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Value Drivers for Growth and Profitability – Using the Merit Shop Scorecard

5/6/2014 1:50 AM
Ever wonder why some contractors struggled during the economic downturn and other contractors were more sustainable during that period of time? Successful contractor businesses have always been effective at implementing value drivers for their organization. Read the rest of entry »

Governor proclaims May as Building Safety Month

5/2/2014 8:28 AM
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed May 2014, as Building Safety Month throughout Wisconsin. The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination requested the proclamation to help raise awareness of the importance of building safety and to recognize the countless lives that have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by state and municipal agencies in Wisconsin. Read the rest of entry »

The ABC of Wisconsin Guide to the Uniform Commercial Building Code

4/18/2014 10:04 AM
This new law creates a uniform commercial building code by prohibiting local units of government from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that establishes minimum standards for the construction or alteration of, or an addition to a public building unless that ordinance strictly conforms to the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code. Read the rest of entry »

How will your company stack up on the Merit Shop Scorecard?

4/9/2014 5:24 AM
Everyone wants to know how they can improve their company, in production, finances, community involvement, employee relations and in many other areas. The Scorecard allows you to do that easily. You simply fill out the form, either by yourself, or as many companies do, with a team of people. The biggest advantage to using a team is that you will get a better idea of what is reality, as opposed to possibly believing something when it is not true. Read the rest of entry »

New Legislation Creates Code Clarity for Builders

3/26/2014 5:35 AM
Wisconsin lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 617 creating a uniform commercial building code in Wisconsin. ABC of Wisconsin was very instrumental in the creation of this bill. The legislation now needs Governor Walker’s signature to become law. Read the rest of entry »

Promoting Your Non-Profit Projects

3/24/2014 10:03 AM
Take a moment and reflect: Is your company flourishing? You may be getting new bids on construction projects on a regular basis; your employees are happy; and business is thriving. You think, “What’s next?”

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Mandatory Pre-bid Contractor Certification Required for State Projects

3/21/2014 8:19 AM
The 2013-15 Wisconsin State Budget (2013 Wisconsin Act 20) significantly altered the bidding and contracting processes for state construction projects. In summary, it required that all projects over $185,000 be let through single prime bidding and that all potential bidders (on projects over $50,000) must become certified by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) prior to submitting bids. All bids received from contractors who are not certified will be rejected. Read the rest of entry »

Kansas dealer turns labor protest into free advertising

3/18/2014 7:48 AM
You have seen the signs — "SHAME!," "UNFAIR!" — usually in big red letters, occasionally accompanied by a giant inflatable rat. They're the tactics of local labor unions nationwide, which picket businesses accused of poor worker treatment and in the process inflict some financial pain in the form of unwelcome attention.
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Obama Administration Proposes Changes to Federal Overtime Rules

3/18/2014 7:06 AM
Obama will direct the U.S. Department of Labor to change federal overtime exemptions for administrative, executive, professional, and computer professional employees, the so-called "white collar" worker classifications that have long been exempt from being paid time-and-one-half for working hours over 40 per week. Read the rest of entry »

Electrical Licensing Guide to Wisconsin's New Law

3/5/2014 3:02 AM
Now, under provisions that will become law on April 1, 2014, no person may work as an electrician, and no person may engage in business as an electrical contractor, unless that person is licensed by, or registered with, the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
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