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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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Forbes.com Says Students Should Consider Apprenticeship

When it comes to making a decision about their future, students and young adults should consider joining an apprenticeship program rather than going to college for a bachelor’s degree. A January  Forbes.com article discusses how bachelor’s degrees are failing millions of college graduates throughout the nation. Currently, an estimated 13 million Americans, many with college degrees, […]

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National Recruitment Video Released

A new national recruitment video shows why Northwestern Ohio is the perfect place to work and live. The video highlights the opportunities available to properly skilled construction professionals, as well as the many reasons why Toledo was named one of the top 19 cities for opportunity by Forbes magazine. During the 2016 construction season, numerous […]

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Great Work – Great Life Website Expands

Northwest Ohio is a great place to work and a great place to live. That is the message of a new content recently released by The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council on www.GreatWorkGreatLife.com, a site geared to bring tradesmen and tradeswomen who, are open to traveling, to Toledo for the 2016 construction season. […]

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Toledo Area Needs Skilled Construction Workers

A recent Toledo Blade article claims there is a growing problem facing the construction industry in Northwest Ohio. According to a 2015 survey completed by the Associated General Contractors of America, the area needs more skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen. The AGC found 86 percent of contractors had difficulty filling some positions. The cause is related […]

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Carpenters Local Refutes Reports of Man Power Shortage

Contrary to an article in the Toledo Blade, officials from the area’s carpenters union say their organization is not as dramatically effected by a manpower shortage as as their non-union counterparts. The Blade’s story shed light on an allegd growing problem related to available manpower in Northwest Ohio, but officials with Carpenters Local 351 feel […]

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IUPAT Video Showcases Benefits of Union Career

As any member of the 18 construction trade unions affiliated with Toledo Construction can attest, the advantages of being trained by and joining a union are endless. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades – which represents Painters and Tapers Local 7 – created a video to show what these advantages entail, from job […]

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