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Construction Business Group

Aug 18, 2023

Labor broker sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion

Gustavo Reyes, who owned several drywall businesses, was convicted for tax evasion by a federal court.

Apr 25, 2023

Madison construction memorial to honor lost lives of those building the nation

Four construction workers who died this past year of workplace related injuries will be honored at the next Construction Workers' Memorial Service in Madison.

Oct 7, 2022

Business partners help minority, women owners get foothold on state transportation construction industry

A local construction organization and a business development center are teaming up to help underserved business owners access Wisconsin’s transportation construction industry. 

May 18, 2022

Proposed changes to Davis-Bacon Act spark debate amid infrastructure spending

Non-union contractors are lining up in opposition to proposed changes to federal prevailing-wage laws that they argue will make public projects more expensive at a time when the U.S. is looking to rebuild much of its infrastructure.

Jan 19, 2022

Enbridge picks Michels affiliate for reroute of Line 5 pipeline

Enbridge has signed a letter of intent to pick a division of Michels Corp. to oversee a 40-mile relocation of the company's Line 5 oil-and-gas pipeline in northern Wisconsin.

Dec 3, 2021

Evers vetoes bill to provide tax break for apprenticeship tuition

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill on Friday that would have provided a tax break for apprenticeship tuition.

Oct 28, 2021

Bill to provide apprenticeship tuition tax break heads to Evers’ desk

A bill that would provide a tax break for apprenticeship tuition earned the support of the state Senate and Assembly this week and is now on its way to Gov. Tony Evers' desk.

Jan 14, 2021

Counties to start using Construction Business Group’s bidder database

Wisconsin county governments may soon begin using a database that a construction trade group developed to help make sure contractors bidding on public projects are on the up and up.

Dec 15, 2020

Union groups come out in favor of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline

As Enbridge Energy started construction this week on one pipeline in Minnesota, it was receiving support from a coalition of union trades groups for its plans to rebuild part of its Line 5 natural gas line in northern Wisconsin.

Sep 18, 2020

CBG database provides municipalities with means of learning if low bidders are responsible

Wisconsin municipalities may soon begin using a database developed by a construction trade group to learn if a low bidder is truly a responsible one.

Sep 4, 2020

Construction Business Group welcomes 2 new board members

Construction Business Group has announced the addition of the Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council and their signatory contractors to its organization.

Jul 30, 2020

ON THE LEVEL: At CBG, Kahl thinks stricter bidding standards could help fight misclassification

With thousands of construction projects large and small going on at any given time in Wisconsin, state and local officials have a heavy responsibility making sure everyone is adhering to employment, safety and health laws.


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