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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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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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ACT Ohio Executive Director Matthew A. Szollosi once again testifies against HB 394.

ACT Ohio Leader Testifies Once Again Against HB 394

For the second time in three months, the Executive Director of Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT) Ohio testified before the Ohio House of Representatives Insurance Committee, in opposition to House Bill 394 (“HB 394”). If it becomes law, the bill to reform unemployment benefits will greatly harm the construction industry by severely curtailing the amount of […]

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Undercover Seattle officer trained as drywaller, investigates abusive contractor

A Seattle contractor who obtained more than $1 million in government contracts now faces criminal charges, accused of scamming workers out of pay as part of a scheme to underbid competitors. The Seattle Post Intelligencer has the full story on the investigation that saw a Seattle police officer trained as a drywall installer, who then […]

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$850 million energy plant project commits to using union workforce

Our partners with ACT Ohio last week announced a significant project coming to the Toledo area where the developers have committed to using our skilled union workforce. Bill Martin, President of North America Project Development, LLC (NAPD) was in town to go over the details of his $850 million dollar Oregon Clean Energy Project. Powered […]

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