Former MLive printing facility in Walker sold to industrial contracting company for $9.75M
The former MLive Media Group and Grand Rapids Press printing facility in Walker that once printed 375,000 newspapers a week has been sold to a Pontiac-based industrial contracting company for $9.75 million. The nearly 236,000-square-foot facility at 3100 Walker Ridge Drive will serve as Lee Contracting Inc.’s first location outside of Pontiac. Company Founder Edward Lee worked to […]
Jiffy Mix maker plans new 120K-square-foot warehouse in Chelsea
Chelsea will soon make room for a whole lot more Jiffy Mix. Chelsea Milling Co., the family-owned maker of baking mixes shipped across the country, hopes to break ground on a new, 120,000-square-foot warehouse in the spring. When they’re not in “baking season” in the fall and winter, the company stores hundreds of thousands of its […]
A zoning fight over warehouse space rankles Huron Township
A year ago, Huron Township put the brakes on construction of any new warehouse or distribution space after approving two large new buildings on an old horse-racing track. But now the developer constructing those buildings totaling 1.27 million square feet for Amazon.com Inc. on the former Pinnacle Race Course site wants to build another one […]
Eastland Center developer also aims to develop GM’s Warren Transmission Plant site
The developer who earlier Thursday confirmed its plans to tear down the Eastland Center mall in Harper Woods is also attempting to buy and redevelop General Motors Co.‘s idled Warren Transmission Plant, Crain’s has learned. Riverside, Mo.-based developer Northpoint Development LLC has the 123-acre site at 23500 Mound Road under contract to purchase, with the deal expected to […]
McLouth Steel plant demolition done; now Moroun family looks to market site
A real estate development company owned by the Moroun family has completed a massive two-year-long demolition of the once sprawling McLouth Steel plant complex along the Detroit River in Trenton. Crown Enterprises Inc., the Warren-based real estate development arm of the Moroun family’s business interests, is now looking to market the 260-acre piece of riverfront […]
Logistics company plans $17 million investment, up to 250 jobs in Brownstown Township
Dearborn-based Hollingsworth Logistics Group plans to invest $17 million into a 500,000-square-foot warehouse in Brownstown Township. The third-party logistics company aims to create between 105 and 250 new jobs paying an average wage of $22.50 per hour, plus benefits, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Positions include packers, team leaders, supervisors and managers. The […]
Wisconsin manufacturer bringing new plant, jobs to Hazel Park instead of Romulus
Signature Asssociates was proud to be a part of this transaction. Wisconsin-based Mayville Engineering Co. has changed the location of a previously announced plant to Hazel Park, where it plans to invest up to $45 million and hire 390 employees. The contract manufacturer previously said it would invest $51.5 million to set up in a former A123 […]
Can Amazon deliver new life to Reynolds Road?
In a few months, what was the weed-strewn, broken concrete grave of the former Southwyck Shopping Center will be reborn with the opening of Amazon’s $25 million “Delivery Station.” The 150,000-square-foot facility at 2040 S. Reynolds Rd. will bring new life, plus 410 jobs, to the 58-acre site that has sat vacant since 2008 when […]
Forgotten Harvest to shift to new operating model with larger $12 million headquarters
Forgotten Harvest has begun construction of a new site that will shift its operating model to provide a more nutritional mix of food for the region’s hungry. The nonprofit food rescue, which picks up food from restaurants, convention halls and grocery stores that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to food pantries and food […]
Flat River Group opens distribution center, appoints leaders
A toy and game distributor in the region added new space in Kentwood, hired two senior staff members and appointed a board member. Matt Stahlin, co-founder and president of Belding-based Flat River Group, told the Business Journal last week that his company opened a new, 160,000-square-foot distribution center at 3729 Patterson Ave. SE in Kentwood on […]
A first look at Amazon facility at old Southwyck Mall Location
We are getting a first look at the renderings of the new Amazon facility that will be going in at the old Southwyck Mall location. The new development is expected to take up nearly 60 acres of space and will bring in 10 full time and 100 part-time jobs. The next planning meeting where it […]
Amazon hires more than 1,000 people for Grand Rapids center
Amazon recently announced it hired more than 80,000 employees to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public. This includes more than 1,000 new employees in Grand Rapids. The new hires in Grand Rapids fill a range of roles, including picking, packing, […]
‘Ton of jobs’ available in Lucas County, and thousands of workers needed to fill them
When the University of Toledo told her last week that her job in the dean’s office was ending until at least May, Chloe Smith panicked — how would she pay rent? That day, she saw an ad seeking cashiers, baggers, and shelf stockers at Walt Churchill’s Market and applied. She was on a new payroll […]
The Future of Industrial Real Estate
Prologis Inc., the largest warehouse provider in the U.S., wrapped up construction of a three-story distribution center in Seattle in October of last year. The 590,000-square-foot project, called Georgetown Crossroads, is the nation’s first logistics property to have multiple floors that are serviceable by large delivery trucks. Amazon has reportedly agreed to take up about […]
Amazon eyes Silverdome site for distribution center; 1,500 jobs expected, officials say
Tech giant Amazon sent shock waves throughout Pontiac when news broke of the expected development of the Silverdome site into a distribution center as part of a $250 million project that would bring 1,500 jobs. The first steps in the plans to develop the 127-acre site were discussed during a Pontiac Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday night. The commission […]
Large industrial building in Grand Rapids has new owner
A large, industrial building on Grand Rapids’ Southeast Side that formerly housed a company that manufactured products used to display retail merchandise has a new owner. A company affiliated with Kojaian, a Bloomfield Hills-based realty company specializing in office, industrial, high-tech and retail spaces, purchased the 925,000-square-foot building, which is located south of 36th Street […]
Rossford approves incentives for likely Amazon center
Rossford City Council unanimously approved a series of incentive packages Monday night for a massive development experts have long believed to be an Amazon fulfillment center at the Crossroads. The four ordinances: State the city of Rossford and Wood County agree to grant abatement of real estate taxes on the project’s assessed value for 30 years. Establish […]
Port Authority approves bonds for warehouse near Toledo Express Airport
Financing for an 80,000-square-foot warehouse at the budding Express Industrial Park was approved Thursday morning by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s board of directors. The $5 million in taxable bonds from the Northwest Ohio Bond Fund will be personally guaranteed by Ed Harmon, the developer with whom the port authority has worked on both of […]
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