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Anchor Excavating

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What are your company's long term goals? Hannah Olechnowicz: Here at Anchor Excavating, our long term goals include incorporating technology for both residential and commercial sites to be even more accurate and...

Mel Trotter Ministries Donation

Through the proceeds of various events, Builders Exchange of Michigan donated over $11,200 to Mel Trotter Ministries! Thank you to our members for their support of our events this year. Builders Exchange of Michigan's executive vice president...

Indian Creek Industrial Park

In June 2018 at the 6.7 acre site at 2648 3 Mile Road in Walker, Michigan, the Construction Simplified team began construction for the Indian Creek Industrial Park project. Construction Simplified used pre-engineered steel building systems, for...

Creating Flexible Classroom Spaces

By Jeff Hoag, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, GMB Architecture + Engineering It wasn't very long ago that each room in a school building had a singular purpose: instruction happened in the classroom, research and reading happened in the library, and the...
Recycled Plastics in Construction

Recycled Plastics in Construction

Approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans each day. Plastic is an extremely valuable resource, however, plastic pollution is an unsustainable waste of that resource. Here are 10 ways to use recycled plastics...

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October 2020: On Your Radar

October 2020: On Your Radar

October 2020: On Your Radar features a new community center, a large-scale urban community, an industrial business center, & more! LARGE-SCALE GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT/ Project ID’s 2020-21AF; 2020-21D6; 2020-21D7; 2020-21D9; 2020-21DA Construction...

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MP Concrete

MP Concrete

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What does a typical day look like in your job? Violeta Perez: We own MP Concrete together, but our days look very different! I run the office, answering phones, invoicing clients, and making sure customers have a...

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64th Annual Golf Outing

64th Annual Golf Outing

Thank you to our members for their generous sponsorship of our 64th Annual Golf Outing. Together, we donated $24,943 to Guiding Light’s Back to Work program! Builders Exchange presented Guiding Light with the check on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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