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Side Boom Operator Training

In today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series, we'll learn about the training required to operate side boom tractors. Host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from Operating Engineers Local 139 and Josh Retzleff from KS Energy Services. We'll travel to Coloma WI to check out the training and then to Wrightstown WI to watch a natural gas pipeline being installed. Subscribe to [...]

2018-09-24T15:35:10+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

Keep Wisconsin Moving Report To Be Featured

Starting this weekend, Building Wisconsin will broadcast a new episode statewide featuring the Keep Wisconsin Moving Report. Keep Wisconsin Moving is a report compiled by the Wisconsin Transportation Finance and Policy Commission to help find a long-term funding solution for our state's transportation system. Host Stuart Keith meets with commission members Robb Kahl, Craig Thompson and Mark [...]

2018-09-21T15:39:00+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Another Season At Camp American Legion

We're reaching the end of another season at Camp American Legion. The Camp, located on the shores of Big Carr Lake in the heart of the Northwoods, is an outdoor retreat for Wisconsin veterans. Camp American Legion serves approximately 400 injured and disabled veterans each summer. Today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series features Camp [...]

2018-09-19T15:06:05+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

Tour The Steamfitters 601 Training Center

A beautiful new complex off I-90/94 in Madison houses the Steamfitters 601 Training Center. In today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series, we’ll tour the facility. Host Stuart Keith meets with Joel Zielke and Dave Singer from Steamfitters 601 who talk about the construction process and show the completed Training Center. Stu also meets with Brad Werlein from General Heating to find out what this facility means for [...]

2018-09-17T15:36:51+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

Albert House Remodeling Project

Affordable housing is an important part of our quality of life in Wisconsin. In today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series, host Stuart Keith tours the Albert House remodeling project in Racine. This affordable housing project by Cardinal Capital Management was funded through Federal tax credits managed by the Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about [...]

2018-09-12T15:00:19+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

How To Become An Electrician

In today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series, we'll show how to become an electrician through the IBEW Local 494 Electrical Apprenticeship for Wisconsin. Host Stuart Keith meets with Dean Warsh and Dan Large from IBEW Local 494 to go over the application process along with the curriculum and training for an electrical career through the IBEW. Also, Milwaukee-area contractor Henry Hurt from Hurt Electric talks about available [...]

2018-09-10T15:33:26+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

Excavation For A Natural Gas Pipeline

In today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series, we learn about the operation of side boom tractors. Host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from Operating Engineers Local 139 and Josh Retzleff from KS Energy Services. Stu travels to Coloma WI to check out the training required and then to Wrightstown WI to watch as a natural gas pipeline is being installed. Subscribe [...]

2018-09-05T15:36:26+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

Rain Can’t Dampen Labor Day Festivities

There may have been more rain, flooding and closed roads in Wisconsin on Labor Day but the rain didn't dampen Labor Day festivities around around the state. Crowds were up and attendees pledged solidarity and activism in the coming elections. Building Wisconsin salutes and thanks the Tradespeople in our state who contribute to the quality [...]

2018-09-04T14:55:50+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

High School Courses That Lead To A Rewarding Career

In our last post, we featured $50,000 reasons to train to become a Wisconsin Operating Engineer. A great way to start is through the Operating Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Courses offered to high school students as an elective. Classes are online through Destinations Career Academy. Check out today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series to learn more. Subscribe [...]

2018-08-29T14:50:25+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments

$50,000 Reasons To Train To Be An Operating Engineer

Watch today’s video short from Building Wisconsin to see why there are $50,000 reasons to train to become a Wisconsin Operating Engineer. Do you have what it takes? Visit iuoe139.org or BuildingWisconsinTogether.com to learn more. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about major construction initiatives all around Wisconsin.

2018-08-27T15:00:45+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Project Insights|0 Comments