June 2023

Health and Safety | In Focus | June 2023Building Change through ConnectionBuilding Trades Recovery Week (BTEA Northeast)

Health and Safety | In Focus | June 2023

Building Change through Connection

Building Trades Recovery Week (BTEA Northeast)

In light of the numbers of annual opiate-related deaths of people working in construction, Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) Northeast’s Executive Director Emeritus Thomas J. Gunning saw the need for the next generation to find solutions to the problem. That is how Recovery Week was conceived. Today, his son, Executive Director Thomas S. Gunning, and his team are helping to save and change lives and educate leaders and employees among the over 74,000 construction professionals the union building trades represent in Massachusetts—and their approach is working.

Construction Services | June 2023An Eye on New Markets and Industrialized ConstructionWall-tech Companies

Construction Services | June 2023

An Eye on New Markets and Industrialized Construction

Wall-tech Companies

Wall-tech Companies is a market leader when it comes to using prefabricated cold-formed steel (CFS) framing to create sturdy building exteriors. While the company, which is based near Madison, Wisconsin, offers other framing services, there has been a major push recently to grow the prefabricated CFS side of the business. Since it was profiled August 2021 in Construction in Focus, the company has also dramatically expanded its geographical footprint and its presence in the single-family home market.

Construction Services | June 2023The Crane ExpertsCRS Crane Solutions

Construction Services | June 2023

The Crane Experts

CRS Crane Solutions

CRS Crane Solutions knows cranes. In business since 1991, the Alberta-based company has grown into one of the largest crane suppliers in North America, building a reputation for exceptional lifting solutions and a relentless commitment to customer service. The team produces more than 150 cranes a year, with up to 175-ton capacity and 130-foot span, in one of the biggest crane manufacturing plants on the continent, which boasts a whopping 30,000 square feet of quality-controlled production space.


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