The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Retirement awaits Michigan Building Trades’ Ed Coffey

Edward M.  Coffey, Jr., a fixture as a business representative at the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council and the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council for the last 15 years, is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2009. ..

Kissed and coddled, corporations, bankers have rewarded us with the mess that we’re in

By Mark Ayers
President, AFL-CIO Building Trades Department ..

New building, old style at landmark Wards site

DEARBORN – From 1937 until it closed February 2001, the Montgomery Wards store at Michigan Ave. and Schaefer anchored the city’s east-side shopping district. ..

40 years later, plumber honored for valor in Vietnam

By Doug Allen
Battle Creek Shopper News
(Reprinted with permission) ..