October 18, 2019

Annual Recognition Event
We are pleased to announce the recipient of this year's Skill-Responsibility-Integrity Award is Stan Jorgenson, Jorgenson Construction, Inc.  The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is Tom Becken, Cemstone Products Company. We invite all members to join us as we honor these industry icons at our 2019 Recognition Event. We'll also acknowledge the accomplishments of those companies currently participating in the AGC-MNOSHA Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) program for their ongoing commitment to jobsite safety. Plan on attending this special evening on Thursday, October 24, at the Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel, beginning at 5:00 pm. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel at a rate of $139 per night, plus tax. Registration and sponsorship information are available here.
STP Registration Open
Registration is available for November/December Supervisory Training Program (STP) classes. Click below for more information and to register.
Unit 2 - Communication
Unit 6 - Risk Management and Problem Solving
Construction Industry Assessment Survey
What challenges is your firm facing? How do you see things changing over the next year? As we do each year, AGC is asking members to take a few minutes to complete a short, confidential survey to tell us how you see the present and future of Minnesota's commercial construction industry. To help complete the picture, responses will also be gathered from our architecture and engineering partners. The survey will close on November 8. Only one response per company. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Have You Downloaded AGC's App? 

AGC of Minnesota is pleased to introduce a new tool to help our members stay connected to AGC and one another - the AGC app! Keep up with the latest news, register for events, discuss issues with other AGC members in online forums, and find useful resources...all with a tap. To get connected:
  1. Download the "AGC Connection" app from iTunes or Google Play
  2. Create an account at www.agc.org, if you don't already have one (this is through AGC of America, not AGC of Minnesota)
  3. Log in to the app once with your AGC of America credentials and start using

You Could be a Lucky Winner


Every Friday through October, a drawing will be held among those who downloaded the app during that week.  Each winner will receive a $25 Target gift card.  Congratulations to this week's winner - Joel Sellin of Sellin Brothers, Inc.

Ongoing CenturyLink Issues

AGC continues to ask for your help in creating documentation on egregious behavior by CenturyLink, or any other utility that breaks the law.  Please take the time to respond to your locate issues by doing the following:
1.  Create documentation by taking photos and keeping records with the date and time of any and all issues you are having with a locate ticket with any facility your company has contracted with.
2.  Create invoices that keep track of lost downtime and wages.
3.  Call 1-800-667-9963 for any issues with a CenturyLink locate ticket. It is a direct number to inquire about open and recently completed locate requests. A contact sheet with CenturyLink Underground Facility Contacts is available here  
  • For "Emergency" tickets, this is a phone call to the number listed for the requestor to make the excavator aware of the expected completion window.
  • For "Meet" tickets, this is an auto message or text with notification that we are running behind, along with a way to reach us for more information.
5.  Laura Ziegler (lziegler@agcmn.org) and Lisa Frenette (frenettela@gmail.com) are compiling records of these serious incidences, so please forward a copy of your documents to us so we have this important information as we move forward on regulatory issues.
Contact Laura or Lisa if you have questions about the above.
AGC of Minnesota Staff Want to Visit You

During this AGC of Minnesota centennial year, the AGC staff and centennial sponsors will travel around the state, visiting members where you are. Think root beer floats made with 1919 root beer (of course).  Will you be conducting an education day for your staff? Perhaps a holiday event? Maybe your firm will be celebrating an anniversary this year. Whatever the event - or for no specific reason - , please let us know so we can put you on the schedule. We're coming your way!
Contact Merry Beckmann at 612-796-2187 or mbeckmann@agcmn.org for more information and to put your firm on the calendar. This centennial year belongs to you, our members! 
Last Chance to be a Centennial Sponsor
AGC of Minnesota is still looking for companies interested in sponsoring our final centennial event, the closing reception, being held December 11.  If your firm has not yet participated as a centennial sponsor, this is your last opportunity. Your bronze sponsorship (available to all members) will help defray event costs and bring recognition to your firm. Contact Merry Beckmann at 612-796-2187 or mbeckmann@agcmn.org  for more information. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime sponsorship opportunity!
We would like to thank the following, who have already pledged their support of our centennial celebrations with a bronze sponsorship: Adolfson & Peterson Construction; Advanced Masonry Restoration, Inc.; Ames Construction, Inc.; Association of Women Contractors; Blattner Energy, Inc.; Bituminous Roadways, Inc.; Bolander; Danny's Construction Company, LLC; Diamond Surface Inc.; Egan Company; Enebak Construction Company; FPI Paving Contractors, Inc.; George F. Cook Construction Company; Graham Construction Services, Inc.; Grazzini Brothers & Company; Hasslen Construction Company, Inc.; Hoffman Construction Company; JE Dunn Construction Company; J.R. Jensen Construction Company; Jorgenson Construction, Inc.; Knutson Construction Services; Kraemer North America, LLC; Kraus-Anderson Construction Company; Lakehead Constructors, Inc.; Lunda Construction Company; Magney Construction, Inc.; The Mathiowetz Construction Company; C.S. McCrossan, Inc.; McGough Construction; M.G. McGrath, Inc.; McNamara Contracting, Inc.; Molin Concrete Products Company; Mortenson Construction; PCL Construction Services, Inc.; Park Construction Co.; Rachel Contracting, Inc.; Rice Lake Construction Group; Ryan Companies US, Inc.; S & R Reinforcing, Inc.; Twin City Tile & Marble Co.; Ulland Brothers, Inc.; Viant Crane, LLC; and Woody's Rebar Co., Inc.


Associated General Contractors of Minnesota 

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