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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

State sees major drop in fatalities, as job injuries trend downward

Date Posted: January 25 2008

LANSING - On-the-job construction industry fatalities in Michigan took a remarkable drop last year, from 26 in 2006 to 11 in 2007. The 11 fatalities marked the lowest number of...

Time to write the obituary on the union entitlement mindset

Date Posted: January 25 2008

A dirty little secret? Hardly. More like a tattoo on our forehead that everyone can see easily but us. Union Entitlement Mentality is killing us in the marketplace. Union Entitlement...

Trades move quickly to expand, renovate St. John

Date Posted: January 25 2008

DETROIT - The largest expansion project in the history of the St. John Hospital and Medical Center is moving quickly to the end of its first phase. The fast-paced work...

Trades set up field for Fabiano, others

Date Posted: January 25 2008

MONITOR TWP. - The 70-acre lot at the southeast corner of U.S. 10 and Mackinaw Rd. near Midland still had the appearance a farmer's frozen hayfield last month, but part...

Was anyone almost hurt on your work site today?

Date Posted: January 25 2008

By Scott Schneider Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America Have you ever been walking and a truck pulls out right in front of you? A few steps quicker...

Christmas presents given by building trades, contractors

Date Posted: January 11 2008

Building trades workers and contractors displayed a generous spirit this holiday season, volunteering a considerable amount of time, money and materials to help two schools in Southeast Michigan. On Saturday,...

HealthSource Saginaw transformation moves to next phase

Date Posted: January 11 2008

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP - The building trades last month completed the fourth phase of an eight-phase, $44 million construction project that will result in a wholesale transformation of the HealthSource Saginaw...

Kennecott's Eagle Mine wins state's OK

Date Posted: January 11 2008

On Dec. 14, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources approved three principal environmental permits that will allow the construction of the Kennecott Eagle nickel and copper mine. The decision came...

Local 80's Ingalls accepts IU position

Date Posted: January 11 2008

Harold "Tom" Ingalls, 57, business manager of Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 for the last 12 years - and serving for 12 years prior to that as local Business Agent...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 11 2008

'Wrong for Michigan' says anti-RTW effort A proactive effort to inform and sway Michigan residents about a potential right-to-work law for our state began a few weeks ago with a...

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