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Tuesday, 14 June 2022 13:30

Construction firm Owen-Ames-Kimball expands into Colorado market

Grand Rapids-based construction management firm Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. is expanding to Colorado after several years of strategic planning.

Sunday, 05 December 2021 18:00

8 West Michigan projects to watch

The construction industry experienced widespread pauses on projects in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the backlog made for a packed year in 2021, which features a range of ongoing projects including housing developments and reuses of former industrial buildings.

Monday, 30 August 2021 16:43

West Michigan Construction Institute facility slated to open in 2022, aid in construction labor shortage

GRAND RAPIDS — A hub for talent recruitment, skills development and job placement is expected to open early next year in Grand Rapids in hopes of filling the workforce pipeline for West Michigan construction jobs.


Sunday, 06 December 2020 16:31

School bond projects provide reliable work for firms during pandemic

K-12 school bond projects have emerged as an increasingly reliable source of work for West Michigan construction and architecture firms, even though some districts opted to delay putting projects to a vote this year because of the pandemic.

Sunday, 22 November 2020 16:00

Pandemic amplifies talent shortage, lack of diversity in construction industry

West Michigan’s construction industry has long faced a talent shortage fueled by a worker exodus during the 2008 recession, stigma around going into skilled trades, and firms failing to recruit a diverse workforce. 

Friday, 20 September 2019 09:19

ABC announces winners of Excellence in Construction awards

GRAND RAPIDS — Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan has announced the winners of its 33rd annual Excellence in Construction awards.


Wednesday, 24 July 2019 15:05

West Michigan contractors to build $25M senior care center in Florida

Two West Michigan-based general contractors are building a new $25 million senior care residential center in Punta Gorda, Fla. 

Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:27

School districts turn to taxpayers to support building, tech upgrades

Even as West Michigan’s economy continues to improve, its public education system faces considerable uncertainty.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 April 2017 12:48

MiBiz Growth Report: April 3, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 3, 2017.

• M&A: Industrial and fastener distributor Manufacturer’s Supply Co. has signed an agreement to sell certain assets to Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal Co. (Nasdaq: FAST). Fastenal expected to close on the deal for Manufacturer’s Supply, or Mansco, at the end of March, after this report went to press. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hudsonville-based Mansco generated roughly $50 million in sales in 2016 from locations in Michigan, Alabama and Texas. It was founded in 1928. President Jim Mol has operated Mansco for the last 25 years. Mansco supplies a range of fastener products “with a particularly strong market position with commercial furniture OEMs,” a market to which Fastenal “has not meaningfully contributed in the past.”

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 11 December 2016 16:07

Pushing forward: West Michigan real estate industry moves to execute on plans

By and large, 2016 made for a record year for many in West Michigan’s commercial real estate and construction sectors. 

Sunday, 06 March 2016 14:37

Contractors avoiding ‘fallout’ from global market turmoil

Despite a number of recent global and national industry reports pointing to potential slowdowns in the construction sector, West Michigan contractors say they remain busy and confident for the foreseeable future. 

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 08:56

OAK, GDK joint venture complete Hope College construction

The joint venture known as G.O. Construction, consisting of Grand Rapids-based Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. (O-A-K) and Holland-based GDK Construction Co., has completed $42.8 million worth of construction projects for Hope College in Holland.

Published in Breaking News