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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

Michigan Construction Partners with C.A. Hull

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 8, 2017 8:03:00 AM

Michigan Construction is proud to have C. A. Hull as a partner in the movement that is uniting the industry and changing the way people connect with careers in construction. 

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SEMCA Joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 7, 2017 7:38:00 AM

Michigan Construction is proud to welcome Southeast Michigan Construction Academy 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, Apprenticeships, Training Programs

Michigan Construction Announces One Day Summit for Industry Leaders to Tackle the Workforce Problem

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 1, 2017 4:57:00 PM

The Michigan Construction Summit is the can't-miss industry conference for rebuilding Michigan's Construction Workforce. This one-day conference is focused on finding ways to fill the talent pool with skilled and qualified candidates who demonstrate the right character for successful careers in Michigan’s construction industry. Sessions are geared towards providing real-world solutions for construction employers to take full advantage of the Michigan construction talent development pipeline.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Construction's Occupational Categories

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

In our quest to expand Michigan’s construction workforce, it is essential to define not only different industry segments, but occupational categories as well. In the report, “Michigan Construction: By the Numbers,” we showcase the diversity of construction industry occupations, comparing each of the five categories.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Construction's Lost Decade

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 All industries are in a constant cycle of laborers, with new, young workers learning the business, middle-age workers keeping the wheels turning and older workers retiring. When each segment of workers continues to do the expected, all is well.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Comparing Construction Industry Sectors

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Although we usually speak as one, the construction industry is often divided into four subsectors by various government agencies and industry interests: residential, commercial, infrastructure, and industrial.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Project Update: Consumers Concrete takes on Grand Haven Pier Rehab

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Always ready to take on even the most difficult projects, Michigan Construction partner Consumers Concrete is supplying a very unique one in Grand Haven, Michigan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with Vazquez Commercial Contracting and The King Company, of Holland, contracted with Consumers Concrete to provide concrete for the rehabilitation of Grand Haven’s south pier. The south pier runs parallel to the north pier, creating the Grand Haven Channel and providing protection to boats and shipping vessels at the mouth of the Grand River where it flows into Lake Michigan.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Barton Malow Steps Up Workforce Development

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 5, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Back to School

Construction industry firms are all in the same boat when it comes to hiring competent workers: there aren’t enough to go around. But some are also stepping up activities to introduce young people to construction careers, provide training and help students subsidize college if they choose that path.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

MI Career Pathways Alliance:  Get Involved Today!

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 4, 2017 11:00:22 AM

 

"We need to think differently about career tech education, enhancing the value these programs can bring to students and the community as a whole."  -- Governor Rick Snyder

Join the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance and help make the changes necessary to rebuild the construction talent pipeline in your local secondary school.  Go to www.Michigan.gov/MICareerPathways and register today. 

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

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