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Bricklayers volunteer to repair Newsboys monument

Members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades volunteered their time and talent to restore a large local Newsboys monument. Built in 1917, two years after the death of John Gunckel, a large memorial monument was constructed at his grave in the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery to pay tribute to the founder of the Toledo Newsboys Association, […]

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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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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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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 On Feb. 9, commissioners rescinded their contract to Paschal, Bign & Sons Excavating, LCC, to raze an apartment building that sits on land deemed necessary to realign Brandyway Lane for the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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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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Toledo Construction Supports the Toledo Newspaper Guild

The following is posted on behalf of Nolan Rosenkrans, President of the Toledo Newspaper Guild… When my wife and I decided to buy a new car, we made sure to buy a union made one. We didn’t care who the CEO of the company was, or who was on the board of directors. We cared […]

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