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Construction Set to Begin on Cleveland Cliffs Toledo HBI Plant

A major industrial project broke ground on April 5, as Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. kicked off construction at the Ironville Terminal in the Port of Toledo on their $700 million hot-briquetted iron (HBI) production plant. Site preparation work on the site is already complete and construction on the HBI plant is expected to create […]

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Featured Construction Project ProMedica

Featured Project – ProMedica headquarters part of downtown landscape

The landscape and feeling of downtown Toledo has changed thanks to hard work of members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades, who constructed the ProMedica downtown headquarters along the city’s riverfront. The $60 million project to consolidate ProMedica’ office buildings began in January 2016. ProMedica held a grand opening celebration on Aug. 31. About 500 […]

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Featured Local Sheet Metal Worker 33

Featured Local Union – Sheet Metal Workers Local 33

When people think of Sheet Metal Workers, they often think about the HVAC industry. The highly-skilled and highly-trained sheet metal workers affiliated with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), are known throughout North America for their ability to design, assemble, and install air handling systems. However, there is much […]

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Kolebuck Kids Humanitarian Project

Members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades partnered with Feet on the Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Toledo Police Department to help two children recover from a horrific, life-changing situation. In August 2016, the Toledo community learned about a murder-suicide, which took the life of a Toledo emergency dispatcher and left her three […]

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The ProMedica headquarter project is meeting minority inclusion goals thanks in part to the diverse membership of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades.

Building Trades Members Help ProMedica Reach Diversity And Inclusion Goals

In late August, ProMedica officials explained to Toledo City Council how minority business owners are playing a strong role in creating the health system’s new headquarters. According to La Prensa, Ohio and Michigan’s oldest and largest Latino/Hispanic newspaper, ProMedica officials updated the city council on construction progress and where they stand on meeting their minority […]

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Members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades completed the largest shut at the BP Husky refinery in 40 years.

Building Trades Complete Large BP Husky Turnaround On Time

The largest turnaround in nearly 40 years at the BP Husky refinery was a success thanks to skills and collaboration by the members of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades. More than 4,000 journeymen spent two months making key repairs, equipment upgrades and important safety updates to the refinery, located in Oregon, Ohio. Overall, […]

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Toledo PLA Ordinance

Toledo Passes PLA Ordinance

With the support of the Mayor, Toledo City Council approved legislation yesterday authorizing Project Labor Agreements to be implemented on all major city-funded construction projects. Approved by a 9-2 vote, ordinance 200-16 states all city-funded construction contracts valued at $100,000 or more are subject to a PLA negotiated by the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction […]

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Toledo Zoo Relies on Local Trades to Rehab Aquarium

The talk of the town today is the grand opening of the new Toledo Zoo Aquarium, and the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades played a key role in making it a success. On March 27, after being closed for nearly two and a half years for a $25.5 million renovation, the Toledo Zoo opened […]

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Energy project in Northwest Ohio

The Oregon Clean Energy Project has broken ground on the construction of a new 800-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Oregon, Ohio. While the official groundbreaking ceremony won’t be until next month, preliminary construction is being done on the 30-acre site. The natural gas-fired combined-cycle generating facility will utilize high efficiency combustion turbines with heat recovery […]

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Toledo Construction Aids in Landmark Project for Maritime Academy of Toledo

The Maritime Academy of Toledo is now home to a newly redeveloped maritime simulator site thanks to work donated by Carpenters Local 351 and IBEW Local 8, two of Toledo Construction’s affiliated unions. The simulator project is the first phase of the Academy’s landmark agreement with VSTEP B.V., a leading European developer of simulators and virtual […]

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