Builder’s Iron, Inc.: Strengthening The Lives of Michigan Residents

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Builder’s Iron, Inc., located in Sparta, Michigan, has spent the majority of the year welding and fabricating the steel structures for numerous medical, educational, and religious organizations in Michigan. These local high-profile projects provide Builder’s Iron, Inc., a relatively small company, a large presence throughout West Michigan.

Builder’s Iron, Inc. is improving the lives of Michiganders by supplying the structural steel for educational, medical, and religious buildings in West Michigan. By focusing on developing and maintaining strong customer relationships, the professionals at Builder’s Iron, Inc. execute these projects properly, within budget and on time.

Two highlights for the year are at institutes of higher learning: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, and Hope College, Holland, MI. Western Michigan University is in the process of constructing a new chemistry building, set to open Fall Semester 2006. Miller-Davis from Kalamazoo, MI, is the General Contractor. Builder’s Iron, Inc. will deliver 1.2 million pounds of steel for the four-phase building project. Phase A and C are the main building, Phase B the auditorium, and Phase D is the bridge that connects the new construction to the existing building.

Hope College recently completed the Martha Miller Center. Lakewood Incorporated from Holland, MI, served as the General Contractor. Builder’s Iron, Inc. delivered 588,000 pounds of steel to the job site. The building has an impressive rotunda and intricate handrails. Builder’s Iron, Inc. maintained the schedule set during the post-bid meeting and set the final beam as planned.

Dale Throop, Operations Manager, has this to say about the recent projects, “It is very gratifying to build the structures that offer citizens of Michigan the opportunities to increase their knowledge, improve their physical well-being, and deepen their spiritual lives.”

Additional projects for local organizations include:

*Grace Hauenstein Library at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

*Straight School, Grand Rapids, MI

*Wolverine World Wide YMCA, Rockford, MI

*Hackley Hospital Professional Building, Muskegon, MI

*Walker Surgical Center, Walker, MI

*Christ Memorial Church addition, Holland, MI

For assistance with budget, design, and schedule needs for your structural steel project, please contact Dale Throop.

Builder’s Iron, Inc., established in 1990, is a privately owned and operated business located just north of Grand Rapids, MI. We are a full-service steel contracting firm specializing in structural steel fabrication and erection. The plant is capable of producing 100 tons of structural steel per week. Our management team has over 100 years combined experience in the steel industry. With the home office in Michigan, much work is completed for local job sites. Builder’s Iron, Inc. has completed work in eleven additional states including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.


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