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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Gun Lake Casino is topped out, too

Date Posted: February 19 2010

BRADLEY, MI – Ironworkers Local 340 in conjunction with the Gun Lake Tribe of Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians conducted a beam signing and topping out ceremony on Jan. 28...


Date Posted: February 19 2010

Construction still a drag on growth Overall U.S. job growth continued to be undermined by the severe downturn affecting the construction industry as another 75,000 construction workers lost their jobs...

Norm Wood mourned; led Detroit Building Trades

Date Posted: February 19 2010

Norm Wood, who served as secretary-treasurer of the Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council and as Business Manager of Iron Workers Local 25, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10,...

Reach for the top…Steel’s up on new airport terminal

Date Posted: February 19 2010

KALAMAZOO – The structural steel is in place at the new Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport terminal, marking a major waypoint on the construction of the new $38 million project. Iron workers...

Construction ‘mired in its own depression’

Date Posted: February 5 2010

The hits just keep on coming. Nearly 90 percent of U.S. construction contractors say there will be no recovery in 2010. That was the major finding of a national construction...

Major drop for union membership in 2009

Date Posted: February 5 2010

WASHINGTON (PAI)–The number of union members nationwide declined by 771,000 in 2009, to 15.33 million, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.  That wiped out numerical gains of the prior two...

Michigan construction fatalities see an all-time low in’09

Date Posted: February 5 2010

LANSING – Ten construction workers in Michigan died on the job in 2009, an historic low since MIOSHA has kept count since the agency came into existence in 1974. There...

Michigan’s miserable, but we’ve got company

Date Posted: February 5 2010

For the first time since the start of the Great Recession, every state and the District of Columbia reported losing construction jobs over the 12 months leading up to December...

New patient tower in service at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Date Posted: February 5 2010

ANN ARBOR – The second of two new patient towers was handed over to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital last month, nearly completing a major transformation of the patient experience at...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 5 2010

Labor wants bigger jobs bill, Stimulus II WASHINGTON (PAI) – Key senators are drafting a jobs bill that’s worth half as much as the one the House passed in December...

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