At the end of a long and unique legislative session, get the inside scoop on the Indiana General Assembly from the Build Indiana Council team.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Trinity Highway, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Trinity-Highway-1536
How does the president's infrastructure plan affect Hoosier road builders, and what are the alternatives? Find out from Build Indiana Council experts on this week's pod (the first of a two-part Big Picture episode).
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Michael Baker International, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Michael-Baker-International,-Inc-2093
Hear hot takes from the Greenfield District ITT steering committee.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Yount & Company, LLC, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Yount-Company,-LLC-1546
ICI's Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood reviews the hazards of working with concrete and their consequences, along with prevention techniques and treatment measures.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, The Horton Group, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/The-Horton-Group-1491
In this episode of "In Good Company," Cathy Wethington, a 30-year employee of Milestone Contractors, L.P., shares her passion for community service and her advice for a long, prosperous career in the industry.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, West Side Tractor Sales Company, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/West-Side-Tractor-Sales-Company-1544
In 2024, ICI is turning 100 years old—though we're not waiting until 2024 to celebrate. Check-in with Richard Hedgecock, Andria Hine and Sara Marshall of ICI to hear about some exciting things on the horizon—coming as soon as this summer!
To check out the ICI toolkit, visit: https://indianaconstructors.org/member-toolkit/
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Safety Management Group, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Safety-Management-Group-1525
Meet Jenny Ray of Somerset CPAs, P.C. for a delightful discussion about why it's important to have a construction-knowledgeable accounting firm on your side for things like consultation, tax preparation and succession planning.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Mulzer-Crushed-Stone,-Inc-1515
ICI's Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood talks about hand/power tool safety and avoiding struck-by incidents.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Gregory & Appel Insurance, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Gregory-Appel-Insurance-1487
Corey Baugh nominated Milestone Contractors, L.P.'s David Eric Brown for this week's ICI Digs Deep podcast, emphasizing Brown's natural intuition for engineering, honed through on-the-job experience.
To nominate a colleague to be featured in an upcoming "In Good Company" episode, please fill out this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ingoodconomination
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Drewry-Simmons-Vornehm,-LLP-1475
Brian Kochersperger (Fox Contractors Corp.), Travis Kohl (INDOT) and Gary Pohl (Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.) chat about how they navigated the pandemic and learned the importance of good communication strategies.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, US Aggregates, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/US-Aggregates-1538
No time to participate in the winter joint coop region meetings? No problem. Get a recap with ICI's Director of Government Affairs Dan Osborn.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Rinker Materials, visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Rinker-Materials-1520
Learn all about Martin Marietta from Area Manager Kris Luce in his week's Associate Member Spotlight episode.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, HWC Engineering, Inc., visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/HWC-Engineering%2c-Inc-1492
ICI Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood walks us through COVID-19 PPE and vaccine protocols for construction companies.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Advanced-Drainage-Systems%2c-Inc-1446
Catch up with George Sheraw and Richard Hedgecock as they talk about drug testing, labor contracts and the valuable resources that ICI provides to its members.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, MacAllister Machinery Company, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/MacAllister-Machinery-Company,-Inc-1508
Dr. Richard Arkanoff, superintendent of Center Grove Community School Corporation, discusses the five dysfunctions of a team with Julia Polston, and what you can do to improve teamwork in your workplace.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Sagamore Ready Mix, LLC, visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Sagamore-Ready-Mix%2c-LLC-1526
Sit down with Jacob Sipe, Indiana Guardrail/Fence Division Manager of James H. Drew Corporation, as he walks us through his career journey so far.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, cmcglobal, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/cmcglobal-1462
ICI Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood discusses with ICI President Richard Hedgecock about cold weather safety, as well as some upcoming safety programs at ICI.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Commercial Metals Company, visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Commercial-Metals-Company-1779
In the first podcast of the new year, ICI associate member American Structurepoint, Inc.'s Andrew Everhart explores the idea that you never know where you'll find an opportunity and how to discover openings that can lead to success.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Laura Kopetsky Tri-Ax, Inc., visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Laura-Kopetsky-TriAx%2c-Inc-1503
In this special-edition episode, we recap 2020 with ICI Chairman Don Adamson (Fox Contractors Corp.) and speculate on what 2021 will look like with Ken Simonson (AGC of America).
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Dimond Bros. Insurance, LLC, visit: https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Dimond-Bros-Insurance,-LLC-1517
Music in this episode by Kevin MacLeod and Audionautix.
This week, ICI Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood chats with Gradex Safety Manager Mike Hoffman about how a personal approach to safety can make all the difference.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Asphalt Materials, Inc., visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Asphalt-Materials%2c-Inc-1449
Meet Shelby Materials Director of Sales Dustin Hartman as he tells us all about the family-owned business that offered him a job right out of college. In this episode, Dustin recounts his career journey, as well as his favorite things about working in this industry.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Construction Engineering Solutions, LLC, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Construction-Engineering-Solutions,-LLC-1465
Get a wrap-up of the ICI/INDOT Statewide Joint Cooperative Committee meeting from Dan Osborn.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, State Safety & Compliance, visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/State-Safety-Compliance-1533
Gary Kreutzjans (INDOT), Adam Burns (Crawford, Murphy & Tilly) and Corey Baugh (Milestone) of the Seymour District Indiana Transportation Team chat about their ground-breaking partnering program.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Jobsite Mobile Offices, visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Jobsite-Mobile-Offices-1499
Get ready for another great safety talk with ICI's Director of Safety & Training Jim Wood and Heritage Construction Group Safety Director Russell Randle. Find out how Randle landed in the safety field and how he and his volunteer committee keep safety in focus throughout the company.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, American Structurepoint, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/American-Structurepoint,-Inc-1448
The ICI government affairs crew is back for a recap of the 2020 election and what the results mean for Hoosier road builders.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Assured Partners of Indiana, LLC, visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Assured-Partners-of-Indiana%2c-LLC-1450
Meet the new Build Indiana Council executive Brian Gould! In this episode, Brian tells Richard about his career journey thus far, as well as some things that contractors should keep in mind about road funding for the next couple of years.
To contact Brian, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Rush County Stone Co., Inc., visit: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Rush-County-Stone-Co%2c-Inc-1524
Join Ron Nagle (Milestone Contractors, L.P.) as he recounts how a simple college internship blossomed into a career in the construction industry. Tune in to hear the lessons he's learned and what advice he gives his own interns.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Bobcat of Indy, click here: https://indianaconstructorsinassoc.weblinkconnect.com/A-Z/Bobcat-of-Indy-1455
Safety is a team effort, and Sheryl Wiser of Fox Contractors Corp. is here to share with you her experiences, lessons learned and successful programs she's implemented.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Martin Marietta, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Martin-Marietta-1510
At MacAllister Machinery Company, Inc., the culture is that you work together and win together. Cory Collins of MacAllister shares his experiences of working for a people-first business that is focused on supporting its employees and always doing the right thing.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Shoreline Aggregate Solutions, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Shoreline-Aggregate-Solutions,-Inc-1530
Leadership development is the name of the game as ICI's Manager of Talent Development Julia Polston talks with Heather Haas, president of Advisa, about leading and strengthening connections to a workforce that may still be working from home.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/VonLehman-CPA-Advisory-Firm-1756
In this special edition two-part episode, Richard Hedgecock leads a deep dive into the races affecting Hoosier contractors and their employees. ICI/Build Indiana Council lobbyists Dennis Faulkenberg and Laurie Maudlin (APPIAN) and Steve Fisher (Fisher Consulting) lend their expertise to the conversation. This episode focuses on the national elections.
To register to vote, request a mail-in ballot or find your local voting location, visit: https://indianavoters.in.gov/
To learn more about this episode's sponsor, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Ritchie-Bros-Auctioneers,-Inc-1521
In this special edition two-part episode, Richard Hedgecock leads a deep dive into the races affecting Hoosier contractors and their employees. ICI/Build Indiana Council lobbyists Dennis Faulkenberg and Laurie Maudlin (APPIAN) and Steve Fisher (Fisher Consulting) lend their expertise to the conversation. This episode focuses on the state/local elections.
To register to vote, request a mail-in ballot or find your local voting location, visit: https://indianavoters.in.gov/
To learn more about this episode's sponsor, Frost Brown Todd LLC, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Frost-Brown-Todd-LLC-1482
Hear about the importance of relationship-building as Richard Hedgecock chats with the LaPorte Indiana Transportation Team: Nick Relias (Walsh & Kelly, Inc.), Mike Guzik (Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C.) and Jon Kruger (INDOT).
Pick up some safety program tips from Bob Montel (Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.) and hear about some important lessons that he's learned throughout his career.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, TriAd Inc., visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/TriAd-Inc-1535.
Spend your Friday with Chad Arterburn (Gradex, Inc.) as he tells you about his lifelong interest in construction, beginning with toy trucks and eventually leading to construction management. This feel-good story touches on the importance of personal connections and following your passions.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, BKD, LLP, visit: https://members.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/BKD,-LLP-1451
In under 10 minutes, Dan Osborn of ICI recaps what you need to know about the Northern, Central and Southern ICI/INDOT Region Joint Cooperative Committee summer meetings.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company, visit https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Brandeis-Machinery-Supply-Company-1457.
What has the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) been doing this year to support roadbuilders? What's the latest in D.C.? Richard Hedgecock (ICI) chats with Rich Juliano, General Counsel and Managing Director, Contractors Division (ARTBA) to catch us up to speed.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Modified Concrete Suppliers, LLC, visit https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Modified-Concrete-Suppliers,-LLC-1514.
Don't find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place - literally. Join Richard Hedgecock and Jim Wood as they discuss struck-by workplace injuries and how to avoid them.
Need a Toolbox Talk on avoiding equipment kickback? Click here: https://indianaconstructors.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-08_Struck-By%E2%80%93Avoiding-Equipment-Kickback.pdf
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Republic Services, visit https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Republic-Services-2130.
Julia Polston (ICI), David Dalton (INDOT), Eric Fisher (Hamilton Heights High School) and Chad Sutton (Garrett High School) finish up their uplifting workforce development conversation about creating a path for students who might not be headed to a four-year college, but who do have a passion for building a better future for themselves in construction.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, CNA Surety, visit: https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/CNA-Surety-1463
Revive your hope in the next generation by sitting down with Julia Polston (ICI), David Dalton (INDOT), Eric Fisher (Hamilton Heights High School) and Chad Sutton (Garrett High School) as they talk about educating the next generation through construction and engineering programs. In this first installment of a two-part series, the gang talks about growing programs across Indiana schools, igniting passion in students and sharing how construction companies can partner with local schools.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Southeastern Equipment Company, visit: https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Southeastern-Equipment-Company-2127
Today, Richard Hedgecock sits down with Don Adamson (Fox Contractors Corp.), Doug Burguess (INDOT) and Josh Cook (HNTB) to talk about how the Fort Wayne ITT has continued to work together, even in the times of COVID-19.
You can learn more about our sponsor, The Reinforced Earth Company, here: https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/The-Reinforced-Earth-Company-1519
Meet Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company's Corey Wall and learn about this fourth-generation, family-owned business that has been an ICI member since 1937. This episode, Corey tells us how he's learned to build a positive work environment through people-first values.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Chubb Surety, visit https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Chubb-Surety-1460.
You can never be too prepared when it comes to disaster preparedness. Join Richard Hedgecock and Jim Wood as they talk about why you need a plan and how to make one. Contact Jim Wood at email@example.com to get personalized help with your plan.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, Gibson, visit https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Gibson-1486.
To listen to our crisis communication episode, visit https://anchor.fm/indianaconstructors/episodes/ICI-Digs-Deep-Crisis-Communication-with-Anthony-Huey-eggqlv.
Anyone can become a leader through hard work, perseverance and maintaining positive work relationships, and Melissa Walker of HWC Engineering, Inc. is here to prove it. Nominated by Jon Day, Melissa talks about her journey through the engineering field, as well as what advice she would give to aspiring engineers.
To learn more this week's sponsor, Construction Fabrics & Grids, visit https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/Construction-Fabrics-Grids-1466.
If disaster strikes, what's your plan? ICI Manager of Communications & Technology Andria Hine talks about crisis communications with communications expert Anthony Huey. You'll also learn about ICI's partnership with CrisisDriver, the app that keeps you on track and helps protect your reputation.
To learn more about this week's sponsor, United Consulting, visit https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/United-Consulting-1539.
It's no secret that COVID-19 threw a wrench in everybody's 2020 plans. Negotiation, now done virtually, is a crucial skill in maintaining relationships with employees, customers and business partners. Dr. Carolyn Goerner, Clinical Professor of Management at IU Kelley School of Business and owner of www.practicalparadigms.com, chats with Julia Polston about negotiation skills in this post-COVID era.
Learn more about 3M, this week's associate member spotlight, here: https://web.indianaconstructors.org/A-Z/3M-1559
The construction season is in full swing for Hoosiers! Join Richard, Jim and George as they catch you up to speed on everything you need to know about safely on-boarding new and returning employees, as well as drug testing updates and COVID-19.
OSHA Training Requirements: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha2254.pdf
DISA Collection Sites: http://indianaconstructors.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-06-15_Collection_Sites_ICI_PE_Testing.pdf
When it comes to Jonathan Crews, Operations Manager at US Hydrovac Inc., three words come to KP Panchal's mind: passion, dedication and attitude. In this episode, we recognize Jon's contributions to the industry, and Jon shares advice he's learned over the past 13 years.
Nominate an industry leader here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ingoodconomination
Safety is ICI's No. 1 priority, and we are pleased to introduce our Director of Safety and Training Jim Wood, CHST. Learn more about Jim's background and his plan to get to know our members.
Want to get to know Jim or invite him to your business? Send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’ve been extended family for a long time—forever—don’t you think it’s time we start to act like it?” –Rusty Fowler
This week, Richard chats with half of the Indiana Transportation Team Vincennes District Steering Committee: Rusty Fowler from INDOT, Nick Chapman from E&B Paving and David Goffinet from Lochmueller Group. They dig into how their partnerships have evolved through family-first relationships and open communication.
This episode, we see why Kip Bancroft has stayed with West Side Tractor Sales for 13 years. From the family-like atmosphere to charitable attitudes, Kip has learned something from everyone he’s ever worked with.
How are employers supposed to handle COVID-19 amidst the state reopening? What training do employees need in order to work safely? What if some of my employees are uncomfortable returning to work?
This week, ICI President Richard Hedgecock talks to Jameson Berry, Director of Construction Safety at the Indiana Department of Labor, and Josh Richardson, Chief of Staff at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, to answer YOUR questions.
United States Department of Labor: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
Indiana Department of Labor: https://www.in.gov/dol/3142.htm
Indiana Department of Workforce Development: https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm
Spend your morning with Dan Brown of Phend & Brown as he gives advice and relives memories from growing up in a family business.
To nominate an outstanding member of the infrastructure and transportation industry, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ingoodconomination.
Join Richard Hedgecock, George Sheraw and special guest Andy Martone, President and CEO of Hesse Martone, P.C., as they talk about pension funds and potential bankruptcy surrounding the Central states.
Programming Note: Starting today, Construction & COVID-19 will move to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.
ICI's update concerning COVID-19. To check out ICI's COVID-19 resources, visit http://indianaconstructors.org/covid-19/.
Programming Note: Starting April 1, 2020 (tomorrow), Construction & COVID-19 will move to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.
ICI's daily update concerning COVID-19. To check out ICI's COVID-19 resources, visit http://indianaconstructors.org/covid-19/.