The Building Tradesman Newspaper

In health care debate, unions ready to rumble with wavering Dems, and maybe each other

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Labor Day, 2009 Parades, picnics planned to celebrate workers’ holiday

That whooshing noise you may have heard was the sound of Summer 2009 rushing past, and now Labor Day is right around the corner. ..

‘Long overdue’ – new Mackinac Straits Hospital is taking shape

ST. IGNACE – A much-needed, modern health care facility is on the way to this city, in the form of the new $37.2 million Mackinac Straits Hospital. ..

UA instructors follow IBEW after leading them to AA

ANN ARBOR – Twenty years ago, the week-long United Association Instructor Training Program was loaded up and moved from Purdue University to Washtenaw Community College. ..

Keys to northern work prospects: paper, power and pulp…Paper maker wants the economy to turn the page

SAULT STE. MARIE – Low advertising revenues are forcing newspapers across the nation to go out of business, and magazines and other publications are similarly hard hit by high costs of printing and mailing their product. ..

Soo region ideal site for new-tech ethanol plant

SAULT STE. MARIE – Construction of corn-fed ethanol plants were all the rage a few years ago in the drive to diversify the nation’s energy producing capabilities. ..

Hurdles aplenty as Wolverine group seeks more power

SAULT STE. MARIE – So, you wanna build a $1.2 billion power plant? ..

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