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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...

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...

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...

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...
Lisa Knight

Lisa Knight

Lisa Knight, owner of DVapple Logistics LLC, started her company in 2019. DVapple specializes in concrete flatwork, sidewalks, and concrete steps. Builders Exchange of Michigan: How did you earn your first dollar? Lisa Knight: Completing a...

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LaForce Inc

LaForce Inc

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What's the first thing you do each morning when you begin work?James Jenosky: The first thing I do when I get to work is check my email. My email determines my schedule. My top priority is to follow up with customers...

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July 2020: On Your Radar

July 2020: On Your Radar

July 2020: On Your Radar features a solar farm, a new industrial building, and more! MOUNT PLEASANT - LARGE SCALE SMARTZONE EXPANSION / Project Numbers 2020-16AE; 2020-16B8, 2020-16BD Plans consist of 630,000 square feet of office space, 600,000...

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LMCU: Member Advantage

LMCU: Member Advantage

A Q&A with Marty Peltier, Lake Michigan Credit Union, on the member advantage available through the MaxAdvantage program to all qualifying Builders Exchange of Michigan members!   Builders Exchange of Michigan: What should our members know...

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Member Engagement

Member Engagement

Over the past few months, you may have received a phone call or email from Cheryl, who is in the Member Engagement role at the Builders Exchange of Michigan. Cheryl has put an emphasis on reaching out to members to assist them with plan room...

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Laser Scanning

Laser Scanning

Laser scanning has become a powerful tool in the BIM process that can capture existing site conditions with remarkable accuracy and faster than ever before. With advances in technology the term “Laser Scanning” is attempting to be replaced by the...

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Cole Concrete LLC

Cole Concrete LLC

Builders Exchange of Michigan: What are Cole Concrete's long term goals? Short term goals? Dylan Cole: Cole Concrete hopes to be the top concrete company in West Michigan and give the highest quality of work to its customers. BX: How did you get...

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June 2020: On Your Radar

June 2020: On Your Radar

June 2020: On Your Radar features multiple apartment buildings, new student housing for a college, and more! BATTLE CREEK – LARGE SCALE REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER MANUFACTURING FACILITY / Project Number 2020-1427 Proposed is the redevelopment of a...

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Green Garage

Green Garage

What is it? The Green Garage is a co-operating community and enterprise incubator placed in Midtown Detroit. It is devoted to supplying a home for a diverse institution of corporations and nonprofits. They make decisions that are good for the...

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