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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Covert operation: Bog power plant a big employer for trades

Date Posted: June 21 2002

COVERT TWP. - Way off the beaten track near this southwest Michigan community, the building trades are hard at work erecting a project that will soon be the largest employer...

Nation's steel difficulties remain

Date Posted: June 21 2002

The crisis of cheap, imported steel in the U.S. has not eased. The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported last month that total steel imports through the end of...

Opposites attract? Not the building trades and the ABC

Date Posted: June 21 2002

Tradesman Viewpoint It's hard to imagine that there could be two rival groups that are farther apart philosophically than the Associated Builders and Contractors and building trades unions. The anti-union...

Roofers navigate a sea of PVC atop Ford Field

Date Posted: June 21 2002

A gridiron of another sort is being installed some 120 feet over Ford Field, the new home of the Detroit Lions. Roofers Local 149 members and Schreiber Roofing are in...

A great fender bender Trades press to build G.M. stamping plant

Date Posted: June 7 2002

DELTA TWP. - By the first quarter of next year, General Motors will have a plant that can't be touched when it comes to bending and shaping automotive sheet metal....

Could Michigan OK a better sanitation standard in 2002? 'Forget about it'

Date Posted: June 7 2002

We reported in March that a new and improved federal standard to improve sanitary facilities on construction job sites is "dead in the water," according to an OSHA representative. The...

Ground breaks on Labor Legacy monument 'Transcend'

Date Posted: June 7 2002

Ground was broken May 17 on the Michigan Labor Legacy Project in Detroit, which will be a public work of art that will honor working men and women, describe labor's...

Innovative buildings win top honors for steel construction

Date Posted: June 7 2002

A trio of union-built Michigan projects were honored for excellence in steel construction in the 2002 Steel Systems Excellence Awards. The winner in the large project category is the State...

Need a lift? Headache ball's role as an elevator will continue

Date Posted: June 7 2002

While Michigan's Hardhats may not get any immediate help from the state in improving construction sanitation standards, the trades and MIOSHA have put their heads together with the headache ball....


Date Posted: June 7 2002

World Trade Center's final beam removed NEW YORK - The last steel beam left standing at the World Trade Center site was cut down May 28 in the first of...

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