Tag Archives: construction

Cleveland Building Trades Featured at NABTU Legislative Conference

Dave Wondolowski, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary, made his monthly appearance on America’s Workforce Radio and spoke with host Ed “Flash” Ferenc about the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council being featured during the North America’s Building Trades Union Legislative Conference. The Cleveland Building Trades were recognized[…] Read More →

‘Q’ Renovations Back On

The on-again, off-again deal to renovate Quicken Loans Arena is back on the table as the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to move forward with their initial plans, generating quality construction jobs for the area trades. “We are excited to confirm our renewed capital commitment of over $70 million to help renovate[…] Read More →

$65 Million Reasons to Stop Roadblocking City-Driven Job Creation

By Courtney Hutchison | Op-Ed | July 20, 2016 In the last year, city officials in New Orleans, Cleveland and Nashville have found themselves scrambling to protect “hire local” policies from their respective state governments. In all three cases, racially diverse cities struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment[…] Read More →

Diverse Building Trades Workforce Safely Constructs Cleveland Hilton Hotel

The construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel was truly a community effort. Built under a Project Labor Agreement between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and Cuyahoga County, the building’s owner, the make-up of the construction crews was large and diverse. Jeffrey Appelbaum, Project Managing Consultant, told Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Hotel PLA Project Comes In $20 Million Under Budget

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Cleveland Building Trades received high praise for completing the Downtown Hilton Hotel on time and $20 million under budget. Nearly $310 million was budgeted for the 32-story hotel project, including $276 million in construction and purchasing costs and $34 million for contingency funds. Thanks[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Helped Transform Progressive Field

Cleveland Building Trades Helped Transform Progressive Field While the Cleveland Indians wrapped up spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., members of the Cleveland Building Trades put the finishing touches to a number of major off-season renovations at Progressive Field. For the second consecutive baseball offseason, area tradesmen and tradeswomen spent the[…] Read More →

Crews Keep Pace with Aggressive Lakewood Elementary Schools Projects

Union tradesmen, with a little help from Mother Nature, have been able to keep up with an aggressive schedule on three Lakewood elementary school projects. As frigid weather begins to set in throughout Northeastern Ohio, crews from the Cleveland Building Trades are working furiously get the three new Lakewood school[…] Read More →

CBCTC Launches Video on New YouTube Channel

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to announce the launching of our first video, which also coincides with the launch of our YouTube channel. The video, which can be viewed below, introduces the general public to the Cleveland Building Trades, while also highlighting several of our high[…] Read More →

Cleveland Hilton Hotel Project Update

An update on the construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel brought smiles to the faces of all involved in the project. The $272 million dollar project is on time and on budget, meaning the hotel, which was a key part of Cleveland’s bid to land the 2016 Republican National Convention,[…] Read More →

Cleveland Tradeswomen Committee Hosts Successful Career Event

Last month, the Cleveland Tradeswomen Committee hosted another successful event geared toward bringing women into the construction trades. Combined with their previous events held in September 2014 and this past February, the Committee has now introduced nearly 90 women to potential careers in the construction industry. The initial success of the[…] Read More →