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The Latest News from CAM - The Construction Association of Michigan
CAMADSCAM Benefit Program to Offer Seminar on Self-Funded Insurance: "Employers Advantage"
CAM Benefit Program
Join us on Thursday, April 7th, 8:00 am at the CAM headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, as we offer a valuable informational session on your Association-sponsored self-funded group medical insurance program. 

This turnkey program is for employers with five to 75 enrolled employees, and features the Cofinity PPO Network, competitive pricing, level premiums, and exemplary customer service. 

This session will present an overview of the program which is sold and serviced through your existing insurance agent. 

Coffee and bagels will be served beginning at 8:00 am, with the seminar beginning at 8:15 am. The session will last one hour, and will include a Q&A period. 

Click here to register online. We hope to see you there!
CAMTECSpringCAMTEC Classes for April, May and June 2016 

Register early for the following upcoming classes. And thank you for supporting continuing education in the construction industry!

*Get Your Construction Industry Technician (CIT) Certification in May!
On May 20, CAMTEC is excited to offer a one-day interactive workshop that prepares students for Construction Industry Technician (CIT) exam, which takes place at the end of the session. Prior to attending the class, students will receive the CIT textbook and should allow approximately 6 weeks for self-study. The Construction Industry Technician (CIT) program, administered by the NAWIC Education Foundation, is a self-paced home-study program that represents an overview of the construction industry and its processes. The exam covers the various types of construction, forms of business ownership, contractual agreements, contract documents, and the overall stages in the construction process. Upon successful completion of the exam, the participant will receive the Construction Industry Technician (CIT) certification. 

KermitCAM HBA AIA Mid-Year Economic Forecast and State of the Industry Breakfast - June 22

Join the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the 6th Annual Mid-Year Economic Forecast and State of the Industry Breakfast on Wednesday, June 22nd. 

The event will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. From 7:30-9:00 a.m. there will be a reception and tour of tabletop displays. Meet & greet the Keynote speaker and your colleagues in the industry. The breakfast and forecast presentation will take place from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

This year's Keynote speaker is Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA.  Baker is the chief economist for the AIA in Washington, D.C.  He analyzes business and construction trends in the U.S. economy and examines their impact on the architectural and construction professions. He will also present a regional outlook for southeast Michigan. 

You can register online by clicking here. Registration deadline is June 8th; cost is $50 per person. You can also contact Mary Carabott in the CAM offices to register if you prefer (248) 972-1000. 

To obtain a tabletop display, contact Ron Riegel at CAM (248) 972-1000. Tabletops are $300 each, and include one admission to the breakfast and forecast presentation program. To read more exhibit information, click here
Roncelli50CAM Member, Roncelli, Inc. Celebrates 50 Years

Roncelli, Inc. will be celebrating its 50th year in business in 2016. The firm was founded in March 1966 in Sterling Heights by Raymond "Skip" Roncelli, who passed away in 1989. Skip's eldest son, Gary Roncelli, is the current Chairman of the Board and CEO. Tom Wickersham is President and CFO; David Roncelli, Gary's brother, is Executive Vice President. 

Throughout its 50 year history, Roncelli has constructed innovative, award-winning projects in Michigan, the United States, Canada and Mexico. Roncelli's clients include Beaumont Health, Detroit Medical Center, DTE Energy, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Henry Ford Health System, MJR Theaters, St. Joseph Mercy Health and many others.

Today, Roncelli continues to focus on safe operations, maintaining customer trust and dedication to building excellence. It is not only a promise but a commitment they have to clients, colleagues and employees to deliver exceptional results that meet business and professional needs.  Adhering to the principles and values upon which the company was founded, safety, honesty and integrity, Roncelli delivers capital program solutions that strengthen its client's competitive advantage.
In the performance of its work, Roncelli's industry leading safety record is demonstrated proof of its commitment to safety. Through stringent safety training and collaboration among project team members, the company upholds safety standards that surpass industry requirements. Roncelli projects are also winners of some of the most prestigious awards in the building industry.  In addition to being recognized for craftsmanship and building excellence, Roncelli is particularly honored to be a winner of the prestigious CET Award from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), and a ten-time winner of the CAM Safety Award.  

For more information on Roncelli, Inc. please click here

Be sure to look for the CAM Magazine December 2016 issue on Company Milestone Anniversaries 2016-17. 
CYPCAM Young Professionals Plan Tour of David Whitney Building

On Thursday, May 12, CAM Young Professionals is hosting a tour of the newly restored David Whitney Building lobby in downtown Detroit, followed by a networking event. 

This historic building is entering its second century, and has been dazzling Detroiters with its beauty for many years. It was recently voted the CAM Magazine 2015 Special Issue Project of the Year.

Join the CAM Young Professionals, open to CAM Members under 40, for this exciting FREE event. 
  • 5:30 pm - Event Begins
  • 6:00 pm - Lobby Tour
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Cash bar at the WXYZ Lounge, located in the David Whitney lobby; networking and socializing.
To RSVP, please contact Steve Steck at CAM (248) 972-1000, or click here to register online. 
ShminaA. Z. SHMINA, INC. Celebrates 100 Years of Commercial Construction 
A. Z. SHMINA, INC. has reached a major milestone in 2016 - a century of building successful projects throughout Southeastern Michigan.
Headquartered in Brighton, the family-owned company specializes in commercial construction and renovation. While leadership of the firm has evolved through three generations beginning with Achilles Zissi Shmina, a strong passion for the business has always remained.
"Passion is the very reason we've enjoyed 100 years of success in a business as volatile as Michigan's construction industry," said company president Andrew Shmina. "We love what we do and it shows in the state-of-the-art facilities we construct and in the relationships we have built."
To create their robust portfolio of outstanding work, A. Z. SHMINA, INC. adheres to a fairly basic business model: bring together experienced, skilled craftsmen with the latest innovations, advancements and technologies to achieve the ultimate goal: the best possible finished project for their customers.
By staying true to this approach over the decades, the company has gained something that can only be earned-perspective. Shmina explained, "We take great pride in our ability to problem solve, and it's all about perspective. With an experienced staff and a track record that dates back 100 years, we know a thing or two about the construction industry, and the challenges it can present."
To commemorate their 100-year journey, the company has planned a number of special events, including an open house celebration at their Brighton office this summer.  To learn more about A. Z. SHMINA, INC., please visit

Be sure to look for the CAM Magazine December 2016 issue on Company Milestone Anniversaries 2016-17
FuelingCAM Member Benefit: Discount Fueling Program

Do you have at least 5 company vehicles on the road?  Are you logging 1,000 miles per month? 

Speedway LLC SuperFleet fueling program can save your company 5 cents per gallon on fuel and 15% off at Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations. In just one year, the savings you realize by taking advantage of the discount fuel program can pay for your annual dues!
For more information, contact Tom Farnham via email or at (989) 615-2736. Visit the website by clicking here. 
Sewshull2016 CAM Events - Mark these Dates on Your Calendar!

April 8 - Detroit Tigers Opening Day Tailgate Party
May 12 - CAM Young Professionals - Tour of the David Whitney Building
May 17 - CAM Spring Sporting Clays - Detroit Gun Club
June 14 - CAM Golf Outing - Bay Pointe Golf Club 
June 22 - CAM / HBA / AIA Mid-Year Forecast & State of the Industry Breakfast
July 19 - CAM Golf Outing - Links of Novi  
August 3 - Detroit Tigers vs. White Sox Game / CAM Connect
August 16 - CAM Golf Outing - Fieldstone Golf Club
August 20 - Woodward Dream Cruise - "Cruise Into CAM"
September 15 - Boy Scouts Building Connections Event
September 19 - CAM Golf Outing - Wyndgate Country Club 
September 20 - CAM Fall Sporting Clays - Hunters Creek Club
December 7 - CAM / ASSE Safety Leadership Conference
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 Amanda Tackett
Construction Association of Michigan