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SecureCom

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What services does SecureCom provide? Mark Wolinski: SecureCom encompasses a wide range of security services: access control, analytics, video surveillance, perimeter security, life-safety systems, intrusion alarms,...

SNA Sports Group

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What is SNA Sports Group known for? Amy Deschaine: For over 30 years, SNA Sports has been a manufacturer and distributor of gymnasium equipment. We are best known for our light-weight volleyball net systems and...

Laura Hopson

Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Laura Hopson: EM Services was established back in 1993. I did not start EM Services, I bought the majority of the ownership of the business in November 2018. So, it is difficult to...

Midwest Capital Advisors: Build Your Wealth

A Q&A with Mark Satkoski, Midwest Capital Advisors, on how Builders Exchange of Michigan members can build their wealth and the special discounts they receive! Builders Exchange of Michigan: What should our members know about Midwest Capital...
Michigan Students First

Michigan Students First

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What updates have you recently made to your school’s facilities? How have these changes...

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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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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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...

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Horizontal Construction with BIM

Horizontal Construction with BIM

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What are the current challenges in designing upgrades to existing infrastructure or creating new infrastructure? Jacob Armour, P.E.: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is focused on providing the best...

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