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Sustainable Construction Becomes More Commonplace in 2019: Construction Trends Part 3

More and more construction projects are incorporating green/sustainable technology. Projects designed to be more environmentally responsible, sustainable, and resource-efficient are becoming more commonplace.

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Construction Costs & Economy Report: Construction Trends Part 2

The following article has been modified from Elliot Christensen's "Trends in Construction 2019" article printed in the Minnesota Shopping Center Association's State of Retail Report in their Fall 2019 issue. Overall, raw material costs have been somewhat stable this year compared to last year’s extreme volatility caused by the threat of tariffs.

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Labor Shortages Continue Throughout 2019: Construction Trends Part 1

It should come as no surprise to anyone that labor shortages, especially shortages of skilled labor in construction, continue to be a challenge. As with other industries, the construction industry has seen significant challenges in recruiting and retaining talent.

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Shingobee Builders Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Shingobee Builders Inc. is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

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Shingobee signs partnership with MNOSHA for Phalen Village project

Representatives from Shingobee Builders and Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance gathered on Friday, June 1, to sign a Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnership for the Phalen Village project in St. Paul, MN. 

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Shingobee Earns Top National Awards for Four Winds School Construction

Shingobee Builders has been honored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) as an Eagle Winner, the highest award in ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards competition, for our work on Four Winds Alternative & Career Technology Education High School in Fort Totten, North Dakota.

 

The project also received a special recognition, a Greener Tomorrow Award, for its utilization of sustainability best practices. Shingobee Vice President Tony Godlewski and Superintendent Eric George received the awards March 27, 2019, during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Long Beach, California.

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It's Women in Construction Week

Women are a growing part of this industry, and Shingobee has a long history of women holding important roles, starting with its founding in 1980 by Gae Veit, a Native American woman who retired in 2007. In 2018, the company returned to its roots as a woman-led construction company when industry veteran and 14-year employee Nancy Samson became its new owner, president, and CEO.

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Shingobee CEO Nancy Samson Speaks on Construction Workforce

Last week, Shingobee CEO Nancy Samson had the opportunity to join a panel at an event hosted by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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Shingobee Attends the Annual Credit Union Network Annual Conference

Shingobee Builders is pleased to announce we will be attending the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Conference again this year. The event will be held April 4th through April 6th, 2018, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Attendees include hundreds of exhibitors, credit union professionals, and CEOs as the event offers opportunity for growth and development in the financial market.

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Leech Lake Band Celebrates Grand Opening of Onigum Community Center

Tribal members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Onigum Community Center on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Shingobee provided construction of the new community center, located in the Onigum community near Walker, MN, in the southern section of the Leech Lake Reservation.

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