Michigan State University has started construction on a $60m Business Pavilion, which is scheduled to become operational in 2019.
Ford Motor Company has started construction on Wagner Place, an urban development featuring office and retail space, in West Dearborn, Michigan.
Auto supplier Flex-N-Gate has broken ground on its new $95M manufacturing facility at the I-94 Industrial Park in Detroit, Michigan.
US-based automotive giant Ford has announced plans to invest $200M in a new aerodynamic testing complex in Allen Park, Michigan.
US-based pizza chain Little Caesars and Olympia Development of Michigan have broken ground on the retailer’s new $150M global headquarters expansion project in Detroit, Michigan.The nine-storey, 22,000sq m development represents Caesars’ first headquarters building constructed in Detroit in more than 10 years.The headquarters campus features a two-storey lobby connected to a new welcome centre, a screening room, a 425-seat training room, a fitness centre, retail and dining spaces, training facilities, and innovation kitchens.Little Caesars’ president and CEO David Scrivano said: "Today, as we break ground on an exciting new development that will anchor the Columbia Street neighbourhood of the District Detroit, we're excited to continue our longstanding commitment to the people that have helped make a single Little Caesars pizza shop into one of the world's largest pizza chains."The expansion project — led by Detroit construction manager Brinker-Christman and architect SmithGroupJJR — is expected to be complete in 2018.
A joint venture of Skanska and Closner Construction has secured a $206M contract from Duke LifePoint Healthcare to manage the construction of its new replacement hospital for the existing UP Health System-Marquette (pictured) in Michigan.The new 50,000sq m facility, designed by Gresham Smith & Partners, includes 243 beds, 14,000sq m of space for diagnostic and therapeutic services and 17,000sq m of patient care services.The project will include 1,400sq m of administrative support services, 4,000sq m of operational support services, a new central power plant, and mechanical, electrical and telecommunications areas.Additionally, it will feature a 9,000sq m adjoining medical office building, and a 16,000sq m parking lot. Construction work started in May 2016 and is scheduled for completion in October 2018.
US-based automotive supplier Flex-N-Gate is set to construct a new $95M manufacturing facility in Detroit, Michigan.The new plant, to be built on a 30-acre site located on Detroit’s eastside in the I-94 Industrial Park, will supply parts to Ford Motor Company.The project has received two important approvals last week: the Michigan Strategic Fund board approved a $3.5M Business Development Program grant to incentivise the supplier to expand its Michigan operations, and the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (EDC) approved the sale of 30-acres in the industrial park to Flex-N-Gate.Flex-N-Gate owner Shahid Khan said: “Building a new plant from the ground up within the Detroit city limits will be a milestone moment for Flex-N-Gate, made possible thanks to our partnership and collaboration with Ford, the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan.”“Their collective support and vision to convert a neglected urban area into a manufacturing centre that will create hundreds of new, sustainable and well-paying jobs here in Detroit has been nothing short of spectacular. We are grateful and looking forward to seeing this project become a reality.”The project will create up to 650 new jobs in Detroit over the next three years, with the possibility of adding up to 750 total jobs at its full capacity.
DTE Gas has announced plans to invest $1.4bn to modernise its natural gas pipeline infrastructure in Michigan over the next five years.The investment will be used to upgrade the company’s cast iron and steel main pipelines with newer and more durable material, as well as for installation of new service lines for homes and businesses. Over 100 miles of gas main lines are due to be replaced this year.Work will also involve the relocation of natural gas meters from the interior portion of homes and businesses and replacing them with modernised meters on the exterior, and upgrades to the compressor stations.DTE Gas president and COO Mark Stiers said: "Replacing older gas lines with the latest in pipeline material ensures that our natural gas system remains safe for our customers. The key to maintaining a safe pipeline system is our regular inspections and maintenance of the lines."