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Ensuring Your Workforce’s Emotional Health is Just as Important as Physical Health and Safety

Ensuring Your Workforce’s Emotional Health is Just as Important as Physical Health and Safety

April 3rd, 2020 | Published by: NEW Construction Alliance

It is every bit as important to help ensure your team’s emotional health during these trying times. 

To help address these needs, The Build Out spoke with Deb Franckowiak, Ph.D., an executive coach and organizational design consultant with Inspired Training Institute, Inc., about effective ways to achieve the right balance in situations like this.

 

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New AI App Helps Social Distancing Compliance on Jobsites

New AI App Helps Social Distancing Compliance on Jobsites

April 2nd, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

In early April, Smartvid.io will be releasing an application to ensure workers are practicing proper social distancing. 

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Learn how the CARES Act Can Benefit Your Business—ABC WI Webinar on Paycheck Protection Program Friday at 10am CT

Learn how the CARES Act Can Benefit Your Business—ABC WI Webinar on Paycheck Protection Program Friday at 10am CT

April 2nd, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Up to $350 billion in Paycheck Protection Plan funds will be distributed because of the need Congress saw within the small business community. The CARES Act created a loan package that you may be eligible for.

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Gov. Evers Determination on the Essential Nature of the Construction Industry

Gov. Evers Determination on the Essential Nature of the Construction Industry

April 2nd, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

When the Stay At Home Order was first announced in Wisconsin, it had many wondering: Am I Essential? 

For construction workers, the answer is YES.

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“Construction Tsunami” Predicted Post Covid-19 Crisis

“Construction Tsunami” Predicted Post Covid-19 Crisis

April 2nd, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Keith Prather (market intelligence expert for Olath) and DeWyan Ables (senior strategist for Pioneer IQ) are optimistic for the construction industry post-COVID-19. 

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CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 RESOURCES PAGE

CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 RESOURCES PAGE

April 2nd, 2020 | Published by: NEW Construction Alliance

We have compiled a series of resources to help you navigate these unusual times from an economic, human resources and overall business approach.

Our associate members Baker TillyMcClone Insurance and Wipfli lead the way. 

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Alliance Members Talk Managing the COVID-19 Crisis

Alliance Members Talk Managing the COVID-19 Crisis

March 27th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

In the hopes of sharing key insights and best practices, The Build Out held a “virtual town hall" by interviewing some of our members to share key insights and best practices with all of our members about the impact of COVID-19 on the industry. 

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GOOD NEWS: Bridges Construction & Renovation Program Enrollment Grows by 300 Percent Between 2018/19 to 2020/21 School Years

GOOD NEWS: Bridges Construction & Renovation Program Enrollment Grows by 300 Percent Between 2018/19 to 2020/21 School Years

March 27th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

With all the gloom and doom surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, we thought everyone could use some good news.

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Immel’s Wonderful Women in Construction Part Deux

Immel’s Wonderful Women in Construction Part Deux

March 19th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Last week, The Build Out introduced you to three of Immel’s stars as our on-going coverage of Women in Construction (WIC), and we finish up on their workforce contributions this week.

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Construction Keeps on Building as the Country Grinds to a Halt

Construction Keeps on Building as the Country Grinds to a Halt

March 19th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, several hundred construction industry tradesmen are still hard at work on the Foxconn project.

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Navigating the Coronavirus in the Construction: What you Need to Know

Navigating the Coronavirus in the Construction: What you Need to Know

March 19th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

In just a week’s time A LOT has changed in the Badger State, and despite the fevered pitch the media is maintaining on all things Coronavirus, the news has not been all bad.

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DON’T MISS OUT: TrANS Contractor’s Breakfast and Talent Showcase

DON’T MISS OUT: TrANS Contractor’s Breakfast and Talent Showcase

March 12th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Transportation Alliance for New Solutions (TrANS), a program of the Forward Service Corporation and a NEW Construction Alliance member, is inviting all other Alliance members to their upcoming contractors’ breakfast.

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Celebrating Women in Construction (WIC): Immel Construction

Celebrating Women in Construction (WIC): Immel Construction

March 12th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Last week marked the 2020 Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The Build Out believes the contribution of women in the construction industry deserves more than just a week, so we are continuing to highlight some of the women that make a difference in our member companies.

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Corona, Corona, Corona...the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Corona, Corona, Corona...the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 12th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

You can hardly turn on the TV, listen to the radio or even skim your phone’s inbox without being inundated with talk of the Coronavirus outbreak. To be clear, The Build Out advocates for common sense measures to protect against the spread of this or any virus, personally and professionally. But, fear of this virus is having far-reaching effects on people’s lives, our industry and the economy at large.

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WIC WEEK SPOTLIGHT: Tweet/Garot’s Hope Voigt

WIC WEEK SPOTLIGHT: Tweet/Garot’s Hope Voigt

March 5th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

This week the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) celebrates Women in Construction (WIC) Week. Here at The Build Out, we will be highlighting the female stars of Northeast Wisconsin’s construction workforce throughout the entire month of March.

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Industry News of Note

Industry News of Note

March 5th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Here are The Build Out’s other top news articles of the week...

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Construction Workforce 4.0: First - Ever Fully Autonomous Construction Equipment Unveiled

Construction Workforce 4.0: First - Ever Fully Autonomous Construction Equipment Unveiled

March 5th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Tech developer Built Robotics has unveiled the first fully autonomous construction equipment to contractors and heavy machine operators.

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JOLTS: Nationally Construction Job Openings Down, But...

JOLTS: Nationally Construction Job Openings Down, But...

March 5th, 2020 | Published By NEW Construction Alliance

According to an analysis of the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Turnover Survey (JOLTS), “national construction job openings declined toward the end of 2019 but remain at historically high levels. While job openings across all industries are down on a year over year basis for the first time since 2009, the number of open positions remains higher than the number of unemployed Americans.

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Points to Ponder: Construction Industry News

Points to Ponder: Construction Industry News

February 27th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Build Out recommends these two articles this week...

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Workforce Essentials: Sharpening Soft Skills = Better Hires

Workforce Essentials: Sharpening Soft Skills = Better Hires

February 27th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The following is an excerpt from an news article from The Dispatch about growing the construction workforce in Mississippi...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Hiring for Talent vs. Need and the Cost of a Bad Hire

SPOTLIGHT ON: Hiring for Talent vs. Need and the Cost of a Bad Hire

February 27th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Jeremy Carver wrote an interesting article for Construction Executive titled “Lessons from the NFL Draft: Recruit for Talent, Not Need,”which offers “In sports (and in business), there are two types of recruiting: recruiting for need (working to fill a specific position on a team) and recruiting for talent (acquiring the best available talent on the market, regardless of need).”

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You Go Girl! Celebrating Women in Construction (WIC) Week 2020

You Go Girl! Celebrating Women in Construction (WIC) Week 2020

February 27th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Next week, March 1-7, 2020, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate the 2020 Women in Construction (WIC) Week

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Northeast Wisconsin Construction News

Northeast Wisconsin Construction News

February 20th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The following are construction stories of note that we are keeping tabs on at the NEW Construction Alliance...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Strengthen the Construction Industry’s Marketing and Public Relations Work

SPOTLIGHT ON: Strengthen the Construction Industry’s Marketing and Public Relations Work

February 20th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

One of the NEW Construction Alliance’s focuses is improving the image of the construction industry and working in the construction trades. For better or worse, one of the main reasons the prevailing narratives about our industry and work is negative is because we have failed to proactively change the story.

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SIGN UP TODAY: TrANS CONTRACTORS BREAKFAST

SIGN UP TODAY: TrANS CONTRACTORS BREAKFAST

February 20th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Transportation Alliance for New Solutions (TrANS), a program of the Forward Service Corporation and a NEW Construction Alliance member, is inviting all other Alliance members to their upcoming contractors’ breakfast. 

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Bullseye: Inaugural Clay Shoot Fundraiser Hits its Mark

Bullseye: Inaugural Clay Shoot Fundraiser Hits its Mark

February 20th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Cold temperatures were no match for the enthusiasm and turn out for the NEW Construction Alliance’s first-ever clay shoot fundraiser at the Woodfire Lodge in Brillion. We had 28 shooters—seven teams in all—join us for a fun afternoon of target shooting, good food, drinks and great fun.

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Will the Construction Workforce Shortage be the Catalyst for Effective, Lasting Immigration Reform?

Will the Construction Workforce Shortage be the Catalyst for Effective, Lasting Immigration Reform?

February 13th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

A recent article from FoxNews.com opens with the very true, but woefully under appreciated declaration: “It’s a good time to be a construction worker.”

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Can Automation Help Solve the Construction Workforce Shortage? That’s a Definite...Maybe

Can Automation Help Solve the Construction Workforce Shortage? That’s a Definite...Maybe

February 13th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) released a study that predicts that increasing automation in the construction industry could displace or replace as much as 49 percent of the US construction workforce.

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LAST CHANCE to Register for the February 19 Clay Shoot

LAST CHANCE to Register for the February 19 Clay Shoot

February 13th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

This is your last chance to register for our first-ever “Give Us a Shot” Clay Shoot Fundraiser that is next Wednesday, February 19 at the Woodfire Lodge.

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Focus on Retention: The Small Cost of Rewarding Employees to Increase Longevity

Focus on Retention: The Small Cost of Rewarding Employees to Increase Longevity

February 13th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Much of the focus when it comes to the construction workforce shortage has been, rightly so, on recruitment. But there’s another “R” when it comes to human capital management: Retention.

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News You Can Use: Some of What We’ve Been Reading

News You Can Use: Some of What We’ve Been Reading

February 6th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

We always try to keep our finger on the pulse of construction industry news and there are a few articles we wanted to share from our friends at Construction Dive.

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Late Registration Available for Feb. 19 Clay Shoot!

Late Registration Available for Feb. 19 Clay Shoot!

February 6th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

You still have a chance to register your foursome for our inaugural “Give Us a Shot” Clay Shoot. 

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President Talks Construction During State of the Union Address

President Talks Construction During State of the Union Address

February 6th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

President Donald J. Trump spent a portion of his State of the Union address this past Tuesday talking about the impact of expanded Opportunity Zones and their positive impact on low income neighborhoods and growing the trades workforce.

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NEW Construction Alliance’s Vice Chairman Appeal: Become a Founding Member

NEW Construction Alliance’s Vice Chairman Appeal: Become a Founding Member

February 6th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

On behalf of the NEW Construction Alliance’s Board of Directors, I want to thank you for all that you contribute to the thriving construction industry in Northeast Wisconsin and to thank you for your membership in the Alliance.

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What do we Need? People! When do we Need Them? Now!

What do we Need? People! When do we Need Them? Now!

January 30th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Milwaukee Business Journal recently held a panel discussion about the greatest threats to sustaining the flourishing commercial real estate market in the Milwaukee region. While the expert panel was answering questions about the Milwaukee area, it is easy to extrapolate those concerns and apply them to our region-Northeast Wisconsin.

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Appleton HS Students Develop Construction Skills While Giving Back

Appleton HS Students Develop Construction Skills While Giving Back

January 30th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

A great story from WFRV...

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ABC of Wisconsin Launches New Web Micro series: Money Jobs

ABC of Wisconsin Launches New Web Micro series: Money Jobs

January 30th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

ABC of Wisconsin has launched a new micro-series that will take a behind-the-scenes look at careers in construction. The series is called Money Jobs, hosted by Jobs Ambassador Rebecca Kleefisch. 

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Clay Shoot Registration Closes Next Wednesday, Feb. 5 — REGISTER HERE!

Clay Shoot Registration Closes Next Wednesday, Feb. 5 — REGISTER HERE!

January 30th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

There’s less than a week left to sign up your foursome for our first ever “Give Us a Shot!” clay shoot fundraiser.

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It’s Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete...Seriously

It’s Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete...Seriously

January 30th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Cement is literally a fundamental building block of the construction industry serving as one of the most widely used building materials due to its low cost, durability and longevity.

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MEMBERS ONLY INVITE: TrANS CONTRACTORS BREAKFAST

MEMBERS ONLY INVITE: TrANS CONTRACTORS BREAKFAST

January 23rd, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Transportation Alliance for New Solutions (TrANS), a program of the Forward Service Corporation and a NEW Construction Alliance member, is inviting all other Alliance members to their upcoming contractors’ breakfast.

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Construction’s Seven KPIs – Can They Improve Productivity as Easy as 1, 2, 3?

Construction’s Seven KPIs – Can They Improve Productivity as Easy as 1, 2, 3?

January 23rd, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Fair warning, Autodesk prepared this infographic and related info to promote some of their software, but that doesn’t make it any less valuable.

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Don’t Delay, Register Today for our Clay Shoot Fundraiser

Don’t Delay, Register Today for our Clay Shoot Fundraiser

January 23rd, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

We would like to thank McClone Insurance for helping sponsor our first-ever clay shoot fundraiser.

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Northeast Wisconsin’s Frostman Confirmed as Secretary of Workforce Development

Northeast Wisconsin’s Frostman Confirmed as Secretary of Workforce Development

January 23rd, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Wisconsin State Senate unanimously confirmed Caleb Frostman as the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) this week.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting by Revising NEPA

Trump Administration Seeks to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting by Revising NEPA

January 16th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

In a move designed to speed up the permitting process for infrastructure projects, the White Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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TDCON20: Developing Talent for the Future to Give Wisconsin a Competitive Edge

TDCON20: Developing Talent for the Future to Give Wisconsin a Competitive Edge

January 16th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Our good friend Jim Golembeski, executive director of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board and a driving force behind the creation of the NEW Construction Alliance, shared the exciting news of the first-ever TDCON20 on February 26, 2020 at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, Wisc.!

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Will Construction Become the New Manufacturing ?

Will Construction Become the New Manufacturing ?

January 16th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Forbes recently published the third and final article in a series about the future of the construction industry and tech-based solutions to our workforce shortage.

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PULL! Registration in OPEN for our Sporting Clay Fundraiser!

PULL! Registration in OPEN for our Sporting Clay Fundraiser!

January 16th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Want to have some fun and shake off those wintertime blues? Want an "excuse" to hang out with co-workers and friends? Want to help solve the construction workforce shortage by raising funds for the NEW Construction Alliance?

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members

January 9th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The NEW Construction Alliance is starting off 2020 strong as we welcome one of our newest members Cardinal Construction Co. 

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The Greatest Challenges to Construction Profitability in 2020

The Greatest Challenges to Construction Profitability in 2020

January 9th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Accounting firm Deloitte has released a new report detailing the greatest challenges to construction profitability in 2020.The ongoing industry “talent shortages” are cited several times as one of the key obstacles.

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Technology: Smart Phone Apps That Help Make the Industry More Effective

Technology: Smart Phone Apps That Help Make the Industry More Effective

January 9th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

“There’s an app for that” includes the construction industry as much as any other. The construction industry has witnessed a boom in industry-based tech solutions over the past decade. One reason for reliance on tech tools—particularly specialized apps—is to compensate for our workforce shortage.

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Save the Date: Sporting Clay Fundraiser Set for Feb. 19, 2020

Save the Date: Sporting Clay Fundraiser Set for Feb. 19, 2020

January 9th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Looking to break up the winter doldrums and have a little fun while helping support solving the construction trades workforce shortage? Then we have the perfect event for you and your friends!

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We Want You: Join a Committee

We Want You: Join a Committee

December 19th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Alliance wants to thank those that have already answered the call to serve on one of our four (4) committees. 

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Not Just a Job an Adventure...Cue Up the Indiana Jones Theme

Not Just a Job an Adventure...Cue Up the Indiana Jones Theme

December 19th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Here’s a fun story from Connecticut courtesy of the NY Post...

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Let’s Not Be Maryland: Working Together Now Prevents Bigger Problems Later

Let’s Not Be Maryland: Working Together Now Prevents Bigger Problems Later

December 19th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

recent story out of the state of Maryland illustrates well the urgency in addressing Northeast Wisconsin’s growing construction workforce shortage now rather than later

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Construction Trade Salaries Rank Among the Highest

Construction Trade Salaries Rank Among the Highest

December 19th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

A recent analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) once again demonstrates the economic power and security working in the construction trades provides its practitioners.

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Welcome TrANS Forward Service

Welcome TrANS Forward Service

December 12th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The NEW Construction Alliance continues to grow, and we are happy to welcome our newest member, the Transportation Alliance for New Solutions (TrANS)—a program of the Forward Service Corporation.

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Construction Leaders Meet with President Trump to Discuss Range of Topics Including the Workforce Shortage

Construction Leaders Meet with President Trump to Discuss Range of Topics Including the Workforce Shortage

December 12th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Leaders from the construction and manufacturing industries recently met with President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and key cabinet members to discuss the state of their industries.

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Good Vibrations: New Tech Provides “Sensory Substitution” to Increase Worksite Safety

Good Vibrations: New Tech Provides “Sensory Substitution” to Increase Worksite Safety

December 12th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

When The Beach Boys sang “I’m picking up good vibrations” back in 1966, it is likely no one would’ve guessed that 50 years later researchers would use a similar concept to improve construction worksite safety—particularly as it pertains to struck-by and caught-in deaths.

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Responding to the Urgency: Join One of the Alliance’s Action Committees

Responding to the Urgency: Join One of the Alliance’s Action Committees

December 12th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Our industry’s workforce shortage creates a sense of urgency, not just for our members, but for all that the Alliance’s leadership does.

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Construction Industry Makes Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturer’s Major Expansion Possible

Construction Industry Makes Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturer’s Major Expansion Possible

December 5th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Green Bay Packaging officials recently provided an update on the construction of its new $500 million paper mill. The project is not only the first new paper mill built in 30 years in our state, but it is also the largest development project in Brown County history.

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MEMBERS ONLY: November Board Meeting Minutes

MEMBERS ONLY: November Board Meeting Minutes

December 5th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The NEW Construction Alliance board met on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 for its monthly meeting. 

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2020 Commercial Construction Outlook: Bears vs Bulls and the Workforce Shortage

2020 Commercial Construction Outlook: Bears vs Bulls and the Workforce Shortage

December 5th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

A recent article from Construction Dive attempts to read the commercial construction tea leaves to figure out if 2020 will be a bearish or bullish year for the industry.

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PRODUCTIVITY & BEST PRACTICES: Introducing Autodesk Construction — Free Webinar

PRODUCTIVITY & BEST PRACTICES: Introducing Autodesk Construction — Free Webinar

December 5th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Improving construction industry productivity and applying best practices to achieve a thriving industry are among the main focuses of the NEW Construction Alliance.

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Tri City Glass & Door Joins the NEW Construction Alliance

Tri City Glass & Door Joins the NEW Construction Alliance

November 21st, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Please join us in welcoming Tri City Glass & Door to the NEW Construction Alliance

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Important Stories: Maternity Benefits Key to Attracting Tradeswomen; 21st Century Tech Benefits Construction Productivity; and New Bill Could Impact Occupational Licensing

Important Stories: Maternity Benefits Key to Attracting Tradeswomen; 21st Century Tech Benefits Construction Productivity; and New Bill Could Impact Occupational Licensing

November 21st, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Here are a few great stories we’ve been reading and thought you mind find interesting as well...

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Wisconsin Construction Hires Going Up in Spite of State Unemployment Rate Rising for Third Straight Month

Wisconsin Construction Hires Going Up in Spite of State Unemployment Rate Rising for Third Straight Month

November 21st, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Preliminary numbers from Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development shows a slight uptick (3.0% - > 3.3%) in the state’s unemployment numbers in October 2019—the third straight month with an increase.

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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

November 21st, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The NEW Construction Alliance’s inaugural annual meeting took place this past Tuesday at Mackinaw’s with more than 80 percent of our membership scheduled to attend. 

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RSVP: Members Only Annual Meeting is Next Tuesday, Nov. 19!

RSVP: Members Only Annual Meeting is Next Tuesday, Nov. 19!

November 14th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

If you haven’t already done so, please RSVP...

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“Apprenticeship programs [have] the potential to fundamentally change the professional trajectory for millions of Americans — and the economy as a whole.”

“Apprenticeship programs [have] the potential to fundamentally change the professional trajectory for millions of Americans — and the economy as a whole.”

November 14th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

According to a recent article from Human Resource Executive, a new study found that 80 percent of students recognize the need for training that is often found in apprenticeships and would embrace them if they more widely promoted and known.

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National and State Leaders Mark Fifth Annual Apprenticeship Week

National and State Leaders Mark Fifth Annual Apprenticeship Week

November 14th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week is underway and has included several events within the NEW North, including a breakfast, several open houses and a Find Your Inspiration—Community Exploration Event at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Green Bay, Wis.

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Former Lt. Gov. Talks to The Build Out About New Role as Jobs Ambassador

Former Lt. Gov. Talks to The Build Out About New Role as Jobs Ambassador

November 14th, 2019 | Publish by NEW Construction Alliance

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin announced this past Tuesday that Wisconsin’s former lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, has partnered with them as their “Jobs Ambassador.” The announcement comes in tandem with the launch of the 5th Annual National Apprenticeship Week.

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REMINDERS

REMINDERS

November 7th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Just a couple of quick reminders for you.

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Eppli’s Report Continues to Make Waves in Construction Industry

Eppli’s Report Continues to Make Waves in Construction Industry

November 7th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

UW-Madison economics professor, Mark Eppli, recently authored a study that showed Wisconsin’s construction workforce and production is lagging behind the national average by 26 percent and it continues to send shockwaves through the industry.

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Feeling the Heat: Workforce Shortage Garnering More Attention

Feeling the Heat: Workforce Shortage Garnering More Attention

November 7th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Wisconsin Public Radio highlights the struggle to fill skilled worker openings in companies big and small. It reinforces the need for the efforts of organizations like the NEW Construction Alliance.

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BUILD OUT EXCLUSIVE : State Sen. Jacque Talks Tools of the Trade and Growing the Construction Workforce

BUILD OUT EXCLUSIVE : State Sen. Jacque Talks Tools of the Trade and Growing the Construction Workforce

November 7th, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Build Outspoke exclusively with State Sen. Andre Jacque about the passage of his bill, SB 44, which authorizes $100,000 annually for the Tools of the Trade program.

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Parents Pathway to Youth Recruitment to Construction Trades

Parents Pathway to Youth Recruitment to Construction Trades

October 31st, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Despite the soaring cost of college and attaining a four-year degree, 70 percent of parents recently surveyed by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) would steer their teens away from a career in the construction trades.

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REPORT: Wisconsin Construction Employment Trails National Average

REPORT: Wisconsin Construction Employment Trails National Average

October 31st, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

Eppli attributes the disparity to a combination of factor: land, labor and legislation. In terms of labor, he stated, “We have a shortage available relative to the demand, especially in construction. One of the things we can think about there is training at tech schools and apprenticeships.

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Renewal Notices Mailing Soon

Renewal Notices Mailing Soon

October 31st, 2019 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

We just wanted to give you a heads up that your 2020 renewal notices will be mailed out in the first week of November.

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Annual Membership Drive Until Oct. 15, 2019

Annual Membership Drive Until Oct. 15, 2019

October 8th, 2019 | Published by: NEW Construction Alliance

We have a membership drive in effect until Oct. 15, 2019. Any new member signing up by then receives 15-months membership for the price of an annual membership.

Please contact the NEW Construction Alliance's executive director, Joe Giganti, for more information or to sign up. You can reach him at (920) 619-1900 or email him at joe@newconstructionalliance.org

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October 8 Event: Solving our Industry's Workforce Shortage

October 8 Event: Solving our Industry's Workforce Shortage

October 7th, 2019 | Published by: NEW Construction Alliance

You won't want to miss our special event tomorrow: Solving the Construction Industry's Workforce Shortage featuring Jim Golembeski, executive director of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, and Paul Chamberlain, Northeast WI director for Sen. Ron Johnson and liaison to The Joseph Project.

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