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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

New look for Northern's east campus

Date Posted: November 28 2003

MARQUETTE - A collection of projects at Northern Michigan University is adding fresh new space to the campus, while helping sustain employment for the building trades. Three major construction projects...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: November 28 2003

Military money migrates to Michigan Michigan is set to receive $31 million in federal money for military construction projects around the state. U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow made...

Plenty of second opinions over Medicare overhaul

Date Posted: November 28 2003

The massive federal Medicare system may be set for the biggest overhaul in the program's 38-year history. Whether or not it's a good overhaul depends upon who you talk to....

The Gangbox

Date Posted: November 28 2003

Assorted news and notes Associated Builders and Contractors President Kirk Pickerel couldn't refute or defend the fact that ABC's apprenticeship programs in 37 states have an abysmal record of producing apprenticeship...

22 pipe trades students from Michigan are first in line at UA building

Date Posted: November 14 2003

ANN ARBOR - A class of 22 students from five Michigan-based plumbers and pipe fitters locals were the first group of what will be thousands of journeymen and apprentices to...

ABC training needs to go back to school, new study finds

Date Posted: November 14 2003

A six-month investigation into the nation's construction apprenticeship programs found "startling" flaws and failures in the standards and completion rates of nonunion apprenticeship programs sponsored by the anti-union Associated Builders...

Going deep - foundations anchor new Capitol City office high-rise

Date Posted: November 14 2003

LANSING - The city's skyline will get a little more crowded by July 2005, when a new nine-story office tower and parking deck will be completed by the building trades...

Maybe time is right to stop toilet sanitation from going medieval

Date Posted: November 14 2003

About 120 volunteers gave their time and talents on Saturday, Oct. 18 for the Southeast Michigan Heat's On/Water's Off Program, performing plumbing and heating service work for disadvantaged people. It...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: November 14 2003

Internet jobless claims open to all  Now, just about anyone who wants to, can go online to file a claim for unemployment in benefits in Michigan. On Oct. 27, David...

Trades, nire advocat to promote responsible approach to gain work

Date Posted: November 14 2003

One of the few consistent bright spots in the Michigan construction industry over the past decade has been a robust market for school construction and renovation. While there aren't any...

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