The Building Tradesman Newspaper

State’s construction jobs picture takes modest move toward middling

In Michigan, getting to average construction industry growth among the states has been a modest goal for the last decade or so. ..

Forecast: construction to stay on improving course out of recession

Look for modest growth in U.S. construction in 2013. ..

Trades’ skills on display at massive Chrysler paint shop

STERLING HEIGHTS – We’ve come a long way from Henry Ford’s Model T paint shop, where workers brushed on varnish-liked paint to the exterior surfaces of Ford’s vehicles. After 1913 a customer could, of course, have a Model T in any color, as long as it was black. ..

Employers now want to join workers in the ballot box

Recent weeks have brought a rash of reports of something that used to be unthinkable in America: employers telling their workers who to vote for. ..