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5 Things GM Can Teach Us About Lean Construction

Tour of General Motors Plant Showcases Lean in Action It’s no secret that the construction industry has lagged behind the manufacturing sector when it comes to worker productivity. (Perhaps you’ve seen a version of the oft-cited graph comparing productivity of these two industries.) …

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3 takeaways from the 2016 AIA/AGC Mid Summer Conference

Owners, architects, construction managers collaborating more, improving delivery In early August, I attended the AIA/AGC 73rd Annual Mid Summer Conference on Mackinac Island. This conference brings together architects and contractors for three days of presentations and discussions about the latest …

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Project Update – Kent County Correctional Facility

Granger continues to enhance reputation as leader in corrections construction Construction is underway at the Kent County Correctional Facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kent County recently selected Granger Construction to build a new addition to the jail for kitchen and work release space. …

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“Take a Stand” Day puts focus on worker safety

As of August 2, there have been 14 worker deaths in 2016, according to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). Many of these deaths could have been prevented. Today, staff from MIOSHA will visit worksites in high-hazard industries …

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Project Update – Ferris State University North Residence Hall

Granger continues to be preferred constructor for higher education Construction is underway on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Earlier this year, FSU selected Granger Construction to build the new four-story North Residence Hall. When completed, the …

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Infographic: Project Delivery Case Study

In a traditional construction delivery process — often known as Design-Bid-Build — an owner contracts separately with a designer and contractor, sometimes creating a less-than-desirable relationship among those two entities with the potential for inefficiencies. In more collaborative delivery methods, such …

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Join us in fighting childhood obesity

For many years, Granger Construction has been committed to promoting active lifestyles for our employees and supporting physical fitness initiatives in the community. In fact, Granger has been recognized among the “Healthiest Employers in Southeast Michigan” for two consecutive years …

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The best question ever asked at a project meeting

Recently, I visited Hope College to connect with our customer Greg Maybury. I arrived about 25 minutes early, so I stepped into our site trailer to find that our Site Manager, Marc Arthur was conducting his weekly progress meeting with the …

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