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Steamfitters Local 601 Break Ground on New Training Facility

On Thursday, August 11th, Steamfitters Local 601 held a groundbreaking ceremony for their long-anticipated new training facility in Madison, WI. The $12.3 million training center was designed by Potter Lawson Architects, and will be built by construction manager Hunzinger Construction Company. “As a proud union contractor since 1907, we are honored to have been selected by the Steamfitters Local 601…to deliver a project that will transform their Apprenticeship Training and will have a positive impact on the skilled labor force throughout Wisconsin,” said Jim Hunzinger, Executive VP of Hunzinger Construction.

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Roger Zacharias

Building Advantage is pleased to announce that the Northern Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, North Region, has selected Business Representative Roger Zacharias to join our Executive Board.

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Executive Board Update

It’s been a while since we’ve sent out an update on our Executive Board of Directors at Building Advantage. Our Executive Board is made up of six labor and six management representatives, along with five industry advisors from across southeastern Wisconsin. Together, we work on issues of mutual concern for both sides ranging from getting our members back to work to recruiting our future workforce.
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Buford Focuses on Collaboration, Industry Needs in New Role


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When Mayor Tom Barrett named Earl Buford President and CEO of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) last June, he spoke about utilizing Buford’s leadership and experience at a critical time for workforce development efforts in Milwaukee. “It’s my expectation Earl will continue to lead the organization in the positive direction that Don [Sykes, previous MAWIB President] has initiated,” Barrett said in a statement.



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