Mid Year Forecast Recap

Mid-Year Forecast Recap

June 13, 2019 – At today’s Mid Year Forecast and State of the Industry Breakfast, co-hosted by Construction Association of Michigan and Southeastern Michigan Home Builders Association, 250+ attendees were presented with information concerning the national economy and Michigan’s economic outlook.

During the first presentation by Gabriel Ehrlich, Director of Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE) and Assistant Research Scientist with experience in the Financial Analysis Division at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), statistics indicated that by July 2019, the national economy will set a record for longest sustained period of growth.  To view all of the charts and graphs presented by Gabe, click here.

The second half was presented by returning speaker Eric Bussis, the Michigan Chief Economist and the Director of the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis at the Michigan Department of Treasury.  Eric’s remarks focused on Michigan and demonstrated that Michigan has outperformed the US and Great Lakes States during the economic recovery.  To view Eric’s presentation, click here.

To view photos from the event, click here.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Platinum

Construction Federal Credit Union
Michigan Talent Investment Agency
Doeren Mayhew

Gold

Progessive Plumbing Supply
Testing Engineers & Consultants
Rehmann
Progressive Sweeping Contractors
CMIT Solutions
Surework Construction
PlanGrid
Plante Moran
Operating Engineers Local 324 LMEC & JATF
Pella Window & Door

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Member Benefit: Sunoco Fuel

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CAM Member Benefit

Save on Sunoco Fuel

CAM is pleased to offer current CAM members a valuable member benefit: The Sunoco Fuel Card Program featuring exclusive Association fuel rebates, top-quality Sunoco Ultratech™ fuel, the convenience of broad card acceptance, and unparalleled customer service. With this Program, new accounts will save $.12 per gallon for the first six months*! Even better: With the collective buying power of your Association, all participating members can automatically earn the top fuel rebate regardless of your business’ own monthly volume. You’ll save even more time and money by using the program’s easy, online tools designed to give you complete control over your fuel-related expenses:

  • Set specific spending limits by hour, by day, by driver
  • Eliminate manual receipt collection and expense reimbursements
  • Fuel conveniently at more than 5,000 Sunoco locations (or nationwide with Sunoco Universal)
  • Protect your business from fraud with driver ID and odometer prompts at purchase
  • View and download reports that clearly detail every purchase transaction
  • Pay your invoice and manage your account online or with the Fleet SmartHub mobile app
  • Use our Fuel Card Tax Exemption & Reporting features if your business is exempt from taxes

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS MEMBER BENEFIT TODAY!
Visit www.CAMSunocoFuel.com and a Sunoco Fuel Card Specialist will contact you with more information.

*Offer Expires July 31, 2019

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

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.