The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Republicans approve 'absolutely the minimum' in jobless extension

Congressional Republicans delayed for months an approval of extension of benefits for the nation's unemployed workers. ..

Federal tax cut of $350 billion'does very little for those who need it most'

In April, President Bush said the Senate's proposed $350 billion tax cut was a "little bitty" measure compared to the $726 million cut he wanted. ..

Trades, Christman get rolling on Journal's new printing press

FLINT - Now more than 50 years old, the presses currently printing the Flint Journal may be the oldest of their type still operating in the nation. ..

On GARDE: several honored for race and gender diversity

Two efforts to enhance Gender And Racial Diversification Excellence were presented with the 2003 GARDE Award, sponsored by the Great Lakes Construction Alliance, at May 13 ceremonies conducted at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. ..

Building trades' skills bring union labor landmark to life

At first, it sounded like a typical construction job for Ken Gilbey, Joe Malinao, and Craig McEntyre - three skilled iron workers who are used to placing, welding, and bracing steel structures high above the ground. Their goal: erecting a six-story structure in downtown Detroit. ..

Border crossings, helmets to hard hats, 'smart' cards on trades' agenda

In the late 1990s, some areas in Michigan briefly flirted with a shortage of construction workers. In other areas of the country, the worker shortage was more severe, causing much hand-wringing in the owner and contractor communities about the lack of skilled workers. ..

NEWS BRIEFS

ENR ranks top U.S. contractors
Three Michigan construction contractors made the Engineering News Record's annual ranking of the top 100 contractors (in terms of revenue) and several more made the top 400. ..