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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Trades help clear the air at Consumers Campbell plant

Date Posted: August 26 2011

PORT SHELDON – A multi-year process of installing pollution control equipment at the Consumers Energy J.H. Campbell Generating Complex in Ottawa Co. continues to keep hundreds of building trades workers...

Trades seek to overturn still warm anti-PLA law

Date Posted: August 26 2011

The so-called “Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act” is not fair and adversely affects the ability of contractors signatory to collective bargaining agreements from winning work. That’s one...

It’s a start: jobs picture brighter for state construction

Date Posted: August 12 2011

Could Michigan – our battered and bruised Michigan – actually be one of the leaders in construction employment growth in the U.S.? Apparently that’s what’s going on, and for the...

Michigan Republicans lead the way in cutting jobless money

Date Posted: August 12 2011

Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-dominated legislature earlier this year have apparently made Michigan a national trendsetter when it comes to whacking worker benefits. On March 28 Snyder signed a...

Modern fire sprinklers now guard Ford’s historic Piquette Ave. plant

Date Posted: August 12 2011

DETROIT – The near complete burning of the Olds Motor Works plant in the city in March 1901 had no small effect on Henry Ford when he hired architects Field,...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 12 2011

Mark your calendar: celebrate Labor Day Labor Day events are scheduled around Michigan on Monday, Sept. 5. Make plans to celebrate Labor’s Day in your area. Following are worker-related events...

Trades building a welcome addition to Children’s Hospital

Date Posted: August 12 2011

DETROIT – Forty years after it opened, the Detroit Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan is undergoing its first major expansion With new construction space at a premium in the...

Major Mason County wind farm gets approved

Date Posted: July 29 2011

LUDINGTON –Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest renewable energy provider, received final approval on July 7 from Mason County for the utility’s special land use permit application for its first wind park...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 29 2011

Material costs pressure contractors Construction costs again outpaced other producer prices in June but contractors remained unable to recoup the costs through higher bid prices, according to an analysis of...

Snyder snub unions, he signs anti-PLA legislation

Date Posted: July 29 2011

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder took nearly two weeks to decide whether to sign legislation that bans local communities from implementing project labor agreements – but sign it he did....

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