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Tag Archives: Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee

Budget would give contractors break on property taxes, simplify sales taxes

Barring any big changes, the state budget headed next week to the Legislature would give contractors some long-sought tax relief. The $76 billion, two-year spending plan approved Wednesday by lawmakers on a powerful-budget writing committee would exempt construction companies from ...

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Panel: Construction industry has long way to go to supply Foxconn workforce

Dan Bukiewicz, president of the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades council, Roger Clark, Southeastern Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council, Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, Georgia Maxwell, Deputy Secretary Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and moderator Joe Yovino Editor/Associate publisher of The Daily Reporter listen as another panelist speaks during “Constructing a New Wisconsin” held Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Memorial Hall in Racine. The roundtable discussion focused on how to go about supplying the workforce for the proposed $10 Billion Foxconn facility. Davis & Kuelthau sponsored the event. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

In supplying enough skilled workers to build Foxconn Technology Group’s planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, workforce-development groups can't expect to produce different results by doing things in the same old way.

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Around the Water Cooler

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With the industry’s recruiting efforts bringing more young workers with little experience into the trades, what can contractors do to ensure their worksites remain safe?

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Unions in hurry to certify

Spurred by projected hiring goals, local unions are in a rush to certify members in Milwaukee’s Residents Preference Program before the first of three major projects breaks ground in fall.

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