paid leave—emergency sick leave and emergency paid family and medical leave described below. These requirements take effect on April 2, 2020, and sunset on December 31, 2020. However, the legislative environment remains fluid. The Senate could […]

AGC of America Update: Best Practices, Defense and Civilian Agencies & AGC Survey

COVID-19 Best Practices for Construction Jobsites Personal Responsibilities Social Distancing Jobsite / Office Practices Managing Sick Employees Government Resources Vendor Resources For detailed practices, click here and here. Defense and Civilian Agencies Respond to AGC’s Request for Guidance for Direct Federal Contractors USACE, GSA, and others provide guidance and planning for potential contract impacts due […]

AGC of America Coronavirus Resources

A Message from AGC-GM Chief Executive Officer Mike Fabishak: AGC Members, I wanted to let you know that I have been in contact with the AGC of America since last week concerning the corona virus. I was particularly interested in understanding what actions they have taken on issues centered around paid sick leave, reportable incidents […]

AGC Opposes House-Passed Paid Leave Proposal

In a March 16, 2020 letter to the Senate, AGC stressed the need to address the 14 weeks of employer-fronted paid leave mandated under the House-passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Corona virus Response Act, and to offer workable solutions. AGC cannot support a Senate product that includes this House-passed proposal in H.R. 6201 and […]

Updates to AGC Membership Discount Program

More Ways to Save with AGC! AGC’s Membership Discount Program’s provide members access to high-quality services, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line products. From discounts on vehicles to office supplies to cloud-based construction management solutions, AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations. […]

Invest in the Future of Construction | Sponsorship Opportunities for the CLC Golf Outing are Now Available!

Be sure to set aside Thursday, June 20th for the AGC Construction Leadership Council’s Annual Golf Outing! 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! Sponsorships for the AGC Construction Leadership Council Annual […]

Record Numbers Attending AGC Trainings

Over the last month the AGC has been seeing incredible member participation at our classes and training sessions. We are pleased to say that with only a month into the fall semester we’ve been able to train over 100 construction professionals. We love seeing this amount of participation from our members and their commitment to […]

New Course, Construction Supervision Fundamentals, was a Great Success!

This past week we kicked off a brand new course, the Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) program! CSF provides front-line management with a path to develop communication, teamwork and operational competence, improving organizational project performance. We’d like to thank the AGC of America for choosing our chapter to host this three-day course and for their support […]

All-Student Chapter Meeting Kicks off the New School Year

The AGC-GM’s Construction Leadership Council brings in the new school year with the CLC All-Student Chapter Meeting at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on September 20th. The first half of the program featured an open networking session with construction professionals and over forty students from the local AGC student chapters. This networking provided an excellent opportunity for […]

Project Tour: Synergy at Mayfair Collection

The Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and over 45 professionals and students attended a Project Tour at Synergy at Mayfair Collection on September 26th. Located at the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Synergy at the District is a unique 450,000 sf multifamily/mixed use space with 290 enclosed parking stalls. The 6-story […]

CLC Leaders Attend Leadership Development Conference in Washington D.C.

Leaders from our AGC-GM Construction Leadership Council attended the leadership development conference in Washington D.C. from September 29th- October 1st. The CLC Leadership Development Conference brought together emerging construction leaders from across the country in various construction sectors to network, learn and share. This unique event was an opportunity to connect with fellow emerging leaders […]

AGC Supported Tax Exemption Effective July 1, 2018

As highlighted in the Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s most recent Tax Bulletin, the Tax Exemption for building materials that become part of a facility has been extended to include public higher education construction contracts entered into on or after July 1, 2018. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee supported this legislative initiative in the Spring of […]

AGC Golf Classic Outstanding Sellout!

Earlier this week, AGC of Greater Milwaukee hosted its Annual Golf Classic at the Exclusive Wisconsin Country Club. Check out photos from the AGC Golf Classic here. Thanks to our many generous sponsors and a Sold-Out crowd of over 140 golfers, we enjoyed another successful fundraising event for the AGC Education and Research Foundation. We […]

AGC-GM Workforce Development Initiatives & Programs 2018

Given the vital importance of developing our future workforce, we are providing the following report on AGC’s workforce development activities. It highlights our involvement, leadership and effort in addressing the critical need for new workers in the construction industry. With the lack of availability of employable candidates reaching record levels, AGC and the construction industry […]

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.

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

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.