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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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Keep economic momentum going by voting yes on Issue 2

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council wants to keep Toledo’s economic momentum moving forward. Since 2009, the area has seen a rise in the number of jobs created in construction, manufacturing and other downstream sectors, and the city and its residents cannot afford to lose this momentum. It is for this reason why […]

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Labor Fest raised $15,000 for the Lucas County Sherriff's D.A.R.T. Program.

Successful Labor Fest Raises $15,000 To Fight Drug Addiction

Thousands of union members and their families attended Northwest Ohio’s premier Labor Day festival, where they not only celebrated the working class, but also raised much-needed funds for a local drug addiction response program. Following the annual Toledo Labor Day Parade, many union members and their families spent their afternoon at the Lucas County Fairgrounds […]

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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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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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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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Ted Strickland visits Sheet Metal Facility in Rossford

A former Ohio Governor visited a building trades training center in northwest Ohio in his bid to secure his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. On February 10, former Gov. Ted Strickland made a campaign stop at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 training center in Rossford, Ohio. Strickland, Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and Kelli Prather […]

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Lucas County Commissioners Enforce PLA Requirement in Demolition Bid

Lucas County Commissioners withdrew a demolition contract because the contractor ignored contract language requiring the use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). On Feb. 9, commissioners rescinded their contract to Paschal, Bign & Sons Excavating, LCC, to raze an apartment building that sits on land deemed necessary to realign Brandyway Lane for the installation of […]

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