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Building Trades Unions Partner with Rowan University for New Degree Program in Construction Management

Jillian Otten - Tuesday, January 31, 2017


North America's Building Trades Unions have partnered with a university to form a new Construction Management degree program.   Read More. . .

2017 Michigan Construction Career Days

Jillian Otten - Friday, December 16, 2016

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CPWR program leads to successful BAC Apprenticeships for Flint Residents

- Thursday, October 27, 2016



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MCAA 16th Annual International Masonry Skills Challenge

- Thursday, August 11, 2016


Attention all Bricklayer Apprentices: 
You are invited to compete in the MCAA Region C Masonry Skills Challenge on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.   The first place winner of the first, second, and third year categories will represent our region at the International Masonry Skills Challenge in 2017 in Las Vegas.  If you want to compete, call Howard Hipes at 517-749-1102 or Tom Ward at (586) 757-6658.   Read More. . .

CPWR, Trades Take Action in Flint

- Thursday, July 07, 2016


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Michigan Bricklayer Apprentices compete in International Masonry Skills Challenge

- Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Mason Contractors Association of America held the annual International Masonry Skills Challenge on February 3, 2016 at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas, NV. Three apprentices (Travis Buda, First Year; Ken Hernandez, Second Year; Nick Bracy, Third Year) won first place in the Region C Masonry Skills Challenge held October 2015 at the MI BAC Training Center in Lansing. This qualified them to represent BAC Local 2 of MI in Las Vegas. Read More. . .

BAC Apprenticeship FAQs

- Monday, December 14, 2015

What do Bricklayers do?
Bricklayers do heavy lifting combined with precise positioning of components. The work involves the placement of a wide variety of brick, masonry block, stone, marble, terra cotta, tile, and related materials. These are used in the construction of walls, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures. They also install the fire brick linings of kilns and industrial furnaces. Read More. . .

BAC builds with elementary school students

- Wednesday, November 04, 2015


List Elementary students set all of the AAC masonry units on an arch template, then the template was removed to teach students the power of building with masonry.  Read More. . .

National Apprenticeship Week

- Wednesday, November 04, 2015


Marsha Black-Watson, Industry Talent Director, Workforce Development Agency, MI Department of Talent and Economic Development reads the State of Michigan Apprenticeship Week Certificate of Proclamation.  Read More. . .

2015 Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 contest

- Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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