Building Advantage Wisconsin

Archive: Jan 2015

Construction Matters

Over the last couple of months, we have seen many great projects come into the pipeline here in the Milwaukee area. Some of these proposals (discussed further below) are tremendous, and will translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in work for the union construction industry. However, the higher the project profile, the more controversy that seems to come along with it, and these current projects are no exception. From the Couture, to the street car, to the new Bucks arena, it is hard to even mention these projects without getting caught up in the media storm and debate that follows.


The coming weeks will bring many decisions: the arena location, the Couture/Preserve the Parks Supreme Court ruling, the Common Council vote on the street car. With all of the commotion surrounding these projects, we need to remember that they represent the end of the recession, providing more work for our industry, and a chance to grow our membership.

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DNESCO ELECTRIC IS HIRING: Electrical Estimator, Project Manager and Purchasing, Material, & Building Maintenance

Electrical Estimator, Project Manager

Job Description:

Looking for an energetic individual looking to be part of an established, growing electrical contractor. Electrical estimating proficient in software based computing and project management experience required. Wisconsin Master Electrician and Designer of Engineering Systems, “Electrical” a plus. Work history should include bidding and managing all aspects of the electrical construction industry. Competitive wage and benefit package.

Call Dnesco Electric, Inc.  At 414-425-3700, email your resume to or send your hard copy to 11019 West Layton Ave. Greenfield, Wis. 53228


Purchasing, Material, and Building Maintenance Position

Job Description:

Seeking an energetic and highly motivated person who has experience in purchasing of electrical materials and maintaining company tools. Must have general computer and Microsoft Excel knowledge. Duties will include purchasing, order taking – internal and external, order invoice reconciliation, material stocking and delivery. Maintaining of the company tool program along with normal shop maintenance. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license, references, and be in good physical condition for the position. Competitive wage and benefit package.

Call Dnesco Electric, Inc. at 414-425-3700, email your resume to  or send your hard copy to 11019 West Layton Ave. Greenfield, Wis. 53228

Tan Lo Honored as one of Milwaukee’s Top 40 under 40

Tan Lo, partner at Barrett Lo Visionary Development, is being honored this year as one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40. Lo, 32, along with Rick Barrett, worked to develop many high profile projects in Milwaukee, including the Moderne, and the highly-anticipated Couture. Originally from Hong Kong, Lo met Barrett nearly 10 years ago, and the pair have been a force on the Milwaukee real estate development scene ever since.


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Common Council Votes to Delay Street Car Decision, Again

After initially using a procedural motion to delay a vote on the highly-anticipated Milwaukee Street Car, opponents in the Common Council were able to do so yet again at their meeting on January 21st.  Alderman Murphy joined street car opponents Donovan, Davis, Zeilinski, Puente, and Dudzik in voting to push the vote back until February 10th, so as to allow more time for opponents to gather the necessary 31,000 signatures to call for a referendum on the project.


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Street Car Community Meeting Tuesday Night

Milwaukee Alderman Russell Stamper II will be hosting a community meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday 1/20 at 6pm to discuss the Milwaukee Street Car proposal. The event is being held at the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) at 2342 N. 27th Street, and will feature a presentation on the project from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

The highly controversial street car project is up for a vote again in the Milwaukee Common Council this Wednesday, 1/21. For more information on the meeting, click here.