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Microsoft data center plans OKed by Racine County board
12/01/2023

Microsoft data center plans OKed by Racine County board

The Racine County Board and the Mount Pleasant Village Board this week approved Microsoft's land purchase for a future billion-dollar data center.

New Land Enterprises shares vision for Whitefish Bay theater
11/30/2023

New Land Enterprises shares vision for Whitefish Bay theater

New Land Enterprises will renovate and find an operator for a live entertainment venue in the former Fox-Bay Cinema Grill in Whitefish Bay

Settlement over Oconomowoc housing project wages hits $1.2M
11/29/2023

Settlement over Oconomowoc housing project wages hits $1.2M

The U.S. Department of Labor said it recovered $1.2 million in overtime and prevailing wages for construction workers at the Pabst Farms project in Oconomowoc.

Prices rise, but mass timber’s appeal remains
11/28/2023

Prices rise, but mass timber’s appeal remains

Mass timber construction has gained popularity as clients and architects seek to reduce embedded carbon in projects and design unique and inviting natural environments.

Keller Inc. will lead Switchgear Power Systems expansion
11/27/2023

Keller Inc. will lead Switchgear Power Systems expansion

Keller Inc. is the architect and general contractor for an expansion project at Switchgear Power Systems in Winneconne. Construction will end next Labor Day.

Grinkers propose parking structure for busy Milwaukee area
11/22/2023

Grinkers propose parking structure for busy Milwaukee area

Officials from Sid Grinker Restoration proposed a parking structure to go with plans for a timber tower north of Milwaukee's downtown.

Evers vetoes $2B tax cut, calls plan 'completely unserious'
11/21/2023

Evers vetoes $2B tax cut, calls plan 'completely unserious'

Evers' veto was expected, as he opposed the GOP plan from the moment it was introduced as a substitute to the Democratic governor's own workforce...

Minnesota port project gets nearly $2M from feds
11/20/2023

Minnesota port project gets nearly $2M from feds

A port improvement that will benefit movement of grain and other commodities in and out of Red Wing is moving forward with a nearly $2 million federal grant.

Thompson elected president of transportation association
11/17/2023

Thompson elected president of transportation association

WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson takes the lead this week as president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Sumaiyah Clark nominated as Milwaukee County chief equity officer
11/16/2023

Sumaiyah Clark nominated as Milwaukee County chief equity officer

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley has announced the appointment of Sumaiyah Clark to the position of chief equity officer for the Milwaukee County Office of Equity. The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will consider the confirmation of Clark as early as December.

Downtown Milwaukee woke up Monday to sights of a new sign on the north end of the U.S. Bank Center...
11/13/2023

Downtown Milwaukee woke up Monday to sights of a new sign on the north end of the U.S. Bank Center...

Two signs for Robert W. Baird & Co. are going up at the U.S. Bank Center in Milwaukee. Baird is the largest tower tenant with 1,600 employees.

Excellerate completes manufacturing facility in Little Chute
11/13/2023

Excellerate completes manufacturing facility in Little Chute

Excellerate, a division of Faith Technologies, completed its smart manufacturing facility in Little Chute. The company makes modular construction products.

The Biden administration has started 40,000 construction projects since the passage of major infrastructure legislation ...
11/10/2023

The Biden administration has started 40,000 construction projects since the passage of major infrastructure legislation two years ago and is seeking to make the case that continued progress could depend on keeping Joe Biden in the White House after 2024.

The Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD) introduced a plan to encourage more dense residential buildings as pa...
11/08/2023

The Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD) introduced a plan to encourage more dense residential buildings as part of an overall effort to grow the city’s population.

The Department of City Development proposed Growing MKE, a consultant-driven plan to encourage dense housing in Milwaukee.

Kenosha apprentice trades college for carpenter tools
11/07/2023

Kenosha apprentice trades college for carpenter tools

An 18-year-old from Kenosha shared her success story with high school students while learning as a construction apprentice with Riley Construction Company.

Career fair connects Milwaukee students to construction work
11/03/2023

Career fair connects Milwaukee students to construction work

Building Advantage's annual career fair at Fiserv Forum connected more than 1,000 Milwaukee area high school students to the construction industry.

VJS Construction will build a parade memorial in Waukesha
11/02/2023

VJS Construction will build a parade memorial in Waukesha

VJS Construction Services will oversee construction of a memorial at Grede Park in Waukesha. The structure commemorates those who died in the parade tragedy.

NAMC-WI, WisDOT partner to boost minority contracting
11/01/2023

NAMC-WI, WisDOT partner to boost minority contracting

The National Association of Minority Contractors - Wisconsin and Wisconsin DOT partnered to help boost minority contracting opportunities amid federal projects.

Stephen E. Sandherr, the CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), on Monday announced he will retire ...
10/31/2023

Stephen E. Sandherr, the CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), on Monday announced he will retire in spring of 2024. Check out who is stepping in as CEO.

Associated General Contractors' CEO Stephen A. Sandherr announced he will retire in spring of 2024. Jeff Shoaf, COO of the association, will take his place.

West Allis officials approve Mandel Group's 51-unit proposal
10/30/2023

West Allis officials approve Mandel Group's 51-unit proposal

The West Allis Plan Commission recommended Mandel Goup's proposal for a 51-unit, four story apartment building near the existing SoNa Lofts and Makers Row.

Milwaukee commission greenlights New Land Enterprises plans
10/27/2023

Milwaukee commission greenlights New Land Enterprises plans

Milwaukee officials gave another round of approval for Renaissance Farwell. New Land Enterprises and Korb + Associates Projects planned the apartment project.

Republicans float changes to win approval for funding Milwaukee Brewers stadium repairs
10/26/2023

Republicans float changes to win approval for funding Milwaukee Brewers stadium repairs

Wisconsin Republicans floated changes Wednesday to a funding proposal for Milwaukee Brewers stadium repairs including a new tax on non-Brewers events, seeking to win over skeptics of the current plan intended to keep the team at American Family Field until at least 2050.

OSHA cites Brookens Construction over alleged fall hazards
10/25/2023

OSHA cites Brookens Construction over alleged fall hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor gave a $132,593 penalty to Brookens Construction when investigators allegedly saw a worker on a roof without fall protection.

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U.S. Department of Labor: Davis-Bacon Act updates commence
10/24/2023

U.S. Department of Labor: Davis-Bacon Act updates commence

The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Monday updates to the Davis-Bacon Act will go into effect. The changes affect prevailing wage for federal projects.

OSHA proposal includes unions, third parties at inspections
10/23/2023

OSHA proposal includes unions, third parties at inspections

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration proposed a rule to give third parties expanded access to walkaround inspections.

The Daily Reporter celebrated 50 Newsmakers of the Year on Thursday night at Harley-Davidson in downtown Milwaukee. Comp...
10/20/2023

The Daily Reporter celebrated 50 Newsmakers of the Year on Thursday night at Harley-Davidson in downtown Milwaukee. Companies and individuals were honored in 20 different categories during the annual awards and networking event.

Check out this year's honorees: https://dailyreporter.com/2023/10/19/2023-newsmakers-of-the-year/

Newsmaker's 2023!
10/19/2023

Newsmaker's 2023!

Wisconsin municipalities received more than $134 million in fourth quarterly aid payments for 2023 for General Transport...
10/19/2023

Wisconsin municipalities received more than $134 million in fourth quarterly aid payments for 2023 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway and Expressway Policing Aids.

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced more than $134 in quarterly aid payments for Wisconsin roads and highways.

The Appleton Area School District (AASD) on Monday broke ground on Sandy Slope Elementary, according to Hoffman Planning...
10/18/2023

The Appleton Area School District (AASD) on Monday broke ground on Sandy Slope Elementary, according to Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, the firm responsible for the project’s design and construction management.

The Appleton Area School District broke ground for Sandy Slope Elementary, a two-story school designed and built by Hoffman Planning, Design and Construction.

70 Madison veteran households will get free furnace services
10/17/2023

70 Madison veteran households will get free furnace services

Madison area mechanical contractors and the Steamfitters Local 601 will provide free heating inspections and service to 70 veteran households in Dane County.

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