Granger Construction of Lansing (Granger) was recognized by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Michigan with the prestigious 2017 Build Michigan Award for the MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) Second Corporate Headquarters project in East Lansing. The award was presented during AGC’s annual meeting on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. The Build Michigan Award recognizes the excellence of an entire project team throughout the state.
“It is a privilege to receive one of the most prominent awards in our industry,” said Granger President and CEO Glenn Granger. “We are incredibly honored.”
As MSUFCU’s go-to construction manager, Granger was selected in a non-competitive negotiation to construct a second corporate headquarters on the company’s current campus. The three-story, 186,350 square foot building will help meet the demands of the growing membership base and can house 564 employees over the next 10-12 years. The project was completed in September 2017 using a variety of high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly and locally-sourced products.
“This project illustrates safety innovation, lean construction processes and outstanding success, based on the extraordinary teamwork of our project team,” said Jeff Tuley, Granger’s senior project manager. “The renovated facility, which features a high-profile radiused curtainwall and raised floor system, is designed to accommodate staffing changes as MSUFCU continues to grow. The innovative design mirrors MSUFCU’s vision to provide a forward-thinking experience for its clientele.”
Build Michigan Award entries are judged on: meeting the challenges of a difficult job, excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques, sensitivity to the environment, responsiveness to client needs and the contractor’s contribution to the community.