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Construction Advancement Foundation lands $154K grant for worker training

PORTAGE | The Construction Advancement Foundation, a regional trade association based in Portage, landed a $154,124 federal grant for worker training.

September 15, 2014 10:01 am
NWI construction sites nearly 15 times safer than national average

NWI construction sites nearly 15 times safer than national average

Northwest Indiana's union construction industry has nearly 15 times fewer accidents than the national rate, a new study found.

July 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Tickets available for construction awards ceremony

Local contractors will step into the limelight next month at the annual Construction Advancement Foundation and Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable Construction Awards Banquet.

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm

Banquet to Honor Construction Awards Winners to Be Held May 15

PORTAGE | Tickets are currently on sale for the annual Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) and Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT) Construction Awards Banquet, which will be held on May 15th at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana.

April 14, 2014 12:40 pm
New training institute built entirely with American-made materials

New training institute built entirely with American-made materials

PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground tanks and climbing up scaffolding.

December 05, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Supervisory training offered for future construction industry leaders

Future leaders in the construction industry can learn about supervision at an upcoming training program.

September 21, 2013 10:29 am

Portage panel OKs changes to construction facility

PORTAGE | The Portage Development Review Committee on Tuesday approved changes to the site plan for the new Construction Advancement Foundation training facility.

July 16, 2013 7:30 pm
Construction Awards Banquet honors safety excellence

Construction Awards Banquet honors safety excellence

MERRILLVILLE | More than 600 construction professionals attended the annual Construction Awards Banquet on May 16 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

May 22, 2013 5:55 pm
Annual CAF-NWIBRT Awards Banquet recognizes Construction and Safety Excellence in NWI

Annual CAF-NWIBRT Awards Banquet recognizes Construction and Safety Excellence in NWI

MERRILLVILLE | Every year, the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) and the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT) join forces to honor the best construction projects in Northwest Indiana, recognize the significance of safety in the industry, and to praise companies for excellen…

May 20, 2013 4:20 pm Photos

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Excellence in construction and safety honored

HOBART │ Safety and construction excellence in Northwest Indiana was recognized Thursday at Avalon Manor.

May 17, 2013 1:28 pm

Construction Awards Banquet set for May 16

MERRILLVILLE | Local leaders in the construction and maintenance industries will be honored May 16 during the Construction Awards Banquet at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

March 08, 2013 2:11 pm
Construction sector likely to improve slightly

Construction sector likely to improve slightly

Because there is a lack of good data sources on future construction activity, forecasting construction spending is an “ear to the ground” and “word on the street” process.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Growth in safety training spurs new facility construction

Growth in safety training spurs new facility construction

PORTAGE | Members of a regional construction trade group said Friday they hope their new training center serves as a sign that Northwest Indiana contractors will remain committed to making safety performance a business imperative.

November 30, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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NWI Economic Outlook Positive for 2013

NWI Economic Outlook Positive for 2013

MERRILLVILLE | Economic forecasters point to a period of growth in the next six months for Northwest Indiana. The report was delivered at the Construction Advancement Foundation’s (CAF) Annual Northwest Indiana Economic Report and Outlook meeting on Wednesday, November 14.

November 19, 2012 10:00 pm

Gas station, training center receive site approval

PORTAGE | The Plan Commission approved two new developments Monday night with little discussion.

October 01, 2012 8:00 pm

Portage-based contractors group secures training grant

The Construction Advancement Foundation in Portage has been awarded a more than $100,000 training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office.

September 19, 2012 12:00 pm

Construction group plans new safety training facility

PORTAGE | This year alone, about 2,000 union trades people have taken safety classes through Construction Advancement Foundation Inc.

September 10, 2012 12:00 am
Much ado about dues

Much ado about dues

Concerns about how Indiana's right-to-work law will apply to new labor agreement provisions has grounded talks between a Merrillville union and a group of local roofing contractors.

July 13, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Replenishing the skills pipeline

Replenishing the skills pipeline

Officials from regional construction trade groups want to increase participation in training programs to build the knowledge base for the current and next generation of industry leaders.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am

Construction industry groups hosting Thursday banquet for safety awards

HOBART | The Construction Advancement Foundation and the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable will honor construction industry safety achievements at a banquet Thursday.

May 07, 2012 11:30 am
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