careers in construction

More Women Are Attracted To The Trades

There is an ongoing shortage of workers in construction, especially women. As reported here, while women make up 51% of the total workforce, in construction it’s just over 9%. Many trades, including Plumbers Local 75 have been actively recruiting women to join their apprenticeship programs. At Plumbers75Careers.com, interested candidates answer a few questions [...]

2019-11-19T16:18:10+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Successful Candidates Start Plumbers 75 Apprenticeship

Building Wisconsin TV wants to congratulate the successful candidates who are starting their Plumbers Local 75 apprenticeship training. Today’s video features the Plumbers Local 75 Apprenticeship Program for Wisconsin. If you’ve ever thought about a career in the construction trades, this video shows the training you’ll get as a Plumbers 75 apprentice and the opportunities [...]

2019-11-05T15:59:35+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Food Warehouse Video Has 15,000 Views

Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV has over 15,000 views on YouTube. Host Stuart Keith visits Summit Refrigeration Group to learn about Ammonia Refrigeration Systems which make fresh and frozen food distribution possible. Owners Mike Conti, Rick DeGroot and Fred Anderson provide a tour along with members from Steamfitters Local 601. We'll see the Summit fabrication shop, visit a cold storage construction site [...]

2019-11-04T16:31:50+00:00 November 4th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

We Energies Power Plant Conversion

Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV shows how the We Energies Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee was converted from coal to natural gas by members of Steamfitters Local 601. Host Stuart Keith meets with Mike Woznicki from We Energies, Stan Hohol from AECOM and Chris Valerine, Paul Prill and Joel Zielke from Steamfitters Local 601. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about major construction initiatives in Wisconsin, [...]

2019-10-31T15:51:41+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Ammonia Refrigeration Systems

In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith visits Summit Refrigeration Group to learn about Ammonia Refrigeration Systems which make fresh and frozen food distribution possible. Owners Mike Conti, Rick DeGroot and Fred Anderson provide a tour along with members from Steamfitters Local 601. We’ll check out the Summit fabrication shop, visit a cold storage construction site and finish up in the engine room of a [...]

2019-09-19T15:19:06+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

More Women Need To Consider The Trades

While many of the Building Trades have increased recruiting efforts towards women, the numbers are still woefully inadequate. For example, in 2018 it was estimated that women comprised only 5.4% of welders, 2.4% of electricians and 2.2% of carpenters. We're starting to develop interest early with programs like CAMPBuild and in today's video [...]

2019-09-10T15:56:26+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

CampBUILD Introduces Girls To The Trades

CampBUILD is the result of a combined vision between the Badgerland Girl Scouts and Madison College to help build a bridge between women and the skilled trades. This summer, CampBUILD hosted camps for girls from pre-K through high school over 2 weeks. Kindergarteners designed and built birdhouses with hand tools while middle and [...]

2019-08-29T15:34:37+00:00 August 27th, 2019|Current Events|0 Comments

Fresh And Frozen Food Distribution

In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith visits Summit Refrigeration Group to learn about Ammonia Refrigeration Systems which make fresh and frozen food distribution possible. Owners Mike Conti, Rick DeGroot and Fred Anderson provide a tour along with members from Steamfitters Local 601. We’ll check out the Summit fabrication shop, visit a cold storage construction site and finish up [...]

2019-06-27T15:08:20+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Wisconsin Plumbing Apprenticeship With Plumbers 75

Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV features the Plumbers Local 75 Wisconsin Plumbing Apprenticeship Program. If you’ve ever thought about a career in the construction trades, this video shows the training you'll get as a Plumbers 75 apprentice and the opportunities and income a career in plumbing can provide. Go to Plumbers75Careers.com to get started. Subscribe to the Building [...]

2019-06-17T14:38:32+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

IBEW Local 494 At Milwaukee Tool

If you own a Milwaukee Tool, you know the quality with which they’re made. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith meets with the tool professionals and takes a tour of their home office expansion. Special thanks to IBEW Local 494, Uihlein Electric and Hunzinger Construction. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about major [...]

2019-06-13T14:07:11+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments