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National Apprenticeship Week - READY SET BUILD on November 14th!

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 7, 2018 10:13:23 AM


READY. SET. BUILD! is an informational workforce expo that showcases the skilled trades throughout the construction industry. Job seekers will learn about the various trades through hands-on demonstrations and video presentations. Attendees will also meet union apprenticeship school directors and interact with contractors to learn the process for entering the construction industry. The Expo will provide information about job opportunities available during the construction of Bedrock developments including: the Hudson’s Site, Wayne County Criminal Justice Center and Monroe Blocks projects. 

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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week, Ready set Build

How to Become a Heavy Equipment Operator

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 5, 2018 10:20:03 AM

You’ve looked at lot of different careers in construction and whittled your list down to one: heavy equipment operator. It’s exciting, bigger than life and pays very well, but before you think about training, here’s a list of career prerequisites to be aware of:

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Heavy Equipment Operator

National Apprenticeship Week — November 12-18, 2018

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 2, 2018 4:28:35 PM

The fourth annual National Apprenticeship Week is coming and each year there’s more excitement and more events to attend. Students and employers can spend time together, take tours, learn about apprenticeship options and much more. Here are the public events in Michigan, which are among the hundreds planned nationwide.

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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week

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

Construction Jobs in Michigan: Work for Osborne 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

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