Current Events

Foxconn Information Session Draws 500 Companies

An information session for hopeful Foxconn Technology Group contractors, vendors and others drew almost 500 companies last week. Foxconn has committed to spending approximately $1.4 billion with Wisconsin-based suppliers. As construction gears up, many well-trained workers will be needed. Today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series features the Plumbers Local 75 Apprenticeship Process for Wisconsin. It shows what [...]

2018-04-09T15:30:12+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Madison Hosts WI Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest

The new Steamfitters Local 601 Training Center in Madison was the site for the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest held last week. Apprentices from around the state competed in a number of exercises requiring exacting tolerances. Union leaders, participating contractors and a handful of state legislators were on hand to observe the competition. [...]

2018-04-02T15:16:07+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Getting Ready For Foxconn

You can't open a news website or turn on your TV without seeing a story about the deal for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin and bring 13,000 jobs to the state. But before any of that happens a lot of construction has to take place and Wisconsin [...]

2018-02-12T16:24:35+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we approach another Thanksgiving Day, many of us have a lot to be thankful for: good health, family and friends, good paying construction jobs and the great country we live in. Whether you're traveling to visit family or just staying home, take some time to count the blessings we have. Happy Thanksgiving [...]

2017-11-22T14:57:32+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Happy Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day. There maybe some debate as to whether Columbus discovered the new world but there's no debating that there are tremendous opportunities available in the construction trades! Today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series features the Plumbers Local 75 Apprenticeship Process for Wisconsin. If you know someone who might [...]

2017-10-09T15:31:24+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Current Events|0 Comments

Salute To Our Building Trades

Wisconsin building trades workers are back after a well-deserved 3 day Labor Day weekend. Labor Day is a time to celebrate as we did in Milwaukee, Madison and elsewhere. But it's also a time to re-focus on the work that lies ahead. Building Wisconsin salutes and thanks all the union building trades people [...]

2017-09-05T14:52:04+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments