Tag Archives: Cuyahoga County

Topping off ceremony keeps Q Transformation Project on schedule

On Jan. 16, a ceremonial topping off ceremony was held to commemorate the last piece of structural steel installed on the project to modernize the 25-year old publicly-owned Quicken Loans Arena. “This topping off is a great milestone for this important project. Our investment in ‘The Q’ is an investment[…] Read More →

Phase one of ‘The Q’ Transformation Project finished on time

Working under a tight timeline, the highly trained and highly skilled members from multiple Cleveland Building Trades affiliated unions completed Phase One work on the “‘The Q’ Transformation Project,” allowing the building to host a sold out Justin Timberlake concert on Oct. 2. For the Cavaliers, the City of Cleveland[…] 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 →

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 →

Wondolowski Appointed to Cuyahoga County Elections Board

In late January, the Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council was appointed to serve on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. David Wondolowski becomes one of two Democratic Party members to serve on the board, which consists of four local members (two Democrats and two Republicans),[…] Read More →

Convention Center Hotel changing Downtown Cleveland’s skyline

Despite the cold winter weather, construction continues on the newest landmark set to adorn the Cleveland skyline. The 32-story Convention Center Hotel, to be operated by Hilton Worldwide, will connect the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation to form a hub for downtown Cleveland and residents. The hotel is[…] Read More →

Why it’s important to you and our region to vote for Issue 7 on May 6

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on April 14, 2014… I urge all Cuyahoga County voters to support the May 6 renewal of the small but beneficial tax on alcohol and tobacco. Any fair review of this small[…] Read More →

Keep it simple: ‘Sin tax’ renewal will create jobs

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on March 17, 2014… Having the ability to share an important message with so many members of assorted labor trades is one of the primary reasons we created The Labor Citizen. Similarly, I[…] Read More →