• Time Is Running Out! Buyer's Guide Contracts Due November 14th
  • Great Lakes Design & Construction Expo - Booth Space Going Fast!
  • Announcing Mark Wallace as Keynote Speaker for CAM's Annual Meeting
  • Register Today for CAM's Safety Leadership Conference
  • CAMTEC's Upcoming Classes
  • CAM Connect: Advanced Communication & Selling Strategies 
  • ASSP Safety Leadership Series: Lockout-Tagout and Arc Flash Safety
  • Exhibit Booth Sales Now Open for the 2020 Michigan Safety Conference
  • Introducing the Fulcrum Conference - The Future of Work
  • NECA Webinar: OSHA 2020 - What's in Store for Next Year?
  • Memorial Service for Bill Auch Takes Place on November 6th

Time Is Running Out!
Buyer's Guide Contracts Due November 14th
The 2020 CAM Buyers Guide is winding down in production. Now is the time to update your contract and leverage this powerful member benefit. The second mailing of contracts has gone out to all CAM member firms that have not yet responded.

The deadline to sign and return all contracts has been extended to November 14th. As a CAM member in good standing, your company automatically receives a free listing in the yellow, alphabetical section of the Buyer's Guide. But without a classified listing, how will NEW customers find you?

Starting at just $32, you can add your company name and contact information in a classified section of the guide. It's a great and affordable way to advertise your company - more than 5,000 copies are distributed each year! Simply write your preferred heading on the contract you received in the mail and return it to us by November 14th. Questions? Contact Mary Carabott , Buyers Guide editor (248) 972-1108.

CAM now offers display advertising for CAM member companies. Contact Roy Jones for ad rates and positions available (248) 972-1115.
Great Lakes Design & Construction Expo - Booth Space Going Fast!
CAM and Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southeastern Michigan have joined forces to host Michigan’s largest construction industry event ! The expo is sponsored by: Lake Michigan Credit Union and Wimsatt Building Materials. This new, two-day construction event will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on February 12 th & 13 th , 2020, and will be attended by construction owners, contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers.

Booth space is going fast! Act quickly to reserve your booth from the remaining spaces. Some of the companies exhibiting in the 2020 show include:  Arista Truck Systems Inc., Signarama Novi, Bill Brown Ford, PR39 Industries, Bostick Truck Center, Retro Foam of Michigan, U.S. Ice Blasting, Bloomfield Construction, Hoekstra Transportation, Schluter Systems, and many more.

Head to the expo website to see a full list of exhibitors and visit their websites. Questions? Email or call Ron Riegel  at CAM (248) 972-1110.
Announcing Mark Wallace as Keynote Speaker for CAM's Annual Meeting
CAM's 134th Annual Meeting takes place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, during the first day of the 2020 Great Lakes Design & Construction Expo. We are pleased to announce that Mark C. Wallace, President & CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy , will be our featured keynote speaker.

Prior to joining the Conservancy, Wallace oversaw leasing of the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. He also worked on the Super Bowl XL Media Center and the Detroit RiverWalk Phase II (Rivard Plaza to Gabriel Richard Park). In 2014, Wallace launched Wallace Detroit Guitars, which manufactures guitars using reclaimed wood from abandoned buildings in Detroit. He has been named one of the “40 Under 40” award winners by Crain’s Detroit Business. He is also founder of Wallace Detroit Guitars.

Watch for your invitation to arrive around the first of the year. One member per firm is complimentary. Additional tickets can be purchased. Contact Diane Sawinski at CAM with any questions (248) 972-1109.
Register Today for CAM's Safety Leadership Conference
CAM is again teaming up with the Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and Oakland Community College to provide a one-day conference specifically designed for leaders with a responsibility for employee safety.

Friday, December 6th
Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills

Company owners, top executives, safety managers, and human resource personnel will all find value in the diverse range of topics available. This world-class collection of qualified presenters offers the best talent this area has ever seen.

Attendance is $125 per person – c lick here to register .
CAMTEC's Upcoming Classes
Thank you for supporting continuing education in the construction industry! Please see the links below for upcoming class information, cost, and registration. If you need further assistance, contact   Kacey Lewis or call (248) 972-1133

Project Documentation and Close Out
November 5 – 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The dynamics of the workplace demand that activity records be maintained on a regular basis. This workshop is designed to equip participants with an understanding of the needs for documentation, the appropriate content of project records, and the various forms of project documentation. Click here for more info and to register.

AIA Contract Forms
November 7 – 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction is the keystone document in a majority of projects that set forth a contractor’s roles and responsibilities on a construction project. The A201 is incorporated by reference into other contract documents with owners, architects and subcontractors and puts a contractor on solid legal footing with the owner of a project by balancing risks and responsibilities equitably.  Click here for more info and to register.
First Aid, CPR, AED
November 12 – 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Every job site is required to have someone certified in first aid. Are you in compliance? This course teaches the principles of basic life support for adults. The course details “hands-only” CPR, first aid, choking in adults, signs, and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and treatment for shock. It explains how AEDs work, and why they’re a critical part of emergency cardiac care. Click here for more info and to register.

IT Lunch & Learn – Reducing Business Risk Through Strategic IT Security Planning
November 13 – 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Organizations of all sizes are faced with evolving IT security threats like Ransomware and Phishing. Business leaders need to be able to demonstrate they are taking the proper steps to help protect their company. Customers, partners, insurance providers and even the government are setting IT security requirements. In this session, VisiCom Services will help business leaders understand why these threats are real and offer ways reduce risk while balancing security, usability, and cost.  Click here for more info and to register.

OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
November 18-21 – 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This course covers OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include the scope and application of the OSHA construction standards including inspections, citations and appeals, as well as employee & employer rights under the Act. Upon completion of the course, students receive an OSHA construction safety and health 30-Hour course completion card. Click here for more info and to register.
CAM Connect: Advanced Communication & Selling Strategies 
Power Up: Advanced Communication & Selling Strategies 
Friday, November 1st, 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
AUCH Construction Corporate Headquarters
65 University Dr., Pontiac

Want to convert more prospects into clients? The keys are building trust, creating an emotional connection, and getting people to feel comfortable with you. In this captivating, fast-paced session, sales and motivation speaker Michael Jeffreys shows you how to focus on the major factors that create long-term clients and ongoing referrals. Join Vince DeLeonardis, President at George W. Auch, for this free event featuring morning coffee, the presentation by Mr. Jeffreys, and a tour of AUCH's headquarters. Click here for more information and to register.
ASSP Safety Leadership Series: Lockout-Tagout and Arc Flash Safety
Brought to you by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), this program features speaker Seth Glazer, who has spent the last 17 years in the safety industry, focusing specifically on employee training and the prevention of Arc Flash injuries and proper Lockout-Tagout strategies across many industries.

Tuesday, November 19th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park, Okemos

Students $25, ASSP Members $35, Non-Members $45. Seating is limited. Click here for more information and to register.
Exhibit Booth Sales Now Open for the 2020 Michigan Safety Conference
Exhibit booth sales are now open for the 2020 Michigan Safety Conference, a two-day health and safety training event taking place April 7th and 8th at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Also, it's not too early to start working on your award nominations.
The Michigan Safety Conference grants three awards annually to include: Safety Professional of the Year (individual), Safety Leadership Award (company), and Distinguished Service to Safety (conference volunteer). Nominations are due by January 31, 2020. Click here for more information on this conference.
Introducing the Fulcrum Conference - The Future of Work
The Ford Foundation and Detroit Public TV welcome the new Fulcrum Conference to Detroit. Employers, workers, communities, schools, foundations, investors and startups will all come together to collaborate on solutions for a positive future of work.

Wednesday & Thursday, November 13th & 14th
Wayne State University, Detroit

Expect workshops, networking, presentations by community leaders and world-class speakers such as the CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, the CEO of Shinola, the heads of Diversity & Inclusion from IBM and Time Warner, and the Chair for Corporate Innovation from global think tank Singularity University. Register today
NECA Webinar: OSHA 2020 - What's in Store for Next Year?
Join the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) for a webinar on Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. EST to review OSHA 2020 Priorities. Attendees will take a deep-dive into recent OSHA rules and regulations and will receive an overview of what's in store for their 2020 regulatory priorities.

OSHA’s regulatory agenda has been picking up speed, but what does that mean for the construction industry in 2020? OSHA is looking at new revisions to Table 1 Control Methods for Respirable Crystalline Silica, a Final Rule on Beryllium in Construction, and have planned revisions to the Controls of Hazardous Energy: Lockout/Tagout standard just to name a few. Ensure your company's compliance in 2019 and beyond.  Click here to register.
Memorial Service for Bill Auch Takes Place on November 6th
George William Auch III, 94, past President of AUCH Construction, Pontiac, will be remembered at a memorial service on Wednesday, November 6th. Auch, who went by the first name Bill, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from the University of Michigan with a civil engineering degree in 1949. After graduation, he joined the family construction business. In the following years, he and his brother Fred assumed ownership and shared leadership of the company. Bill’s contribution to the company through his leadership and attention to customer service have greatly influenced subsequent generations of AUCH’s leaders and corporate philosophy. 

Memorial arrangements:
Wednesday, November 6th, 2:30 pm
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
16 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms

Bill was a lifelong University of Michigan football fan and also enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and the beloved family dogs in addition to traveling and gardening. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sue Auch, his son George W. Auch IV (who also goes by the name Bill), his brother Fred J. Auch, and many nieces and nephews.

January 2020
  • CAM Tradeshow Issue
  • Tool Showcase
Advertising Deadline November 26

February 2020
  • Metals - Steel
  • Lifting Equipment - Cranes
Advertising Deadline December 17

March 2020
  • "Green Issue"
  • Landscaping - Environmental
Advertising Deadline January 28

April 2020
  • Concrete - Masonry
  • Tool Showcase
Advertising Deadline February 25

May 2020
  • Renovation - Restoration
  • Roofing
Advertising Deadline March 24

June 2020
  • Glass - Glazing
  • Demolition
Advertising Deadline April 24
July 2020
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
Advertising Deadline May 26

August 2020
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance - Bonding
Advertising Deadline June 23

September 2020
  • Carpentry
  • Flooring - Tile
Advertising Deadline July 24

October 2020
  • Special Issue 2020: Top 12 Projects
Advertising Deadline August 25

November 2020
  • Construction Safety
Advertising Deadline September 25

December 2020
  • Company Milestone Anniversaries
  • Michigan Construction Outlook
Advertising Deadline October 28

For advertising sales and information, email Roy Jones or call (248) 972-1115.

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