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Hand2Hand buys former Aldi building in Jenison for new HQ

A faith-based childhood hunger relief nonprofit bought a former Aldi building in Jenison that it will convert into its new home base.

Owen-Ames-Kimball welcomes 10 new employees

Grand Rapids-based Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. announced several new hires.

LIFT Foundation receives grant for housing homeless individuals

The LIFT Foundation recently received a grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation to help the organization cover the cost of housing individuals experiencing homelessness this winter.

Rockford Construction appoints vice president

Rockford Construction announced the appointment of Steven Frederickson as vice president, overseeing its health care division.

Pinnacle Construction breaks ground on industrial building

Pinnacle Construction Group announced it has begun construction on a new ground-up industrial development in Walker.

Construction firm keeps 14-year safety record going

The construction industry is all about risk taking, but one company has mitigated one of the most daunting risks that consistently haunts the industry. 

Grand Haven ordinance encourages new housing developments

The city of Grand Haven, in partnership with Housing Next, reduced barriers to the creation of housing at all price points with recent updates to its zoning ordinance and approval of a first-of-its-kind housing development in West Michigan.

Wheeler Development granted extension for due diligence on downtown project

After being put on ice by COVID-19 and last year’s state-mandated freeze on construction, Wheeler Development Group’s plans for The Wedge still are underway.

Baker College to add new campus

Baker College, which has a Muskegon location, is building a $51 million campus in downtown Royal Oak, at 420 Lafayette Ave., at the intersection of S. Lafayette Avenue and Fifth Street.

MEDC approves developments in Grand Haven, Ludington

The Michigan Strategic Fund approved three projects that “will create vibrant spaces and boost tourism,” including in Grand Haven and Ludington.

Hope College begins construction on athletic center

The groundbreaking for a new $3.3 million locker room facility on Hope College’s athletic complex took place earlier this week.

Home Builders Association predicts strong activity in 2021

Single-family home construction shows a strong pandemic recovery, according to the latest numbers from the Home Builders Association of Michigan

Residential solar sees exponential growth

Residential solar saw a steep decline in installations early in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the U.S., but POWERHOME SOLAR, a North Carolina residential solar company with strong business ties in Michigan, reported exponential growth last year.

Literacy Center named a finalist for $750K national education challenge

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has moved to the second phase of a $750,000 U.S. Department of Education challenge to advance pre-apprenticeship programs for adults.

City commission supports new jobs, new housing in new year

The Grand Rapids City Commission kicked off its new legislative year focusing on job and housing creation. 

State assesses COVID-19 threat to school air

LANSING — A new statewide program aims to block COVID-19 from spreading through the air of Michigan’s school classrooms.

Contractor hires fifth woman project manager

West Michigan’s Erhardt Construction has added to its female leadership team with the hiring of Melissa Hruska, its fifth female project manager. 

Program aims to partner minority contractors with project owners

The Construction Allies in Action initiative is seeking minority contractors to enroll in the Strong Foundations Program, which will give minority construction companies the skills they need to not only sustain but also grow their businesses in Michigan.

Developers cut ribbon on Michigan Meadows

Wheeler Development Group and Orion Construction completed the Michigan Meadows townhomes in Grand Rapids.

EV Construction announces new hires

A local construction firm continues to add to its team.

Haymarket project pushes forward with successful funding campaign

Slowed but not stopped by the pandemic, Kalamazoo-based Treystar, Catalyst Development and the city of Kalamazoo continue to work toward the completion of Haymarket Plaza thanks to a fully funded community campaign.

Kent County Dispatch Authority launches new radio system

The Kent County Dispatch Authority completed the construction and installation of a new $25 million countywide digital radio system for police, fire and emergency response personnel.

Residential project follows unique path

Sable Homes of Rockford, Newaygo County and the Michigan Land Bank Authority came together to execute a first-of-its-kind use of brownfield incentives to support construction of 20 new workforce homes in the city of Newaygo.

Nonprofit converts historic seminary into senior living space

After nearly a year of development, Samaritas has opened the Senior Affordable Living Community and West Michigan Child and Family Campus, located on the former grounds of the historic St. Joseph Seminary in Grand Rapids.

Volunteer group leads upgrade efforts of Rosa Parks Circle in advance of 20th anniversary

A volunteer-led group is finalizing plans to begin a $2 million restoration project of the Ecliptic at Rosa Parks Circle.

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