Brandon Foreback can’t say enough about how much he enjoys his position as a laborer at M.L. Chartier, where he has worked for five years. Since day one, Foreback says he has come to work with a smile on his face, ready to work on that day’s project and whatever challenges it may bring. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm and love for his job with everyone around him at work.
National Apprenticeship Week 2019 is being celebrated from November 11-17! This annual celebration is now in its fifth year, and is the perfect opportunity for students to find apprenticeship programs, learn about career opportunities and network with other young apprentice professionals interested in skilled trades. It's also a great time for construction business owners to consider incorporating an apprenticeship program at their company, or implement new classes to the current program. Here are a handful of the public events throughout Michigan to considering attending.
Topics: National Apprenticeship Week
In 2018, work zone crashes made up 1.9% of all crashes in the state of Michigan. These crashes resulted in an estimated 35 deaths, and 1,972 injuries. There are several things we can all do to reduce these tragedies and save lives. Read these seven tips to learn how to safely navigate through a work zone!
GD Top Notch Cleaning Service Inc. is a leader in the construction cleaning industry. Founder Gale Glickoff started as a licensed builder, but saw an opportunity within the construction industry in the cleaning sector. She took advantage and has been thriving ever since.
Matt Heino has worked for M.L. Chartier, an excavation, building and environmental cleanup company, for a little over a year as an operator. What has made his experience in the construction industry so worthwhile is the company he works for. He finds it’s important to “find a company that treats you like a person, and who makes sure that you’re taken care of.” He has found those qualities with M.L. Chartier and loves working in the construction industry.
We love highlighting hardworking individuals in the construction industry.
Shandra Dunn, from Dan’s Excavating, has worked as a Construction Craft Laborer/Road-builder for four years. We caught up with her and asked her to reflect on her time spent working in construction.
Topics: Construction Jobs
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 chapter members. Founded in 1950 ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.
Topics: Michigan Construction Partners
Does your office cubicle make you feel confined? Are you ready for a new adventure that doesn't involve racking up a bunch of debt? Construction truck drivers in Michigan earn between $30,000 and $70,000+ annually, all while traveling the highways, seeing new sites and meeting new people. They may even get to watch the sunrise and set across the beautiful Great Lakes State.
According to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature is increasing and though that’s not a good thing at all, it might be worse if you’re in the construction business. Higher temperatures not only throws a spanner at many of your routine constructions tasks but also compromises the safety of workers and operation of heavy machinery.
Topics: Construction Safety
A career as a carpenter opens up a new world of powerful tools and possibilities. As a carpenter in Michigan, you have an opportunity to build the framework for the structures that will transform the Great Lakes state.