October 30, 2020
EDUCATION & EVENTS
Annual Business Meeting Notice

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.

And if approving minutes and receiving reports doesn't thrill you to your very core, you'll want to hear about the great speaker and prize drawings we have lined up for this same event. Mark your calendar and STAY TUNED!
STP November Registration Closing Soon

AGC is offering two Supervisory Training Program units for the November/December quarter. Click the links below to register:

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! 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) 
GENERAL NEWS
Gopher State One Call (GSOC) GPS Mapping Pilot Project

Gopher State One Call (GSOC) has been conducting a pilot project over the past few months with four facility operators. These facility operators have committed time and resources to locate utilities using GPS devices and three have successfully uploaded GPS information into their mapping systems. Two other utility companies are in beginning phase of the pilot project. The takeaways from these four facility operators is that the devices are easy to use, highly accurate and the instructions for updating the GIS mapping database are straightforward.

Two companies and their distributors are working with GSOC to make this GPS system pilot project possible. Please follow the links below for further information on each of their companies.

AGC of MN would like Utility Infrastructure members to consider participating in this pilot project to learn what these systems might provide for your workflow and your mapping accuracy. Please contact Barb Cedarburg at GSOC if you are interested in participating. This pilot project will allow GSOC to evaluate new technologies that may improve underground safety. Neither of the products or vendors are endorsed or supported by GSOC.

GSOC Submitted Web Ticket Adjustments

GSOC announced at the recent Minnesota Common Ground Alliance (MNCAG) meeting that they would begin making a process change to start date and time on web submitted tickets when there is a high volume of web tickets. This change will allow for review and release of the tickets in order to provide full notification to facility operators due to high volume.

The start date for this change is December 1, 2020. GSOC is preparing further communication for all who are involved in this change. As soon as AGC of Minnesota receives this information, we will forward it to members.
ENDING TODAY: Industry Assessment Survey

Thank you to the companies who have already responded to the 2020 Industry Assessment Survey! If you have not yet responded, please do so by the end of today.

Survey links have been emailed to all AGC member primary contacts, as well as our engineer and architect colleagues, and AWC members. If you have not yet received your link, please contact Renee Horsman.
How prepared is your company for recovery?

As governments begin to reopen economies and construction contractors continue to navigate what's next, it's more important than ever to start thinking about recovery planning. The pandemic has taken a toll on companies as they navigate delayed projects, plan for heavy workload upon the economy reopening and ensure worker and client safety. Companies with a focused and prepared strategy will have the best chance of surviving this crisis. Learn more
 
Laura Cataldo, Senior Manager; laura.cataldo@bakertilly.com
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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