PBM Explorers Post Update

Fall is here but that is not slowing down the intrepid Explorers Post. Project Build Minnesota will be joining its Explorers as they tour a commercial construction project by Bauer Design Build on Saturday, October 16, in Maple Grove. Saturday’s event is hosted by Associated Builders and Contractors of Minnesota and North Dakota. In September, … Read more

MN Construction Teachers Conference Accepting Registrations

Project Build Minnesota is looking forward to welcoming teachers from all over the state for the inaugural Minnesota Construction Teachers Conference, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Teachers can earn up to 8 CEUs during this two-day conference, which is designed to help trade instructors keep current on industry knowledge, strengthen relationships, and provide an opportunity for them to … Read more

August 19 Project Build Minnesota Golf Tournament

The pro to beat at the 2nd Annual PBM Golf Tournament August 19 is Kaira Martin. Kaira Martin attended the University of Virginia from 2011-2015 where she competed on the Women’s Golf Team. Kaira was the UVA Team Captain, three time ACC Academic Honor Roll and Seven Time UVA Athletic Academic Honor Roll Cord Recipient. … Read more

Scharzrock awarded Housing First Minnesota, Housing First Minnesota Foundation Scholarship

Ethan Scharzrock, Ridgewater College Carpentry Framing student, was 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 bright and promising … Read more

President’s May 2021 Perspective

  Materials Issues and How They Affect Construction The construction industry has many challenges that have been developing over that past decade. One being the labor shortage and the other is material shortages/ lead time issues. Both issues create a reciprocal problem. Labor shortage effect material factories as much as they effect the actual construction … Read more

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