November 6, 2020
EDUCATION & EVENTS
AGC Awards Recognition Week: November 17-19

Every fall, we take time to recognize individuals and companies who have excelled in various categories. Our Skill-Responsibility-Integrity (SRI) Award and Lifetime Achievement Award are presented to individuals who exemplify commitment to personal excellence and to the construction industry.

Our Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction Safety Excellence Awards and CHASE Awards are given to companies who have excelled in the area of health and safety on their jobsites and through participation in the Construction Health And Safety Excellence (CHASE) program in the past year.
Due to AGC's commitment to safety, this year's recognition will take place virtually, spread over several days, as we take time to honor these deserving individuals and companies.

JOIN US on Tuesday, November 17 at 8:00 a.m. for a brief live kick off and viewing our first award video together!

We'll have a special drop-in by a well-known celebrity (we can't tell you who, but you won't want to miss them!) You'll also learn how you can win one of three $100 gift cards by helping us celebrate this week of recognizing our award recipients!
Click here to view all of the 2020 award winners.
2020 Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction
Safety Excellence Award Recipients:
Recipient of Award for Category I
(0 – 149,999 work hours)
Recipient of Award for
Category II
(150K–299,999 work hours) 
Recipient of Award for Category III
(300K+ work hours) 
AGC 2020 Annual Business Meeting

Notice is given to the voting members of ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF MINNESOTA, a Minnesota cooperative organization (the “Association”), that the December 2020 annual meeting of the voting members will be held virtually at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, for the following purposes:

  1. To approve the December 11, 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes.
  2. To ratify and approve the acts of the Association’s Officers and Directors.
  3. To approve the Treasurer’s Report.
  4. To receive the Nominating Committee’s Report and to elect Directors of the Association.
  5. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment(s) thereof.
Interactive Seminar: "Taking Care of Ourselves, Others, and Our Future"

Immediately following our brief annual business meeting, AGC members will hear from presenter Brent Darnell on the timely topic of managing stress.

In the best of times, construction is a highly stressful industry. Even before COVID-19, the industry was starting to see the effects of managing high stress situations. Now, due to incredible uncertainty and fear, there are even higher levels of stress. Participate in this seminar and learn how to navigate through VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) times. Gain insight into managing stress in a positive way and staying connected with our network during these unprecedented times. Is there a way to innovate for the future? This highly interactive seminar will cover it all!
GENERAL NEWS
New GSOC Start Time Policy

Gopher State One Call (GSOC) will be implementing a new start time policy for excavators and facility operators on web submitted e-tickets. The new policy starts on December 1, 2020. It is important that you review the new policy so that you and your company don't have delays in your projects.
CHASE Level 3 Project:
Fort Snelling Visitor Center

Congratulations to Mortenson and Carl Bolander & Sons Co. on their joint CHASE Level 3 project at the Fort Snelling Visitor Center! Click the photo for a larger version.

You can see a map of all AGC member CHASE Level 3 projects here.
Conflicting Messages: An Executive Order vs. Affirmative Action

While many employers are attempting to create systems to enhance and encourage the hiring and promotion of minorities and women, the government seems to be pushing back these efforts. Affirmative action, diversity and inclusion cannot be accomplished without training. The government has indicated that, at least for federal contractors, efforts to educate employees on systemic racism is illegal. Learn more

By Phyllis Karasov, Larkin Hoffman
AGC of America is Looking for Volunteers

AGC of America is served by a number of volunteer groups that work to address industry issues, exchange information and ideas, and lead change within the construction industry. We rely on our volunteers to help advance the AGC mission.
 
Several committees are currently seeking new volunteers for upcoming terms beginning March 2021. Click here to learn more about getting involved, and then complete the Volunteer Interest Form to indicate your availability and interest.
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