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Mar 23, 2011

Dane County candidates call for more construction

By James Briggs Candidates for the top offices in Dane County say Madison and its surrounding areas should be a beacon of economic light for the construction industry in coming […]

Feb 4, 2011

Dane County candidates speak out on the industry

By James Briggs A former lawmaker and lobbyist is riding a wave of construction industry support into the Feb. 15 primary election for Dane County executive. But even the union […]

May 4, 2010

Bill pitches prison for willful workplace violations

By Paul Snyder Company executives, project managers and safety directors could face up to 20 years in prison for work site accidents if a federal bill becomes law. The Protecting […]

Apr 22, 2010

Licensing debate continues after bill dies

By Paul Snyder Union officials are blaming counties for killing a bill that would have required licenses for crane and heavy equipment operators. Counties wanted their employees exempted from licensing, […]

Apr 20, 2010

Operator licensing bill fades as session wanes

By Paul Snyder Rhode Island contractor David Burnham has worked with heavy equipment for 45 years without an accident. The owner of Sauderstown, R.I.-based Burnham Excavating Inc. will not attribute […]

Apr 7, 2010

Crane bill raises ire: Operator licensing adds training, experience requirements to OSHA rules

By Paul Snyder Construction industry representatives Wednesday pounded on a state bill that would add to upcoming federal certification requirements for crane operators. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Joe […]


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