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Trio of bills meant to encourage worker training

As a labor shortage continues to weigh on Wisconsin’s construction industry, union and non-union companies and groups alike lined up this week behind a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeship training.

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New database aims to shed light on contractors doing business in state

A new online database aims to prevent government officials from feeling in the dark when deciding whether a contractor would responsibly handle taxpayer dollars. The system, officially called the Bidder Database, could hardly come at a better time, say the people behind it. ...

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State budget holds plenty for construction industry

John Schulze

The comparison of lawmaking to sausage making is usually unfair… to the butcher. With Republicans controlling the governor’s office and both legislative houses, the 2017-2019 Wisconsin state budget was expected to be approved quickly. However, the governor, Senate Republicans, and ...

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Panel: Construction industry has long way to go to supply Foxconn workforce

Dan Bukiewicz, president of the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades council, Roger Clark, Southeastern Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council, Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, Georgia Maxwell, Deputy Secretary Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and moderator Joe Yovino Editor/Associate publisher of The Daily Reporter listen as another panelist speaks during “Constructing a New Wisconsin” held Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Memorial Hall in Racine. The roundtable discussion focused on how to go about supplying the workforce for the proposed $10 Billion Foxconn facility. Davis & Kuelthau sponsored the event. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

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.

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Local 139, ABC of Wisconsin find common ground in opposing design-build proposal

A proposal to let the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local governments use project-delivery methods other than design-bid-build has given rise to an unusual alignment between two groups that are otherwise usually at odds with each other.

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