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Industry questions need for prompt payment laws

By Jack Zemlicka As other states look to adopt prompt payment laws, Wisconsin‘s construction industry remains divided on whether there is a need for similar legislation here. Jeff Beiriger, executive director of the American Subcontractors Association of Wisconsin Inc., said ...

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Builders keep tabs on Minn. transparency bill

By James Briggs When a 12-story condominium development in Milwaukee fell through under the financial stress of now-defunct KeyBridge Development Group, the collapse set off a chain reaction of orphaned projects and unpaid subcontractors. The First Place on the River ...

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Milwaukee may force primes to pay faster (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee can take its first step toward race and gender equity on projects simply by requiring prime contractors pay subcontractors more quickly, according to an alderman backing the payment change. “This is one of the easiest things ...

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Builders stumble over fall protection change

By Marie Rohde Residential builders are predicting they will lose a lot more than a 16-year exemption from federal fall protection regulations June 16. Builders will lose business, convenience and time, said Paul Clemins, owner of Grafton Roofing Inc., Cedarburg. ...

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State’s lead law leaves contractors at loose ends

By Joe Lanane Industry groups still are confused over which contractors need lead paint renovation certification even though the Wisconsin regulation has been in place since April. The regulation requires home-renovation contractors be trained in lead paint cleanup before working ...

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Builders want debarment details from state

By Paul Snyder Industry associations are withholding support for proposed contractor debarment rules until the state can prove it will not unfairly prevent companies from bidding on jobs. The threat of debarment is a useful tool for the Wisconsin Department ...

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Lagina Plumbing headquarters faces foreclosure lawsuit

By Sean Ryan PyraMax Bank FSB is seeking to foreclose on Lagina Plumbing Inc.’s headquarters in Milwaukee to collect $283,600 in debt on a loan, according to court documents. Jim Lagina, who owns Lagina Plumbing and Lagina Properties LLC, which ...

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Milwaukee targets contractor for city site

By Sean Ryan An attempt to use a city property to lure a construction company to Milwaukee must overcome the business trends that push contractors away. A Milwaukee Department of Public Works proposal would free up a 2-acre lot at ...

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Time running short for contractor liability bill

By Paul Snyder Time is running out in this legislative session for a bill that would change Wisconsin’s contractor liability law. Subcontractors vow to keep pushing for passage, but the bill is trapped in a Senate committee and has a ...

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