Sign Up Now: Builders Exchange of Michigan Training Events

Posted by Michigan Construction on Dec 27, 2019 10:20:29 AM

Builders Exchange of Michigan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering accurate and timely reporting on commercial construction activity throughout Michigan. The organization recently became an official Partner of Michigan Construction.

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Topics: Training Programs

M.L. Chartier Laborer Says 'Possibilities Are Endless' in Construction Industry

Posted by Michigan Construction on Nov 26, 2019 9:31:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction Industry, Michigan Construction

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 — November 11-17

Posted by Michigan Construction on Nov 7, 2019 3:58:53 PM

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.

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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 Cleaning: Work with Michigan Construction Partner GD Top Notch

Posted by Michigan Construction on Oct 23, 2019 1:06:48 PM

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.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction Industry, Michigan Construction

Construction Week Spotlight: Matt Heino from M.L. Chartier

Posted by Michigan Construction on Oct 7, 2019 8:05:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction Industry, Michigan Construction

MASCI 2019 Apprentice of the Year: Shandra Dunn from Dan's Excavating

Posted by Michigan Construction on Oct 2, 2019 11:40:09 AM

We love highlighting hardworking individuals in the construction industry.

Shandra "Faye" Dunn, from Dan’s Excavating, has worked as a Construction Craft Laborer/Road-builder for four years. On December 10, 2019 her hard work, dedication, positive attitude and perseverance were rewarded by being chosen by the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, Inc. (MASCI) to receive the extraordinary honor of being names the 2019 Michigan Apprentice of the Year!

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Topics: Construction Jobs

Associated Builders and Contractors - Building Tomorrow's Future in Construction

Posted by Michigan Construction on Aug 29, 2019 8:50:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Partners

Going Pro in Construction: Become A Truck Driver

Posted by Michigan Construction on Aug 28, 2019 9:45:00 AM

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.

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Topics: going pro in construction, truck driving

Heat: A Top 5 Concern For Contractors

Posted by Nina Sharpe on Aug 27, 2019 8:35:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction Safety

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