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Portable toilet bill held up in House; it's time to speak up

Date Posted: June 27 2008

LANSING - House Bill 5064, a measure which would increase the number of portable toilets on construction sites - and require the nearby placement of hand sanitizers or washing stations...

What can we learn from the 50-Year-Old Apprentice?

Date Posted: June 27 2008

By Mark Breslin I am 47 years old. It shows. A little slower. A little more scalp. After 35 years of working, I look at my life and career more...

Bad news for the master sergeants: Today's young workers are not created in your mold

Date Posted: June 13 2008

By Mark Breslin (Another in a series) Master Sergeants. Past Hall of Famers. Resident Experts. Senior Alumni. Founding Fathers and True Originals. Let me be the one to break the...

Bigger cancer center starts taking shape on the 'Hill'

Date Posted: June 13 2008

GRAND RAPIDS - Eight years ago, the Van Andel Institute opened and became the founding tenant of what's called "Hospital Hill," "Health Hill" or even "Pill Hill" - a formal...

Laborers launch campaign to get America moving on infrastructure construction

Date Posted: June 13 2008

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Calling rebuilding America a bipartisan and nonpartisan issue, the Laborers have launched a massive grass-roots campaign to mobilize both unionists and citizens in favor of dedicated, massive...

Marathon job fair another step toward start of $1.9 billion project

Date Posted: June 13 2008

Check off another requirement as "done" in advance of construction on the Marathon Petroleum Co.'s $1.9 billion Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrade Project. To conform with City of Detroit guidelines, all...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 13 2008

New options for getting jobless $ LANSING - The State of Michigan has begun offering unemployed workers two new electronic options for receiving their unemployment benefits. The new options are...

With primaries over, unions start planning fall campaign

Date Posted: June 13 2008

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - With the Democratic and Republican primaries over, and with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) their parties' presumed presidential...

A column about safety training on the job, or 'When I Was an Idiot'

Date Posted: May 30 2008

By Mark Breslin Twelfth in a Series I'm sure that some people will disagree with the past tense in the title of this article…but in recognition of my previous sins,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 30 2008

ENR ranks nation's top contractors One barometer of our state's building climate is the revenue ranking of Michigan's largest construction contractors. The rankings (by earnings) for all U.S.-based general contractors...

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