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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Wage standards upheld -- at least for this year

Date Posted: December 22 2000

LANSING - The building trades and other working class people dodged three more bullets in the state legislature last week, avoiding some pretty major legislation that would have prevented municipalities...

Good times continue in construction, but warning signs loom

Date Posted: December 20 2000

Will the seemingly endless current construction boom continue into 2001? The signs point to "yes" - but for the first time in years, there are caution flags being waved that...

IBEW training center opens doors to the future

Date Posted: December 8 2000

The new training facility underwritten by IBEW Local 58 and National Electrical Contractors Association-Southeastern Michigan is open for business. The 51,000 square-foot building along the I-696 service drive in Warren...

Laborers expand training facility

Date Posted: December 8 2000

The Michigan Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Institute (MLTAI) has completed a two-year expansion and renovation of its Wayne training facility to meet the growing manpower needs of the construction industry....


Date Posted: December 8 2000

Employers get a break; Workers get the shaft "Michigan to slice state jobless taxes in 2001 - Employers to save $200 million," trumpeted a recent press release from the state...

Political course likely to stay in the middle

Date Posted: December 8 2000

We still didn't know at press time who the next president will be, but it's not difficult to speculate what our nation's capital will be like given the evenly divided...

Privatization plan is latest threat to prevailing wage

Date Posted: December 8 2000

LANSING - In the months before the Nov. 7 general election, there were dire predictions from leaders in the Democratic Party about the consequences of not bringing a democratic majority...

Trades establish rushing game to build Ford Field by next year

Date Posted: December 8 2000

Faster than Desmond Howard returns kickoffs, the building trades and construction manager Hunt-Jenkins are moving on an accelerated schedule to complete Ford Field, the new home of the Detroit Lions....

Air ride equipped: New overhead tram arrives at Metro

Date Posted: November 24 2000

Next stop for the Express Tram system: The new Midfield Terminal at Metro Airport in Romulus. Four 33,000-lb. tram cars were lowered through a 15- by 60-foot hole in the...

Few glad tidings after viewing vote results

Date Posted: November 24 2000

There isn't much reason for optimism about the direction of our state or our nation after the Nov. 7 election. For the next two years, at least, the State of...

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