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ABC announces winners of Excellence in Construction awards

September 20, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS — Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michiganhas announced the winners of its 33rd annual Excellence in Construction awards. The awards, which are given to both individuals and companies, celebrate “the best in West Michigan construction,” and recognize “the most innovative and high-quality construction projects, safety efforts and… Read More

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Downtown tiki bar schedules opening

September 17, 2019

Discover a “tropical paradise” in downtown Grand Rapids this fall. Max’s South Seas Hideaway, a new tiki-themed restaurant, will open its doors on Oct. 19 in the former Waldron Building, at 58 Ionia Ave. SW. Max’s is a passion project for the restaurant’s owners: Mark Sellers, owner of BarFly Ventures;… Read More

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Construction firm promotes team members

September 3, 2019

A local construction firm has promoted a group of employees. Wolverine Building Group said the changes will occur over the course of the next few months. Jamerson Ries has been promoted to vice president of operations, and Paul McGuire has been promoted to vice president of field operations. Wolverine presidents… Read More

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Momentum continues for apartment development across Grand Rapids

September 1, 2019

Developers of apartments in Grand Rapids are still seeing high demand for market-rate units. This trend has been a common theme for the last several years, as well-appointed projects have filled up quickly across the city. Since many units came online at the end of last… Read More

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College opens satellite location

August 30, 2019

A college in the region has opened a new location. Muskegon Community College invested $450,000 to establish a permanent location in Ottawa County, at 16777 Lincoln St. in Grand Haven. MCC purchased the 6,550-square-foot building last December to move from the lower level of the Grand Haven Community Center, at… Read More

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Wolverine Building Group Key Leadership Changes

August 28, 2019

Aaron Jonker and Curt Mulder, Presidents and co-owners, recently announced a re-organization at a leadership level to not only manage their existing business, but also to provide opportunities for growth for their team. Wolverine Building Group has announced several key leadership changes that will occur over the course of the… Read More

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Fab-Lite groundbreaking celebrates company’s first expansion in 25 years

July 23, 2019

MANISTEE — A Manistee industrial company broke ground last week for its long-awaited 40,000 square foot expansion in the city’s industrial park. Fab-Lite, Inc. is taking on its first expansion in 25 years — a project that aims to meet the needs of a growing customer base. According to Steve Paine, Fab-Lite president, the added floor space will allow… Read More

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Construction Update in Downtown Okemos

July 9, 2019

Construction workers began the sheet work process on Monday, July 8th to remove the contaminated soil in Downtown Okemos in preparation for The Village of Okemos Redevelopment Project. This process will ensure the soil and water is completely free of potentially toxic chemicals before taking the next steps in rebuilding. Read More

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Construction begins on downtown Okemos project

July 9, 2019

Summer construction is in full swing in the downtown Okemos area. It’s part of the preparation work for the Village of Okemos Redevelopment Project. The Wolverine Building Group is taking the steps to make sure the soil and water are free of toxic chemicals. In order to get the contaminated… Read More

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Q&A: Deborah Guyton

May 28, 2019

Deborah Guyton is a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in all of the major areas of human resources, diversity and cultural competence. Guyton is bi-vocational (human resources and ministry/nonprofit). Her career extends over 30 years with progression from various industries, organizations and disciplines, such as retail, food, health care… Read More

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