ABC of Wisconsin presenting ‘Building Wisconsin’ award to Sen. Marklein

REEDSBURG, WI – Sen. Howard Marklein is scheduled to receive the 2017 “Building Wisconsin” award, presented by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, at JW Electric in Reedsburg. The award is in recognition of Sen. Marklein’s leadership on Assembly Bill 508, which expands apprenticeship in our state to allow more workers to receive training for family-sustaining jobs.

Assembly Bill 508, signed by Gov. Walker on March 28, 2018, eliminated convoluted Department of Workforce Development rules which restricted construction employers from being able to train as many apprentices as needed. The new law brings Wisconsin’s journeyworker-to-apprenticeship ratios in line with other states, preventing more than one journeyworker from being required to oversee the work of a single apprentice.


WHAT: Building Wisconsin Award presentation

WHO: Sen. Howard Marklein

WHEN: Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: JW Electric of Reedsburg, S2645 County Road V, Reedsburg, WI 53959