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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Auto show exhibits work of trades, too

Date Posted: January 21 2000

A single level is barely sufficient to contain the expanding and increasingly hi-tech North American International Auto Show. The auto show, in its twelfth year as high-profile, international event, is...

Building will bring together MSU's spread-out scientists

Date Posted: January 21 2000

EAST LANSING - Perhaps the most important reason for construction of the Biomedical and Physical Sciences (BPSC) building on the Michigan State University campus is that it will put scientists...

Busy industry claims 31 workers in 1999

Date Posted: January 21 2000

LANSING - Construction industry deaths in Michigan took another turn for the worse in 1999, as 31 workers were killed on the job - two more than in 1998 and...

Contributions help Local 292 member following home fire

Date Posted: January 21 2000

There are very few silver linings to getting burned out of your home. Paul Binert, a Sheet Metal Workers Local 292 member, found them: The mobile home occupied by Paul,...

GE's affection for low wages:'Free trade run amok'

Date Posted: January 21 2000

So this is what the global economy has come to. The wealthiest corporation in the world, General Electric, told its suppliers point blank: "Migrate or be out of business; it's...

Here's how to lay low from Old Man Winter

Date Posted: January 21 2000

Brr. Here comes winter. Whether it's due to global warming or La Nina, the start of cold weather, at least in much of the Lower Peninsula, seems to be getting...


Date Posted: January 21 2000

Michigan trades do well with money Settlements in newly negotiated U.S. building trades contracts averaged $1.14 or 3.8 percent for their first year, according to the Construction Labor Research Council....

Building Condat plant is a smooth operation

Date Posted: January 10 2000

SALINE - Manufacturing and industrial plant owners want their machinery's gears to mesh properly, they don't want their drill bits to overheat, and they want their motors to operate at...

Help wanted: Construction employment wide open through 2008

Date Posted: January 7 2000

If you or someone you know is planning on staking out a career in construction over the next eight years…your skills are probably going to be in demand. The U.S....

Milder climate for labor in D.C.

Date Posted: January 7 2000

While Republican lawmakers were taking bites out of unions in Lansing in 1999, GOP lawmakers in Congress were barely nipping at labor's heels. "Nearly all bills (both pro- and anti-labor)...

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