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Toledo City Council Members Dispute PLA Ordinance

A battle is brewing in Toledo over a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) ordinance. This week, The Toledo Blade reported that Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson tried to push through legislation that would mandate construction projects that cost at least $100,000 and are funded solely by the city be subject to a PLA through the Northwest Ohio Building and […]

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Toledo Construction Trades Volunteer to Open Toledo City Pools

Thanks to the contributions of several Toledo area building and construction trades, the residents of Toledo will be able to beat the heat this summer at six different city pools. The City of Toledo did not include funding of the city pools in this year’s budget, instead relying on donations from the community to open […]

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OSHA Issues Final Ruling on Confined Spaces

Working in confined spaces is a dangerous occupation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just issued a ruling, nearly twenty years in the making, to ensure safety when working in confined spaces. Two decades after creating a general ruling, OSHA recently released new regulations for construction workers who work in confined spaces. This […]

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UA Local 50/Piping Industry Event Showcases Commitment to Quality Training

The Toledo area’s Piping Industry Training Center was filled with hundreds of guests yesterday as the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry/UA Local 50 hosted an Industry Day open house to coincide with the 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition. Highlighting the Piping Industry/Local 50’s renowned apprenticeship program and state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot training facility in Northwood, Industry Day was […]

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Toledo Construction Supports the Toledo Newspaper Guild

The following is posted on behalf of Nolan Rosenkrans, President of the Toledo Newspaper Guild… When my wife and I decided to buy a new car, we made sure to buy a union made one. We didn’t care who the CEO of the company was, or who was on the board of directors. We cared […]

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Remembering Mayor D. Michael Collins

As, with a heavy heart, the City of Toledo lays Mayor D. Michael Collins to rest this week, we at Toledo Construction wish to commemorate and honor a great man and loyal ally. A former police detective and police union president, Mayor Collins was committed to supporting the local economy and working class by creating […]

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Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive

‘Tis the season for holiday lights, baking cookies…and giving back to the community. One of the most notable local events that helps spread the holiday cheer this season is the Hope for the Holidays toy drive, which allows the Salvation Army to deliver new toys to children in the Toledo area whose families do not have […]

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Toledo’s Glass City Dog Park to Open this Saturday

After years of tireless campaigning, the new Glass City Dog Park is finally set to open this weekend in South Toledo due to some much-needed assistance from several Toledo Construction member unions. The membership-based canine playground uses 4.4 acres of city-owned property in Woodsdale Park and will be operated by Toledo Unleashed, an area nonprofit […]

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Wilson Pool to open thanks to volunteer work by local unions

Funding shortages had threatened to keep Wilson Pool and Jamie Farr Pool closed this summer, but members of Laborers Local 500 and the United Association (Plumbers and Steamfitters) Local 50 volunteered their services so the pools will be ready for summer.

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Toledo Construction Houses Media During Waite High School Bomb Threat

The office was unexpectedly rattled this morning as reports spread of a bomb threat at nearby Waite High School, and Toledo Construction was happy to help in any way possible. A 911 dispatcher received two calls alleging that the school was going to be blown up, one at 6:15 am and the second at 6:31 […]

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