Stories tagged: "construction"


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Better Roads, Better Pay: Michigan Construction Workers Just Got a Big Boost From the State

Michigan construction is set to be more lucrative, higher quality, and more local. It’s all because of a tried-and-true state practice that’s coming back.

Kris Saunders and her fiancee, who currently get by on Kris' income as a third-year apprentice carpenter
‘You’re So Marketable’: What a Michigan Carpenter Wants You to Know About Skilled Trades Right Now

President Joe Biden's infrastructure law will create thousands of new construction jobs, but the industry has struggled to recruit young workers. Kris Saunders' story highlights the benefits of the skilled trades: a debt-free path to the middle-class.

Composite sketch of the eXchange courtesy of LIFTbuild (Photos via Crain's Detroit)
Detroit’s Greektown Is Getting Its First Residential Building

The 16-story high rise will feature rentals, condos and views from the heart of the city.

Freeland resident Cyndi Ballien walks up to get a closer look as heavy rain floods North Gleaner Road near its intersection with Tittabawassee Road on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Saginaw County, Mich. People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river were evacuated Tuesday following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
Was This Preventable? Michigan Dam That Failed Was Known For Safety Violations.

An investigation has uncovered years of reported violations. Now residents are displaced during a pandemic.

Rendering of Gratiot Central Commons which will have 36 affordable units | Catholic Pastoral Alliance
Detroit Announces New Housing Developments That Won’t Push Out Current Residents

Construction has resumed on the projects which will house hundreds of Detroit residents.

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How Close Is Your Industry to Reopening in Michigan? We Break It Down.

Some industries are closer to opening than others, and some already have concrete dates. How does yours rank?