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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Many benefits will flow from construction of new water plant

Date Posted: November 21 2014

  BAY CITY – Better water quality, a more efficient system and meeting present and future EPA standards are some of the benefits on the way for about 90,000 customers...

Murzen has left the building, but his name hasn't

Date Posted: November 21 2014

WARREN – Retired Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 Training Director Steve Murzen certainly left his mark on the union’s Training Center. And now there’s a sign to affirm it. Murzen,...

New crop of lawmakers is the latest threat to prevailing wage repeal

Date Posted: November 21 2014

LANSING – There’s a good chance that a lid will be kept on incessant calls from some within the state’s Republican caucus to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act in...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 21 2014

State Senate OKs gas tax hike for roads LANSING – The Michigan Senate voted Nov. 13 to hike state gas taxes over the next four years, potentially raising more than $1...

Union 4 Life effort raises $13,000 for breast cancer research

Date Posted: November 21 2014

ANN ARBOR – Year Two was even better than Year One for IBEW Local 252, when it came to raising money for breast cancer research at the University of Michigan...

U.S. construction industry moving back on track

Date Posted: November 21 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. construction starts will rise a healthy 9 percent to $612 billion next year, according to the 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook released Nov. 6 by Dodge Data &...

Hockey arena construction attracts Detroit residents

Date Posted: November 7 2014

DETROIT – “One District. Many opportunities.” That was the theme placed on the “Detroit Resident Career Opportunity Expo” held Oct. 28 at Cobo Center. The “District” refers to the new...

Locked Capitol doors, stuffed gallery lead to unions' right-to-work lawsuit

Date Posted: November 7 2014

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and a coalition of labor unions filed a motion Oct. 29 asking a court to rule that state officials blatantly violated...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 7 2014

Land clearing for bridge commences The North American International Trade Crossing (NITC, the public bridge planned to be constructed over the Detroit River downstream from the Ambassador Bridge) has taken another...

Survey indicates construction will have better pay; fewer, poorly trained workers

Date Posted: November 7 2014

Construction industry personnel shortages wasn’t the only thing on the minds of U.S. contractors responding to the Associated General Contractors industry survey, released Oct. 22. But the perception of worker...

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