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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

On GARDE: several honored for race and gender diversity

Date Posted: May 30 2003

Two efforts to enhance Gender And Racial Diversification Excellence were presented with the 2003 GARDE Award, sponsored by the Great Lakes Construction Alliance, at May 13 ceremonies conducted at the...

Republicans approve 'absolutely the minimum' in jobless extension

Date Posted: May 30 2003

Congressional Republicans delayed for months an approval of extension of benefits for the nation's unemployed workers. When they finally did, on May 22, Democrats charged that the 13-week federal benefit...

Trades, Christman get rolling on Journal's new printing press

Date Posted: May 30 2003

FLINT - Now more than 50 years old, the presses currently printing the Flint Journal may be the oldest of their type still operating in the nation. But that's not...

Boilermakers, high schoolers get early introduction

Date Posted: May 16 2003

Boilermakers Local 169 has come up with a simple, proactive plan to attract bright, motivated workers to their industry. The boilermakers put their plan in action on May 2, inviting...


Date Posted: May 16 2003

Jury acquits driver who killed worker A Macomb County jury found Stacey Ann Bettcher not guilty of killing a 26-year-old civil engineer on May 2 in the first test of...

No action yet on extension of jobless benefits

Date Posted: May 16 2003

On March 25, U.S. Senate Republicans voted unanimously to deny the extension of federal Unemployment Insurance benefits for six more months. There were 51 Republicans who voted against it and...

Time to revive an old 'innovation' - responsibility

Date Posted: May 16 2003

The annual NOVA Awards ceremony - the Nobel Prize for the construction industry - celebrates innovations that have had positive, important effects on the construction industry to improve quality and...

Trades' work at Fermi 2 generates acclaim from DTE

Date Posted: May 16 2003

MONROE - The Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant is capable of producing 1,130 megawatts of electricity - about one-tenth of DTE Energy's entire production capacity. So it doesn't take a...

With big deficit due, Bush's tax cut plan leaves Dems dubious

Date Posted: May 16 2003

With President Bush declaring major hostilities over in Iraq, his attention and that of the U.S. Congress has quickly moved to improving the state of the American economy. There's a...

A tuck-point here, a new panel there provide facelift for Maccabees Building

Date Posted: May 2 2003

Properly anchored and protected, the 76-year-old limestone panels on the Maccabees building in Detroit would probably adorn the exterior of the building for several lifetimes. But over the years, wind-blown...

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