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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Under way on Michigan Street: New level of medical development

Date Posted: July 7 2006

GRAND RAPIDS - The building trades are bringing out of the ground what will be this city's largest development in the last decade. Spectrum Health's Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion will anchor...

What did you make last year? Average U.S. CEO earned that yesterday

Date Posted: July 7 2006

In 2005, the average CEO in the United States earned 262 times the pay of the average worker - the second-highest level of this ratio in the 40 years for...

A matter of priorities

Date Posted: June 23 2006

WASHINGTON - Two items illustrate the spending priorities of the Bush Administration and Republican leaders. One of the Department of Labor's most important roles is the enforcement of the nation's...

Asbestos bill revived; should been left for dead?

Date Posted: June 23 2006

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - Saying the ongoing cost of asbestos claims must be resolved, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) has revived and rewritten...

Icon on Bond starts to rise

Date Posted: June 23 2006

GRAND RAPIDS - The Icon on Bond development is quickly coming out of the ground, transforming a brownfield site that hosted an old foundry into a residential development that is...

Material price inflation

Date Posted: June 23 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The market for construction materials is way up compared to other types of goods - and they may stay higher. "Many materials are contributing to the increase,"...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 23 2006

Hurricane work hasn't led to boom So far, wrecked areas of the Gulf Coast have not been a construction worker magnet. More than nine months after the second of two...

Things are steaming up on NMU campus

Date Posted: June 23 2006

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's campus has grown slowly but surely every few years, with each new building placing an additional load on the campus' 40-year-old steam plant. As a...

'We know there's more to do…'Granholm promotes building Strategy; pipe trades endorse her

Date Posted: June 23 2006

DETROIT - On the same day the first television ads supporting her candidacy hit the airwaves in Michigan on June 8, Gov. Jennifer Granholm made her first re-election campaign pitch...

Dormant for years, UA sparks up statewide apprenticeship contest

Date Posted: June 9 2006

YPSILANTI - Michigan's plumbing and pipefitting unions re-started a dormant tradition this year: a statewide contest to determine the top apprentice in various fields of skill. This year's contest was...

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