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Wolgast Corporation Named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC

Posted on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

AQC-logo2017.pngSaginaw, MI, June 7, –Wolgast Corporation of Saginaw, Michigan today announced that its status as an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) has been renewed by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

“We are proud to be consistently recognized as an Accredited Quality Contractor over the past 24 years.  Our efforts to maintain professional and quality service while supporting our staff and our community continues to be effective not only for us, but for the industry as a whole,” said Wolgast President and CEO, Brian Stadler.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor Wolgast Corporation with Accredited Quality Contractor status for its commitment to excellence in construction, its workforce and the communities it helps build,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric, Indianapolis. “Wolgast Corporation earned this recognition for world-class safety performance, a strong record of investment in a talented and well-trained workforce, diversity leadership and community service.”

Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility:

 In achieving AQC status, each member company takes the following pledge:

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.

AQC is recognized by Construction Users Roundtable (CURT®), an organization founded by leading construction project owners.

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Wolgast Corporation, an Employee-Owned Company, is a progressive provider of professional construction services including Construction Management, Design/Build, General Construction, Architectural/Engineering, Restoration and Real Estate Development.  Founded in 1948, today Wolgast Corporation is one of the largest merit shop construction services firms in Michigan.  Wolgast Corporation has established offices in Grand Rapids, Gaylord, Gladstone, and Saginaw, Michigan. 

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.

Tags: Professional General Contractor, the Wolgast Way, Construction Safety

Wolgast Receives National Recognition as ABC Accredited Quality Contractor

Posted on Fri, Sep 02, 2016

AQC-2016-logo.jpgWolgast Corporation of Saginaw, Michigan today announced that its status as an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) has been renewed by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to recognize Wolgast’s continued commitment not only to high quality construction, but also to its employees, clients and communities as an Accredited Quality Contractor,” said 2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Neb. "Wolgast’s dedication to responsibly and ethically running its business permeates through every facet of its operation and makes it a terrific ambassador for the merit shop construction community.”

Wolgast received the national recognition as a result of meeting high certification standards evaluated by the Associated Builder’s and Contractors (ABC), a national association representing approximately 21,000-merit shop construction and construction-related firms across the United States.  For the evaluation, Wolgast excelled in the five areas of corporate responsibility, including quality, safety, employee benefits, training, and community outreach. The AQC recognition further defines Wolgast as a contractor who truly cares about its clients, employees, and community, and also, emphasizes the commitment Wolgast places on training and safety to ensure the success of their projects.

Tags: Professional General Contractor, the Wolgast Way, Construction Safety, Risk Management

Wolgast Addresses Labor Shortage with Carpenter Apprenticeship Program

Posted on Wed, Aug 03, 2016

CarpenterTraining.gifEmployee-owners at Wolgast Corporation have a new growth opportunity through the company’s  Carpenter Apprenticeship Program.  It’s a four-year program that will result in a nationally recognized Journeyman Carpentry Card for graduates.  Associated Builders and Contractors and the Greater Michigan Construction Academy have accelerated this program into fruition and are providing the necessary administrative duties and coordination of instruction.  Our program curriculum was developed by The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). 

This program is mutually beneficial to the company and students alike.  Participants get advancement opportunity while they are trained the Wolgast Way to perform work.  “We are very excited about what this training will do for the future of our business, especially when we’ve been facing a construction labor shortage,” said Marc Rummler, Director of Human Resources/Safety.  Apprentices have retention commitments that they are required to honor in exchange for enrolling in the program.  They’re also evaluated for attendance, participation, and passing grades.

As a convenience for the first group of 6 enrollees, class is taught at Wolgast's Graham Road office in Freeland including classroom hours, lab work, plus on-the-job training at off-site locations.  Taught by Bill Dalton, former building trades teacher at Carrollton Schools, students have completed their Core Curriculum and Carpentry Level 1 Semesters and are in the midst of their first year of on-the-job-training.  Jeremy McAllister, fifteen-year Wolgast laborer, is part of the inaugural class.  He took it for the advancement opportunity and “a greater knowledge of why the company does things a certain way”.  Jeremy shared, “We move fast, so it’s good to have this time to learn why we do things a certain way”.   He pointed out that it is a great program for the future of the company because they will have an opportunity to “move more people up within the company that have been trained and had the time to learn the Wolgast Way”.

For customers, this means that Wolgast's excellence in construction that they’ve come to know will be continued well into the future.  Our seasoned employee-owners are committed to passing along established company standards to students during the on-the-job training.  The company is invested in the continued success of Wolgast Corporation and the satisfaction of our valued customers.

Finally, Wolgast is currently hiring and open job postings can be found on our website career page:  www.wolgastcorporation.com/career-opportunities.

Solid foundations...Solid results...the Wolgast Way!

Tags: Professional General Contractor, the Wolgast Way

Construction Education Enhancement for St. Charles Students

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2016

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Wolgast Employee-Owners helped St. Charles Elementary School students learn about entrepreneurism as part of the Junior Achievement program last Thursday.  Steve Salyers and Donna Ratzlaff, who were part of the Project Management team for the recent building addition at St. Charles Community Schools, met with 5th grade students to promote an interest in their future vocation.  They did this by discussing the options of running their own business or working for an established company and also playing a game to teach about sourcing materials for a manufacturing operation.  They finished off the day with a tour of the new addition to their school and fielded students’ questions.

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Tags: Professional General Contractor, Schools, Construction Management

Wolgast Corporation Announces Additions to Project Management Staff

Posted on Tue, Apr 09, 2013
Saginaw, MI, Wolgast Corporation announces an addition to its staff.

Michele VanSnepsonMichele VanSnepson has accepted a position as Project Manager Assistant.  VanSnepson has twenty years of experience working in construction and manufacturing industries including general construction, architectural and electrical contracting.  Her most recent position prior to coming to Wolgast was as a contract administrator.  At Wolgast, she will assist the Project Managers with administrative duties to complete the construction of medical/dental offices, manufacturing plants, financial institutions, and restaurants to name a few.  VanSnepson originally is from Walled Lake, Michigan, but now resides in Essexville, Michigan.

Tags: Design/Build, Professional General Contractor