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National Recruitment Video Released

A new national recruitment video shows why Northwestern Ohio is the perfect place to work and live. The video highlights the opportunities available to properly skilled construction professionals, as well as the many reasons why Toledo was named one of the top 19 cities for opportunity by Forbes magazine. During the 2016 construction season, numerous [...]

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Featured Local Union – IUPAT Glaziers Local 948

The members of Glaziers Local 948 are a versatile group accustomed to working in all kinds of weather to get the job done. They are trained to deal with both commercial installations and repairs throughout northwest Ohio and two counties in southeastern Michigan. One day, they can be repairing a door, a closer, or maybe [...]

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Building Trades Partners with TPS to Honor Vets at New Waite High School Athletic Complex

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council partnered with the Toledo Public Schools to help out the athletic department at Waite High School. The Building Trades, which has partnered with the school district on a number of projects, made a monetary donation for a flagpole and marker located at the new Mark B. Welker [...]

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ACT Ohio Website Provides Prevailing Wage Rates

Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT) Ohio added a new Prevailing Wage rate section to their website. The new section features updated Prevailing Wage rates from every county in Ohio and is an excellent tool for public officials to help ensure that contractors are paying the correct Prevailing Wage on their projects. Prevailing Wage laws require construction [...]

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Monroe, Mich. Tops Nation in Construction Jobs Growth; Toledo Tied For 12th

The construction industry continues to boom in northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan. A report released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in April, showed Monroe, Mich. had the largest percentage of gains in construction jobs in the nation during the month of February. The area gained 1,200 jobs over the same month last [...]

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Forbes.com Says Students Should Consider Apprenticeship

When it comes to making a decision about their future, students and young adults should consider joining an apprenticeship program rather than going to college for a bachelor’s degree. A January  Forbes.com article discusses how bachelor’s degrees are failing millions of college graduates throughout the nation. Currently, an estimated 13 million Americans, many with college degrees, [...]

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