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Street Talk: Contractor, camp make unexpected connection

May 24, 2019

Since coming under new ownership in 2018, Wolverine Building Group has been actively searching for ways to give back to the Grand Rapids community, but one particular project had a personal connection with the company. The Grand Rapids-based contractor made a connection with Camp Blodgett, a local organization providing educational… Read More

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Company proposes suburban senior living community

April 26, 2019

A new senior living facility is being planned for a Grand Rapids suburb. Louisville, Kentucky-based Trilogy Health Services plans to build a 62,731-square-foot community on 7.1 acres in Plainfield Township, at 6081 W. River Dr. NE, according to township planning documents. The senior living facility would include 22 independent living rooms, 31 assisted… Read More

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Vision Real Estate starts construction on Axis Business Center

April 19, 2019

Vision Real Estate Investment broke ground April 17 on the Axis Business Center at 6030 Clyde Park Ave. in Byron, Michigan, in the Grand Rapids area. Vision Real Estate Investment expects the building, located near the highway intersection of M-6 and US-131, to be complete by September of 2019. The… Read More

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Construction firm hires first VP of HR

April 3, 2019

A local construction firm has added to its leadership team. Grand Rapids-based Wolverine Building Group hired Deborah Guyton as its first VP of human resources. Guyton is the second woman who Aaron Jonker and Curt Mulder have named to their leadership team since becoming co-owners in January 2018. Jonker and Mulder… Read More

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Winning New Business Starts in the Field

March 4, 2019

The pipeline of construction work is strong for many contractors across the country, which makes winning that next job an ongoing project itself. Business development never ceases for industry go-getters, who leverage their people, expertise and reputation to land additional jobs. “Taking the long-haul approach to sales is what helps… Read More

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Construction association names board

January 10, 2019

A local construction association has announced its board of directors for 2019. The Grand Rapids Township-based Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, or ABCWM, named this week a new group of board members and officers for the year. Joining the board are attorney Ben Hammond, a shareholder at Hilger… Read More

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Business Journal selects Newsmaker nominees

December 19, 2018

The Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Newsmakers of the Year celebration is a popularity contest. But not in the way you might think. When Business Journal reporters and editors met to discuss nominees for the 2018 Newsmaker of the Year honors, nearly 200 choices were considered before settling on the top… Read More

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Nonprofit building West Side affordable housing project

November 1, 2018

A local nonprofit has broken ground on a $13.4-million affordable housing building on the city’s West Side. Grand Rapids-based Dwelling Place started construction on the 45-unit Harrison Park Apartments this fall as a mixed-use development that will provide housing for households at or below 60 percent of area median Income. Read More

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Silicon Valley-based Arcanum Alloys to move operations to West Michigan

October 4, 2018

A Silicon Valley startup is relocating its operations to Kent County. Arcanum Alloys, a producer of platform technology for customers in the appliance, automotive exhaust and building and construction industries, plans to invest $693,000 into a vacant 14,000-square foot building in Kentwood. Half of the space will be used for… Read More

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Association names Excellence in Construction winners

September 20, 2018

A construction association recently honored the best work in West Michigan over the past year. The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, or ABC/WMC, announced last week the winners of the 32nd-annual Excellence in Construction Awards at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids. The awards event celebrates and… Read More

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