Three-Year I-70 Bridges Work to Begin in February
Orange barrels will be a part of the Interstate 70 landscape through Wheeling for three years, beginning in February.

The governor said Swank’s bid was the lowest of five submitted. Other bids came from the Trumbull Corporation, Pittsburgh, $215,376,254.31; Brayman Construction Corporation, Saxonburg, $218,373,550.11; Joseph B. Fay Company, Tarentum, $234,931,000, and Walsh Construction Company, Chicago, $237,704,300. Read More
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that construction employment in July was relatively flat compared to June, with small gains in some sectors. Construction employment rose an unadjusted 0.1% adding some 4,000 jobs,  off from larger gains in June . Year-over-year construction employment for July is up by roughly 2.8% in seasonally adjusted measurements. Read More
City Hears First Reading of User Ordinance Fee
Council heard the first reading of an ordinance to adopt the weekly $2 fee and could vote on the matter at its next meeting Aug. 20. Members fielded questions, complaints and endorsements from several residents regarding the fee and public safety building. Read More
Contractors can avoid letting licensing pitfalls sneak up on them by taking note of every filing event for a particular year and develop an automated reminder system, Christian Haring writes. It's also important to act proactively in geographic areas of opportunity and develop a system to track renewals. Read More
Companies that focus on retention by investing in optimizing their current talent, working to improve employee experience and only hiring when necessary are much more competitive in the war on talent....  READ MORE 
Now is the time for construction companies to look to the latest digital payment technology to benefit from more visibility and security around payments, as well as faster transfer of funds across the business....  READ MORE 
  TAUC Responds to DOL Apprenticeship ProposalOn June 25, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) designed to encourage the creation of new apprentice training programs across a wide variety of industry sectors. These programs are known as Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, or IRAPs. Read More
Project of the Week
Swiss Hills Career Center Center
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
In 1987, Paul O’Neill, the new CEO of Alcoa, said his primary focus would be on worker safety over profits—and everyone thought he was insane. Investors rushed to sell their Alcoa shares. But O’Neill’s strategy worked. It’s probably the most powerful example of the great return on investment (ROI) that is possible when safety processes—and safety culture—are put first. We have some tips and resources for assessing safety ROI at your organization. Read More
Conducive cultures can be the most effective tool in achieving safety results. High-performance organizations realize alignment of safety cultures is becoming the core responsibility of not just the contractor, but those engaging them as well. Read More
Welcome New Members
The James C. Dawes Co. was founded in 1941 by James C. Dawes after he worked for Linde Division of Union Carbide Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA. During the late 1930's, Linde wanted to set up a distributorship in the Ohio Valley and Dawes decided to open a store in Martins Ferry, Ohio. James W. Dawes took over the business in 1963 after his father passed away. Brian C. Dawes took over the company in 1977, just six months after graduating from the Hobart Institute. 
James C. Dawes Co. is proud to be the only independent and locally owned welding supply business in the Ohio Valley. Our mission is to provide quality products at a competitive price, exceed customer expectations and meet delivery times to insure prompt service. Additionally, to provide consulting services by qualified trained technicians when required by our customers. 
The James C. Dawes Co. offers a variety of welding supplies. We carry welding rod and wire, gloves, torches, gauges, tips, and other supplies you may need. We currently supply many of the local fire departments, emergency squads, dentists, and doctors with medical gases. We are currently offer nitrogen purging and pressure testing to the gas and oil industry.

Stop by today for a consultation, and see what our commitment to quality is all about! 
We know what we’re doing, and we’re dedicated to keeping you and your business happy. 
Your satisfaction is our highest priority!

250 North ZaneHighway PO Box 38 Martins Ferry OH 43935


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