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In 2015-2016, Tippecanoe Building and Construction Trades Council members were at work on jobsites all over central Indiana.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive is adding a $450 million paint shop expansion at the Lafayette plant.

HISTORIC Freedom Bridge was saved and moved to a new location near Delphi, IN. 

Magnetation pellet plant in Reynolds, IN will process three million metric tons of high-quality fluxed iron ore pellets per year, which will serve as feedstock for AK Steel blast furnace operations in Ohio and Kentucky. Construction on the $350 million facility was completed more than three months ahead of schedule.

Alcoa expansion in Lafayette is a $90 million advanced manufacturing facility which produces aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry.

Durkees Run interceptor and Earl Avenue reconstruction project will reduce street flooding by separating existing combined stormwater and sanitary sewer lines. When the overall project is completed, over 100 million gallons of storm water annually will be diverted from the Lafayette wastewater treatment plant while preventing untreated sewage from flowing into the Wabash River.

Approximately 1,000 feet of 48-inch pipe, 220 feet of 54-inch pipe, and new stormwater outlets were installed to eliminate cross connections of the sanitary and storm sewers along the Earl Avenue corridoor.

STORMWATER PARK fills an easement area on Lafayette School Corporation grounds just south of the old Pythian Home site. The constructed park will improve stormwater quality and also provide an opportunity for students to learn about ecosystems, environment and the importance of cleaning up our streams. Lafayette was recognized with a Community Achievement Award by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns for the project.

The Purdue University West Lafayette campus has seen an increase in new construction, infrastructure, and maintenance activities this year.

Some current infrastructure projects:

Stadium Avenue and Stadium Mall

Demolition of Heat and Power North and Engineering Administration Building

Phase 1 - Grissom Hall

Third Street Infrastructure Project

Russell and Grant Street Resurfacing

Slater Hill Water Tank

Cayuga Power Plant


New buildings opening fall semester:

Drug Discovery Facility

Lyles-Porter Hall

Harrison Street Parking Garage

Bailey Hall

Center for Student Excellence  (Vawter Field)

Third Street Suites

Softball stadium  project includes site work and infrastructure. The $13 million stadium will seat up to 1,000 spectators and includes a press box, scoreboard, locker rooms, restrooms, concessions and meeting rooms.

Northwest Athletics complex, a multi-year project at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, includes baseball, tennis, soccer and softball facilities.

Bailey Hall is the new home of Purdue Musical Organizations, $7.6 million with 15,328 square feet.

Center for Student Excellence and Leadership and Residence Hall complex fill Vawter Field on Martin Jischke Drive.

Union building trades have been on the job at Tippecanoe County schools: Battle Ground Middle,  Burnett Creek Elementary, Mintonye Elementary, Southwestern Middle, Wea Ridge Elementary, and Woodland Elementary.

Community Service Page

Each year, Council members provide financial support to dozens of charitable organizations. They also donate expertise, time, and skills to various projects. The Council supports the Union Food Pantry and a peer counseling program, and participates at the annual Labor’s Family Day Picnic at Columbian Park.

Habitat for Humanity-. All trades of the Tippecanoe Building Trades Council work on Habitat Home

West Lafayette resident now has a handicap accessible entrance and 60-foot sidewalk courtesy of Tonn and Blank Construction, Sisters of St. Francis, and Carpenters Local #215 apprentices. IMI donated the concrete.

Moose Lodge in Lafayette getting finish treatment from Cement Masons Local #692.