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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 16 2002

Nation's electric grid under strain Five years ago, the U.S. electrical generation industry was straining to keep up with ever-increasing demand. Today, after a four-year-long boom in power plant construction,...

Save-a-Life Club invites you to join

Date Posted: August 16 2002

By Susan Carter MCTSI Executive Director For decades Michigan's building trades have relied on classes on first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and now automated external defibrillation (AED) from the Michigan...

Appeals court allows Bush to bar PLAs on federal jobs

Date Posted: August 2 2002

Building trades unions absorbed a huge wallop in the courts on July 12, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld President Bush's Executive Order...

Election Time: Michigan Primary scheduled for Aug. 6

Date Posted: August 2 2002

Most people don't bother to vote in November general elections. It's even more difficult to convince voters to go to the polls during the height of vacation season - the...

Happy birthday, air conditioning

Date Posted: August 2 2002

A century later, 'Apparatus for Cooling Air' becomes indispensable contrivance In the summer of 1902, a 25-year-old engineer named Willis Haviland Carrier was presented with a challenge by a Brooklyn...

It's time to put some weight behind ergonomic issues

Date Posted: August 2 2002

By Scott Schneider Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America Musculoskeletal (muscle, joint and bone) injuries are the most common injury problem in the construction industry. They account for...

Not over the hill, Hill Auditorium undergoes massive renovation

Date Posted: August 2 2002

ANN ARBOR - Constructed in 1913, Hill Auditorium isn't getting any younger. But with $38.6 million worth of renovations on the agenda, it's about to get better in a number...

Big drop in fatalities for Michigan's Hardhats

Date Posted: July 19 2002

Michigan's construction workers are working safer. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Consumer and Industry Services reports that seven construction workers in our state lost their lives...

Construction levels up from 2001

Date Posted: July 19 2002

New construction increased 4 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $496.6 billion, according to the Dodge Division of McGraw-Hill. Greater activity was reported across a wide...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 19 2002

Boycott of Novi Expo Center urged The Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council is among a group of union-affiliated organizations engaged in a joint organizing drive that's encouraging a...

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