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Carpenters Back Carnahan for Lieutenant Governor

The Missouri Carpenters Union is supporting former U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan in his bid to become lieutenant governor. “Our more than 22,000 members have been working tirelessly to fight back against “right to work” and other attempts to erode the gains we have battled so long to win,” Al Bond, the Carpenters’ executive secretary-treasurer, said. … Keep Reading


HOK Designs UWSP Chem-Biology Building

Following a May 5, 2016, groundbreaking, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is targeting a 2018 completion for a new $75 million science building. HOK in association with Madison, Wisconsin-based architectural firm Potter Lawson designed the 176,500-sq.-ft. chemistry biology building. The four-story academic and research facility will contain classrooms, lecture halls, research and teaching labs, faculty and staff… Keep Reading


HOK’s Eli Hoisington Promoted to Sr. VP

Architect Eli Hoisington, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to senior vice president in HOK’s St. Louis office. Hoisington, the design principal and a leader for HOK’s St. Louis practice since relocating from the firm’s New York office in 2014, also is a member of HOK’s global design board and board of directors. Hoisington was a… Keep Reading


IBEW Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs Appointed

The St. Louis County Council has appointed IBEW Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs to its Emergency Communications Commission (ECC).  The ECC administers the county’s emergency communications system including an interoperable county-wide wireless radio communication network providing communications links that permit participating governmental entities to communicate within the geographic boundaries of the county. This includes the radio system, the… Keep Reading


TUAC Releases Second Annual Labor Supply Survey

Is there a shortage of craft labor in construction or not? The Association of Union Constructors (TUAC) recently commissioned the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) to try and answer the question.   Nearly 800 contractors, labor representatives, owner-clients, and construction association representatives answered the CLRC’s survey.   Management (association representatives, construction managers, contractors/subcontractors, owner/clients) were… Keep Reading


New Wentzville Hotel Hampton Inn to be Completed by March, 2017

MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently broke ground on the new Hampton Inn by Hilton.  Sister company Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, will manage the property, which is scheduled to be completed by March, 2017. The $12 million hotel will be located at 150 Wentzville Bluffs… Keep Reading


Drivers’ Pension Fund Going Broke

Last Friday, the executive director of the Central States Pension Fund sent a letter to retirees and covered workers announcing that the fund will be broke in less than 10 years.   St. Louis area construction employers, who have drivers, contribute to the Central States Pension Fund.   The letter from fund director Thomas Nyhan… Keep Reading


NGA West Site Preparation Project

This project will officially begin after the NGA site selection Record of Decision, expected on June 3, 2016. The scope of the City-led project, with an end date in September 2017, will be to clear the site for the NGA-led construction project. Contracts will include: Demolition Abatement Hauling Excavation Other related site clearing activities This… Keep Reading


People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community. Bryan Herberg Joins McGrath As Project Engineer/Estimator Bryan Herberg of Kirkwood, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer/estimator responsible for estimating, project scope development, subcontractor coordination and scheduling. Herberg… Keep Reading


SMPS-St. Louis Announces Its 2016-2017 Board of Directors

SMPS-St. Louis recently announced their 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The following slate has been elected by acclamation as the 2016-2017 SMPS St. Louis Chapter Board of Directors. The following individuals will commence their terms in office on September 1, 2016. President: Amanda Bohnert, S. M. Wilson & Co. President Elect: Catrina Cook, Spellman Brady & Company… Keep Reading

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