The Connection
July 18, 2023
Association News
Prepare for Annual Conference with National Secretary Raven Hoffman! From orientation to the Construction Zone, register today for AC 101.
Sponsored by Deltek and Raken, join us for a networking happy hour on Aug. 10. Make connections with fellow attendees, browse through the exhibitors in the Construction Zone, and enjoy beverages and appetizers as we wrap up day 2 of conference.
For the first time ever, NAWIC is taking the party off-site to Portland Public House for a night of networking, drinks, appetizers, and more. You won't want to miss this special event, where we will premiere our special collaboration with Deschutes Brewery, Dovetail Workwear, and Pink Boots Society- our very own, limited-edition NAWIC Brew.
Make sure to download NAWIC's mobile app and enable the push notifications to stay updated with all things NAWIC. The app can be found on the Apple and Google Play store.
Host Kathryn Tinnesz (construction professional, NAWIC member and owner host & producer of Space to Build) sits down with fellow NAWIC member Katie Masterson, Human Resources Generalist at Talent Corps, a Texas-based staffing agency that focuses on building the construction workforce. The two discuss the ins and outs of the recruiting process, especially within the context of using LinkedIn. Some great takeaways in this episode so please tune in.
NAWIC is excited to announce its new book donation program in collaboration with MiTek and The House That She Built. Chapters are now able to order copies of The House That She Built to give away at educational programs for students free of charge. The House that She Built was inspired by the team of real women who came together from around the country to build a one-of-a-kind home. It aims to educate young readers about all the people and skills that go into building a home.

Chapters must meet certain criteria and pay for shipping. Please contact with questions.
Commerce Bank
NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
For many of you, like me, summer rolls around and we make big plans. Perhaps you are planning to work a little less so you can enjoy the longer days. Maybe you have had an eye on a new restaurant that recently opened. Your kids may be out of school and demanding more of your attention. If you are thinking even bigger, you may have a trip or family vacation (they are not always the same) coming up. My point is that we all need some time to slow down and enjoy what we have built.
Don't miss your opportunity to get 25% off your purchase when shopping with Dovetail Workwear! When you subscribe, you'll receive 25% off and other Dovetail special offers and content. A donation will also go towards NAWIC.
Day-to-day HR processes—like hiring, onboarding and time tracking--can be labor-intensive. There’s lots of paper to track and various points where it’s easy to make mistakes. Instead of sending a million emails, completing and curating stacks of paper and potentially chasing people down for signatures wouldn’t you rather be taking a lunch break or even a vacation day? That’s where technology comes in.

How 92-Vehicle HVAC fleet is streamlining operations with a smarter fuel card
K-Dimensional Holdings Inc. / CoastPay®
Texas-based Gillette Air Conditioning struggled with inefficiencies caused by an old station-specific fuel card that was hard to manage and use. Switching to Coast fuel cards allowed them to streamline fleet ops and improve card security across a fleet of 90+ vehicles. Watch to find out how.

Industry Update
Increasing availability and better protection have made helmets the new standard for major contractors like Clark and DPR.

(From Construction Dive)
The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act offers a chance for construction to improve its workforce diversity, experts say.

(From Construction Dive)
Contractors should recalibrate risk to account for today’s challenges in order to mitigate disputes and potential litigation.

(From Construction Dive)
Caterpillar, Inc.