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Start Online And Finish Outdoors

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in online virtual learning for students from kindergarten through college. For high school students who are handy and like the outdoors, there are online elective courses that can lead to a rewarding career. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, we feature the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Pre-Apprenticeship Courses [...]

2020-04-30T15:46:26+00:00April 30th, 2020|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Side Boom Tractor Operation

In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from WI Operating Engineers Local 139 and Josh Retzleff from KS Energy Services to learn about side boom tractor operation. Stu goes first to Coloma WI to check out the training required and then to Wrightstown WI to watch [...]

2020-04-13T15:36:16+00:00April 13th, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

Water Conservation Project At Mitchell Park

We may be anxiously waiting for spring to come but flowers are always blooming at the Mitchell Park Conservatory in Milwaukee WI affectionately known as the Domes. In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith meets with industry guests and checks out a water conservation project at the Domes featuring Plumbers [...]

2020-03-09T15:32:57+00:00March 9th, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

High School Electives At Destinations Career Academy

If you know a high school student who's handy or likes the outdoors, there are elective courses that can lead to a rewarding career. In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, we feature the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Pre-Apprenticeship Courses which are among the electives offered online at Destinations Career Academy.   Subscribe to the Building [...]

2020-02-03T17:07:57+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

Operation Of Side Boom Tractors

Today's video from Building Wisconsin TV features excavating using side boom tractors. Host Stuart Keith travels to WI Operating Engineers Local 139 Training Campus in Coloma WI to check out the training required. Then he meets with Terry McGowan from Operating Engineers Local 139 and Josh Retzleff from KS Energy Services at a [...]

2020-01-23T16:25:50+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Project Insights|0 Comments

Historic Preservation Of Germania Building

Today's video from Building Wisconsin TV features the historic preservation of the Germania Building in downtown Milwaukee which was built in 1896. Host Stuart Keith meets with construction manager Mark Klann from Cardinal Capital Management who shows the interior demolition, planning and preservation of this iconic building. Also, Steve Breitlow from Plumbers Local [...]

2019-11-25T16:33:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Pipeline Excavating

In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from Operating Engineers Local 139 and Josh Retzleff from KS Energy Services to learn about excavating using side boom tractors. Stu goes to Coloma WI to check out the training required and then to Wrightstown WI to watch excavation [...]

2019-11-14T16:05:08+00:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|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+00:00November 4th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Plumbing For A Redevelopment Project

Redevelopment seems to be happening everywhere these days. Today's video from Building Wisconsin TV features a mixed-use redevelopment project in Madison WI. Host Stuart Keith meets with developer Erik Minton to learn about the planning and construction management and Jesse Pertzborn from H.J. Pertzborn Plumbing shows how the plumbing system was installed. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin [...]

2019-10-22T15:14:23+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Recruiting Beyond Career Day

For years, the Building Trades have hosted Career Days designed to recruit high school students who might be interested in an apprenticeship instead of college. Now with career portals and online course offerings, recruiting happens all year long. In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, we feature the Wisconsin Operating Engineers pre-apprenticeship course [...]

2019-10-21T15:05:28+00:00October 21st, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments