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Safe, productive outage improves Consumers Energy's Campbell plant

Date Posted: November 29 2019

WEST OLIVE - It was a good, productive 55-day outage that wrapped up this week at the Consumers Energy's J.H. Campbell Generating Facility. That's the word from Consumers Energy Construction...

State's National Guard links with Helmets to Hardhats

Date Posted: November 29 2019

LANSING - The Michigan National Guard will be formalizing a partnership with the Michigan Helmets to Hardhats, a national program administered by the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment, and Veterans...

No training accreditation, no problem! ABC celebrates despite awful training record

Date Posted: November 15 2019

MIDLAND - The Associated Builders and Contractors' Greater Michigan Chapter got together the evening of Nov. 1 at the H Hotel with a "Founders Dinner" to give five anti-union honorees...

End of post-recession prosperity looms for U.S. construction, Dodge Data says

Date Posted: November 15 2019

With the end of another calendar year on the horizon, construction industry prognostications for the 2020 building season are starting to trickle in.  Dodge Data and Analytics, one of the...

MSU's expanded music building hits all the right notes

Date Posted: November 15 2019

EAST LANSING - The whirr of sawblades and drills, the pounding of hammers and the back-up beeps of heavy equipment on West Circle Drive sound pretty good right now to...

EPI: Trump's NLRB methodically attacks worker protections

Date Posted: November 15 2019

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—Just about the only worker protection the Trump-named GOP National Labor Relations Board majority hasn’t successfully banned, yet, is Scabby the Rat. It’s...

Line 5 tunnel construction upheld by judge, but appeal awaits

Date Posted: November 15 2019

LANSING - A Michigan Court of Claims judge declined to block the proposed construction of a utility tunnel to house the Line 5 petroleum pipeline underneath the Mackinac Straits. Judge...

'Hey, you guys are union!' F.D. Hayes a dynamo in home generator installs

Date Posted: November 15 2019

Union work in the residential field is down. But it's not out. Providing evidence of this is retired iron worker Doug Kalnbach, a Local 25 member who ordered the installation...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 15 2019

Road warranty reduction bill moves A bill that would, surprisingly, limit road warranties in Michigan has unanimously passed the Senate Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Nov. 6 Senate Bill 0520...

Trades drive projects to improve the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Date Posted: November 1 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES - The grounds of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is witnessing its largest new construction since the mansion itself was completed in 1929. The project, led...

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