The Building Tradesman Newspaper

State's get-tough law on work-zone speeders gets first court review

Michigan's new law imposing tougher penalties on work zone speeders who injure or kill road workers is being applied for the first time in the courts. ..

A tuck-point here, a new panel there provide facelift for Maccabees Building

Properly anchored and protected, the 76-year-old limestone panels on the Maccabees building in Detroit would probably adorn the exterior of the building for several lifetimes. ..

Steam crane still alive and scooping

FRANKFORT - Michigan's last steam-powered crane is good to go for another season of work. ..

Your health and safety matters…Since you're not stronger than dirt, make trench safety a priority

At 2,700 lbs., a Volkswagen Beetle might be one of the lightest cars on the road. But you still wouldn't want one falling on your head. ..

Trades take center stage at performing arts center

SAULT STE. MARIE - Northern Michigan's thespians, vocalists, hoofers and behind-the-scenes personnel next year will have a first-class facility in which to put their best foot forward, when Lake Superior State University's Fine and Performing Arts Center is scheduled to open its doors. ..

NEWS BRIEFS

Unions question plane maintenance abroad 
WASHINGTON (PAI) - Citing security concerns, the Teamsters, the Machinists, the Transport Workers and the AFL-CIO asked the federal government to suspend U.S. airplane maintenance overseas. ..