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Many benefits will flow from construction of new water plant


U.S. construction industry moving back on track

WASHINGTON – U.S. construction starts will rise a healthy 9 percent to $612 billion next year, according to the 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook released Nov. 6 by Dodge Data & Analytics. That’s following an anticipated 5 percent gain in 2014, and solid gains each year since 2012. ..

Masonry work restores state's only aquarium

Trades rehabilitate old bridge to open Camp Liberty to vets

BROOKLYN, MI – The Raisin River isn’t very wide or deep as it meanders through farmland a few miles northeast of this town in the Irish Hills in Jackson County. ..

So far, I-96 repair a smooth operation

LIVONIA – The I-96 Fix is in the mix. ..

Soo region ideal site for new-tech ethanol plant

SAULT STE. MARIE – Construction of corn-fed ethanol plants were all the rage a few years ago in the drive to diversify the nation’s energy producing capabilities. ..

Hurdles aplenty as Wolverine group seeks more power

SAULT STE. MARIE – So, you wanna build a $1.2 billion power plant? ..

First half of 2009 shows immense drop in construction activity

Overall U.S. construction activity in the 12 months leading up to June 2009 dropped 27 percent compared to the same period through June 2008, according to a July 21 report by McGraw-Hill Construction. ..

More room for research at Van Andel Institute

GRAND RAPIDS – More room and support for the life sciences is on the way in this city’s burgeoning medical corridor, in the ongoing eight-story, Phase II expansion of the Van Andel Institute. ..