Francis Colantonio built a two-man carpentry business into a general contracting firm that completes more than $100 million in annual project work. Now, he’s trying to open opportunities for younger workers and increase diversity in the industry.
Following the lead of Boston and Cambridge, the town of Walpole has ordered a shutdown of major construction sites in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
A coalition representing a wide swath of the state’s real estate industry is calling out a proposed “net-zero” building code included in a package of legislation the state Senate is considering as part of a plan to shrink Massachusetts’ carbon footprint to zero by 2050.
Massachusetts construction companies and labor unions held work stoppages at 50 project sites from Boston to Springfield on Wednesday as their industry attempts to confront a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses among its ranks.
The state’s trade association for commercial construction companies is trying to help the fight against Massachusetts’ opioid crisis, with a forum aimed at highlighting the toll the crisis has taken on workers in the industry and offering potential solutions.