CAM eNewsletter – April 15, 2019

CAM eNewsletter - April 15, 2019

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• It’s Open Season for CAM Golf Registration!
• CAM Member Benefits Webinar Takes Place April 16th
• CAMTEC’s Upcoming Classes
• Congratulations to CAM’s Own Suzie DeSonia
• Sponsor Opportunities for May’s Sporting Clays Event
• CAM Connect: Boost Your Networking Knowledge
• New CAM Jobsite Posters Are Updated for April 2019
• Welcome to the New Staples: Updates to a CAM Member Benefit
• NAWIC Detroit Honors the Best in City’s Construction Community
• Michigan Safety Conference Takes Place on April 16th & 17th
• 24th Annual Architects, Engineers & Surveyors Legislative Day
• The Michigan Job Expo Comes to Pontiac on April 24th
• Detroit Engineering and Technology Job Fair – April 29th
• Save the Date for the 2020 CAM Tradeshow & Annual Meeting

Click here to view the CAM eNewsletter

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CAM Jobsite Posters Are Updated for April 2019

Are your jobsite posters current? The answer is likely no because the new Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act with its Required Poster just became effective on March 29th. CAM has the new posters in stock!

Get an all-in-one, plastic-laminated, 30″x 60″ jobsite poster that contains seven Federal and eight Michigan posters that are required on all jobsites. CAM Jobsite Posters are available for $45.00. CAM Members pay only $35.00! For purchase information, contact Mary Carabott at (248) 972-1000 or carabott@buildwithCAM.com

 

 

Member Benefit: Staples Advantage

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CAM Member Benefit

For All Your Business Needs

Are you looking for more time in your busy day to focus on getting more customers and growing your business? If so, your membership with CAM can help!

As a member, you are eligible for all the benefits and savings that our partnership with Staples Business Advantage offers. They truly are a one source shop for all your business needs. They can assist with the following:

The Right Expertise

Make smarter purchasing decisions with the help of our highly-trained experts. Reduce costs. Simplify processes. Gain a better understanding of your spend at the local, national – and even global – level. Only Staples Advantage can offer the diverse range of expertise your organization needs to excel.

The Right Solutions

With Staples Advantage, it’s always about you and nobody else. Your program is tailored with the right selection of products, service and savings based on your organization’s needs. Only Staples Advantage can offer the broad range of solutions to give you the most flexibility.

Benefit from:

  • Office supply solutions – Millions of products from the most trusted brands
  • Facility solutions – Products and services to keep your buildings clean, safe and efficient, nationwide
  • Technology solutions – Leading assortment of services and products for everything IT
  • Promotional product solutions – More than 700,000 products customizable for your brand
  • Print solutions – Solve any print need, from complex forms and labels to digital copy
  • Furniture solutions – Everyday furniture and complete services, design to installation
  • Safety Supplies – PPE, flammable gas storage, material handling equipment, and more

The Right Service

Reliable, dependable service that exceeds your expectations: That’s the hallmark of our Easy brand. And our financial stability means you can feel confident in our ability to always deliver what you need.

Depend on:

  • Dedicated account manager who helps you continually find new opportunities for improvement
  • Easy and efficient Web site that reduces ordering time and keeps employees productive
  • Accurate and FREE next-business day delivery
  • Simplified billing processes that reduce paper work and payment reconciliation time
  • Local Staples® retail stores for last-minute purchases at your negotiated pricing rate
  • No-hassle shipping, returns and Customer Service policies –simple, transparent and clear

Learn why more organizations choose Staples Advantage as their trusted office solutions advisor over everyone else. Contact Lynn Swain at lynn.swain@staples.com and sign up today. For more information about your membership benefits, visit www.BuildwithCAM.com or contact your Membership Representative at 248-972-1000.

CAM Members Elect New Board

CAM Members Elect New Board

At the 133rd Annual Meeting of the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), held February 5, 2019, at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, the association’s new officers and directors, who will serve on the 2019 Board of Directors, were installed.

CAM’s new 2019 Chairman of the Board is Kevin Foucher, Vice President, Construction, Commercial Contracting Corporation, Auburn Hills.  Newly promoted to CAM Vice Chairmen are: Kerlin Blaise, Blaze Contracting, and Erik Wordhouse, Edwards Glass Company. CAM’s incoming Treasurer is Samuel Ruegsegger III, The Christman Company.

Each year, three Directors retire from CAM’s 12-member board, and three new Directors are elected by the CAM Membership. The newly elected 2019 Directors are: Tricia Ruby, President/CEO, Ruby+Associates, Inc., Bingham Farms; Matthew Cramer, President, Dee Cramer Inc., Holly; and Frank Jonna, CEO, Jonna Companies, Detroit.  Outoing Directors include Joseph Fontanesi, Fontanasi and Kann Company; Tom Broad, Midwest Steel; and Jennifer Panning, Artisan Tile.

Other current members of the CAM Board of Directors are: Joshua Barney, JJ Barney Construction; Jeffrey Chandler, Valenti Trobec Chandler Inc./VTC Insurance Group; Stephen Frantz, Motor City Electric Company; Michael Green, John E. Green Company; and Paul Stachowiak, Integrated Design Solutions, LLC.

2019 Special Issue Awards: Submission Deadline Extended!

If you have a groundbreaking, beautiful, complicated construction project that deserves to be featured in the October 2019 CAM Magazine Special Issue, submit your entry today!

CAM Magazine’s Special Issue is published each October.  It highlights the 12 most outstanding construction projects, as determined by the CAM Magazine staff and the CAM Magazine Editorial Advisory Board.  Any project constructed or designed by a CAM member company, which has been completed or reached substantial completion between June 2018 and June 2019, is eligible for consideration.

As an added bonus to being featured in Special Issue 2019, the General Contractors/Construction Managers/Architects of each winning project will be presented with a commemorative plaque at an award ceremony held at the Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow in February 2020. They will also be eligible to be voted as the CAM 2019 Project of the Year.

There are great advertising opportunities in Special Issue 2019. Ad reservations can be made by calling Roy Jones at (248) 972-1115. The advertising deadline is August 23, 2019.

The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, March 15, 2019.  Click here to download your entry form.

Member Benefit: Health Insurance

The health insurance plans through CAM Administrative Services have been saving money for our members since 1964!  Participating employers can choose a self-insured program or a fully-insured product through Priority Health.  For more information, visit www.camads.com.

Self insured/Level Funded

  • The CAM Benefit Program’s Employers Advantage Plan, a self-funded medical/prescription drug benefit package for employers with as few as 5 enrolled employees.
  • Competitive pricing, often 20% to 40%+ less than “metal plan” and “as is renewal” rates
  • Composite rates (three and four tier rates available)
  • Monthly level funding, cost based on each month’s actual enrollment regardless of claim activity
  • Cofinity primary PPO network
  • MultiPlan/PHCS national PPO network
  • Free generic drugs available to members through medtipster/free
  • Solid Plan Document
  • 12/21 aggregate only stop loss
  • A+ rated stop loss carrier

Fully insured (Priority Health)

  • For groups of 2 or more enrolled employees
  • Issue fully insured group quotes
  • Enroll group plans
  • Provide ongoing administration

 

You can keep your agent!  For more information, request a quote:

2019 Tradeshow

2019 Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow

CAM is pleased to announce that the Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow will be returning to MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. This one-day tradeshow will be held on February 5, 2019 and will be attended by construction owners, contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers. Show hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow will also play host to the CAM 133nd Annual Meeting, CAM Magazine Special Issue Awards, and Construction Project of the Year Award, which will be held inside the Sound Board. CAMTEC, the training and education division of CAM, will offer classes during the tradeshow, as well.

Available Booth Space

Space is selling quickly! Currently, only 35 booths remain. All remaining space will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Don’t miss this opportunity to exhibit your company’s products or services to 1,200 attendees and get priority booth selection in 2020!

For more information contact Ron Riegel at 248-972-1000, ext. 1110, or visit our website at www.BuildwithCAM.com/tradeshow.

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Member Benefit: Ship & Save with UPS

Turn today’s industrial challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities

In today’s competitive landscape, you have to keep up with ever-evolving technologies and growing customer expectations to position yourself for continued success. That is where UPS® comes in. Whether you’re looking to gain greater visibility across your supply chain, reach new markets with confidence and ease, provide a robust online platform that attracts new buyers, or a better post-sales experience that turns them into loyal customers, UPS can help. You’ll find the tools and expertise you need to help you capitalize on growth opportunities, find cost savings, and provide a better customer experience.

CAM Members now have access to even better discounts – no matter how much you ship, when you ship, or where it’s going.

Members-Only Savings Include:

  • Up to 36%* on UPS Air letters
  • Up to 36%* on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)
  • Up to 40%* on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 27.5%* on UPS® Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 75%* on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.
  • 50%* on UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Air Saver®, UPS Worldwide Express® export, UPS Worldwide Saver® export, and UPS Worldwide Expedited® export shipments for up to four weeks after you enroll.*

Open a new account, or if you are already taking advantage of our UPS savings program, re-enroll and apply the new discounts to your existing account by visiting: www.savewithups.com/cam or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., ET.

Receive enhanced protection.

Minimize financial setbacks with insurance through UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc., by protecting your shipments. Members can save up to 17% over their current declared value and get broader coverage in the event of a loss or damage. There is no fee to sign up and charges are incorporated automatically into your UPS® invoice. Simply enter the value of your goods in the declared value field of the shipping system.

Call: 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377) M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET to confirm your participation. Click here for additional information.

Print and produce a wide variety of marketing materials online.

The UPS Store® provides members with quick, affordable and effortless digital printing solutions with easy online ordering and expert customer service.

First time users, visit: meridianone.upsstoreprint.com/offer/cam
Returning users, visit: meridianone.upsstoreprint.com

 

*Visit www.savewithups.com/cam for specific services and discounts.

Member Benefit: New Voluntary Dental Plan

Your association-sponsored group plan may be an effective way to reduce your employee benefit costs!

We are pleased to announce the introduction of new voluntary, employee-paid dental plans being offered by the CAM Benefit Program. These plans are for groups with as few as 5 eligible employees, require zero employer contribution, and have a low 25% employee participation requirement (e.g. 5 eligible employees, 2 enroll, participation equals 40%).

Network access is provided by Dentemax PPO network. There are no waiting periods for services, and these plans are competitively priced. Higher participation may result in lower rates. The vast majority of CAM members will qualify for the rates illustrated below:

Dental Benefits   Basic Plus Plan   Value Plan
In Network Out of Network In Network Out of Network
Deductible

 

$0 $50 $25 $50
Preventive 100% 80% 100% 100%
Basic 80% 50% 80% 80%
Major Not Covered Not Covered 50% 50%
Ortho Not Covered Not Covered Not Covered Not Covered
Annual Maximum $750 $1000
Enrollment Status Rates Rates
Employee $26.10 $34.35
EE/Spouse $48.60 $71.26
EE/Child(ren) $45.30 $66.43
Family $72.98 $98.59

 

For more information, contact Rob Walters at CAM Administrative Services – 248.233.2114 or rwalters@camads.com.

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Update on the Wayne County Criminal Justice Center Project

On Wednesday, August 16, 2018, the project team of the Wayne County Criminal Justice Center presented an informational seminar at Greektown Casino Hotel in Detroit. The project partners are contractor Barton Malow, Bedrock Detroit, HOK Architects and Wayne County.

On behalf of the Wayne County Department of Human Relations, Victoria Iniss-Edwards gave tips on how to successfully qualify to be a part of the project, including becoming a Wayne County Certified company, and considering Mentor-Venturing or Joint-Venturing. A Wayne County Certification is good for three years and can be re-issued by contacting her office. Additional information, including how to register in Procure to Pay, can be found at www.waynecounty.com or by telephone at (313) 224-5021.

Dannis Mitchell, Barton Malow diversity manager, spoke on local participation and what interested parties will need to know in order to bid and work on the job. The project requires that 51 percent of total hours worked be completed by Wayne County residents.
Ms. Mitchell works closely in conjunction with Victoria Iniss-Edwards from Wayne County. Both women are available to answer any questions regarding the qualification process.

Jeff Goodale, ACA, global justice director at HOK Architects, spoke on the design of the Wayne County Criminal Justice Center. The project will include a juvenile detention facility (JDF), a courthouse (Court), and an adult detention facility (ADF) that will house 2,200 beds and offer counseling and rehabilitative spaces. Inclusively, the project will be 1 million SF located in Detroit at the intersections of Ferry Street, Russell Street and the Chrysler Service Drive. HOK Architects is the number-one architectural firm in the United States doing sustainable government work.

Barton Malow Project Director Andrew Miller and Project Manager Steve Ocana spoke on their company’s rich history of construction in the City of Detroit. They also presented the project timeline, as follows:

– Fall 2018 – Project begins / Site Mobilization / Demolition
– Winter 2018 – Foundations ADF
– Spring 2019 – Foundations ADF / Court / JDF
– Summer 2019 – Foundations ADF / Court / JDF /Prosecutor Sheriff / Superstructure ADF
– Fall 2019 – Foundations Pro-Sheriff / Superstructure ADF / Court / JDF
– Winter / Spring 2020 – Prosecutor / Sheriff Structure – All
– Summer / Fall 2020 – Superstructure Court, Pro-Sheriff / Enclosure MEP / FP, JDF / Court / Pro-Sheriff, Interior Rough & Fit-Out ADF / JDF / Court
– Winter / Spring 2021 – Building Enclosure Court / Pro-Sheriff, Interior Rough & Fit-Out ADF / JDF / Court
– Summer / Fall 2021 – Interior Fit-Out – All
– Winter / Spring 2022 – Interior Fit-Out – All, Commissioning – All
– Summer 2022 – Substantial Completion – FINISH

Note – All times are “targets” and are subject to change.

The Wayne County Criminal Justice Center will be bid in multiple bid packages – please refer to the timeline. At press time, only one contract has been awarded for precast work to Kerkstra Precast, Grandville, MI.

To find out more about the Wayne County Criminal Justice Center, visit www.bartonmalow.com/outreach and click on Projects; select Wayne County Criminal Justice Center; click on Project Registration; and complete the Project Registration Form. The page will also be frequently updated for bid package outreach events, project news, and more.  CAM Virtual Leads subscribers can stay up to date by tracking project #2018-580F.