The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Construction prospects in Michigan: Maybe not great in'08, but not bad

Michigan is said to be in a one-state recession, but someone should mention that to the construction industry. ..

State sees major drop in fatalities, as job injuries trend downward

LANSING - On-the-job construction industry fatalities in Michigan took a remarkable drop last year, from 26 in 2006 to 11 in 2007. The 11 fatalities marked the lowest number of construction industry deaths in a year ever recorded by MIOSHA. ..

Was anyone almost hurt on your work site today?

By Scott Schneider
Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America
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Trades move quickly to expand, renovate St. John

DETROIT - The largest expansion project in the history of the St. John Hospital and Medical Center is moving quickly to the end of its first phase. The fast-paced work is part of $161 million in construction work that will transform the east-side facility's delivery of care - and its footprint. ..

Trades set up field for Fabiano, others

MONITOR TWP. - The 70-acre lot at the southeast corner of U.S. 10 and Mackinaw Rd. near Midland still had the appearance a farmer's frozen hayfield last month, but part of it is rapidly being transformed into a hub of commerce for a major beer, wine and liquor distributor. ..

Time to write the obituary on the union entitlement mindset

A dirty little secret? Hardly. More like a tattoo on our forehead that everyone can see easily but us. ..

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