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Rockford Construction Co. starts new chapter

Written by | Sunday, 15 September 2013 22:00 |

GRAND RAPIDS — For the first time in 12 years, all of Rockford Construction Co.’s employees will be under one roof, a move the company’s executive team feels is crucial to its future innovation, collaboration and competitiveness.

Michigan State University plans to invest in building new facilities in downtown Grand Rapids to help grow the school’s medical research programs.

O-A-K branches out to Kalamazoo

Written by | Monday, 02 September 2013 22:00 |

A Grand Rapids-based construction firm hopes to open doors to more opportunities with a new office in Southwest Michigan.

A Grand Rapids-based development firm that made a recent buy in the Battle Creek market says it plans to offer much-needed residential units to the downtown market, as well as help bring a new hotel to the area.

GRAND RAPIDS — As the national professional organization for architects discusses ways it can become more relevant, the local chapter is also searching for a way to become the go-to resource for the profession in West Michigan.

Grand Rapids developer John Wheeler and his partners have big plans for bringing more quality residential units to the Wealthy Street corridor.

It’s a good time to be an architect — except in the Midwest.

Grand Rapids developer John Wheeler and his partners have big plans for bringing more quality residential units to the Wealthy Street corridor. 

As schools increasingly focus on technical education programs, many have lamented that the performing arts and humanities are getting short shrift.

Hot off the completion of a new corporate headquarters last year, food distribution giant Gordon Food Service has plans for a new expansion in the city of Wyoming.

The construction industry wants to re-establish its position in the job market as a profession that takes innovation, technology and creativity as seriously as the companies in Silicon Valley.

Doherty to step down from ABC

Written by | Sunday, 07 July 2013 17:00 |

After starting his career at the Associated Builders and Contractors from the age of 24, President John Doherty plans to retire later this month.

The preponderance of subsidized low-income residential developments in downtown Grand Rapids has left many to believe the city has a dearth of available market-rate apartments.

Amid rising logistics costs, a group of West Michigan executives is banding together to see what results they can produce by tackling the issue collectively.

GRAND RAPIDS — Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. is brewing up plans for an expansion the company hopes will help transform its operations and lead to continued corporate growth.

As the U.S. Green Building Council prepares to vote on version four of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program this summer, many professionals are crying foul.

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