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Industrial Info Resources

February 03, 2012 06:30 ET

Super Bowl XLVI Stadium Crafted by Building Trades Union Project Labor Agreement, an "Industry Today" Webcast on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 3, 2012) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- This weekend, millions of Americans will be in front of their televisions, watching the Patriots and Giants battle it out in Super Bowl XLVI. The game, undoubtedly one of the biggest sporting events of the year, is taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since its doors opened in 2008, the stadium has provided many economic benefits to the community and has hosted concerts, the NCAA Final Four, and many other events that have brought people and money into the city. Moreover, the project was constructed by Indiana's Building Trades Unions through a Project Labor Agreement (PLA).

Construction of the stadium was funded by the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana taxpayers. The use of Project Labor Agreements on the $700 million project ensured that the stadium was completed on time, on budget, and with a high regard for safety.

When asked about the appeal of using union craft labor on the massive project, Barney Levengood, the executive director of the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, said: "They're trained. They go through an apprenticeship program. They have skills and are very incredibly safety-oriented."

The use of Project Labor Agreements in the construction of Lucas Oil Stadium helped coordinate 1,500 professionals from multiple crafts, all working under the same rules. The result was the on-time and on-budget completion of the facility, which boasts a retractable roof, operational windows with views of the Indianapolis skyline, and state-of-the-art electrical, heating, cooling and plumbing systems.

For Indianapolis and the Colts, the word "luck" has been thrown around a lot recently, but the construction of Lucas Oil Stadium didn't involve any luck at all.

Join America's Building Trades Unions, the Indianapolis Colts and the craftsmen and women who built the stadium in this week's "Industry Today" webcast.

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