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Clark Construction Selected to Construct the New Marshall Regional Law Enforcement Center

Clark Construction has been selected by the City of Marshall as Construction Manager for the new Regional Law Enforcement Center. Pre-construction work is already underway. Construction is expected to begin in April 2014 and the project expected to be completed in June 2015.

The new Regional Law Enforcement Center will be a multi-purpose facility. Among its many functions, the center will offer a controlled area for suspects and arrestees, enhanced privacy for customer service, increased ability to share and combine services with the Marshall Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police, a space for adequate training and education, as well as an expanded area for police forensic services to enhance criminal investigations.

– Chad Riehl, Project Director

The project includes the construction of a new joint facility for the City of Marshall Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Road Patrol Division and the Michigan State Police. The Regional Law Enforcement Center will be located on a 10 acre site on North Brewer Street (Old US 27 North), south of I-94 Exit 110.

The green field site will be developed with the appropriate security, circulation paving, and parking, including covered parking. The project will also contain a storage building for Police equipment.

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Clark Construction Included on Crain’s List of Top 25 Privately Held Companies in Michigan

Clark Construction Company has been included on a list of the top 25 privately held companies in Greater Michigan, as compiled by Crain’s Detroit Business. The list was published in the most recent edition of Crain’s Magazine.

The recognition by Crain’s is an honor that is testimony to the hard work by all the men and women on the Clark team. We have managed to fight our way through the tough times of recent years when the economy slowed our industry considerably, and have emerged as an exceptionally strong company that is well positioned for the future.

– Charles Clark, Clark Construction CEO 

Among Clark Construction’s current projects is the $95.3 million Biosciences Building at Central Michigan University, which is the largest capital project in CMU history. Clark currently is involved in numerous other projects including: Michigan State University’s Bioengineering Research Facility, extensive renovations at University of Michigan’s South Quad Housing Complex, as well as expansions at Dart Container Corporation in Mason, Michigan and Gun Lake Casino in Wayland Township, Michigan.

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Clark Construction Selected as General Contractor for BWL North Capital Ave. Steam Line Replacement

Clark Construction Company has been selected as General Contractor for the Board of Water and Light’s North Capital Avenue steam line replacement project. Construction is scheduled to begin the week of July 15th and continue through November 15.

The $1.2 million project will begin with removing and replacing 1,400 linear feet of 6-inch steam line and building service entrances. The project will require the replacement of steam line, tunnels, and vaults, all the while avoiding the numerous marked and unmarked underground utilities in the way. Construction from July through November 15th will require the closure of the eastern most southbound lane of Capital Avenue from West Saginaw Street South to Shiawassee Street.

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Most Recent Recognition for Clark’s Nationally Renowned Safety Program

Clark Construction Company has been awarded the Associated General Contractors of America’s 14th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Award. The award underscores Clark Construction’s long withstanding reputation as a national leader in workplace safety.

We are honored to accept the distinguished Associated General Contractors of America’s Safety Excellence Award. It’s great to be recognized for Clark’s refusal to accept accidents as an unavoidable aspect of construction. This year our staff reached a significant safety milestone of having gone over three million worker hours without injury and have even received an emergency responder course so that they can tend to the minor injuries without wasting any time.

– Charles Clark, Clark Construction CEO

The ACG Construction Safety Excellence Award is a momentous achievement for Clark Construction. It formally recognizes Clark’s commitment to a safe work environment for its employees on a national scale. This prestigious award not only recognizes excellent safety performance, but also effective safety programs from contractors who are committed, comprehensive and unique in their methods of achieving a safe workplace.

To see a complete listing of the winners, please view the list here.

This most recent safety excellence award marks fourth time Clark Construction has garnered national recognition, three of which were by the Associated General Contractors of America. In 2006 the AGC awarded Clark with the Aon Build America Merit Award for the construction of Mountain Grand Lodge and Avalanche Bay Waterpark in Boyne Falls, Michigan. In 1996, Clark Construction earned its first merit award from the AGC for their completion of Lugnuts Stadium in downtown Lansing, Michigan. Also in 1996, Clark Construction became the only construction company to have received the prestigious American Ethics Award from Financial Service Professionals.

In recent years Clark has earned additional recognition for its outstanding accomplishments in safety. Awards include the CET Platinum Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety, among many others.

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Tooles Contracting & Clark Construction Win Build Michigan Award for Construction of New Detroit High School

The Michigan Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC) awarded Tooles Contracting and Clark Construction a 2013 Build Michigan Award for the construction of New East English Village Preparatory Academy in Detroit, Mich. The award was presented on Friday, February 22, 2013, at the Firekeepers Casino & Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich.

To be recognized by the AGC for a Build Michigan Award is an exceptional accomplishment, and we are honored. We’re especially proud to be a part of the team that developed a LEED Gold building that will set sustainability standards for future city projects in Michigan.

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We were thrilled to be involved with a project in Detroit. I am proud that our company had a hand in rebuilding the Detroit Public Schools system, especially for Detroit’s youth who truly deserve constructive learning environments and enhanced opportunities for future success.

 Sam Clark, Clark Construction President

The New East English Village Preparatory Academy has successfully transformed two schools into one academic setting, creating a permanent home and a safe, modern learning environment that strengthens the school community and the city of Detroit.

The building is a 221,000-square-foot high school that accommodates up to 1,200 students. The school features four wings, with eight science laboratories, a high-tech media center, and an athletic area with a community health clinic. A performing arts section includes an 800-seat auditorium, small black box theater with a scene shop and dressing rooms, a 2,400 square-foot band room and a 1,900-square foot choir room. A cafeteria commons anchors the four wings and serves as an assembly area. The school also features an indoor athletic wing containing a gymnasium with bleacher seats for 1,300 spectators, an eight-lane competition pool and diving well with balcony seating for 230. Outside facilities include a football and track-and-field complex with stadium seating for 1,100.

The New East English Village Preparatory Academy is LEED Gold certified. The building received the award from the U.S Green Building Council.

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Clark Construction Nominated for Associated General Contractors of America’s Construction Safety Excellence Award

Clark Construction Company has been nominated as a finalist for Associated General Contractors of America’s 14th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Award. The nomination underscores Clark Construction’s long withstanding reputation as a national leader in workplace safety. The award will be presented in Palm Springs, California.

To be nominated by the AGC of America for the Construction Safety Excellence Award is a momentous achievement, and we are honored. We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to a safe work environment for our employees. We are committed to continuing this trend for years to come.

– Charles Clark, Chief Executive Officer

The prestigious Construction Safety Excellence Award is no simple accomplishment. Nominees are chosen not only on excellent safety performance, but also effective safety programs from contractors who are committed, comprehensive and unique in their methods of achieving a safe workplace.

In 2013, Clark Construction reached a significant safety milestone of having gone over three million worker hours without lost time due to injury. The historic safety accomplishment has covered all Clark Construction projects since 2001. Clark Construction management and staff refuse to accept accidents as an unavoidable aspect of construction and set a safety goal for the company of zero hours of lost time due to injuries. Clark’s safety performance program has earned the company widespread government and industry recognition for its safety accomplishments, receiving several major awards in recent years including:

 

    • CET Platinum Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety;
    • CET Gold Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety;
    • Safety Excellence Award from the Michigan Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC); and
    • Outstanding Safety Performance Award from the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
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Clark Construction Joins Celebration Dedicating Renovated Michigan State University Union

Clark Construction Company officials proudly joined in the celebration marking the grand opening of the renovated Michigan State University Union. Clark Construction served as Construction Manager on the MSU Union project.

It is a privilege to join with the MSU campus and community in celebrating the grand opening of the renovated MSU Union.  The Union has long been a campus landmark, and the impressive renovations will ensure that this hub of student activity continues to meet the needs of students and visitors.

– Gary Ciampa, Project Director

The MSU Union renovation included upgrades to the first floor concourse, main lounge and reconfiguration and renovation of retail outlets including the coffee shop and Sparty’s Convenience Store. An information desk was created at the intersection of the pedestrian flow, and a new connection to the lower lounge from the upper lobby was constructed. The lounge and lobby received new finishes, including flooring, carpet, paint and furnishings. The One Union Square Food Court was updated and modified to increase food preparation and patron efficiency.

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Clark Construction to Begin Central Processing and Flash CT Projects at Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Clark Construction Company has been selected as Construction Manager for a $3 million, two-phase project to relocate the Central Processing Department (CPD) to the second floor on 5West at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich. A second Flash CT Project will update CT facilities with a patient lift system, control room and mechanical and electrical equipment upgrades for the installation of a new Flash CT.

We value our continued partnership with the Beaumont Health System and are eager to start these next projects. The relocation of the CPD will allow for a larger space to accommodate the needs of that department while the Flash CT project enhances Beaumont Troy’s imaging capabilities.

-Dave Reece, Project Director

Phase one of the CPD project consists of building out approximately 3,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the Critical Care Tower, which will be new office space for Medical Information Services Department staff. Phase two consists of building out approximately 7,650 square feet of space on the second floor for the new CPD location. The build out will include the installation of new CPD equipment, such as sterilizers and a cart washer. Also included in the project is the replacement of the air handling unit , with a larger AHU to accommodate the increased demand due to the CPD function.

Clark Construction was also the Construction Manager for the recent renovation of the Family Birth Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, and the Construction Manager for the 7 West Rehabilitation project at Beaumont Hospital, Troy.

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Clark Construction to Begin New Dow Kokam Facility at Midland Battery Park

Clark Construction Company has been selected as Construction Manager for a 60,000-square-foot facility at Dow Kokam’s Midland Battery Park. The new facility will house production of advanced energy storage packs that will provide a casing for Dow Kokam’s lithium-ion cells and battery management systems.

The advanced batteries are already being used in many applications, including the powering of electric motorcycles.

Dow Kokam is a joint venture of the Dow Chemical Co., TK Advanced Battery, LLC — based in Lees Summit, Missouri— and Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault, a French company. Dow Kokam, which was established in 2009, has already undergone more than 700,000 hours of construction on the existing facility since May 2010.

Construction of the new facility is set to begin this month, with production to take place in early 2013.

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Clark Construction Selected as Construction Manager for Bio Engineering Research Facility at MSU

Clark Construction Company has been selected as Construction Manager for the new Bio Engineering research facility at Michigan State University (MSU). The $40 million facility will be located in the southeast quadrant of the MSU campus between the existing MSU Clinical Center and the Life Science Building.

Clark Construction has a long history with MSU. We are looking forward to working with them on another project and are excited to have the relationship grow.

– Project Director Gary Ciampa

The building will be a multi-disciplinary research facility and will provide MSU with the opportunity to bring together research teams from engineering and biomedical research to promote the development of bioengineering and engineering health sciences at MSU.

The facility will maximize research space in an open or modular lab layout with support rooms that house specialized and shared equipment procedure rooms, offices, and informal gathering space.

The project is tentatively scheduled to start in the summer of 2013 and be ready for occupancy fall of 2015.

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Randy Jobin Set to Retire

Randy JobinRandy Jobin, vice president of planning, estimating and business development, will be retiring from Clark Construction on June 29 after more than 21 years of outstanding service at various positions at Clark.

It has been my pleasure to work with Randy Jobin and we greatly appreciate his more than 20 years of service and contributions to Clark Construction. Under Randy’s strong leadership, we have secured many significant projects that have aided the company’s steady growth over the years, making him one of our biggest assets.

– Clark Construction CEO Chuck Clark

Jobin began his career at Clark Construction in 1990 as a Project Manager for special GM projects and many K-12 projects, and he later switched over to the business side as Clark Construction began to diversify. Jobin then worked as a Project Director for various industrial projects and courthouses and also as the Business Development Director before he obtained his current position as vice president of marketing and planning. Jobin graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Management from Aquinas College.

It has been a privilege to work with the all of the talented people at Clark Construction Company for so many years. I will always be appreciative of the opportunities I have had in the construction industry as a member of the Clark Team.

– Randy Jobin

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Clark Reaches Safety Milestone – 3 Million Safe Hours!

Clark Construction Company achieved yet another safety milestone on Friday, June 15, as the company reached the milestone of having gone three million worker hours without lost time due to injury. The historic safety accomplishment has covered all Clark Construction projects since 2001, and underscores the company’s reputation as a national leader in workplace safety.

Our program has allowed for a safe work environment for our workers and we are committed to continuing this trend for years to come. I am proud of our entire team for their continued commitment to a safe work environment and our overall safety program.

– Clark Construction CEO, Charles Clark

Clark Construction has completed $2.5 billion worth of projects from Jan. 2001 to Jan. 2012. Some of the major projects completed during this period include:

  •  Howell Public Schools Multiple Bond Programs – Howell
  •  FireKeepers Casino – Battle Creek
  •  Michigan State University Brody Hall Renovations – East Lansing
  •  Boyne USA Resorts – Boyne Falls, Boyne Mountain, Petoskey/Bay Harbor, and Big Sky, MT
  •  Lansing Community College (4 projects, 3 years) – East Lansing
  •  Twelve Oaks Mall Expansion – Chesterfield Twp.
  •  Ann Arbor Municipal Building – Ann Arbor
  •  IKEA Home Furnishings – Canton and Cincinnati
  •  Harborside Office Center – Port Huron
  •  State of Dept. of Corrections – East Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility – Ionia
  •  Fowlerville Community Schools Bond Program – Fowlerville
  •  Waterside Marketplace – Chesterfield Twp.
  •  Madonna University Franciscan Center for Science & Media – Livonia
  •  Odawa Casino Resort – Petoskey

 

Safety First — Always

Clark management and staff have consciously refused to accept accidents as an unavoidable aspect of construction and set a safety goal for the company of zero hours of lost time due to injuries. The resulting program has earned Clark Construction widespread government and industry recognition for its safety accomplishments, receiving several major awards in recent years, including:

  •  CET Platinum Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety;
  •  CET Gold Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety;
  •  Safety Excellence Award from the Michigan Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC); and
  •  Outstanding Safety Performance Award from the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.

Clark received the CET Gold award from MIOSHA in 2005 after the company had gone more than eight years and 2.5 million worker hours without lost time due to injuries. In 2010, Clark was the first construction company to received MIOSHA’s CET Platinum award for achieving 2.5 million hours with no lost time due to injuries.

MIOSHA applauds Clark Construction’s dedication to protecting their workers, as witnessed by their record of more than three million work hours without a lost-time incident. Clark Construction is one of Michigan’s premiere construction companies and recognizes that a safe workplace provides the foundation for a productive workplace.

– MIOSHA Director, Martha Yoder

Clark Construction was the first Michigan construction company to join Michigan AGC and MIOSHA in a landmark government/industry safety alliance designed to protect the safety and health of Michigan’s construction workers.

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries in Michigan. Only about four percent of Michigan’s workforce is employed in construction, however, construction fatalities account for nearly 40 percent of all fatal workplace accidents. This underscores the significance of our achievement in safety and shows how difficult it is to overcome those odds.

– Clark Construction CEO, Charles Clark