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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 17 2003

Painters' Cardwell dies in accident  B.J. Cardwell, general president's representative for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, died Oct. 3, 2003 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident...

Technically, trades erect new facility for Lansing CC

Date Posted: October 17 2003

DELTA TWP. - Building trades union members are erecting the Michigan Technical Education Center/Technical Training Center. And when the project is complete in November 2004, they'll be picking up part...

Unique 3-auger system creates columns of 'soilcrete' to hold back sodden earth

Date Posted: October 17 2003

An underground spring meanders beneath Patton Park in Southwest Detroit, making the soggy soil an undesirable site for the extensive sewer line work that's currently taking place. General contractor Walbride-Aldinger...

Campus Martius' historic monuments mark city's place in the past

Date Posted: October 3 2003

Two acres in the heart of Detroit make up the plot of land called Campus Martius, named for an area in ancient Rome that served as a gathering point for...

Construction pay, benefit rates up, but they've been higher

Date Posted: October 3 2003

U.S. construction union wage and benefit settlements through September 2003 have resulted in an average first-year increase of $1.36 or 4.1 percent, and a second-year increase of $1.35 or 3.8...

Detroit's Point of Origin marker? It was right here.

Date Posted: October 3 2003

For nearly two centuries, the original survey monument for the layout of the City of Detroit and the Michigan Territory lay buried beneath seven feet of earth and rubble at...

Granholm puts 'Labor' back in re-organized Michigan government

Date Posted: October 3 2003

LANSING - Once again, Michigan has a Department of Labor. This time, its full name is the Department of Labor and Economic Growth (with a new acronym, DLEG), and it...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 3 2003

Falls remain No. 1 killer  An analysis of 2001 U.S. construction fatalities released in July revealed what most studies about construction fatalities discover: falls from heights was the No. 1...

Trades conduct new masterpiece: the renovated Orchestra Hall

Date Posted: October 3 2003

Orchestra Hall's sterling record for near-perfect acoustics hasn't changed a note since the hall opened on Oct. 23, 1919. While the hall itself has remained the same over the years,...

UP employers expect better times

Date Posted: October 3 2003

MARQUETTE - Construction employers in the Upper Peninsula expect increased revenue and to hire more workers this year than in the past, according to a new Northern Michigan University survey....

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