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 years. “Dane County needs to be open for business,” said ...Read More »
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 leaders who support Joe Wineke, the son and grandson of ...Read More »
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 America‘s Workers Act, introduced by Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., would ...Read More »
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, said Robb Kahl, executive director of the Construction Business Group, ...
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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 his safety record entirely to his state-mandated operating license, but ...Read More »
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 Parisi, D-Madison, would require a state license for crane operators ...
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