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UFP Industries acquires three New England companies

UFP Industries is expanding its supply base in the construction market with the acquisition of three companies based in New Hampshire.
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Ford to revamp Detroit book warehouse into innovation hub

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. revealed plans Tuesday to transform a long-vacant book warehouse into a hub for automobile innovation in Detroit's oldest neighborhood.

Industrial space remains hard to find

According to the third quarter market reports from NAI Wisinski West Michigan, the industrial sector is pushing through COVID-19 territory thanks to Michigan’s strong manufacturing backbone, but the region may have yet to see the long-term effects of the pandemic on other real estate sectors.

Sable Homes receives brownfield incentives for Newaygo development

Rockford-based Sable Homes earned brownfield incentives, allowing construction for a new home development in the city of Newaygo.

HBAM: New home construction continues positive trend

Housing permits for single-family homes in Michigan increased again in September despite the economic downturn, according to the Home Builders Association of Michigan.

AYA Youth Collective and partners building home for local youth

A recent graduate of AYA Youth Collective’s housing resource program will get a new home next year, thanks to a collaboration between several community partners.

LINC Up earns LEED Silver certification on single-family home

A nonprofit housing developer last month earned LEED Silver status for a single-family home it built on Grand Rapids’ southeast side.

Report finds Grand Rapids exceeds national average for women in construction

Although only 10.3% of workers in the U.S. construction industry are women, some parts of the country, including Grand Rapids, have stronger female representation.

Wheeler Development makes up for lost time

Despite the state-mandated freeze on construction in response to COVID-19, Wheeler Development Group so far completed more than $50 million in townhome projects this year and is seeing increased activity in the multifamily market.

Local entrepreneur exits showbiz, finds flooring

A former professional opera singer is now making bank as a West Michigan flooring contractor and wants to get the word to young people looking for career opportunities.

Inside Track: Doing the job her own way

Learning never stops for Chaoying Zhang, who is at the forefront of new technological innovations at Rockford Construction. Because she considers herself very scientifically minded, she embraces the challenge of being the company’s first mechanical engineering plumbing coordinator.

Bazzani Building Company redeveloping warehouse for apartments

Bazzani Building Company is redeveloping an underutilized building in the West Garfield neighborhood.

Zeeland’s Critter Barn undergoing $6M expansion

The Critter Barn in Zeeland will be expanding its farm to include a new $6 million site at 2950 80th Ave. 

Additional apartments coming to HŌM Flats project

An additional 160 apartments will be built by New York-based Magnus Capital Partners on the site of the former Studio 28 movie theater on 28th Street in Wyoming after the developer was approved to begin the second phase of its HŌM Flats at 28 West project. 

Partners complete 26-unit affordable housing development

LINC UP and Orion Construction cut the ribbon on West Garfield Apartments.

West Michigan Works! offering Careers in Construction Month events

The region’s workforce development agency is joining construction industry professionals and organizations across the nation in hosting events for Careers in Construction Month.

Pine Rest expands patient care in West Michigan

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is expanding services at existing outpatient clinics in Caledonia, Grandville and Hastings and is adding a new clinic in St. Joseph as the need for behavioral health services rises statewide.

Wolverine Building Group adds six employees

Wolverine Building Group announced the addition of six new team members.

Cannabis shop unveils remodeled showroom

Skymint reopened its Nunica location Thursday for recreational cannabis sales.

Associated Builders and Contractors announces Excellence in Construction winners

The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter announced the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Construction Awards.

Junior Achievement breaks ground on Grand Rapids center

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes is set to break ground on a new $12.9 million Free Enterprise Center.

Faith Hospice launches campaign for grief support center

Faith Hospice is celebrating 25 years of care by announcing plans to expand services and increase capacity to serve more patients and their families with a $2.86 million capital campaign.

First Companies earns diamond level certification

First Companies Inc. announced it achieved diamond level in the Associated Builders and Contractors’ STEP Safety Management System.

Hospitals get creative amid COVID-19

Experts in the field of health care, as well as those in the design and construction of hospital systems, have been talking for many years about maximizing existing care space and expanding outpatient facilities and telehealth options, but COVID-19 exposed many flaws in hospital systems and brought these issues to the forefront of hospital innovation.

Ford airport breaks ground on phase one of federal inspection station

Gerald R. Ford International Airport entered phase one of its goal to welcome nonstop international commercial passenger flights.

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