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National Apprenticeship Week

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By Vogel Bros. Safety Department Apprenticeships play a fundamental role in supplying the construction industry with skilled workers. Apprentices build their skills through hands-on learning while earning good wages and getting free training through the union; all without incurring student loan debt. Over the years, Vogel Bros. Building Co. has proudly supported both Carpenter and [...]

Look, Listen and Learn

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By Vogel Bros. Safety Department National Fire Prevention Week (NFPW) strives to bring heightened awareness to the importance of fire safety and prevention through resources, training and a national dialogue. Did you know that in the event of a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy? In a [...]

Revisiting Motivation and Movement

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By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development In a previous blog, I described how “here-and-now humility” (Schein, 2013) is a path for motivating others to do what you need done. Positive and negative KITA (Herzberg, 1987) do not create sustainable results. Through my experience, I learned that people have a need to understand why a [...]

Exciting News!

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Vogel Bros. Building Co. is pleased to announce the promotions of Matthew Schultz and Jay Thomsen to Vice Presidents of Vogel Bros. Building Co. Matt and Jay both began their careers at Vogel Bros. as interns while attending UW-Madison. They both have a wide range of experience, having worked in the roles of Project Engineer, [...]

Continued Learning: Safety Stand-Down

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By Daniel Vogel, Safety Specialist As a learning organization, Vogel Bros. Building Co. embraces innovation as a means to improve our services. One way the Safety & HR Department helps sustain this learning environment and enhances our employees’ exposure to innovations within our industry, is by holding quarterly Safety Stand-Downs. A Safety Stand-Down is a [...]

Back to School Safety: Distracted Walking

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By Daniel Vogel, Safety Specialist When we hear the words “back to school safety,” some of the safety concerns that come to mind are school buses, bicyclists and distracted drivers. But as the new school year approaches, parents across the country should be aware of another back to school safety concern: distracted walking. The start [...]