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When they come knocking

5/1/2018 2:41 PM
How are contractors filling out their rosters of talent? Some are increasing pay and benefits for their workers coupled with increased recruiting from competitors. Weaker contractors will find it harder to hold on to talented workers, which may cause a number of them to close their doors. You can’t build quality product without quality workers.

Still other companies are actively buying smaller contractors to get access to their skilled trades. As an owner, you have a responsibility to your customers, your employees, your vendors and your family to have a plan in place. What should you do if they come knocking on your door? ... Read the rest of entry »

12 steps for contractors to build brand on LinkedIn

4/20/2018 10:29 AM
How confident are you in your LinkedIn profile? Would you encourage prospects to look at your profile to learn more about you? Follow these 12 steps to begin building your brand on LinkedIn and gain confidence that prospects have the opportunity to see the value that you bring to a project ... Read the rest of entry »

Foxconn announcement expected soon

2/27/2018 3:52 PM
"It could be as early as tomorrow, or it could be three weeks from now, but It's coming." This is the message from Matt Maroney, Director of Strategic Economic Development, with the Wisconsin Department of Administration regarding the official announcement of the Foxconn project commencing in southeast Wisconsin.
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Three common mistakes made selling in construction and what to do about it

4/28/2017 8:26 AM
As the pace of commercial construction picks up, you may not think there is any need to improve in the area of sales. Perhaps you feel there is no need to work harder. You are already working harder than company leaders in most industries, right? Matt Pletzer of Lift Consulting in Madison, Wisconsin, recommends ... 
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Brennan sees strong economic development outlook

3/22/2017 8:16 AM
Add Michael W. Brennan to the list of economists with a positive outlook on the economy. Brennan, who is the executive director of the UW-Madison James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, spoke at Insight Publication's InDevelopment event yesterday in Oshkosh.  “I have tremendous optimism ... 
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Wisconsin Construction Unemployment Rate Improves Year-Over-Year

9/29/2016 11:06 AM
Wisconsin's construction unemployment rate continues to improve. From August 2015 to August 2016, the state's rate dropped from 6.8 percent to 4.9 percent, according to data released on Thursday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
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Wisconsin’s Construction Unemployment Rate Drops Year-Over-Year

11/2/2015 3:45 PM
As the economy continues to grow, it is good news for the construction industry in Wisconsin. The not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rate has dropped by 1.4 percentage points year-over-year – from an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent in September 2014 to 5.4 percent in September 2015.
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ABC Urges Withdrawal of Obama Administration’s 'Blacklisting Proposal’

8/28/2015 8:45 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today submitted comments urging the withdrawal of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Guidance (NPG) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (Executive Order 13673), commonly referred to as the blacklisting proposal. Read the rest of entry »

Do you have enough people who can...

7/27/2015 5:00 AM
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Coming this fall to ABC of Wisconsin

7/23/2015 6:12 AM
Coming this fall to ABC of Wisconsin! Read the rest of entry »
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