Skip to main content

Past Issues

The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

'Buy union now' website up and running

Date Posted: September 28 2001

Consumers looking to buy union and buy American now have a place to shop. "We carefully research every product and brand that we offer, to guarantee that the product is...

Construction union members weigh in with skills, equipment to aid New York

Date Posted: September 28 2001

"This is what we do." Those simple words, uttered by a New York iron worker, summed up the good works of thousands of building trades workers who helped - and...

Hardhats' work now in session at Michigan's Hall of Justice

Date Posted: September 28 2001

LANSING - The new home for Michigan's highest court is taking shape. The six-story, 281,000 square-foot Michigan Hall of Justice will house the Michigan Supreme Court, the state Court of...

Michigan laborer brings home news of Ground Zero 'The union construction presence was awesome'

Date Posted: September 28 2001

The entire nation watched with horror as the events unfolded on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. For David Nadeau, the terrorist attacks were a call to action. Nadeau, 41,...


Date Posted: September 28 2001

ENR lists top contractors The Engineering News Record's annual rankings of construction firms are out, and several Michigan-based contractors have made the top 100. Southfield-based Barton Malow Co. (#35), Detroit-based...

Three Towers now a union-signatory contractor

Date Posted: September 28 2001

There's a welcome new addition to the organized construction industry in Michigan. Three Towers Fire Protection Group, Inc. of Lincoln Park on Sept. 17 signed a collective bargaining agreement with...

116-year life-span for a roof? St. Anne's got its money's worth

Date Posted: September 14 2001

A combination of quality construction materials and great craftsmanship helped the slate roof of St. Anne's Church in Detroit last 116 years. Now the roof is being replaced by a...

Going up: new sequencing facility

Date Posted: September 14 2001

A $20 million "sequencing" facility for Ai-Genesee, a GM supplier, is going up in Flint, made possible by union labor and union pension dollars. The 407,500 square-foot facility is being...

Labor Legacy arch unveiled

Date Posted: September 14 2001

Plans for the Michigan Labor Legacy Project were released Aug. 28, featuring a stainless-steel open arch standing 60 feet above ground between West Jefferson and Hart Plaza. The art work...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 14 2001

New delay for steel standard? OSHA has delayed implementation of the new standard for steel erection six months until January 2002, and if the Associated General Contractors has its way,...

By Month