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Displaying items by tag: Pioneer Construction

Thursday, 01 September 2022 12:54

The Game Evolves: 12th Annual MCOY Awards celebrates excellence in construction industry

If you’re not adapting, you’re failing. That was the message during this year’s Michigan Contractor of the Year (MCOY) Awards, hosted yesterday evening at the LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park. 

Published in Sponsored content
Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:20

Firms, clients rethink construction projects amid ‘unprecedented’ surge in material costs

Prices and lead times for construction materials continue surging to historic levels, yet local architecture and construction firms say their workloads aren’t being adversely affected.

Sunday, 21 November 2021 16:09

Nonprofit hub takes shape at new Special Olympics Michigan headquarters

BYRON TWP. —  Pam Liggett isn’t sure whether the nonprofit she leads would exist today if it wasn’t for Special Olympics Michigan Inc.’s new headquarters that’s anchoring a hub for several West Michigan nonprofits south of Grand Rapids.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 06 December 2020 17:30

Construction leaders reflect on 2020, expect more stability in new year

West Michigan construction firms saw projects in the hospitality and office industries slow down this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, leaving many to get creative and pivot to industrial and residential markets. 

Sunday, 06 December 2020 16:00

Project delays, Zoom meetings, worksite safety: Construction lessons learned from COVID-19

The construction industry was one of many that was forced to switch up its workflow and get creative this year with the drastic changes, uncertainties, restrictions and additional safety protocols that were put in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:15

Local American Institute of Architects awards focus on sustainability

Integrated Architecture LLC was among several local firms recognized at the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 awards, receiving multiple commendations for its design of the new ADAC Automotive headquarters. 



Thursday, 15 October 2020 11:17

Walker manufacturer Krieger Craftsmen files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

WALKER — Krieger Craftsmen Inc., a manufacturer of plastic injection molds for the automotive, medical, appliance and consumer products industries, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 05 July 2020 14:16

Construction firms bounce back, remain wary of long-term effects from pandemic

Michigan had the largest percentage increase in construction jobs among dozens of states from April to May, as firms rebounding from COVID-19 are showing cautious optimism in hopes of the overall economy following suit.

Sunday, 10 May 2020 12:15

MiBiz Growth Report: May 10, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for May 10, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:30

CRISIS MODE: West Michigan execs talk leadership strategies amid pandemic

As a global pandemic began to hit West Michigan, executives around the region stepped up to lead their organizations and their employees through the time of crisis. 

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 23 March 2020 16:38

Construction companies assess what stay-home order means for projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Construction companies and contractors are figuring out what a shelter in place order for Michigan means for their projects.

Friday, 20 March 2020 05:00

Spectrum Health collecting protective equipment to sustain supply

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is seeking items like face masks and hand sanitizer in light of a national shortage of personal protective equipment for hospital workers and patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Health Care


Sunday, 08 December 2019 13:45

5 notable construction projects from West Michigan

Contractors are capping off another busy year for developments across West Michigan. From the largest mixed-use project in downtown Grand Rapids history, to new modern buildings in historic areas, these are five notable projects from around the region on the radar for MiBiz this year. Here’s a closer look at them.

Sunday, 20 January 2019 23:11

Federal tax reform offers benefits to real estate investors

Federal tax reform means multiple benefits to the real estate industry, although some further guidance is needed for investors to fully understand what that means. After President Donald Trump signed into law the most sweeping changes to the U.S. federal tax code since 1986 with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, experts pointed to the real estate sector as one of the winners with the reforms.

Thursday, 10 January 2019 09:20

Grand Rapids DDA selects Pioneer Construction to manage Calder Plaza renovations

Pioneer Construction Co. will serve as construction manager for the city’s renovation of VandenBerg Plaza, known commonly as Calder Plaza.


Sunday, 02 December 2018 16:00

Proposed Belknap housing development awaits approvals

GRAND RAPIDS — A proposed housing development is seeking approvals from the city and state before moving forward in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood.

Friday, 31 August 2018 20:22

BUY LOCAL: New REIT targets $90M fund for West Michigan deals

A recent investment in a Grand Rapids office complex could serve as the template for what executives hope will become a new platform for West Michigan real estate investment.

Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:36

Commercial real estate industry healthy, but execs expect a slowdown

West Michigan commercial real estate industry insiders see signs of a genuinely healthy market, albeit one that’s likely plateaued. 


Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:37

Real estate projects to watch

With a commercial real estate development pipeline that stretches into 2019, the forecast for the industry in West Michigan remains bright. MiBiz periodically checks in on the status of proposed developments. This report highlights several projects from around West Michigan and examines where they currently sit in the development pipeline.