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Milwaukee alderman fed up with sewer backups

By Marie Rohde A Milwaukee alderman wants answers from the sewerage district after a $6.1 million pump station failed to prevent backups in a north side neighborhood after the July 22 storm. James Fratrick, a watershed specialist with the Department ...

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The OSHA report

OSHA reports •    Berg Builders LLC, Pardeeville, reached a formal settlement with OSHA on Nov. 5 to reduce a $300 fall-protection citation to $150. The company was issued the citation June 30 during a roofing job in Pardeeville. •    MSLT ...

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Contractors rekindle local preference fight (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee has invoked its local bidder preference on three sewer project awards, and contractors have challenged every contract. Builders filing the latest challenge argue the local preference law hurts Milwaukee residents looking for work because, in the ...

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Disputed sewer contracts awarded to MJ Construction

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee has awarded two sewer projects that were caught in a dispute over the city’s bidding preference for local contractors. The two sewer construction and repair contracts, which have a combined value of $1.2 million, were awarded ...

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The OSHA report

OSHA reports •    Affordable Quality and Excellence, Wauwatosa, reached a formal settlement with OSHA on March 30 to pay a $2,000 scaffolding-training citation, a $1,400 general-safety-and-health-provisions citation and 10 scaffolding citations, totaling $17,000. The company was issued the citations July ...

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MMSD targets construction spending cuts

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The development market might not let the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District dramatically slash its construction budget in the next five years. Milwaukee-area underground contractors are rooting for the market. “This is not going to stop next year, ...

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Contractors: Local company not local

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com In an attempt to win back two city contracts from MJ Construction Inc., two contractors are arguing the builder does not qualify as a Milwaukee-based company. Underground Pipeline Construction Inc. (PDF), New Berlin, and American Sewer Services ...

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