Responding to recent scandals at public-job sites, Milwaukee aldermen signed off Tuesday on a series of policies that could eventually change the way contractors do business with the city.Read More »
Barring any big changes, the state budget headed next week to the Legislature would give contractors some long-sought tax relief. The $76 billion, two-year spending plan approved Wednesday by lawmakers on a powerful-budget writing committee would exempt construction companies from ...Read More »
In supplying enough skilled workers to build Foxconn Technology Group’s planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, workforce-development groups can't expect to produce different results by doing things in the same old way.
Tagged with: Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Department of Workforce Development Foxconn International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Terry McGowanRead More »
With the industry’s recruiting efforts bringing more young workers with little experience into the trades, what can contractors do to ensure their worksites remain safe?
Tagged with: AGC of Greater Milwaukee Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 John Schulze Mike Fabishak osha R. A. Smith National safety Terry McGowanRead More »
Even with unemployment rates falling, the construction industry’s job numbers were still dropping in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.Read More »
Spurred by projected hiring goals, local unions are in a rush to certify members in Milwaukee’s Residents Preference Program before the first of three major projects breaks ground in fall.
Tagged with: 833 East Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Building Advantage Jeff Fleming Ken Kraemer Mike Fabishak Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council Milwaukee Department of City Development Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Residents Preference Program The Couture Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/Big StepRead More »
J. Gerard Capell of Capell Design Associates, Milwaukee, and Lynn Javoroski of Flad & Associates Inc., Madison, will be named fellows of the Construction Specifications Institute, a national association based in Alexandria, Va., at CSI’s annual convention Sept. 16 in Chicago.Read More »