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Alro Plastics plans Kentwood facility for spring 2021

July 24, 2020

Alro Plastics has a new Grand Rapids-area location slated to open in the coming spring. The Jackson-based provider of plastic products announced that it is constructing a 160,000 square foot facility located near the intersection of 60th Street and Patterson Avenue in Kentwood, near the Pyramid Campus for Switch Grand Rapids and nestled… Read More

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Construction firms bounce back, remain wary of long-term effects from pandemic

July 5, 2020

Michigan had the largest percentage increase in construction jobs among dozens of states from April to May, as firms rebounding from COVID-19 are showing cautious optimism in hopes of the overall economy following suit. As workers returned to the job sites after being forced to close as part of coronavirus… Read More

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

June 16, 2020

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. When construction began in early 2019, the Residence Inn by Marriott extended stay hotel… Read More

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S3 Episode 1: Aaron Jonker & Curt Mulder of Wolverine Building Group Discuss the Talent Crisis and the Importance of Giving Back

January 30, 2020

Since taking ownership of Wolverine Building Group in 2015, Aaron Jonker & Curt Mulder have continuously focused on giving back to the community through their work. Hear them discuss their 80 for 80 campaign, exciting new building projects around Michigan, and what they are doing to attract and retain talent… Read More

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The high life: Inside Ann Arbor’s newest luxury apartment high-rise

January 11, 2020

ANN ARBOR, MI — Location, location, location. Advertised as just 28 steps from the University of Michigan Diag, Ann Arbor’s newest apartment high-rise is Vic Village North, the latest in downtown luxury living geared toward UM students. Read More

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Construction firm matches employees’ generosity

December 25, 2019

A construction firm in the area has completed a successful year of giving. At a companywide meeting in January 2019, Kentwood-based Wolverine Building Group presidents and co-owners Aaron Jonker and Curt Mulder announced over the course of the next 12 months, in honor of the firm’s 80th year in business,… Read More

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Construction firm adds to team

December 16, 2019

A construction firm in the area has seven new team members. Kentwood-based Wolverine Building Group added Cliff Kilboy as senior project manager, David de Velder and John Lafrinere as project managers, Timothy Thome as pre-construction manager and Mitchell Japowicz, Lee Purches and Timothy Clogg as superintendents. “We’re so excited to… Read More

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Wolverine Building Group Significantly Expands Team

December 13, 2019

Wolverine Building Group is pleased to announce the addition of seven new team members. Cliff Kilboy joined the team as a senior project manager, David de Velder and John Lafrinere as project managers, Timothy Thome as preconstruction manager, and Mitchell Japowicz, Lee Purches and Timothy Clogg as superintendents. Read More

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West Michigan construction industry finds optimism ahead for 2020

December 8, 2019

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… Read More

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5 notable construction projects from West Michigan

December 8, 2019

Contractors are capping off another busy year for developments across West Michigan. From the largest mixed-use project in downtown Grand Rapids history, to new modern buildings in historic areas, these are five notable projects from around the region on the radar for MiBizthis year. Here’s a… Read More

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