Sponsors, Players Needed for the 2nd PBM Annual Golf Tournament

  It will not be long now and the 2nd annual Project Build Minnesota golf tournament will take over the links at Willingers Golf Club, Northfield. Get those clubs ready and join us August 19 for a day of golf and raising funds to help Project Build continue growing the future workforce of hard-working people. … Read more

Mock awarded Housing First Minnesota, Housing First Minnesota Foundation Scholarship

  Mason Mock, Northland Community and Technical College HVAC/Plumbing student, is one of 16 students awarded a 2020 Housing First Minnesota (HFM) and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation scholarship to help further their education and career goals within the residential home building industry. These students are pursuing their way into our industry and showing how … Read more

Minnesota DEED Youthbuild Grant Program

The Department of Employment and Economic Development, through its Office of Youth Development, is seeking proposals from qualified responders to start new Minnesota Youthbuild programs within the state. A total of $250,000 is available and applicants may apply for up to $125,000. Grants would be expected to begin as early as July 1, 2021. Request … Read more

Construction Labor Shortages – Developing The Workforce of Tomorrow

  It is a well-known fact that skilled labor is increasingly difficult to find. The shortage has been attributed to many factors, including the financial crisis of 2008, the retirement of the baby boom generation, and millennials that are entering the workforce. WHAT FACTORS HAVE CREATED THE LABOR SHORTAGES? During the recession of 2008, the … Read more

Lanham among the 2020 Housing First Minnesota and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation scholarship winners

  Nicholas Lanham, a St. Cloud Technical College Electrical Construction and Maintenance student, one of 16 students awarded a 2020 Housing First Minnesota (HFM) and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation scholarship to help further their education and career goals within the residential home building industry. These students are pursuing their way into our industry, and … Read more

President’s March Perspective

  Spring Construction and the challenges of a dwindling labor force Even though its feels like spring is taking its time, the spring construction rush is here. Construction projects continue to rise. Building permits in the U.S. have almost doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic started and are currently at an all-time high. The increased project … Read more