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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Study shines dome light on construction fatalities

Date Posted: July 7 2017

The release of a new safety study which was performed “with an eye toward learning new methods of preventing worker fatalities in the construction industry” offers a few nuggets of...

Careful what you sign... Don't sign the death warrant for Michigan's prevailing wage law

Date Posted: June 23 2017

Across Michigan, petition circulators are fanning out this summer in public places, seeking signatures from registered voters to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965. Some will truthfully explain...

Neighbors show Michigan what to expect with prevailing wage repeal

Date Posted: June 23 2017

For building trades workers, seeing lower wages is the primary effect of witnessing the repeal of a statewide prevailing wage law. But that's just the start. In Wisconsin, beginning Jan....

Trump OKs wage guarantees into infrastructure plan

Date Posted: June 23 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. - President Trump has been promoting a rough outline for infrastructure work in the U.S. that could carry a price tag of up to $1 trillion. That's very...

Under renovation: Flint's historic Capitol Theatre: 'Probably the greatest unrestored movie palace in the United States'

Date Posted: June 23 2017

FLINT -  Welcome to the city's newly renovated living room. There are plenty of comfortable seats, about 1,600. Refreshments are available nearby. You will be glad you came, with great...

Trump appreciates union apprenticeship model

Date Posted: June 23 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the former host of the NBC reality show "The Apprentice," it appears as if President Donald Trump also appreciates the nation's apprenticeship system. Last week the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 23 2017

Good times for U.S. contractors A strong domestic market for the construction industry continued to be evident via the Engineering News Record's annual list of the Top 400 Contractors (by revenue),...

Iron workers top out UP Health System

Date Posted: June 23 2017

MARQUETTE - Construction of the UP Health System's 500,000 square-foot hospital building is progressing to a completion in the fall of 2018, as we pointed out in a feature in...

Boilermakers' spark attracts high school welders

Date Posted: June 9 2017

ALLEN PARK - Now in its 15th year, the Boilermakers Local 169 High School Welding Invitational contest is becoming a bit of an institution. Held every spring at the union...

Help finish the work on Marine monument

Date Posted: June 9 2017

CHESTERFIELD TWP. - To date, U.S. military memorials have overwhelmingly been focused on the two world wars in the last century, the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, and the Civil...

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