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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: Michigan Construction, Construction Industry, Construction workforce, Construction Career, Michigan Construction Movement

Profiles of Michigan Women in Construction

Posted by Heather Smith on Mar 7, 2018 10:14:00 AM

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

AIS Construction Equipment: Great Jobs ✔️ Training ✔️

Posted by Heather Smith on Mar 1, 2018 8:32:00 AM

AIS Construction Equipment is celebrating its 55th year serving multiple industries and is the oldest “Michigan owned and operated” heavy equipment company. As a family owned company, AIS answers to its customers – not to shareholders. The goal of AIS’ professional employees has always been to help customers become more profitable by providing them with the best machinery available backed up by the company’s legendary 24/7 support. Loyalty and productivity have no expiration date. Come see why.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement, Michigan Construction READY Going PRO

Increased Training, Benefits & Pay for Michigan Construction Workers in 2018

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 13, 2018 10:01:00 AM

What if you could have a career where your hard work and dedication were rewarded with great pay, great training (often at no cost), and the knowledge that you are truly valued? Few occupations can compare with the construction industry in these areas right now, as the need for workers has never been greater.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Michigan Paving and Materials Paves the way for success

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 5, 2018 10:05:00 AM

Michigan Construction is proud to partner with Michigan Paving and Materials Company in the movement that is uniting the industry and changing the way people connect with careers in construction. Here is a little history about how this great company began building some of Michigan's most important infrastructure.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement, Michigan Construction Partners

Construction Jobs with Angelo Iafrate

Posted by Heather Smith on Jan 4, 2018 11:07:43 AM

Angelo Iafrate Construction is an employee-owned company that has built its reputation on excellence, innovation and quality. They place significant value and take great pride in their employees, the services they provide, their expertise and reputation within the construction industry. 

Iafrate Construction construction services to a broad range of clients in both the public and private sectors in the principal areas of highway and road construction, site development, and heavy civil construction.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

New Year's Resolutions for the Construction Industry

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Every time a new year rolls around is another excuse for us to step back and take a look at where we are personally and professionally. We celebrate accomplishments from the past year and make plans and resolutions for the next. If you're running or helping to run a construction company, then you need to start with celebration. You made it through a tough year--workforce shortage, economic limitations, and changing technology created new challenges for us.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Springfield, Inc. Joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 21, 2017 3:11:00 PM

Springfield Inc. began in 1985 as a small roofing company and one of the first installers of Duro-Last roofing systems before evolving into a complete commercial and industrial service company. To meet the needs of clients, they have expanded their services to include not only roof repair and installation, but also a patented mechanical insulation system, daylighting systems, as well as the design, engineering, and installation of custom safety equipment.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

How Many Construction Workers Does Michigan Need?

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 13, 2017 9:54:52 AM

In the fall of 2017, Michigan Construction issued its first industry report, Michigan Construction By the Numbers, a breakdown and analysis of the current state of the industry. We broke data down by industry subsectors and occupational categories, tracked through the lost decade, and laid it all out for industry stakeholders. The extensive data in this report helps us better understand the full extent of the workforce problem we are facing today.  In our 2018 Workforce Forecast we establish Michigan needs 9,000 new construction workers a year. 

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

The Top 10 Construction Toys of All Time

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Throughout the years, some of the most popular toys of all time have inspired kids to build things. Whether it’s the allure of heavy equipment miniaturized for kids to play with, toys that stack or snap together to create imaginative structures, or construction themed toys that inspire the builder in us all, the topic of construction is a cornerstone of the toy industry. We’ve assembled our top 10 construction toys of all time here for you.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

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