Skip to main content

Past Issues

The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

‘Remarkable slowdown’ in wage growth imperils economy, study says

Date Posted: September 11 2009

This Labor Day, many American workers will be watching their pennies as much as they watch the annual parades. This year, working people across the board are being hit with...

Thousands of workers from around Michigan celebrated labor’s day, anyway on Labor Day 2009

Date Posted: September 11 2009

While there haven’t been many bright spots in the job market this year, thousands of workers from around Michigan celebrated labor’s day, anyway on Labor Day 2009. “Now’s the time...

Hurdles aplenty as Wolverine group seeks more power

Date Posted: August 28 2009

SAULT STE. MARIE – So, you wanna build a $1.2 billion power plant? Arranging state permits, getting financing and addressing community concerns during public hearings are just some of the...

In health care debate, unions ready to rumble with wavering Dems, and maybe each other

Date Posted: August 28 2009

WASHINGTON (Compiled from (PAI) – President Obama has seemingly wavered back and forth, and back again in recent weeks in his public support for the public option in the nation’s...

Keys to northern work prospects: paper, power and pulp…Paper maker wants the economy to turn the page

Date Posted: August 28 2009

SAULT STE. MARIE – Low advertising revenues are forcing newspapers across the nation to go out of business, and magazines and other publications are similarly hard hit by high costs...

Labor Day, 2009 Parades, picnics planned to celebrate workers’ holiday

Date Posted: August 28 2009

That whooshing noise you may have heard was the sound of Summer 2009 rushing past, and now Labor Day is right around the corner. Celebrations of the American worker are...

‘Long overdue’ – new Mackinac Straits Hospital is taking shape

Date Posted: August 28 2009

ST. IGNACE – A much-needed, modern health care facility is on the way to this city, in the form of the new $37.2 million Mackinac Straits Hospital. Skanska USA Building...

News Brief

Date Posted: August 28 2009

Trend improves for U.S. construction The value of new construction starts climbed 8% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $420.3 billion, it was reported Aug. 18 by...

Soo region ideal site for new-tech ethanol plant

Date Posted: August 28 2009

SAULT STE. MARIE – Construction of corn-fed ethanol plants were all the rage a few years ago in the drive to diversify the nation’s energy producing capabilities. Now comes cellulosic...

UA instructors follow IBEW after leading them to AA

Date Posted: August 28 2009

ANN ARBOR – Twenty years ago, the week-long United Association Instructor Training Program was loaded up and moved from Purdue University to Washtenaw Community College. About 1,200 pipe trades instructors...

By Month