Norwalk Concrete Industries

Norwalk Concrete Industries

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What’s the first thing you do each morning when you begin work at Norwalk Concrete Industries? Robb Smithson: I make a list of things I want to accomplish and rank them by level of difficulty. BX: What value have you found in your...
School District Cybersecurity

School District Cybersecurity

In the 30+ years since Ferris Bueller memorably hacked into his high school’s attendance system and reduced his absences from nine times to two, cyber threats faced by school districts have increased by orders of magnitude. While every business and non-profit...
Reduce Construction Waste

Reduce Construction Waste

An estimated 251 million tons of construction waste is accumulated annually in the United States alone, which shows us just how important it is to reduce construction waste. Less than a third of that waste is recycled or composted, and up to 40% is from the production...
Brenda Vander Ploeg

Brenda Vander Ploeg

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Brenda Vander Ploeg: At a young age, my father would take me to his office on Saturday mornings for miscellaneous chores. I still remember him taking the cash out of his wallet to pay me and thinking,...
September 2020: On Your Radar

September 2020: On Your Radar

September 2020: On Your Radar features new apartment developments, a distribution warehouse, senior housing, & more! LARGE-SCALE CORRIDOR FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES / Project ID 2020-1E51 Proposed is the construction of a 40-mile corridor designed for connected and...