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How small and disadvantaged contractors can be part of the Foxconn project

8/21/2018 1:09 PM
A number of public and private groups in Wisconsin are looking to assist small and disadvantaged businesses become involved in the development of Foxconn. This comes on the heels of a recent survey that indicated small and disadvantaged contractors were not bidding on Foxconn projects. 

“We need you all at the table and we need you all working on this project,” said Chris Hagerup, Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development ... Read the rest of entry »

Emerging Leader – Working on the business

8/17/2018 2:33 PM
A common theme in the ABC of Wisconsin Construction U Emerging Leader program is the transition from employee to decision maker. Several of our participants describe it as moving from working in the business to working on the business. The difference between the words in and on is significant. Read the rest of entry »

‘I should just do it myself’

7/25/2018 11:06 AM
Most ABC of Wisconsin contractors are turning to apprenticeship to fill the skills gap at the entry-level, but what is available at the supervisory level? Employers have been promoting their best journeymen to supervisory-level positions. Often, this is a good solution because it recognizes loyal employees and allows them to move up. There can be a problem with this approach, however. A talented skilled trades person does not necessarily make a good supervisor. Enter ABC of Wisconsin’s Construction U Management Education programs. Over the past three years, your association has been developing high-quality, proven programs to address the educational needs of construction supervisory and management teams.  Read the rest of entry »

The EEOC anticipates an increase in sexual harassment claims – Are you prepared?

6/28/2018 9:39 AM
The #MeToo movement continues to gain momentum, empowering many individuals to speak up against workplace harassment. In anticipation of a resulting uptick in sexual harassment and discrimination claims, Congress added $16 million to this year’s EEOC budget. This is a substantial development. The #MeToo movement has also caused many employers to question what their obligations are when it comes to preventing and remedying workplace harassment. Read the rest of entry »

Millennials in construction: What you should know about the new generation of workers

6/19/2018 9:08 AM
When Homer Auge talks about millennials on the job site, he’s speaking about his peers. The 34-year-old roofing project manager at Corporate Contractors Inc. (CCI) of Beloit is counted among the early members of the millennial generation, who now make up the largest generation in the workforce. Read the rest of entry »

A special note about the new Wisconsin State Electrical Code

5/29/2018 1:05 PM
The Wisconsin State Electrical Code is in the process of being updated to 2017 NEC. The updated code will become effective in part on Aug. 1, 2018. Staff from the DSPS Office of Education and Exams are working with subject matter experts in their Division of Industry Services to update the questions used in the exams. Read the rest of entry »

Invest in safety: You will not regret it

5/8/2018 8:47 AM
If you fail to put safety measures in place at your business, you run the risk of losing everything you have spent so many years to build. That’s because one on-the-job accident can end up costing you a tremendous amount of money. So how can you keep your jobsite safe? ABC of Wisconsin is here to assist you in making sure that you and your workers are protected in the case of an incident/accident ... Read the rest of entry »

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 »

Contractor dispute resolution with WisDOT

4/24/2018 9:29 AM
There have been three significant changes to Wisconsin public contracting law over the past couple of years: the state prevailing wage is gone, all units of Wisconsin government are banned from requiring project labor agreements, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation aims to compile federal dollars and the accompanying red tape into fewer projects ...  Read the rest of entry »

Falls are still major safety issue in construction

4/23/2018 3:16 PM
After adding more than 30,000 jobs in January alone, the construction industry shows no signs of slowing down. With more workers comes more responsibility for safety. Falls from heights are still the leading cause of death in the private construction industry and lack of proper fall protection is the most frequently cited violation by OSHA ... Read the rest of entry »
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