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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Michigan contractors also see modest gains

Date Posted: January 15 2016

The modest increases in U.S. construction hiring for 2016 applies to the Michigan market as well. The Associated General Contractors surveyed specific states for their 2016 outlook survey, and of...

New McLaren medical building fills in Uptown development

Date Posted: January 15 2016

BAY CITY - The last of three anchor tenants at the Uptown development along the Saginaw River will inhabit a three-story, 80,000-square-foot medical facility, once the building trades wrap up...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 15 2016

Slow growth seen for construction Employment in the U.S. construction industry is expected to continue to grow over the next eight years, but it likely won't reach the employment peak...

Winter may bring a chill to prevailing wage repeal petition drive

Date Posted: January 15 2016

LANSING - For everyone who would like to witness a second failed petition effort to repeal the Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act of 1965, it's OK to hope for a long,...

Insulators sustain Breath of Life Foundation

Date Posted: December 25 2015

Established in 2009, the Breath of Life Foundation is a collaborative effort of the Central States Insulation Association, the Central States Conference of the International Association of Heat and Frost...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 25 2015

Lump of coal for Menard's CEO From the AFL-CIO We thought we'd seen everything in the book of tricks used by management to prevent workers from organizing on the job,...

Reboot on prevailing wage repeal petition now under way

Date Posted: December 25 2015

Viewpoint The incompetent Las Vegas petition circulators are out. Coming soon to a mall parking lot or a gas station near you will be newly hired signature gatherers from a...

TPP pact brimming with distractions, U.S. job losses

Date Posted: December 25 2015

By Leo W. Gerard President, United Steelworkers Middle America is smoldering. For too long, average citizens worked harder and produced more, yet corporations cut pay and benefits, off-shore community-sustaining factories,...

Trades build new shelter dedicated to four-legged friends

Date Posted: December 25 2015

DETROIT - The Michigan Humane Society's Detroit shelter has been housed in a former piston ring factory since the late 1920s. It's safe to say that the building is inadequate...

Trades support made in Michigan strategy for power production

Date Posted: December 25 2015

LANSING - Over the past decade, the subject of regulating and de-regulating Michigan's power industry has never really gone away. Passage of Public Act 295 in 2008 established the state's...

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