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Displaying items by tag: Rockford Construction Company Inc

Sunday, 07 May 2017 20:00

3 developers bid on Kent County-owned downtown Grand Rapids office building

Kent County received three wide-ranging bids earlier this week for its 104,000-square-foot downtown office building at 82 Ionia Ave. NW.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:18

REITs seize opportunities in West Michigan, but challenges could emerge

A new kind of institutional investor has started to capitalize on opportunities in West Michigan.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:57

Rockford Construction gets state approvals, funds for west side GR project

An affiliate entity of Rockford Construction Company Inc. today received approvals and state Brownfield funds from the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund to move forward with its proposed “superblock” on Grand Rapids’ west side.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 16 April 2017 14:07

MiBiz Growth Report: April 17, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 17, 2017.

• M&A: Dallas-based America’s Auto Auction has acquired West Michigan Auto Auction of Wayland and Parma-based Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction as part of the company’s larger acquisition strategy. The Texas company closed on the deal April 1. Both West Michigan Auto Auction and Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction were owned by Carl Miskotten, who will remain as the general manager of both facilities, according to a report in Auto Remarketing. Prior to the deal, America’s Auto Auction acquired seven facilities from Baton Rouge, La.-based Auction Broadcasting Co. in January 2017. The company operates a total of 21 auction locations across the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:44

Grand Rapids leaders consider new path to redeveloping public assets

As the city of Grand Rapids considers selling publicly-owned land, it hopes to use a new method of engaging would-be developers looking to redevelop the parcels.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:24

Adtegrity plans office move to New Holland development in Grand Rapids

Digital marketing and advertising firm Adtegrity Inc. announced today its plan to vacate its current headquarters at 38 Commerce Ave. SW and move to the growing Bridge Street corridor.

Published in Breaking News


Wednesday, 05 April 2017 16:47

5 firms respond to RFQ for 201 Market redevelopment in Grand Rapids

The city-owned 201 Market Ave. property in the southwest corner of downtown has drawn interest from five different development teams, city officials said today.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 03 April 2017 10:44

MSU Federal Credit Union plans downtown Grand Rapids branch

The board of directors for MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) today announced its plans to open a branch in downtown Grand Rapids later this year.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:23

MiBiz Growth Report: March 6, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 6, 2017:

• M&A: American Grease Stick Co. of Muskegon was acquired last year by 3 Rivers Capital, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based private equity firm. A manufacturer of branded automotive fluid transfer lines and related products for the automotive aftermarket industry, AGS has operations in Muskegon and the U.K. The company, which was founded in 1931, sells products through a variety of aftermarket retailers, including Advanced Auto Parts, AutoZone and Pep Boys, according to a statement. 3 Rivers purchased the company for $10 million from the Rosen family, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Business Times. The deal was backed by $9.75 million in subordinated debt and an equity co-investment from PNC Mezzanine Capital. JP Morgan Chase also provided debt financing for the transaction. Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC of Pittsburgh served as legal counsel to 3 Rivers Capital. The sellers worked with investment banker Stout Risius Ross Inc. of Chicago.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 05 March 2017 16:45

Construction execs tout early successes in workforce development

West Michigan construction industry executives believe some of their recent worker training efforts have started to pay off. 

Thursday, 26 January 2017 14:23

Three Grand Rapids projects awarded affordable housing credits

With tax credits awarded, the development of three new affordable housing projects in the area should move forward.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 08 January 2017 17:22

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 9, 2017

zHere is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 9, 2017. 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating Co. signed a letter of intent to purchase American Seating Co.’s architectural fixed seating business in a deal expected to close in March 2017, pending due diligence. The business includes products for stadiums, auditoriums and other large venues. The company’s move to divest a “higher profile part of our business was an extremely difficult decision to make,” Chairman and CEO Ed Clark said in a statement announcing the transaction. The sale comes as American Seating seeks “to optimize its operations and resources in order to pursue significant growth opportunities” in its transportation seating business, where the company will continue to focus. American Seating intends to lay off 80 workers early this year as a result of the deal. However, a portion of that workforce may transition into roles at Irwin Seating, according to the statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Breaking News


Friday, 09 December 2016 10:17

Grand Central Market in Grand Rapids expands

A longtime downtown Grand Rapids deli has expanded.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 11 December 2016 15:35

Room for More? West Michigan execs call for new hotel capacity

More than 12,000 amateur athletes and their traveling companions from around the Great Lakes will descend on greater Grand Rapids next summer when the region hosts the State Games of America.

Friday, 02 December 2016 13:02

Investors scoop up 5 properties on Grand Rapids’ west side

Spurred on by the likes of developers such as Rockford Construction Co. Inc., Ryan Ogle now hopes to make his own mark along the Bridge Street corridor on Grand Rapids’ west side.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 27 November 2016 16:15

Commercial real estate execs optimistic for West Michigan, but remain vigilant

Despite political uncertainty and fears of an impending economic slowdown, commercial real estate and construction stakeholders have faith in the fundamentals of the industry in West Michigan.

Sunday, 27 November 2016 16:10

GVSU launches $10M capital campaign for new medical ed facility

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University seeks to raise $10 million through a capital campaign to coincide with the construction of a $37.5 million academic center along the Medical Mile.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 12:18

VanGessel works strategic partnerships for large developments

Mike VanGessel likes to talk about the “why” behind his company’s decision to invest in the long-neglected west side neighborhood of Grand Rapids.

Published in M&A Award Profiles

Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:13

Spectrum Health continues push to integrated care campuses with Rockford site

The medical campus under construction west of Rockford in northern Kent County follows a move by Spectrum Health to concentrate care across its footprint into one-stop locations. 

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 02 October 2016 13:30

Art sighs: Despite convergence of positive factors, Grand Rapids artists worry about their future

As the 2016 version of ArtPrize enters its final week, it might seem like local artists are living in a golden age. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:40

WMCAT announces new HQ on Grand Rapids’ West Side; $7.5 million capital raise

Nonprofit education organization West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) today announced a plan to move its headquarters to the emerging Bridge Street corridor.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:40

Market shifts favor new industrial redevelopment

WYOMING — Stu Kingma often fields multiple phone calls per month from people interested in redeveloping Site 36, one of West Michigan’s most storied former industrial sites.

Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:18

An industry at a crossroads: Closely-held craft brewers — noted for fierce independence — weigh options for succession

As New Holland Brewing Co. LLC ramps up a major expansion into the Grand Rapids market that’s expected to open next month, President and co-founder Brett Vanderkamp has plenty to keep his mind occupied. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:15

Hungry investors seek Grand Rapids housing deals, rankling longtime residents

GRAND RAPIDS — From an undisclosed $100 million foreign-backed fund to local real estate agents, investors of all kinds are staking their bets on the Grand Rapids housing market. 


Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:45

MiBiz Growth Report: July 11, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 11, 2016.

• M&A: Belding-based Robroy Enclosures Inc., a subsidiary of Robroy Industries Inc. of Verona, Pa., acquired the assets of Texas-based Attabox Industrial Enclosures, according to a statement. The deal complements Robroy Enclosures’ existing Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures brand of fiberglass electrical enclosures. Attabox makes engineered enclosures for the industrial, solar, electrical, telecommunications, HVAC, instrumentation/control, government, oil and gas, and construction markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 04 July 2016 14:28

MiBiz.com’s most-read stories for the first half of 2016

The list of most-read stories on MiBiz.com for the first half of 2016 has a decidedly real estate and retail-related theme.  

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:21

Documents show full scope of proposed project for Grand Rapids’ West Side

Documents released this morning by the city’s Planning Commission outline further details of a proposed redevelopment project along the burgeoning Bridge Street corridor.

Published in Breaking News

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:38

Rockford Construction, ICCF announce plans for affordable housing in Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood

Rockford Construction Company Inc. today formally announced plans for a redevelopment project that aims to bring 70 units of affordable housing to the northwest area of Grand Rapids.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 26 June 2016 10:41

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Knowns and unknowns in proposed Grand Rapids neighborhood Meijer

Downtown-ish Grand Rapids could finally get a “real” grocery store sometime in the future, if plans from Meijer Inc. and Rockford Construction Co. Inc. come to fruition. 

Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:23

West Michigan contractors unconcerned about mixed economic indicators

West Michigan’s construction executives hold to the notion that the region’s industry will continue to accelerate for the foreseeable future, despite increasing concerns of a broader economic slowdown. 

Published in Economic Development

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