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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

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

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

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

Build a Road to Success With Nagle Paving

Posted by Heather Smith on May 8, 2018 2:22:11 PM

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.    

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Topics: Construction Career, Michigan Construction Partners, Construction Jobs

DPS Kids Dig Into STEM & Skilled Trades at Construction Science Expo

Posted by Heather Smith on May 2, 2018 2:21:59 PM

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*.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Career Days, Construction Science Expo

Great Construction Jobs in Northern Michigan

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 19, 2018 11:08:00 AM

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!

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Topics: Construction Career, Michigan Construction Partners, Construction Jobs

What Can You Build with Toebe Construction?

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 10, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Toebe Construction, LLC is a Michigan-based heavy civil contractor serving clients in both the public and private sectors. Started in 1922 by Walter A. Toebe as a small bridge-building firm, today the company is an industry leader specializing in the construction and rehabilitation of bridges and other concrete structures, high-production concrete paving, excavation, and underground work. No matter the challenge, from a fast schedule to innovative construction method, Toebe professionals adhere to the highest standards of quality, safety, and integrity to deliver exceptional value to every stakeholder. Toebe takes great pride in building some of the most complex and challenging projects in the state.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Partners

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