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Tag Archives: Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council

Northwestern, Freshwater a contrast in meeting hiring goals

Members of Milwaukee's Common Council were offered a study in contrasts on Tuesday: The construction team working on the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons continue to meet the city's resident-hiring and contracting goal for the massive project. Meanwhile, south of Interstate 94, the group behind a much smaller Freshwater Plaza Apartments project is falling short.

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PLA in play for new building next to Bucks training center

The 37,000-square-foot Bucks training center will be attached to the 55,000-square-foot practice facility. The added building will be used by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin as a clinic and office. (Rendering courtesy of the Milwaukee Bucks)

As news came out Friday that yet another building is going up as part of the Bucks arena development in downtown Milwaukee, the contractor overseeing the construction said it is still putting together a project-labor agreement for that part of the work.

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In wake of recent unrest, Milwaukee leaders point to construction industry as avenue for economic success

A city of Milwaukee employee cleans up the gutted Jet Beauty Supply, which was destroyed by fire and looting, on Aug. 14 on Milwaukee’s north side. The construction industry can provide good-paying jobs for those who are willing to put in the work. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

After long pent-up frustration led to the destruction of several buildings on Milwaukee’s north side, city officials were suggesting residents might turn to construction to at least find part of a way out of the poverty and despair endured by many in the area.

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