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Category: Commercial Construction
SCHERERVILLE – Regency Centers Corp., a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, has begun construction on the first phase of Shops on Main, a 147,851-square-foot community shopping center anchored by Gordmans, Ross Dress for Less, HomeGoods and DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse.
The center is located at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Main Street. The initial …Read Full Article
Surviving the downturn in construction and real estate.
by Bob Kronemyer
Weathering the devastating economic downturn and subsequent anemic growth cycle has not been easy for most industries, but the construction and real estate sector has been particularly hit hard. To survive, several regional firms have sharpened their pencils through downsizing and concentrating on strategic planning. Maintaining a positive attitude, servicing the customer, bidding on …Read Full Article
SOUTH BEND – The St. Joseph County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a development project for South Bend’s West Side that will result in $2 million in improvements to the Martin’s Plaza on Western Avenue.
A new roof will be added to the building, along with a new façade, new signs and new lighting. The plan also calls for demolition of a former Wendy’s …Read Full Article
PORTAGE – MC Industrial has opened an office in Portage to serve clients in Northwest Indiana. The St. Louis-based construction company specializes in projects in the petrochemical, steel and other industrial markets.
MC Industrial is currently involved in the BP expansion and at ArcelorMittal.
President Tom Felton said the company has worked in Northwest Indiana for some time and with a growing number of clients …Read Full Article
By Kathy Sipple
In December President Obama announced a $4 billion initiative to increase the energy efficiency of buildings over the next two years. “Upgrading the energy efficiency of America’s buildings is one of the fastest, easiest and cheapest ways to save money, cut down on harmful pollution, and create good jobs right now,” Obamasaid in a statement.
According to the USGBC (United States …Read Full Article
MUNSTER – Medical Specialists in Munster has announced it will erect a new building at 45th and Calumet avenues.
Dr. Alexander Stemer, CEO, said the new two-story building will contain 36,000 square feet and should open sometime in early 2013. Stemer said the addition will contain services for bone and joint patients.
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LAPORTE – Permits to remodel the vacant Maple Lane Mall in LaPorte have been issued.
The only business remaining at the mall is an Al’s Supermarket, which is undergoing an expansion.
Mayor Kathy Chroback …Read Full Article
SOUTH BEND – The Tire Rack has announced plans to build a 130,000-square-foot addition to its warehouse in South Bend. The project is expected to cost $3.8 million.
Tire Rack currently occupies 532,000 square feet of warehouse and office space on the west side of the city along the Indiana Toll Road.
The family-owned company sells and distributes 17 different tire brands throughout the Midwest. …Read Full Article
PORTAGE – The Northwest Indiana Contractors Association has elected officers for 2012.
“NWICA negotiates labor agreements on behalf of more than 500 contractors throughout the region and the experience that these three gentlemen bring will be invaluable in guiding our …Read Full Article
MUNSTER – A $60 million renovation of the 72-acre Lake Business Center has begun. Developer Mitch Simborg said the project includes 100,000 square feet of office space and 900,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space.
A hotel and restaurants are planned for the site, along with medical service offices.
The development in Munster is bordered by Calumet Avenue, Fran-Lin Parkway, Hampton Inn and …Read Full Article