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Displaying items by tag: Rockford Construction Company Inc

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 10:57

Grand Rapids approves incentives for 16-story, $52M Studio Park addition

GRAND RAPIDS — City officials have approved a 12-year Neighborhood Enterprise Zone tax incentive for the $52 million second construction phase of the Studio Park development downtown.

Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:16

Making old, new again: Building demolition showcases Rockford recycling efforts

Making room for new buildings often involves tearing down old facilities. At Rockford Construction, we drive sustainability in all our projects, and reclaiming and recycling building materials is an important aspect of building demolition.

Published in Sponsored content
Friday, 21 January 2022 16:04

Rockford Construction generates $30M in recent GR property sales, to reinvest in new projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Affiliates of Rockford Construction Co. Inc. sold several Grand Rapids properties late last year for more than $30 million that will support the company’s investments in future projects.


Sunday, 19 December 2021 19:00

Construction meets a ‘new baseline’ as project costs, labor availability shift industry

As president of Rockford Construction Co. Inc.’s construction division, Shane Napper has played a key part in many of the company’s major projects over the years. Napper has been at Rockford Construction for more than 20 years, and says the industry is now in the middle of a major evolution.

Sunday, 10 October 2021 16:30

Industrial real estate continues upward trajectory as manufacturing, distribution thrives

West Michigan’s industrial real estate sector continues to outpace expectations amid record-high demand for space, leading to some new construction despite high materials costs, substantial lead times and employers struggling to fill vacant positions.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:54

Gun Lake Investments CEO Kurtis Trevan resigns

GRAND RAPIDS — The CEO of Gun Lake Investments — the economic development arm of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe — has resigned after six years in the position.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 16:32

Logistics, data security company breaks ground on $2.8M project in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Logistics and data security company MCPc Inc. broke ground today on its $2.8 million facility that’s expected to bring at least 75 new and existing jobs to the city’s Madison Square neighborhood. 

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 11:53

ICCF completes new HQ, 40-unit affordable apartment project

GRAND RAPIDS — The two-year redevelopment of the former Grand Rapids Christian High School building into a variety of uses, including 40 affordable apartment units, is now complete.

Thursday, 15 April 2021 05:00

Logistics, data company bringing nearly 100 jobs to GR neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS — A Cleveland-based logistics and data security company is the future tenant of a vacant industrial site on the city’s south side.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:34

New Rockford Construction VP to bring ‘new type of thinking’ to health care projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Rockford Construction Co. Inc. added an executive to oversee the company’s health care division as the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Innovation Park project, which includes the Perrigo North American headquarters relocation, gets underway.

Friday, 12 February 2021 17:00

‘Landmark project,’ collaboration brings Perrigo headquarters to Medical Mile

Local economic development leaders have long sought to bring a global headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids, and it will soon become a reality as  Perrigo Co. plc moves its North American corporate offices to the Medical Mile.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 31 January 2021 15:56

Diversity-focused VC fund garners widespread attention, even before making initial investment

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan venture capital fund that intends to invest in growing, minority-owned businesses has garnered attention from interested parties who want to replicate the model elsewhere in the U.S.

Published in Finance

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 13:44

GR-based VC fund targeting minority-owned companies raises $8.5M in first year

GRAND RAPIDS — The venture capital fund formed a year ago in Grand Rapids to invest in minority-owned businesses has netted $8.5 million in commitments from investors and aims to hit $10 million this year.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:01

New bar, live music spot Turnstiles opening on GR’s west side

GRAND RAPIDS — In-house food delivery and expanded outdoor capacity are just a few pandemic lessons Rob Schellenberg has learned as he prepares to open a new bar with live music space on Grand Rapids’ West Side.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 12:28

Brownfield incentives approved for first phase of industrial redevelopment in GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Amplify GR and Rockford Construction Co. were awarded about $2.2 million in tax incentives Tuesday to redevelop an industrial site on the city’s south side for a data management company.


Wednesday, 13 January 2021 11:44

Integrated Architecture puts finishing touches on new office space near downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Finishing touches are being added to the completely renovated building near downtown Grand Rapids that was transformed into the new headquarters for Integrated Architecture LLC. 

Sunday, 20 December 2020 19:10

Construction leaders face a mixed bag of concern, hope heading into 2021

Recent year-end reports on non-residential construction activity softening and a plunging average project backlog are giving West Michigan construction leaders some reason for concern going into 2021.

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. 


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. 

Sunday, 08 November 2020 19:20

MSU officials see close alignment with Perrigo’s planned GR headquarters

 GRAND RAPIDS — Perrigo Co. plc’s planned North America headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids adds a major new player to the Medical Mile academic, research and health care cluster as well as a potential new partner for Michigan State University.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 16:44

Perrigo CEO sees Grand Rapids Medical Mile as potential ‘Silicon Valley of self-care’

GRAND RAPIDS — Executives at Perrigo Co. plc believe the company’s new North American headquarters will fit in neatly with the city of Grand Rapids’ burgeoning health care sector along Medical Mile. 

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 27 August 2020 14:12

Community agreement, zoning changes approved for GR development

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids City Commission has approved zoning changes and a community partnership agreement meant to enforce social equity for the planned Boston Square Together mixed use development on the city’s southeast side.

Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:20

LESSONS LEARNED: GR officials ‘pivot’ after lack of incentives, infrastructure challenges doom $270M development

GRAND RAPIDS — The city of Grand Rapids has walked away from a nearly $270 million proposal to redevelop prime city-owned riverfront property after its chosen developer failed to secure crucial tax incentives for the project.

Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:10

West Michigan industrial market stays healthy during pandemic

The industrial sector in West Michigan has been the quickest in the real estate market to bounce back from the pandemic, nearly returning to where it was pre-COVID-19.


Monday, 03 August 2020 16:56

Grand Rapids hires firm to study feasibility of relocating from 201 Market

GRAND RAPIDS — The city of Grand Rapids has hired an architecture firm to study the feasibility of relocating city operations from prime riverfront property near downtown that has been eyed for redevelopment for years.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 13:15

Developers, neighbors build support for ‘Boston Square Together’ project

GRAND RAPIDS — A proposed Community Partnership Agreement aims to build neighborhood support for a major redevelopment addressing housing equity on the city’s southeast side, though some local officials say the project is moving too quickly.

Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:28

Casino closures make case for Michigan tribes’ further economic diversification

In mid March of this year, all 24 of Michigan’s tribally operated casinos fell silent, their more than 22,280 slot machines spitting out their final paydays for lucky patrons or taking one last injection of cash for the house.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 07 June 2020 09:50

MiBiz Growth Report: June 7, 2020

The MiBiz Growth Report for June 7, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 28 May 2020 05:58

Integrated Architecture begins $2M renovation to move headquarters to Monroe North

GRAND RAPIDS — Integrated Architecture LLC is starting construction this week to renovate a 13,600-square-foot building north of downtown into its new headquarters. 

Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:17

Idled construction firms brace for continued supply chain disruptions

As an executive of a construction and property management company licensed in 45 different states, Jennifer Boezwinkle of Rockford Construction Co. Inc. knows well the disruptions her nationwide counterparts face in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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