Massive machinery groaned back to life and the turning of dirt began anew in early May as the return of the commercial and residential construction industry in Michigan helped restart portions of the regional economy.
Damian P. Hill, president of the Associated General Contractors of Michigan, praised Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order reopening statewide construction, stating that the move “recognizes of the ability of Michigan’s contractors to do their jobs safely and protect the men and women who build our state and the general public.”
Kramer Management Group is currently working on the $600 million McLaren Health Care hospital project, a new $450 million power plant for the Lansing Board of Water and Light, and a new $77 million jail and court for Ingham County, in addition to other projects around the state.
“We have over 150 trades people working on McLaren and well over 150 more working on the BWL projects who are happy to be back to work doing what they are best at. From day one of this health event, we have placed the health and welfare of our construction teams at the highest priority,” said Pete Kramer, president of Kramer Management Group. “All teams immediately put in place proper screening processes, using technology to track the health status of each individual reporting to the project, social distancing measures, additional hand-wash sinks and more intensive worksite cleaning. Everyone involved is focused on doing their work in a safe yet productive fashion. I have been blown away by the professionalism of our teams and how they have reacted to this situation with a can-do attitude.”
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