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

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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