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Joe Yovino is the associate publisher/group editor at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at jyovino@dailyreporter.com or 414-225-1829.

Contractors anticipate a tougher OSHA

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin builders expect more OSHA safety inspections, more citations and more expensive penalties as the agency shifts its enforcement philosophy. In the last eight years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration emphasized cooperative programs in which OSHA ...

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Sewer projects compete for stimulus

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Rhinelander’s $34 million stimulus money request for sewer system projects is on the bubble. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is giving Wisconsin $105.9 million to parse out as grants to sewer and water-treatment projects. The state’s ...

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WisDOT preps for I-94 dispute resolution

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will rely on groups of three construction experts to settle disputes with contractors on large Interstate 94 projects. The program is designed to keep projects on track by avoiding drawn-out fights over ...

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Minnesota builder helps Wisconsin meet minority goal

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin beat its minority contracting goal in 2008 for the first time because a Minnesota contractor won the $29.5 million University of Wisconsin-Stout Jarvis Hall project. The contractor, Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc., St. Paul, Minn., won the job ...

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MMSD pushes for methane power

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is proposing a 17-mile methane gas pipeline to minimize effects on waterways and decrease permitting requirements. The district wants to take methane gas generated at the Emerald Park Landfill in Muskego, pipe ...

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Firehouse fix puts pressure on contractor

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Jeff Kalman will have only seven days to fix the floors in the Milwaukee Fire Department’s Engine House 6 after firefighters clear out Monday. The department this month gave Kalman, owner of Injection Restoration Services LLC, Belgium, ...

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