Planning Commission to Consider ‘Mixed-Use Village’ in Woodsdale
The city’s Planning Commission is set to spend the next several months considering a proposed  “mixed-use village”  to be built on a hilltop in Woodsdale.

The commission will hear a presentation at its meeting Monday night from company GC&P Development, which plans to use a 100-acre piece of land north of the neighborhood along W.Va. 88 to develop commercial, residential, office and other space. Read More
Five Budget Management Tactics for Small Construction Firms
Construction executives in small companies have to get creative when managing a smaller budget. They don't enjoy the same degree of flexibility as more established companies, and these constraints can often feel frustrating. However, it's important to look at a limited budget not as an obstacle, but as an opportunity for growth. Read More
The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is studying public comments on proposed rules governing overtime pay requirements, regular rate and joint employer liability. The DOL aims to finalize the rules -- known as the "Big 3" -- by the end of the year. Read More
AGL Industries pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and will have to pay the 500 welders and ironworkers it shorted on overtime pay. Read More
Moundsville Officials Eyeing Construction of New City Building
A preliminary architectural assessment was done by the Bridgeport, W.Va.-based firm The Thrasher Group, which was critiqued by the department heads, Healy and city clerk Sondra Hewitt, and revised. A cost estimate provided by The Thrasher Group placed costs at $5.4 million, which Healy rounded up to $6 million due to a predicted rise in construction costs. Read More
"We must take a more disciplined approach to risk assessment," CEO Carlos Hernandez said. "We're focusing on profitability and cash generation." Read More
Pension Agency Paints Grim Picture for Multiemployer Program
The federal agency that insures pension plans says that its program to assist ailing multiemployer plans will turn insolvent at the end of the 2025 fiscal year unless Congress comes up with a remedy. Read More
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Swiss     Hills  Career Center
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Swiss     Hills  Career Center – Center for Innovation and Automation
This project is valued at $492,000,00.  A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the Swiss Hills Career Center, 46601 State Route 78, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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Safety and Risk
No one looks forward to the day when the regulatory authority arrives at your facility for an inspection. Will he or she find issues of noncompliance? Will an enforcement action or penalty be forthcoming? One of the first things the inspector will do is request to see your permits. Read More
In a university development team's test run, designers using the app found twice the number of hazards than those using just the internet. Read More
When safety and deadlines are on the line, it’s critical to meet compliance standards. There are eight common compliance violations contractors need to watch for. Here's how to prevent them....  READ MORE 
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