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

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: Michigan Construction Partners, Construction Career, 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 Jobs, Construction Career, Michigan Construction Partners

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

National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week is April 9-13

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 9, 2018 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 9-13 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 Safety, Construction Industry

We Want You … to Join Us for Michigan Construction Career Days!

Posted by Heather Smith on Mar 27, 2018 10:45:00 AM


The construction industry in Michigan is growing as more and more young people realize how many really great career opportunities can be had in designing, building, and rebuilding our state. To help better inform students about the possibilities in construction, Michigan Construction and the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, Inc. (MASCI), are sponsoring Michigan Construction Career Days, May 3-4, 2018, for all students in grades 7-12, at the Operating Engineers 324 Training & Education Center in Howell.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Career Days, Construction workforce

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