BROOKFIELD – Gov.
Scott Walker on Wednesday helped Brookfield-based Mortenson
Construction celebrate its 60th anniversary.
“Mortenson Construction has been a partner in building
Wisconsin’s economy for decades,” Walker said. “We appreciate
the innovative ways this company works to help train our young
people for in-demand construction jobs. Buildings like the
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the Aurora Medical Center,
and one of my personal favorites, the Harley-Davidson Museum,
serve as great examples of Mortenson’s quality craftsmanship.”
“Investing in Wisconsin Fast Forward and easing the tax burden
under my Blueprint for Prosperity will help us invest in our
economy, allowing companies like Mortenson to continue to grow
and thrive in Wisconsin,” Walker added.
Mortenson Construction is proactive about addressing the short-
and long-term work shortage in the construction industry,
according to a statement released by Walker’s office. The
company is helping Bradley Tech High School students get
hands-on experience through a TechTern program, which runs two
years and lets students work with professionals.
Mortenson is working with the Department of Workforce
Development and the Department of Public Instruction on ways to
pilot the TechTern program, the statement said.
The company, founded in 1954, now has offices in eight states
and three countries.