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9 Tips For Driving Safely in Michigan Construction Work Zones

Posted by Heather Smith on May 26, 2021

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

Opportunities for Women in Construction

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 24, 2021

Just over a half century ago, American women saw their husbands, sons and fathers off to World War II and then stepped into their overalls and went to work, taking up the slack for their men in factories, automotive plants and shipyards. And thanks in large part to their willingness and talent, we won that war. But when the men came home, the women almost instantly became irrelevant on their jobs, and were expected to return to their homes, get married and raise families. And they did just that.

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Topics: Women in Construction

Profiles of Michigan Women in Construction

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 24, 2021

Deciding on a career path can take a lot of work and research to make sure what you train for is something you will love doing for years to come. Wrapped up in that package are other “must-haves,” things like a sense of accomplishment, pride in our work, and opportunities to inspire and help others achieve their dreams too.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement, Women in Construction

LEVY Joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 12, 2021

Michigan Construction is proud to welcome the Levy Group of Companies to 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

Construction Technology: Spark Business Works

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 16, 2020

Michigan Construction is excited to announce our newest partner Spark Business Works! SPARK creates custom software, digital products and strategic design that help construction companies update their processes and brands.

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Topics: Construction Technology, ROI

Michigan Construction Gives 1,500+ Construction-Related Books to Teachers Across Michigan

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 3, 2020

The Truckload of Books celebration to promote reading and showcase construction careers continues to grow with 1,500 applicants this year, making it the biggest year ever.

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Topics: truckload of books

Infrastructure industry hosts first ever career fair series for Michigan construction employers and workers

Posted by Heather Smith on Mar 9, 2020

Ahead of Michigan’s construction season, a series of regional hiring events will be taking place across Michigan in March and early April for the first time.

Infrastructure and heavy highway construction employers from across the industry will be hiring employees for construction projects involving roads, bridges, underground, maintenance, engineering, inspection and testing, mining, traffic control, material supply, service providers, and more.

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Construction Science Expo Industry Night - June 6th

Posted by Heather Smith on May 31, 2019

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

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

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

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