The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Tradesman survives, thrives when others haven't in labor press

Labor publications have come and gone over the course of the last century, reflecting the ups and downs of an ever-changing economy. ..

Huge Cobo Center remains a vital, but undersized asset

As we enter our 50th year of publishing, The Building Tradesman takes a look back at historic construction projects that have helped shaped Michigan. This begins a series that will last throughout 2001. ..

Double deckers twice as nice for trades at auto show

The North American International Auto Show over the last few years has spread over every nook and cranny of the 700,000 square feet of exhibit space available at Detroit's Cobo Center. ..

Most of Michigan expect good times to continue in 2001

The economic forecast for Michigan's construction industry calls for continued sunny skies in the Lower Peninsula in 2001, but storm clouds may be starting to form in the U.P. ..

Record work for now, but 'a bump in the road'could await Motor City'

Detroit - For the Detroit area's construction forecast, we turn to David B. Hanson, president of the Associated General Contractors, Greater Detroit Chapter. The Walbridge-Aldinger executive vice president spoke at the Dec. 11, 2000 Outlook luncheon at the Detroit Economic Club, starting with a little bit of history on the building market. ..

Unions end newspaper boycott

The bitter Detroit newspaper dispute is over, and newspaper unions have called off the boycott of the Detroit News and Free Press. ..

Election show labor's 'unmatched power'

Union families have a tremendous amount to be proud of from their participation in Labor 2000. America's working families played a critical role in this election. ..