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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

The future of U.S. construction...It's about demographics

Date Posted: February 3 2006

Demographics will drive long-term work opportunities in the nation's construction economy - a factor which offers mixed news for Michigan and other cold-weather states in the Midwest and Northeast. That's...

Trades get ready for some football

Date Posted: February 3 2006

While no one knew that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks would be squaring off in Detroit on Feb. 5, many building trades workers have had their backfields in...

Unions are looking for a few good public office candidates

Date Posted: February 3 2006

Michigan school districts spent $16 billion on school construction from 1996 to 2004, according to the Michigan Land Use Institute. There are no statistics available on how much of that...

22 Michigan Hardhats die on-the-job in 2004

Date Posted: January 20 2006

There were 17 construction worker fatalities in Michigan in 2005 - a welcome reduction from the 22 Hardhats who were killed on the job in 2004. The perennial leading category...

Michigan construction outlook, 2006

Date Posted: January 20 2006

By Marty Mulcahy Managing Editor Happy New Year indeed. Every year in January, we put together an informal roundup of work prospects around Michigan for the upcoming year. For the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 20 2006

Bush: no limits on Chinese pipe President George W. Bush "turned his back" on several thousand U.S. workers who make steel pipes when he refused Dec. 30 to place limits...

Noise associated with high blood pressure, stroke

Date Posted: January 20 2006

"If losing your hearing isn't enough of a reason to use hearing protection, a new study provides additional motivation. The study shows that on-the-job noise contributes to high blood pressure...

Numbers reveal the state of Michigan construction

Date Posted: January 20 2006

Following are some facts and figures about the construction industry in the State of Michigan, brought to light by Odell Jones III, chairman of the Associated General Contractors, Greater Detroit...

U-M modernizes LS&A Building

Date Posted: January 20 2006

ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan's Literature Science and the Arts (LS& A) Building was built in 1948. Since then, technology, knowledge and educational techniques have advanced by leaps...

Wal-Mart's P.R. effort can't mask lousy deal for taxpayers

Date Posted: January 20 2006

By Andrew Korfhage The documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" premiered last month (on PBS). It was only the latest in a steady stream of public commentary on...

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