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JobsOhio Commits $30 Million to potential Belmont County Petrochemical Plant
The state’s economic development arm has awarded its largest grant ever for site work for a massive, multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant being considered in eastern Ohio. Read More
Contractors, Unions Split Over Proposed New Apprenticeship Rule
A proposed new U.S. Dept. of Labor regulation that would reshape apprenticeship programs across a wide range of industries has drawn sharply divided reactions from construction industry groups, with unions praising the plan, a major contractor group strongly criticizing it, and other contractor associations with relationships with unions also welcoming the proposed rule. Read More
How to keep cash flowing from one project to the next
For many contractors, financing existing jobs while investing in new work is a big balancing act that forces them to constantly weigh one financial obligation — i.e. payroll, taxes, subcontractors, material suppliers — against another. And the star of that act is cash.  Read More
 Trelar will try to make ordering dump truck services more efficient for contractors and drivers, a form of automation and creativity in the market that the industry is ripe for, according to the startup's CEO. Read More
US To Apply Tariffs to Fabricated Structural Steel From Mexico
The United States announced yesterday it would impose tariffs on imports of fabricated structural steel from Mexico after an investigation determined that some exporters receive unfair subsidies. Read More
Against the backdrop of record continued strength in the U.S. economy, nonresidential construction ended 2018 up 4.0% year-over-year for the month of December, while employment in the sector grew 2.6%, reports the Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the fourth quarter of last year.   Read more
Unified Bank Breaks Ground in Moundsville
Officials with Unified Bank broke ground last week on their new banking center in Moundsville. The ceremony June 18 marked the beginning of construction on the two-story bank at Tomlinson Avenue and Seventh Street. The bank will provide customer access and service through four indoor teller stations with a handicap accessible service window, a new accounts office for confidential account openings, a manager’s office for private financial consultation and a conference room for meetings and loan closings. In addition, there will be two drive-thru lanes and a drive-up ATM for express service. P.W. Campbell, a banking industry planning/design/construction management company from Pittsburgh, designed the building and will oversee the construction. Read More
Project of the Week
$6  Million Dollar Tappan Lake Marina 
A complete renovation of the MWCD-owned and operated facility Tappan Lake Marina will include the development of a new restaurant on the main floor of the marina building, featuring seating for 250, including over 100 on a covered outdoor deck overlooking Tappan Lake.
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Safety and Risk
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety to Meet in July
The   Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health  will meet July 17-18 at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Members will address proposals to add a reference to the definition of "confined space" that applies to welding activities in construction and to clarify fit requirements for personal protective equipment in construction.  Read More  
OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy: What Employers on Construction Sites
Need to KnowMulti-employer worksites are a frequent occurrence in the construction industry. While the need for employees from different companies may be necessary to perform the various tasks required by a project, the presence of multiple employers, and their employees, on the same worksite can result in an increased risk of safety hazards. Read More
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