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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

What's a-Foote: work starts on new emergency department

Date Posted: June 27 2005

JACKSON - Foote Hospital's Emergency Department is getting busier. As a result, it's getting bigger. The hospital averaged 35,000 patient visits to its Emergency Department when the hospital opened in...

Carpenters end jurisdiction pacts

Date Posted: June 10 2005

The "gloves are off in the fight over jurisdiction," the Construction Labor Report said last month, as the International Brotherhood of Carpenters canceled work assignment agreements with the Iron Workers...

Is organized labor headed for Splitsville?

Date Posted: June 10 2005

By Aaron Bernstein Unless President John J. Sweeney goes, the deepening divisions within the AFL-CIO could see the union movement break into rival federations. Fifty years after the American Federation...

Most building trades leaders allied with Sweeney

Date Posted: June 10 2005

While a number of union leaders are calling for the head of AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, the majority of building trades union leaders want him to stick around for another...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 10 2005

ENR ranks nation's top contractors Three Michigan-based construction contractors are among the top 100 (in terms of revenue) in an annual survey released last month by the Engineering News Record....

Unique 'Toxecon' project targets mercury emissions

Date Posted: June 10 2005

Pollution controls being installed at the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette will demonstrate the first example of what may be the nation's next-generation process for removing mercury emissions from...

Volunteers sought for Habitat blitz

Date Posted: June 10 2005

The week of June 19-24, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will lead volunteers from around the world in the host cities of Benton Harbor and Detroit...

What's Next: power on at unique energy center

Date Posted: June 10 2005

In an era of record-high oil prices, with no nuclear plants being constructed in the U.S. in the last two decades, with fuel-cell powered cars getting more attention, and with...

$120 million+ expansion set for Van Andel Institute

Date Posted: May 27 2005

The Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids will double in size with construction costs in the $120-150 million range, according to plans released May 17. Construction on the 280,000-square-foot addition...

Federal Reserve Note: New facility 'is built like a bank'

Date Posted: May 27 2005

Construction-wise, there's not much we can say about the new Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The 220,000-square-foot facility, located east of Wayne State University on Warren...

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