• McCaskill provisions in U.S. Senate highway bill address permitting, rental cars

    From St. Louis Public Radio: While it’s being called the “highway bill,” the U.S. Senate’s plan has far more than funding for road and bridge projects. Among the provisions not specifically related to the six-year highway plan and...

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  • Developers say up to 500 jobs possible for Illinois 15 project

    From Belleville News-Democrat: Up to 500 jobs could be created in the Hofbrauhaus, hotel, restaurant and sports complex planned for Illinois 15 across from the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, developers said Tuesday. The combined value...

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  • Sen. Gina Walsh Pushes Partnerships

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL “Warm and Fuzzy” is the last phrase one might pick to describe State Sen. Gina Walsh, (D-13). But it was very apparent when she spoke at the July membership...

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  • Pipefitters Contract Takes Innovative Tack

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL The philosopher Socrates famously said the wise man is the man who knows that he doesn’t have all the answers.  A recent five-year contract agreement between Plumbers’ & Pipefitters’ Local...

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  • Robot May Revolutionize Bricklaying

    From Engadget: For all the modern tools and heavy machinery found on construction sites these days, one aspect has remained a decidedly manual labor: bricklaying. Just as they did 6000 years ago when masonry was first developed, today’s...

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  • Rebound seen in construction, exports, startups

    From the St. Louis American: The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership’s annual report outlines major developments and trends that significantly impacted the regional economy since its 2013 inception. St. Louis celebrated big wins in 2014 and the progress...

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  • Installation of Solar Panels Complete Atop Future IKEA St. Louis

    From The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire: IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced the installing of solar panels is complete atop its St. Louis store opening September 30, 2015.  Once the other components are mounted,...

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  • Kirby Morris Joins Midwest BankCentre as Vice President of Commercial Lending

    Kirby Morris has joined Midwest BankCentre as vice president of commercial lending. He is based at the bank’s WingHaven branch in O’Fallon, Mo. Morris has served local business customers since 2003 through previous affiliations with various financial...

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  • STL Unions Report Diversity Status

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL In a move that construction owners termed an important first step, area construction trade unions recently gave a look at the state of diversity in the St. Louis construction...

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  • Better than TED: Construction Forum Video

    The TED Talks series, the internationally known short videos of presentations on ideas worth spreading, was one of the models that were used in developing Construction Forum STL. This week that vision became reality with the launch of videos of...

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