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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Building trades hold major stake in immigration debate

Date Posted: April 14 2006

Large protests in various cities about American immigration policy has placed the issue on the front burner in Congress - and it's a subject that should be closely watched by...

Contractor/owner survey reflects uncertain economy

Date Posted: April 14 2006

The most extensive ongoing survey of Michigan's construction industry was released in a report last week, with results that reflect an uncertain statewide economy, but a glint of hope for...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 14 2006

New sign for state work zones Before road construction across Michigan kicks Give 'em a Brake Safety Coalition Warns Motorists to Pay Close Attention to New Work Zone Sign Before...

Prevailing wage still doesn't raise overall costs, seminar shows

Date Posted: April 14 2006

By Guy Snyder LANSING - Opponents attack prevailing wage laws from many angles, promising huge savings. Such claims, however, are at best distortions with typically no basis in fact. This...

Trades renovate Borgess Medical Cen

Date Posted: April 14 2006

KALAMAZOO - Building trades workers and medical personnel are trying to keep out of each other's way during ongoing renovations at Borgess Medical Center. Phase 3 of a $106 million...

Why has Michigan's oldest pavement lasted so long?

Date Posted: April 14 2006

Researchers look for clues in century-old concrete street By Jane Nordberg CALUMET - One of Calumet Village's unassuming residential side streets is receiving renewed attention from engineers and archeologists. Faculty...

Big Mac Bridge Museum to return

Date Posted: March 31 2006

Recovering from a devastating fire, a popular Mackinaw City pizzeria which also served as home to a private museum dedicated to those who built the famous Mackinac Bridge is expected...

Building trades get to work modernizing Bronson Hospital

Date Posted: March 31 2006

KALAMAZOO - Bronson Methodist Hospital and the building trades are moving dirt, performing demolition and getting started on a $50 million campus expansion program that will accommodate a 34 percent...

Hockey ref calls the shots at state high school finals

Date Posted: March 31 2006

Refereeing a hockey game, it turns out, is a bit like plumbing a building. When the hockey game is over, and when construction on a building is complete, referees and...

Law would bar workers with criminal history from MI schools…

Date Posted: March 31 2006

LANSING - Last December's passage of the "School Safety Initiative" by Michigan lawmakers had the noble goal of protecting school children from any potentially dangerous contract workers who may have...

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