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New Legislation Aims to Advance Skilled Trades Education in Michigan

Posted by Heather Smith on Sep 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Since late 2017, four important bills have been enacted in Michigan that are designed to improve access to and delivery of information about skilled trade career choices, reduce the certification requirements for qualified high school instructors, and allow certified teachers count time spent connecting with employers and others toward professional recertification. Each provides another step forward in the drive to create a new skilled trades workforce, helping to clear the way for change.

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Topics: Construction Career, Michigan Construction Movement, Construction workforce, Construction Industry, Michigan Construction

The State of Women in Construction

Posted by Lior Zitzman on Sep 20, 2018 1:43:34 PM

Construction has been long known as a male-dominated profession, but women are slowly marking their mark on the industry.  Michigan Construction received this great infograpic from BigRentz highlighting the state of Women in Construction and how women are breaking the mold of people who build.

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Topics: Women in Construction

What Is Michigan Construction?

Posted by Heather Smith on Aug 9, 2018 9:52:43 AM

Michigan Construction just celebrated our second anniversary and we realize that not everyone knows exactly who we are or what we are doing for the construction industry.  So, we have decided to write a little article to fill everyone in.

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Topics: Michigan Construction

Surviving A Commercial Construction Project

Posted by Andrew Pempek on Jul 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You’re not just building a new facility or an office during a commercial construction project. You’re building your client’s future.

Whether you’re adding on to a current space or starting from scratch with a new property, a project should help your commercial clients better serve their customers. However, a construction project that doesn’t get off on the right foot can be a recipe for disaster.

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Topics: Construction Safety Tips

Osborne Concrete - Generations of Concrete

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 26, 2018 8:59:59 AM

 

One of the most trusted names in Romulus, Michigan, Osborne Concrete Co. has been supplying the area with building supplies since 1965. Currently, it is the third generation of the original founder that still runs things. 

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Topics: Construction Career, Michigan Construction Partners, Construction workforce, Construction Jobs, Construction Industry

5 Useful Tools Women in Construction Need

Posted by Amanda Schaffer on Jul 17, 2018 3:57:57 PM

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.

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Topics: Construction Safety Tips

10 Social Media Ideas for Construction Companies

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 16, 2018 9:57:18 AM
Social media has become a key element in the way construction companies across Michigan connect with the communities they serve. But keeping up with social media can often seem like a huge time-suck. If you're struggling to come up with content or post consistently, check out this awesome slideshare we've created to get your creative juices flowing! Here are our 10 social media ideas for construction companies:

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Topics: Construction Industry

Michigan's Biggest Construction Jobs: The Mackinac Bridge

Posted by Heather Smith on Jun 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Michigan's Biggest Construction Jobs

6 Tips to Welcoming New Hires To Your Construction Team

Posted by Heather Smith on Jun 1, 2018 3:05:48 PM

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. 

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Michigan Construction

Michigan Construction Safety Tips

Posted by Eric Block on May 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Construction Safety, Construction Safety Tips, USA Hoist

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