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Displaying items tagged: Wolverine Building Group

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 10:23

Wolverine Building Group co-owner steps down to pursue new opportunities, focus on equity in industry

KENTWOOD — Wolverine Building Group co-owner Aaron Jonker has sold his shares in the construction company to pursue “a couple of different opportunities” that could involve a more development-oriented role focused on equity in the industry.

Sunday, 11 April 2021 12:00

MiBiz Growth Report: April 11, 2021

This is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 11, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 02 April 2021 10:35

Wolverine Building Group expands to Southeast Michigan with acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS — Wolverine Building Group has expanded its footprint to Southeast Michigan with the acquisition of Brighton-based construction firm Contracting Resources Inc.


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
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, 05 November 2020 16:56

Wolverine World Wide reports strong e-commerce despite revenue decline

ROCKFORD — Wolverine World Wide Inc. reported a strong performance from its e-commerce business in a third quarter earnings report Thursday, though quarterly and year-to-date revenue are down compared to last year.

Published in Finance
Friday, 30 October 2020 11:05

Grand Rapids tiki bar owned by HopCat founder files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

GRAND RAPIDS — The operators of Max’s South Seas Hideaway — a downtown Grand Rapids tiki bar owned by former BarFly Ventures LLC President Mark Sellers III — have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 14 September 2020 13:40

Enprotech announces expansion, consolidation of Lansing operations

LANSING — Enprotech Industrial Technologies, which specializes in metal forming and steel manufacturing equipment solutions, today announced an expansion at its existing Lansing facility.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 10 September 2020 16:28

West Side GR development to house Interphase Interiors, Haworth showroom

GRAND RAPIDS — Interior design company and Haworth Inc. dealer Interphase Interiors is relocating its downtown headquarters to the ground floor of a $5 million office building under construction along the Leonard Street business corridor on the city’s West Side.

Friday, 24 July 2020 13:22

Alro Plastics plans Kentwood facility for spring 2021

KENTWOOD — Alro Plastics has a new Grand Rapids-area location slated to open in the coming spring.

Sunday, 14 June 2020 20:32

Hinman’s downtown hotel project opening delayed due to COVID-19

GRAND RAPIDS — The Hinman Co.’s 13-story, 140,000-square-foot hotel located at 10 Ionia Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids is expected to be completed two months later than anticipated because of construction delays stemming from COVID-19.


Wednesday, 03 June 2020 11:40

HopCat parent company BarFly Ventures files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

GRAND RAPIDS — BarFly Ventures LLC, the parent company of the HopCat chain of beer bars, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 01 March 2020 19:00

CONSIDER THE SOURCE: West Michigan manufacturers search for supply chain solutions amid coronavirus outbreak

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China is forcing West Michigan manufacturers to find creative solutions to avoid production disruptions.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 16 February 2020 19:00

Criminal justice reform can help address workforce development, biz group says

series of recommendations from a state joint task force on reducing Michigan’s ballooning jail population can also address workforce development challenges, says a leading West Michigan business group.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 08 December 2019 12:32

West Michigan construction industry finds optimism ahead for 2020

Construction and development professionals in West Michigan remain optimistic as they look toward 2020, even though the upcoming presidential election and ongoing talent issues are causing headwinds. While some markets might slightly change next year, industry experts who spoke with MiBiz during a recent executive roundtable said they are interested to see how downtown Grand Rapids developments will spark additional new projects. Many also noted that collaboration and partnerships are becoming key to the industry’s success.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 11:56

Developers plan new west side Grand Rapids office building

GRAND RAPIDS — A group of developers are positioning their proposed new Leonard Street office building as a gateway to Grand Rapids’ west side.

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.


Sunday, 01 September 2019 15:29

Momentum continues for apartment development across Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Developers of apartments in Grand Rapids are still seeing high demand for market-rate units.

Friday, 19 January 2018 12:12

Wolverine Building Group completes leadership transition

Construction management firm Wolverine Building Group has completed its 18-month long leadership transition, the company said Friday.

Published in Breaking News
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.


Sunday, 27 November 2016 16:22

3 perspectives on West Michigan’s commercial real estate industry

West Michigan’s commercial real estate industry is capping off a banner year for 2016. Developers, architects and contractors have all reported success across multiple sectors, including retail, industrial and health care. And while some divisions have started to emerge about just how strong all those sectors truly are, executives across the region agree the boom in apartment development — and the corresponding need for design and construction for those projects — is real and makes for significant business opportunity. In separate interviews, MiBiz spoke with three industry stakeholders to get their take on where one segment in particular — the multifamily market — stands and where it’s going. 

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, 07 August 2016 13:45

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 8, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 8, 2016. 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based architecture firm Progressive AE Inc. has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based AI Design Group Inc., according to a statement. The new company will be headquartered in Grand Rapids and leadership will remain the same, according to a statement. AI Design will now be referred to as a Progressive AE company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Published in Breaking News

Thursday, 28 July 2016 13:47

Advanced Packaging invests $8 million in new expansion

Advanced Packaging Corp. unveiled a 75,000-square-foot expansion today that coincides with the company’s 50th anniversary, according to a statement.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:32

Wolverine Building Group begins leadership transition

Grand Rapids-based general contracting firm Wolverine Building Group today announced the start of an 18-month leadership transition that will culminate with two vice presidents assuming the role of co-presidents.

Published in Breaking News