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Sep 25, 2023

Construction jobs rise in 45 states over last 12 months

States such as Texas, California and Ohio led with most construction jobs added since August 2022.

Oak Creek Apartments
Sep 12, 2023

Illinois-based Heyday starts construction of 130 single-family apartments in Oak Creek

This is Heyday’s second Wisconsin project based on the national built-for-rent trend.

Aug 30, 2023

576-unit apartment building gains early tax increment district approval

Bear Development’s CEO said he wants to start construction in 60 days.

Aug 23, 2023

While low inventory stymies home sales, bidding wars boost prices

The U.S. housing market remains in a deep sales slump, but the worst declines may be over when it comes to home prices.

Aug 21, 2023

Revitalize Milwaukee fixes up 18 homes for free with the help of 650 volunteers

Sponsors included Home Depot, Milwaukee Tools and Northwestern Mutual.

Aug 11, 2023

Large affordable housing development seeks $9M from city of Milwaukee

Kenosha-based Bear Development wants to build 500 units in a $197 million project.

personal protective equipment
Aug 9, 2023

Proposed rule change could bring better fits for construction PPE

Rule changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor would seek to clarify the personal protective equipment (PPE) standard for the construction industry. The proposed change would clarify that PPE must fit each employee properly to protect them from occupational hazards.

Aug 4, 2023

Endangered Species Act could become extinct

Environmentalists accuse regulators of slow-walking new listings to appease critics and say Congress provides too little funding to fulfill the act's mission.

Minnesota wage theft
Aug 2, 2023

Minnesota wage theft law goes into effect, but would it fly in Wisconsin?

A carpenters union recommended similar legislation in Wisconsin to bring awareness and enforcement to wage theft.

Aug 1, 2023

Consolidation trend drives contractors to merge, experts give advice

Candidates must consider company culture, ongoing projects and deadlines to ensure deals.

Jul 27, 2023

Glendale officials place fault on Lydell owner after residents evacuate

The owner “should have waited” until they had clearance from the DNR before occupying spaces with known cancer-causing chemicals, Glendale’s mayor said.

ABC economist recession
Jul 27, 2023

ABC top economist tells contractors to watch out for recession

Scarce labor and federal interest rates helped produce a shaky economic outlook.


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