Current Events

Labor Day Celebrations Return

Yesterday, Labor Day celebrations took place all around Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, President Biden joined Gov Evers at the Summerfest grounds. And at Labor Fest in Madison, a big crowd enjoyed beautiful weather, lots of food and family fun and pledged solidarity. Building Wisconsin TV salutes and thanks the union Tradespeople in our state who [...]

2022-09-06T15:06:28+00:00September 6th, 2022|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

More Funds For Apprentice And Job Skills Training

Gov. Evers has announced more than $6.6 million to support youth apprenticeship opportunities and job skills training in grants through the second round of the Workforce Innovation Grant Program. The investment supports projects across 12 counties in central and southwest Wisconsin to ensure we have more apprenticeship opportunities and job skills training across [...]

2022-06-27T14:56:45+00:00June 27th, 2022|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

UA Apprentice Contest Returns To Madison

The United Association's (UA) District 4 Apprentice Contest returns to the Steamfitters Local 601 Training Center in Madison WI on June 8 and 9. Top Wisconsin apprentices will showcase their skills in Steamfitting, Welding, Plumbing, Sprinkler Fitting and HVAC Service in competition with apprentices from 10 neighboring states. They'll be evaluated in soldering [...]

2022-06-08T14:41:43+00:00June 8th, 2022|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

State To Expand Broadband Spending

Wisconsin will award a record $125 million this year to expand access to high speed internet service. That means more projects to lay underground cable. In this video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith meets with industry experts to learn about underground directional boring. Robb Kahl from the Construction Business Group talks about the need for safety and proposed contractor [...]

2022-06-06T14:50:25+00:00June 6th, 2022|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Reopening Plumbing Systems

Recent Covid spikes have caused some companies to delay bringing employees back to the office. When they reopen, building managers will need to take precautions to insure water safety. Those looking for detailed information should visit our web page Turning on the Tap. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith meets with plumbing professionals to [...]

2022-05-18T14:20:45+00:00May 18th, 2022|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Apprenticeship Navigators Help Find Opportunities

In an already tight labor market, skilled tradespeople are in short supply. Last May, the state Department of Workforce Development hired five "apprenticeship navigators" in different regions of the state to help potential workers find apprenticeship opportunities. Apprenticeship is hands-on, post-secondary education like a college or university but apprentices receive most of their training on-the-job, [...]

2022-04-25T15:09:57+00:00April 25th, 2022|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Avoiding Problems With Legionnaires Disease

Some areas have had problems with Legionnaires Disease due to reopened buildings where managers did not take precautions to insure water safety. Detailed information can be found on our web page Turning on the Tap. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith meets with plumbing professionals to learn the steps necessary to safely reopen plumbing [...]

2022-03-14T14:27:10+00:00March 14th, 2022|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments