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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Have a seat - community re-welcomes Johnson Controls

Date Posted: February 12 2006

BATTLE CREEK - The building trades are re-tooling the Johnson Controls Metals and Mechanisms facility in the Fort Custer Industrial Park, getting it ready for full production as an automotive...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 12 2006

U.S. construction ends 2005 up 10% The final numbers for 2005 are in, revealing that total U.S. construction advanced 10 percent from 2004 to $651.4 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction....

Timely prevailing wage survey means more union job opportunities

Date Posted: February 12 2006

by David Plawecki, Deputy Director Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth (This is the third and final story in a series about the fair enforcement of Michigan's Prevailing Wage...

Weill Hall provides home to policy center

Date Posted: February 12 2006

ANN ARBOR - The wheels of construction are turning on Weill Hall, a new 80,000-square-foot building that will house the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. According to the...

Granholm promotes health plan, construction, instruction

Date Posted: February 3 2006

LANSING - In her fourth and final State of the State address of her first term, Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Jan. 25 outlined the next steps in her plan to...

It's the Masonic Center all right

Date Posted: February 3 2006

MARQUETTE - With "Masonic Center" on the nameplate, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that the masons who built the downtown Masonic Lodge No. 101 in the 1930s went a little...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 3 2006

State pushes back at Wal-Mart In what could prove to be a landmark case, the Democrat-controlled Maryland state legislature overrode a veto by the state's Republican governor last month, passing...

NFL Theatre here today, gone tomorrow

Date Posted: February 3 2006

The Cadillac Theatre inside the Somerset Collection's Grand Court in Troy must be the most well-built, stadium-within-a-mall ever erected. Too bad its presence is only fleeting, much like Super Bowl...

Pre-game efforts help Cass Activity Center

Date Posted: February 3 2006

Cass Activity Center in Detroit was chosen for the National Football League's annual "Kickoff to Rebuild" program that takes place in the Super Bowl's host city. The NFL is funneling...

Steady as she goes for U.S. union membership

Date Posted: February 3 2006

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Union membership held steady at 12.5 percent in 2005, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Jan. 20. BLS said the nation had 15.685 million unionists...

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