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By: Mike Mraz
Feb. 19, 2018

Manufacturing Local Careers

As manufacturers relocate to West Michigan, there is a shortage of suitable space but an immense need for it. Continued growth is important for maintaining the region’s manufacturing sector. It is also critical for creating long-lasting, well-paying careers in West Michigan.

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Feb. 5, 2018

Five Minutes with Jim Reminga

Today, we’re interviewing Jim Reminga, Rockford’s Senior Vice President of Land and Master Planning. Jim has served the design needs of the real estate development community for more than four decades. He is especially skilled in creative and efficient site planning, and offers unique experience in the areas of public approvals, rezoning, site plan approval and variances.

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Jan. 22, 2018

Rockford’s 2017 Company Review

Visit to interact with the spaces in Rockford’s 2017 Company Review and read additional content!

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Dec. 18, 2017

Make the Holidays Happy and Safe

Read on for ways to translate jobsite safety to home safety this holiday season!

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Nov. 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Be Safe.

At Rockford, we take many precautions to prepare for the safest possible outcome. But our team can’t do this work alone; we need your help. I encourage you to reflect on how thankful you are for your own safety and wellbeing, and know that it is always important to put safety, health, and wellness at the forefronts of our minds.

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Sep. 4, 2017

What Are Beautiful Outcomes?

To our clients — and sometimes even ourselves — “Beautiful Outcomes” might conjure up images of the final project. But they are so much more than that. They are the result of smart, safe, and collaborative efforts. Whether you’re helping a trade contractor or client, a tenant or internal team member, we believe that beautiful outcomes happen every day.

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Aug. 2, 2017

Built-In Value

Providing built-in value means that we proactively anticipate needs before they’re needed, and problems before they’re a problem. It means leveraging lessons learned into new solutions. It’s about stepping out of our comfort zones to tackle new problems and create new possibilities — to make things better, safer, and more sustainable. This month, we asked our team to think of ways they can create built-in value, and then act on them.

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Jul. 5, 2017

How to Manage Construction around Shifting Summer School Schedules

For educational construction and renovations, there is no quick and simple summer schedule. Students are spending more time in the classroom each year, and schools continue to look at balanced calendar programs, summer school programs, or revenue-generating uses of the building like summer day camps. With rising complexities to this type of project, what steps can we take to ensure success over the summer?

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May. 1, 2017

Rockford Volunteers Build Camaraderie

Earlier this year, Rockford announced a new “Volunteer Time Off” policy that offers employees a full, paid day to volunteer for a charity of their choice. Some team members recently used their VTO to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.

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Apr. 10, 2017

Recent Construction of a Cardiovascular Center

New construction for Metro Health’s Heart and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Center

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Mar. 21, 2017

Improving School Safety Through Construction

Aside from strict deadlines and tight budgets, there are hundreds of considerations that go into planning for academic spaces and, in my opinion, ensuring the security and safety of the students is the most important one.

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Dec. 19, 2016

Universal Design at The Mary Free Bed YMCA

As the first Universally Designed building in the world, the Mary Free Bed YMCA helps reveal the ways in which design can increase diversity and participation, while decreasing the stigma and segregation of traditional fitness centers.

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Nov. 14, 2016

Making a Statement About Sustainability

As a top area employer, working in a LEED-Platinum building, we want to share Rockford’s most recent sustainability statement.

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