June 11, 2021
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS
ACTION ALERT: Tell Minnesota's Leaders to Pass a Budget on June 14!

The Minnesota legislature and governor have not reached agreement on a two-year budget for state-funded projects. If a budget agreement is not passed by June 30th, the state government will shut down. Although legislative leaders and Governor Walz have publicly stated they are not willing to force a shutdown over policy disagreements, state agencies – and thus contractors – have to start planning accordingly.

AGC has been in communication with the Department of Administration and MnDOT about their preparations and plans. MnDOT’s cutoff date for sending out notices to contractors is Wednesday, June 16th. Therefore, if the legislature does not pass a budget immediately when they come into special session on June 14th, highway contractors will receive a notice from MnDOT to start buttoning up projects due to financial uncertainty. Pausing construction projects requires significant planning including removing equipment, securing project areas, and creating safe traffic configurations, among other details — and a shutdown could cause major project delays. The 2011 shutdown resulted in $35 million in additional MnDOT costs.

The Dept. of Administration is still finalizing their communications plan for their projects.

AGC will continue to monitor the developments and inform members with important developments. Right now, the most important action you can take is to click below to contact legislative leaders using the populated message. This will take less than 1 minute.

Thank you for entering your information to send a message to your local legislators, the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, Transportation Chairs, and members of key working groups urging action to get a budget passed when the legislature returns on June 14th.
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Upcoming Joint Technical Committee Meetings

MNDOT-AGC Concrete Committee
Wednesday, June 16
9:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M.
Via Zoom

MNDOT-AGC-MAPA Bituminous Committee
Monday, June 28
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Via Zoom

Email Laura Ziegler at lziegler@agcmn.org for the log in information.
GENERAL NEWS
New CHASE Level 3 Projects
AGC contractors continue to sign new CHASE Level 3 projects in partnership with MNOSHA. Congratulations to the following contractors on achieving the highest level of safety recognition for these projects! Click the thumbnails below to see larger versions, and check out all the Level 3 projects here.
RJM Construction,
Park Construction Co., & Veit & Company
Plymouth Fire Houses
2 & 3
Park Construction Co.
Highway 12 Project,
Maple Plain
Meyer Contracting, Inc.
Diffley Road Project, Eagan
DEI NEWS
Right Track Plus Internship Program
 
Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul are excited to provide COVID-impacted young adults, ages 18-24, with internships and professional development opportunities. As an employer, there are many ways for your organization to get involved in this new Right Track Plus program

  1. Host a part-time intern
  • 20 hours per week for 15 weeks (August 9 to November 19, 2021). 
  • ALL wages and payroll covered by Ramsey County
  • Learn how to support young, diverse employees
  • Interns will receive ongoing support from a community-based organization
  1. Sponsor a professional development event
  2. Provide a worksite tour
  3. Participate in an industry panel
  4. Offer a training
  5. Serve as a mentor
  6. Donate branded gear and/or work supplies
  7. And MORE!
EDUCATION & EVENTS
Still a Few Foursome Spots Open!

Join us for the AGC Golf Gournament on August 6 at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood!

Get all the details and register here.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor,
Larkin Hoffman!
Registration is Open for the 2021 Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Join us on September 15 at Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club for our annual fundraiser! Funds raised are used for scholarships for students pursuing degrees in the construction industry.

Get all the details and register here.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor,
RDO Equipment Co.!
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