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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Pollution control project brings droves of trades to Consumers plant

Date Posted: December 20 2002

ESSEXVILLE - The Karn-Weadock Generating Complex hasn't seen this much construction activity since the D.E. Karn plant first came on line in 1959. Owner Consumers Energy, general contractor Babcock and...

The Gangbox Assorted News and Notes

Date Posted: December 20 2002

The nation's unemployment rate jumped 0.3 percent in November, to 6 percent, the Labor Department reported. The number of unemployed Americans rose by 299,000 in one month and the jobless...

Trades care about Care House

Date Posted: December 20 2002

Building trades unions, union representatives and employees passed the hat once again this year to help the families who benefit from the services of Care House in Mt. Clemens. After...

Boensch, Devlin, Radjewski Help with Granholm's transition

Date Posted: December 6 2002

Three building trades labor leaders have been appointed to Governor-elect Jennifer Granholm's transition team. Granholm has appointed Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council Secretary-Treasurer Tom Boensch, Greater Detroit Building and...

Building operation allows growth for Pioneer

Date Posted: December 6 2002

MARQUETTE - Just like pioneers of the old West, Pioneer Surgical Technology has had to become innovative and reliant on its community in order to survive and grow. Only 10...

Carpenters make amends with BT Department; status in AFL-CIO, Michigan unresolved

Date Posted: December 6 2002

WASHINGTON (PAI) - The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners have rejoined the organized labor community - sort of. Last month, a memo from AFL-CIO Building Trades Department President Edward...

Lame duck legislators have been benign so far- but there's time

Date Posted: December 6 2002

LANSING - The lame-duck legislative session - the period after the Nov. 5 general election and before the swearing-in of new lawmakers on Jan. 1 - came in like a...


Date Posted: December 6 2002

Show support for St. Clair Co. PLA Public meetings will be held this month in St. Clair County to determine the involvement of building trades union members on the construction...

Steel's up on Beaumont's bigger, better South building

Date Posted: December 6 2002

The largest capital improvement project ever on the campus of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is currently one of the largest construction projects in Michigan. The 656,000 square-foot South Hospital...

Beasts of the field will get a diagnostic research center to call their own

Date Posted: November 22 2002

EAST LANSING - Animal-borne diseases like bovine tuberculosis, chronic wasting disease and the West Nile virus threaten the lives of cows, deer and humans. But state-of-the-art laboratories that have the...

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