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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Laborers expand training center

Date Posted: May 10 2002

PERRY - A bigger and better training center for Michigan Laborers is open for business. On April 30, an open house to celebrate a 31,000-square-foot addition to the Michigan Laborers...

Mark 1 Restoration signs with Bricklayers Local #1

Date Posted: May 10 2002

There's another welcome addition to the organized construction industry in Michigan. Last month, Mark 1 Restoration Inc. of Howell became a signatory contractor with Bricklayers Local 1 of Michigan. The...

Middle schoolers introduced to piping industry

Date Posted: May 10 2002

SAGINAW - There are pros and cons about working in construction, and some school career counselors tend to focus on the negatives - if they mention the trades as a...

Most jobless workers to see a bounce in benefits

Date Posted: May 10 2002

Michigan's jobless workers who are eligible for an increase in unemployment benefits should have started getting checks with the higher amount the week of May 6-10. After nearly five months...


Date Posted: May 10 2002

Union members urged to re-subscribe The bitter five-and-a-half year labor dispute between the Detroit newspapers and their union employees was brought to a conclusion in December 2000, but thousands of...

Peaker plants boost employment; add to nation's power capacity, too

Date Posted: May 10 2002

EAST CHINA TWP. - More power, produced by a 320-megawatt natural gas-fired plant that's currently under construction, is nearly ready to come on line in Michigan. The electrical production industry...

Borgess continues to snub local trades

Date Posted: April 26 2002

KALAMAZOO - The ongoing $76.9 million project to renovate Borgess Medical Center is expected to take three years. And if necessary during that period, local building trades leaders are vowing...

Federal court agrees to hear Dems on Michigan redistricting plan

Date Posted: April 26 2002

Was the Republican plan to re-district Michigan's legislative boundaries unconstitutional? And could it delay the state's Aug. 6 primary election? The answer to both of those questions is now in...

Finally - modest increase Ok'd for unemployment insurance

Date Posted: April 26 2002

LANSING - It's a sign of the conservative times in our state capital that even in an election year, it was a mighty struggle for Republicans to do the bare...

It's a tight squeeze, but trades fit in nicely with Palmer Drive project

Date Posted: April 26 2002

ANN ARBOR - With little room to work in this crowded university town - and virtually no spaces to park their cars -building trades workers and construction manager Barton Malow...

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