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Additional safety inspectors proposed

Date Posted: May 25 2001

LANSING - Legislation is in the works to improve worker safety by getting tough on employers who break state safety laws. State Sen. Brenda Scott announced the legislation earlier this...

IBEW, NECA dedicate new training center

Date Posted: May 25 2001

"If I went to a school like this, imagine how smart I would be," one Local 58 retiree joked during the May 12 open house/dedication at the IBEW/NECA Apprenticeship Training...


Date Posted: May 25 2001

Tradesman trying improve mailing Over the past few months, we have heard from a number of union offices around the state about late mail delivery of The Building Tradesman. Local...

Project labor agreement at work as Mott Tech Center gets topped out

Date Posted: May 25 2001

FLINT - The last major section of steel was installed at Mott Community College's Regional Technology Center on May 15, moving the school a step forward toward supplying trained workers...

Tile wall displays professional, amateur skills

Date Posted: May 25 2001

No matter how you cut it or apply it, and no matter how large an ego the installer might have, most tile jobs are not a piece of art. That's...

Two 'stand up' groups fight for U.S. steel and iron ore industries

Date Posted: May 25 2001

Our look at the history of the Empire and Tilden mines in the Upper Peninsula comes at a time of tremendous uncertainty and turmoil in an industry that has an...

U.P.'s Tilden, Empire mines carve out niche in state history

Date Posted: May 25 2001

Michigan has a heavy metal heritage. The stamping, axle and assembly plants in Southeast Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes region get all the notoriety for the finished...

Building Trades OK informal relations with Carpenters

Date Posted: May 11 2001

The building trades can continue to have an informal working relationship with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters - which has withdrawn from the AFL-CIO - while talks continue among International...

Delphi headquarters expansion puts operations in one place

Date Posted: May 11 2001

Consolidation is king for Delphi Automotive Systems, the world's largest auto supplier as the large supplier is bringing together its spread-out office space onto the campus of its headquarters building...

Guardian Building a monument to 'workmen of unusual merit'

Date Posted: May 11 2001

Writ Rowland, who designed the Guardian Building in Detroit, was said to be the last U.S. architect of the Art Deco era who had complete control over every aspect of...

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