According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9.1 percent of construction workers are women. This means that more tools are needed to assist and help increase the number of women in the construction field. These tools not only include safety gear, but also health and sanitation standards, workplace protection, and educational resources. Women in the construction industry should be able to trust in their colleagues and that their work conditions foster a safe and fair environment.
Topics: Construction Industry
Michigan Construction is starting a series of blog articles talking about some of the biggest construction jobs in Michigan's history. We have some amazing and iconic projects throughout our great state. As we kick off this series, we felt it only appropriate that we start with the landmark that many feel define our great state. The Mackinac Bridge.
Think about the last time you started a new job. Do you remember how your new coworkers made you feel on day one? You probably do remember, because, as it turns out, people don't often forget their first day at a new job.
Michigan Construction knows that employee safety on the construction site is top of mind for all of our partners. We have teamed up with USA Hoist to bring you this article about construction safety tips and a great info-graphic highlighting safety best practices when climbing a ladder, proper use of tools, personal protective equipment and operating heavy machinery.
The Florence Cement Company is a southeastern Michigan contractor located in Shelby Township and specializing in public and private road construction. For the past 51 years the company has focused on constructing and reconditioning concrete and asphalt roads in newly developed subdivisions, metropolitan and rural arterial roads, and local street rehabilitation projects. Going forward, Florence Cement is committed to providing continued service and quality to its clients for decades to come.
Michigan Construction Partner West Michigan-based Anlaan Corporation specializes in bridge construction and heavy civil construction with unique expertise and experience in design build, accelerated construction, bascule bridge, and bridge rehabilitation projects. Additional specialties include steel sheet and foundation piling, earth retention, mechanically stabilized earth walls, sound walls, boardwalks, prefabricated steel and concrete structures, pedestrian and timber bridges, as well as marine projects. They actively pursue public and private projects with qualified sub-contractors throughout the states of Michigan and Indiana.
Michigan Construction welcomes Nagle Paving as a partner in the movement changing the way people to connect to the construction industry. Ray Nagle founded Nagle Paving Company in 1958 with one roller and a dump truck. Through hard work and perseverance, he became a key subcontractor to the leading general contractors and developers in the area.
DETROIT - Tuesday May 22, 2018
Detroit middle & high school students will experience one of the best school field trips of the year: The 8th annual Construction Science Expo ! Working alongside skilled labor apprentices and trainers and using their problem-solving strategies in construction design, they should visually and physically see why these types of occupations in this industry are growing faster than all others at a rate which is expected to continue through 2026*.
Construction, even in Michigan, goes on all year round but as spring approaches, there are more jobs than ever waiting for applicants. In Northern Michigan, Michigan Construction partner firms are looking for skilled and unskilled workers seeking well-paying positions in a variety of trades and crafts. Take a look and see if one might be a perfect fit for you!