Dawson Construction workers Rick Strissel, left, and Corey Presler build cement forms for a retention pond at the Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington low income apartments being built on West Bakerview Road east of Northwest Drive in Bellingham, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. While construction activity picked up in 2015, the local industry is still well below pre-recession levels.
Dawson Construction workers Rick Strissel, left, and Corey Presler build cement forms for a retention pond at the Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington low income apartments being built on West Bakerview Road east of Northwest Drive in Bellingham, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. While construction activity picked up in 2015, the local industry is still well below pre-recession levels. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Dawson Construction workers Rick Strissel, left, and Corey Presler build cement forms for a retention pond at the Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington low income apartments being built on West Bakerview Road east of Northwest Drive in Bellingham, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. While construction activity picked up in 2015, the local industry is still well below pre-recession levels. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

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