Tuesday – May 7, 2013
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
(2nd Floor Board Room)
For information contact Nick Harville at 503-837-1804 or email.
Todd Londin, President, ABC Window Cleaners and Building Maintenance, LLC
Joe Janssen, Service Manager at Cherry City Electric
Janai Hill, Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Salem Contractors Exchange
Dedicated to providing a strategic and economically competitive advantage to investors, developers and corporations working to improve the economic diversity and well being of the Mid-Willamette Valley. A competitive advantage is realized through this partnership of selected construction industry professionals who have proven themselves equally committed to integrity, excellence, education and accountability in all aspects of business and construction.
Construction Alliance Members
SEDCOR Construction Alliance Announces New Executive Committee
December 7, 2013 – The SEDCOR Construction Alliance (SCA) kicks off the new year with a new Executive Committee and a renewed agenda. Todd Londin, President, ABC Window Cleaners and Building Maintenance, LLC is the new President; Joe Janssen, Service Manager at Cherry City Electric is the President Elect; and Janai Hill, Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Salem Contractors Exchange is Vice President.
Over 30 companies belong to the SEDCOR Construction Alliance, whose goal is to help market the Mid-Valley construction industry and encourage businesses to hire locally for their construction, renovation and repair projects.
Educating students about the opportunities in the construction industry is also a priority. The SCA has put together a course that teaches basic skills, certifying the participants’ knowledge of the essential construction process, safety and hazards. Working with local school districts students programs have been completed at Dallas High School, North Salem High School and others.
The SCA has been involved in many community construction projects including the Extreme Makeover at the Oregon School of the Deaf, in Salem; the Mt. Angel Community Building Project; and an upcoming project for the Discovery Pavilion, an outdoor shelter to be used for educational programs and public events at the 15-acre Rediscovery Forest at the Oregon Gardens. These opportunities allow local students to be involved and gain experience, skill training and exposure to the various trades, as well as giving back to the community.
SCA Upcoming Project
Discovery Pavilion, an outdoor shelter to be used for educational programs and public events at the 15-acre Rediscovery Forest at the Oregon Gardens. These opportunities allow local students to be involved and gain experience, skill training and exposure to the various trades, as well as giving back to the community.
At the November 2012 SCA meeting, Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, with Oregon Forests Resources Institute, discussed the Pavilion Project. This permanent outdoor covered shelter will be used for educational programs and public events at the 15-acre Rediscovery Forest at the Oregon Gardens.
This project is another way to tie in local students and for them to use this as a learning experience and find out more about the construction industry.
This is a community project and we’d like as many SCA members to be involved as possible. It is a best cost project with many opportunities.
Salem Management/Supervisory Classes
Presented by Northwest College of Construction
Discounts available to NUCA members and any business registered as a Minority Owned or Emerging Small Business- 50% off registration, tuition & Books.
Using the IMOM process to identify the fundamental skills needed to enter the construction industry the members of the SCA created 10 key, “mission critical” skills. Once those were identified Master Trainers from within the group began to put key points for each mission critical skill together in a comprehensive outline that will instructor individuals and prepare them for employment in the construction industry.
All these fundamental skills are cross industry skills that can help individuals advance in ot her industries as well. Skills such as interpreting plans and symbols, communication, basic math, and safety.
The SCA has partnered with state agencies and public schools to bring the skill training and exposure of the various trades to individuals. The exposure to the variety of trades involved in construction allows individuals to make better decisions about their future or how they will reach their personal goals in life.
The SCA mission is to build integrity and excellence in the regions construction industry unmatched in Oregon.
Statesman Journal’s Editorial on the SEDCOR Construction Alliance
Here is a draft of Thursday’s (February 16, 2012) editorial:
If you’re seeking a job, here is good news: The Mid-Valley construction industry is looking for good workers.
If you’re undecided about what to do after high school, or are looking to change careers, here is something to consider: The construction trades pay relatively well.
A four-year college isn’t for everyone, no matter how hard-working and bright that person is. Fortunately, there are good jobs that require post-high school training but not a bachelor’s degree. Construction is one, as the SEDCOR Construction Alliance is eager to point out.
“It’s a good career, the construction industry,” said Rick Day of Advantage Precast in Keizer. “They’re good-paying skills.”
About 30 companies belong to the SEDCOR Construction Alliance. One of its goals is to help market the Mid-Valley construction industry and encourage businesses to hire locally for their construction, renovation and repair projects.
A related theme is encouraging young people to enter the construction trades. The Construction Alliance has put together a course that teaches 10 basic skills, certifying the participants’ knowledge of the essential construction process, safety and hazards. The Dallas School District has been an excellent partner in that work, and other school districts are encouraged to participate.
As experienced workers retire, the construction industry needs to replace them. One challenge is finding job applicants with a solid work ethic: showing up for work every day and on time, working hard throughout the day and treating people respectfully. Applicants also need basic math skills and some knowledge of computers, including Word and Excel programs.
The construction industry has suffered along with the rest of the economy. But there are still many projects under way in the Mid-Valley, and contractors want to be ready for the increased demand as the economy improves.
That’s why the Mid-Valley construction industry is worth a look as an employer and as a business partner.
Feel free to make suggestions on this editorial. Please email your comments to the Editorial Board: Salemed@StatesmanJournal.com
SCA Update – January 28, 2012
The SEDCOR Construction Alliance (SCA) kicked off a new year with a new President, Joe Bakke of Turner Construction Company, and a renewed or reaffirmed agenda and focus. Education continues to be one of the primary focuses; successfully completing a ten week construction curriculum for the youth at Dallas High School in the 2011 school year. The SCA has their sights on Santiam, Silver Falls and Mt. Angel school districts this year to name a few, including an opportunity at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility to set up an educational program as a continuation of the construction technology classes already held at MacLaren.
With the ever growing popularity of the SCA group, partnerships and collaboration opportunities have begun to blossom. Recently the Home Builders Association, the Salem Contractors Exchange and Habitat for Humanity have joined the group to begin partnering with the SCA to make larger impacts to our local area. Stay tuned! This group is gaining ‘traction’ and is making a positive mark in the local area.
SCA Enterprise Article – Fall 2011
Developing an Industries Workforce
The SEDCOR Consruction Alliance has been active for over two years in local communities promoting their mission to positively brand the Alliance and market their ability to provide a full-range of quality construction services.
They have also been successful with their outreach to educate and seek young people to become interested in careers in the construction and construction related industries.
Dallas High School Education Project
Article by Jolene Guzman
From High School to a Job
SEDCOR Construction Alliance Works with Dallas High School Identify Career Paths
Important Note Regarding CCB Requirements
The Monthly SCA meetings qualify for Continuing Education which requires 32 hours of education every two years. This is possible because:
- Best practices are discussed
- Information is provided about operating a successful business
- Meetings are provided in part by a community college and/or business association.
February 1, 2011
Modern Building System, Inc. has donated a modular trailer for use on the Construction Alliance training for area high school students at the Mount Angel Community Building Project. The 12 x 60 trailer will also serve as offices for contractors and meeting room for the project. Thank you MBS.
January 5, 2011
SEDCOR Construction Alliance to Assist with Mount Angel Community Building Project
Representatives of the Mount Angel Community Foundation and Mount Angel Oktoberfest recently met with the SEDCOR Construction Alliance in Salem. Oktoberfest President John Gooley presented a briefing on the proposed new Mount Angel Community Building and Center. The SEDCOR Construction Alliance members unanimously approved their support of the project.
It was announced in early January that the Foundation has selected Rich Duncan Construction, Inc., as the lead contractor who will be donating a substantial amount of services and who has the full support of the SCA to build the community building. It is expected that construction of the Mount Angel Community Building will begin early in 2011.
SEDCOR’s Construction Alliance Committee was a major player in the recent “Extreme Makeover” of the Oregon School for the Deaf. Many of these same people will bring their talents, expertise and time to bear on this important project for the people of Mount Angel and the surrounding communities.
A major aspect of SEDCOR’s support of the Mount Angel project is to educate and train high school students from Marion and Polk Counties in all aspects of construction. This project will allow the SCA to open up training to school districts and individuals for construction skills which will have a significant impact on future employees for the construction industry.
December 7, 2010
Representatives of the Mount Angel Community Foundation and Mount Angel Oktoberfest recently met with the SEDCOR Construction Alliance Committee in Salem. Oktoberfest President John Gooley presented a briefing on the proposed new Mount Angel Community Building and Center. The committee gave their rapt attention to the briefing, applied the proposal to their Construction Project Criteria and unanimously approved SEDCOR Construction Alliance Committee’s support of the project.
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SEDCOR Construction Alliance Project Criteria
Extreme Makeover – Salem, Oregon
Extreme Makeover provides Construction Training Opportunity for High School Students. SEDCOR Construction Alliance (SCA) efforts during the Extreme Makeover project provided over 30 hours of Basic Construction Process .
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