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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: March 30 2001

Hunter safety program scheduled Make plans to attend the fifth annual hunter safety program, hosted by state Sen. John Cherry and the Flint Area Building Trades. The free Michigan Department...

Silverdome still a great facility, but that probably won't save it

Date Posted: March 30 2001

In 1975, The Engineering News Record called it "one of the greatest design and construction achievements of our time." The same year, The National Society of Professional Engineers called it...

Unions welcome Aaron workers

Date Posted: March 30 2001

One of the largest nonunion mechanical contractors in the state has been forced to get along with a significant reduction in their workforce. At the same time, a number of...

U.S. construction pay barely beats inflation during 1990s

Date Posted: March 30 2001

The case for raising construction industry wages was made a little more strenuously last month in an analysis of nationwide pay trends from 1991-2000. Information released by the Construction Labor...

Early on, Bush starts battles - and he's fighting against labor

Date Posted: March 16 2001

WASHINGTON D.C. - Since President Bush has entered office, we've heard a lot about how he wants to bring people together, provide families with more opportunities, and give Americans a...

Expo exposes construction as a potential career choice

Date Posted: March 16 2001

Information, hands-on experience and the knowledge of construction professionals were all available to attendees at a Feb. 27 career expo at Oakland Community College's Auburn Hills campus. Organized by the...

From boondoggle to boon, Zilwaukee span serves state well

Date Posted: March 16 2001

ZILWAUKEE - "No news is good news." That adage seems to best sum up the most recent history of the Zilwaukee Bridge, an 8,000-foot concrete span over the Saginaw River...

GOP eradicates ergonomics rules

Date Posted: March 16 2001

For organized labor, the hits just keep on coming. Three weeks after the Bush Administration issued a number of anti-labor directives, Round 2 came last week, when both the U.S....

New Midfield Terminal gets new power plant, too

Date Posted: March 16 2001

In Michigan, deregulation of electrical utilities hasn't brought the rolling blackouts and brownouts like they had earlier this year in California, but voracious consumers of electrical power are taking matters...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 16 2001

Michigan Vietnam Monument on track The last piece in the funding puzzle for the Michigan Vietnam Monument has fallen into place. A Feb. 26 press conference announced the confirmation of...

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