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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Trades sprinkle, help refurbish this old house

Date Posted: June 5 2009

PONTIAC - A century-old house that will be a home to post-foster care kids is slowly being renovated, and when it's complete, it will have added fire protection and proper...

Weak version of 'Hire Michigan 1st' adopted by Senate

Date Posted: June 5 2009

LANSING - A watered-down version of the "Hire Michigan First" package of bills was adopted on a bipartisan basis by the Michigan Senate on May 7 - but state Democrats...

More money, increased focus on enforcement expected at OSHA

Date Posted: May 22 2009

WASHINGTON (PAI) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would get a 10% hike in its budget and staff, and a shift towards enforcement and away from ineffective GOP-pushed...

More room for research at Van Andel Institute

Date Posted: May 22 2009

GRAND RAPIDS – More room and support for the life sciences is on the way in this city’s burgeoning medical corridor, in the ongoing eight-story, Phase II expansion of the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 22 2009

Work zone crashes drop 9 percent in Michigan Statewide highway work zone crashes in the 2008 construction season dropped 9 percent from the year before, according to data released May...

New sheriff at OSHA

Date Posted: May 22 2009

Editor’s note: Following are comments by new Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who made what amounts to the first public “mission statement” for the direction of the Department of Labor under...

'OSHA lost its focus' - New chief ready to advocate for workers

Date Posted: May 22 2009

Health and safety activist Jordan Barab assumed duties on April 13 as acting head of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He will lead the agency until a...

Trades restore class to renovated schoolhouse

Date Posted: May 22 2009

BELLEVILLE – There’s new life for an old one-room schoolhouse on the grounds of Willow Run Airport, where in the future, aviation education and history will be on the classroom’s...

College has new designs on revamped Argonaut Building

Date Posted: May 8 2009

DETROIT – Walbridge and the building trades have made a veritable blank slate out of the massive Argonaut Building, and are ready to transform it into modern space for the...

Looks good for passage of PLA in Ingham County, Board chair says

Date Posted: May 8 2009

MASON – Despite a lobbying campaign by the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors, “it appears that there is support” by a majority of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners for...

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