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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

New and improved: NMU's Meyland Hall

Date Posted: July 21 2006

MARQUETTE - Upgraded housing for students at Northern Michigan University is in the works. This summer, much of the renovation work is focusing on 40-year-od Meyland Hall, a 58,000-square-foot student...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 21 2006

Tentative pact for UA Local 636 As we went to press, a tentative agreement had been reached between members of Detroit Pipe Fitters, Steamfitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service Local...

NMU'S Jacobetti Center to house apprenticeship programs

Date Posted: July 21 2006

MARQUETTE - In an agreement inked June 27 between the Michigan State Building and Construction Trades Council and Northern Michigan University, apprenticeship programs for five skilled trades will be moved...

OSHA delays, worker safety denied

Date Posted: July 21 2006

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is responsible for protecting the safety and health of workers in the United States, but its own reports indicate that setting safety standards is...

Steel's up on MGM's grand casino

Date Posted: July 21 2006

DETROIT -The structural steel on the MGM Grand Casino was topped out June 23, creating a milestone for a huge, fast-moving construction project that's one of Michigan's largest. Midwest Steel...

House Republicans vote to extend keep-away rules for overtime pay

Date Posted: July 7 2006

LANSING - Many Michiganians who work as salespeople, nurses, or truck drivers - among several other types of occupations - currently are not eligible for mandatory overtime pay under federal...

Minimum wage hike gets Senate majority of votes - but it's not enough

Date Posted: July 7 2006

WASHINGTON (PAI)--By a 52-46 margin, the GOP-run Senate voted June 20 to raise the minimum wage. But the measure needed 60 votes to pass, so it didn't. The latest attempt,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 7 2006

Nonresidential powers U.S. construction gains New U.S. construction starts in May advanced 3% from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $691.9 billion, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction....

St. Joe's renews its facilities, in a big way

Date Posted: July 7 2006

YPSILANTI - In an area dominated by low-level buildings, the 13-story critical care tower going up on the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital's 360-acre campus is difficult to miss. The landmark...

Time to take cover and screen the sun

Date Posted: July 7 2006

The sun warms our planet, provides energy for plants to grow and generally lets us know when to get out of bed in the morning - but it can be...

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