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7 Tips For Driving Safely in Michigan Construction Work Zones

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 28, 2019 10:22:11 AM

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!

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Topics: Construction Safety, michigan construction safety

Construction Science Expo Industry Night - June 6th

Posted by Heather Smith on May 31, 2019 3:27:44 PM

The Construction Science Expo is hosting it's first every Construction Industry & Career Night on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 from 6pm- 9pm at Randolph Career Technical School located at 17101 Hubbell, Detroit MI 48235.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Career Days, Construction Science Expo

Construction Jobs in Michigan: Work for Team Elmer's!

Posted by Heather Smith on May 8, 2019 10:59:30 AM

Team Elmer’s has been a family owned company since 1956 and is currently a partner with Michigan Construction. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, what started as a small company with just seven employees has now expanded to one of the most well-known construction service providers in northern Michigan. Encompassing not just the original Elmer’s Crane & Dozer Inc., but also Elmer’s Asphalt and Elmer’s Concrete.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Partners

2019 Truckload of Books - Press Release

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 26, 2019 8:38:59 AM

Reading Month has come and gone, and so has another successful Truckload of Books contest. With one year under our belt and the support of our amazing partners, over the first few weeks of May we will be delivering 45 Tonka-size truckloads of books to teachers and students all across the state.

The random winners will receive 14 books about construction, building, architecture and engineering that best fit their classroom’s reading level. Michigan Construction's goal is to get more construction-related books into Michigan classrooms and in front of young readers. We are proud to provide these books to a range of Pre-K to 4th grade classrooms all over the state.

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Topics: truckload of books

Michigan Construction Career Days: May 1-2, 2019

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 15, 2019 12:04:04 PM


Michigan Construction is proud to be involved with Michigan Construction Career Days, taking place on May 1-2, 2019! This is a great opportunity to expose students to various career opportunities in the construction industry. We're pumped to show students in grades 7-12 just how cool construction jobs in Michigan really are!

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Topics: Construction Career

Work Zone Safety Awareness Week is April 8-12

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 8, 2019 10:13:00 AM

We’ve all heard the joke about Michigan having two seasons, winter and orange barrels, but when the barrels do appear it’s time to get serious about work zone safety. This year, the week of April 8-12, 2019 is the dedicated time to remind us all: Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility.

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Topics: National Work Zone Awareness Week, Construction Industry, Construction Safety

9th Annual Construction Science Expo - May 21, 2019

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The 9th Annual Construction Science Expo is introducing Detroit middle and high school students to the construction and engineering industry through a day of hands-on and interactive exploratory experiences and conversations. The event was founded in 2011 in partnership with the Black Caucus Foundation, MITA, ACEC and the Operating Engineers 324 and was established to inform kids that being a skilled laborer remains a highly-valued profession. Overall, the Construction Science Expo has touched more than 8,000 kids through the years and has even helped provide job opportunities to those who are highly motivated and want to get their careers started right away.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Career Days, Construction Science Expo

MDOT Celebrates Women in Construction

Posted by Heather Smith on Mar 7, 2019 1:05:14 PM

Construction has long been considered a men-only industry, but that stereotype is being eroded by a small but growing group of women. These are smart, dedicated and passionate women who have found construction to be the perfect career for them. They are making inroads for other women to follow, and they’re doing it because they are female, not in spite of it. If you have ever wondered what a career in construction would be like, take it from two women with the Michigan Department of Transportation — it’s a great life!

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Topics: Women in Construction

The Women of Team Elmer’s: Taking the High Road

Posted by Heather Smith on Mar 4, 2019 7:50:00 AM

In northern Michigan, Team Elmer’s is practically a household name as one of the largest, oldest and most respected construction firms in the area. Providing excavation, concrete, Esphalt™, aggregate, heavy hauling, and crane and rigging services, Team Elmer’s makes a point of hiring great people who love their jobs.

That includes some pretty exceptional women who are driving hard (literally) to prove women have what it takes to make a career behind the wheel of a multi-ton construction vehicle.

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Topics: Women in Construction

Win a Truckload of Books for Reading Month!

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 14, 2019 1:27:00 PM

Teaching is a tough job, and super rewarding, when given the right tools. Michigan Construction understands hard work and the need for the right equipment and we want to help! Last year, in partnership with many of our awesome partners, we gave away 10 Tonka size truckloads of elementary level construction books to deserving teachers across Michigan. The contest was so successful, that we're bringing it back this year! Elementary and preschool teachers can enter their classrooms for a chance to win a truckload of books by filling out the form on this page. Each winner will receive 10 books chosen specifically for their class level.  The following books are an example of the selection you may receive:

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Topics: Michigan Construction

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