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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 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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Proposed law would make Prevailing Wage optional in Ohio

Construction workers throughout Ohio  stand to lose an estimated 16 percent of their paycheck if a recently introduced a bill to make the state’s prevailing wage law optional for municipalities becomes law. On Feb. 27, State Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, introduced Senate Bill 72, which gives the state’s governing bodies the ability to pay construction […]

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Toledo ranks 14th in nation in construction job growth

A recent Associated General Contractors report shows the Toledo metropolitan area ranks 14in the nation in construction job growth. The report, released on Nov. 2, shows northwest Ohio gained approximately 1,500 construction jobs between Sept. 2015 and Sept. 2016, for an 11 percent gain. Toledo tied with the Steubenville, Ohio/Weirton, W. Va. area for largest […]

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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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Our members are were selected to work on $60 million project to bring ProMedica's headquarters to downtown Toledo.

Toledo Construction Members Construct Downtown Toledo ProMedica Headquarters

Affiliate members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades were selected to complete a major construction project to transform downtown Toledo and help make the area more vibrant. The new $60 million ProMedica project, located on the banks of the Maumee River, will relocate northwest Ohio’s largest medical system headquarters to downtown Toledo’s waterfront. Construction crews […]

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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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Northwest Building Trades Launch National Recruitment Campaign for 2016 Projects

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council launched the first phase of an aggressive nationwide recruitment campaign geared to bring traveling union tradesmen and tradeswomen to Toledo for the 2016 construction season. Visitors to can learn about the benefits Northwest Ohio has to offer traveling skilled construction and why the region is such […]

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Toledo Area Tops State in Construction Jobs

A new report shows the Toledo area is the state’s hotbed for construction jobs. The Associated General Contractors of America released a report last Tuesday naming the Toledo metropolitan area as the 32nd fastest growing region in the nation and tops in Ohio. The report said that from May 2014 to May 2015, the Toledo […]

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