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Springfield Contractors Association
1313 N. Nias
Springfield MO 65802
Phone: 417-862-1313

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Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday, 8:30am-Noon

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Nuts & Bolts

The Nuts & Bolts of SCA – April 5, 2021

General Membership Meeting

Building our talent pipeline is a must for the industry, but it doesn’t matter how many new employees you recruit if you can’t retain your best employees. Join us for the April General Membership Meeting as we discuss How to Retain Quality Young Professionals.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Networking & Breakfast Buffet 7:15 am | Program 7:30 am
$20 per person in advance | $25 after registration deadline
Diamond Room | Knights of Columbus
Featuring: How to Retain Quality Young Professionals
Sponsor: Generation Next SCA

Online registration is available here. The registration deadline is Monday, April 5, at 10 a.m. Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline to receive a refund.

Register online here.

Member Spotlight

United Rentals
24 Years in Business

United Rentals services four principal end-markets for equipment rental in North America: industrial, commercial, infrastructure, and residential. Their customer base is highly diversified and so are the services that they offer to assist customers with improving their operational efficiency.

United Rentals was founded in September of 1997, and has become the largest equipment rental company in the world with 1,199 locations and a little over 18,800 employees spread all over North America.

United Rentals has many recent achievements and awards including:

– 2020 Metro of the year for the KC District
– 2020 Inside Sales Rep of the year for the Mid-Central Region – Mandy Sigafus
– 2020 CES Team of the year for the Mid-Central Region
– 2021 Hollister Location – Store of the Month
– 2021 Springfield Location – Store of the Month
– 2020 National Diversity Excellence Award
– 2021 Military Friendly Company and Top 10 Employer Gold Award
– Proud Partner with the following:

o Soldier Strong – Ekso Bionic Suits
o Boulder Crest Retreat Donation
o Wounded Warrior Project
o Fisher House
o Valour Place
o Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities
o Operation Homefront

The United Rentals team participates in several SCA events through sponsorship, attendance, and volunteering opportunities. King Block, Key Account Manager, has been a Board Member for the last 3 years. He also chairs the annual Pig Roast. The team is involved with the Government Liaison Committee, Vision Committee, MSU Liaison Committee, and Marketing & Membership Committee.

Spring Skeet Shoot

If you have not yet confirmed your team, please let us know today. Our AM session is full. If you are wanting to sign up a team and missed the deadline, call the office to check for PM availability.

Friday, April 9, 2021
Morning Shoot at 10 am | Lunch at 12 pm | Afternoon Shoot at 1 pm
Ozark Shooters
759 US-65, Walnut Shade, MO 65771
4-6 shooters per team
$50 per shooter (SCA Member Team) | $75 per shooter (Non-SCA Member Team)
50 Rounds Sporting Clays + 25 Rounds Wobble
Extra fee for gun rental and/or shell purchase.

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors!

Gold Mechanical
Midwest Equipment
Reed’s Plumbing
Rental Supply
Rick’s Automotive
Southern Bank
Springfield Plumbing
Star Wholesale
United Rentals
MTS Contracting
Prestressed Casting
Carter-Waters
Fabick Cat
Murphy Tractor
Hayden Machinery

To Sign-Up: Call SCA at 862-1313 or email dacee@springfieldcontractors.org. Teams need to be submitted by Friday, April 2nd. Cancellations must be made by end of day on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 to receive a refund.

Station Sponsorships are available for $100 each. The sponsorship includes a sign with your company logo at a station as well as recognition in related emails, on the website, and on the Facebook event.

Generation Next March Meeting

If you or someone you work with is under 40 years old and interested in learning more about Generation Next, please come to the meeting.

April 14, 2021
Meeting 11:30 a.m.
The Roost Bar & Grill | 2025 W Sunshine St #104

Click here for The Roost’s menu and pricing. Food is not provided.

There is no extra cost for SCA members to join Generation Next. Generation Next is the under 40 group of the Springfield Contractors Association. They have monthly meetings and invite all SCA members to participate in social events and community service opportunities.

If you have employees that are under the age of 40 and want to get involved in Generation Next or you want to know more about the group, please contact Tim Potthoff at tim.potthoff@nabholz.com anytime.

Are you hiring?

The SCA is discussing hosting a hiring event in partnership with the Missouri Job Center. If there aren’t enough contractors interested, we won’t move forward, so please let Megan know if you would like to be involved.

The event is tentatively scheduled for April 28th from 1-5 p.m. at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. We will plan to use their parking lot for an outdoor event but will also have indoor space reserved in case of inclement weather.

Why is the event from 1-5 p.m.?
Because there has been a struggle getting in front of high school students this year with limited or no career day options and Build My Future being cancelled, we are reaching out to area schools to invite seniors who are graduating. We need the event to extend into after school hours to allow them time to attend.

The event will also be promoted to the public for all levels of positions.

Open Positions?
Jobs can be posted through the SCA and Missouri Job Center regardless of if you can attend. Email Megan or Dacee if you would like your position posted on the SCA job board here or if you would like to be connected with someone from the Missouri Job Center to post on jobs.mo.gov.

Online Job Board available here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services has added Construction to Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout. As of now, Phase 2 is expected to activate on March 29th.

Click here for more information.

Generation Next Membership Competition

In an effort to boost involvement and help owners and managers get their younger employees involved in the Generation Next group, Gen Next is going to pay the 2022 SCA membership fee for the company that gets the most new members to attend Gen Next monthly meetings in 2021.

Generation Next meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month either in the evening or over lunch. Anyone that is a member of the SCA and is under 40 years old can be a member of Generation Next for no additional cost. New members will be counted at each monthly meeting, and a yearend total will determine which SCA Member Company had the most new members for the year attend.

If you have employees that are under the age of 40 and want to get involved in Generation Next or you want to know more about the group, please contact Tim Potthoff at tim.potthoff@nabholz.com or Dana Haase at dana.haase@nabholz.com anytime.

2021 Calendar of Events

Dates are subject to change. Please reference the SCA Calendar of Events for up to date information at www.springfieldcontractors.org/events.

2021 Calendar of Events & Sponsorships
April 6 – General Membership Meeting (Breakfast) – $20 tickets in advance, $25 after deadline
April 9 – Spring Skeet Shoot – $50 per person, teams of 4-6
*Quarter 2 – Learn about your SCA Membership – No Charge, Informational Meeting
April 30 – Generation Next Bass Bash – $100 per boat (2 people) in advance, $125 day of event
May 4 – General Membership Meeting (Evening) – $20 tickets in advance, $25 after deadline
May 21 – Spring Golf Tournament – $100 per person, teams of 4
June 8 – General Membership Meeting (Breakfast) – $20 tickets in advance, $25 after deadline
June 22 – Block Party – Hosted by Generation Next – No Charge, Open to All SCA Members
July 16 – Pig Roast – $25 per person in advance, $30 day of the event
August 2-5 – Build U – Workforce Development Event for High School Students
August 13 – Summer Golf Tournament – $100 per person, teams of 4
*Quarter 3 – Learn about your SCA Membership – No Charge, Informational Meeting – Date TBD
September 14 – General Membership Meeting (Breakfast) – $20 tickets in advance, $25 after deadline
September 16 – Chicken BBQ (*not just SCA) – $20 tickets in advance, $25 day of the event
October 5 – General Membership Meeting (Lunch) – $20 tickets in advance, $25 after deadline
October 8 – Fall Skeet Shoot – $50 per person, teams of 4-6
*Quarter 4 – Learn about your SCA Membership – No Charge, Informational Meeting – Date TBD
November 12 – Salute Awards Banquet (*not just SCA) – $40 in advance, $50 week of event
December 3 – Christmas Party – Details TBA

*Second Wednesday Each Month – Generation Next Meetings – No Charge

 

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