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Who is Ajax Paving and What Jobs do They Offer? 

Posted by AJAX Paving Industries on Jan 11, 2018 4:02:31 PM

Ajax Paving Industries is a heavy highway road builder specializing in asphalt and concrete construction, airports, and race and test tracks. Over the last seven decades, we’ve built an incredible body of work. Roads that millions of commuters use every day. Runways that keep our country flying. Tracks that supercharge race fans and accelerate auto development.

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Construction Jobs with M&M Excavating

Posted by Heather Smith on Jan 10, 2018 1:36:00 PM

Since 1973, M&M Excavating has been a leader in heavy construction across Michigan. A third-generation, family owned-and-operated company, M&M specializes in projects requiring systematic project management and technologically advanced heavy equipment. Headquartered in Gaylord, the company is building its workforce of highly skilled and well-trained professionals who work smart and put safety first.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Partners

Construction Jobs with Angelo Iafrate

Posted by Heather Smith on Jan 4, 2018 11:07:43 AM

Angelo Iafrate Construction is an employee-owned company that has built its reputation on excellence, innovation and quality. They place significant value and take great pride in their employees, the services they provide, their expertise and reputation within the construction industry. 

Iafrate Construction construction services to a broad range of clients in both the public and private sectors in the principal areas of highway and road construction, site development, and heavy civil construction.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Industry Leaders and Experts Unite at the Michigan Construction Summit

Posted by Heather Smith on Jan 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

Have you heard about the Summit?

The Michigan Construction Summit will combine expert talks with collaboration: we want to share tools and expertise with you, and we want to hear what you have to say about the industry's workforce problem.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Partners

New Year's Resolutions for the Construction Industry

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Every time a new year rolls around is another excuse for us to step back and take a look at where we are personally and professionally. We celebrate accomplishments from the past year and make plans and resolutions for the next. If you're running or helping to run a construction company, then you need to start with celebration. You made it through a tough year--workforce shortage, economic limitations, and changing technology created new challenges for us throughout 2017.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Springfield, Inc. Joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 21, 2017 3:11:00 PM

Springfield Inc. began in 1985 as a small roofing company and one of the first installers of Duro-Last roofing systems before evolving into a complete commercial and industrial service company. To meet the needs of clients, they have expanded their services to include not only roof repair and installation, but also a patented mechanical insulation system, daylighting systems, as well as the design, engineering, and installation of custom safety equipment.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

How Many Construction Workers Does Michigan Need?

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 13, 2017 9:54:52 AM

In the fall of 2017, Michigan Construction issued its first industry report, Michigan Construction By the Numbers, a breakdown and analysis of the current state of the industry. We broke data down by industry subsectors and occupational categories, tracked through the lost decade, and laid it all out for industry stakeholders. The extensive data in this report helps us better understand the full extent of the workforce problem we are facing today.  In our 2018 Workforce Forecast we establish Michigan needs 9,000 new construction workers a year. 

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

The Top 10 Construction Toys of All Time

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Throughout the years, some of the most popular toys of all time have inspired kids to build things. Whether it’s the allure of heavy equipment miniaturized for kids to play with, toys that stack or snap together to create imaginative structures, or construction themed toys that inspire the builder in us all, the topic of construction is a cornerstone of the toy industry. We’ve assembled our top 10 construction toys of all time here for you.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Michigan Construction Partners with C.A. Hull

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 8, 2017 8:03:00 AM

Michigan Construction is proud to have C. A. Hull as a partner in the movement that is uniting the industry and changing the way people connect with careers in construction. 

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Building a Future in Flint one Brick at a Time

Posted by Rhonda Burke, Department of Labor on Nov 17, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Emily Williams likes a challenge. The petite 23-year-old Flint, Michigan, resident, originally studied criminal justice at Wayne County Community College. She also worked as a laborer in the concrete-casting industry, but struggled financially and had to stop taking classes.

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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week, Apprenticeships

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