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Faith Technologies Makes Leap From Field to Prefab
09/22/14
Menasha, Wis.-based Faith Technologies Inc. powers up its preconstruction practice to generate greater growth in new and existing markets.

Photo Courtesy of Faith Technologies Inc.


Industrial Lag Puts Drag on Regional Recovery
07/14/14
Flagging industrial activity may prompt the region to cultivate new sources of economic development.

Photo Courtesy of Mortenson Construction

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07/14/14 Contractor of the Year: Barton Malow Co.

After hitting the reset button, the Southfield, Mich,-based firm establishes itself as the state’s biggest builder and a dominant regional player.
05/19/14 Design Firm of the Year: Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc.

Bottom line-oriented engineer proves invaluable to clients.
05/19/14 ENR Midwest Top Design Firms

Design firms are due for a better, if not pivotal, year.
03/24/14 Owner of the Year: City Colleges of Chicago

Community college system launches a $500-million program to align facilities with career-oriented curricula.
09/30/13 Specialty Contractor of the Year: ERMCO Inc.

Productivity, pre-fabrication and employee training prepare electrical contractor ERMCO to take on Indianapolis’s biggest building projects.
09/30/13 Top Specialty Contractors

Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin are back in the construction game, but slow global growth sidelines export-heavy Ohio and Indiana.
07/29/13 ENR Midwest Contractor of the Year: BMW Constructors

Reorganization and rededication to safety propel firm to the front ranks of heavy-industrial builders in the region.
07/29/13 ENR Midwest Top Contractors for 2012

A recovering housing market and cheaper energy are stimulating construction in the region.
06/03/13 ENR Midwest Designer of the Year: Burns & McDonnell

Employee-owned firm creates a culture conducive to growth.
06/03/13 ENR Midwest Top Design Firms

Poor economic conditions continue to put a drag on regional design and construction activity.
04/01/13 Owner of the Year: Mercy Health System

Just a week after an EF-5 tornado, Mercy Health System embarks on an odyssey to rebuild.
09/24/12 ENR Midwest Top Specialty Contractors

For regional builders, the Midwest is emerging as a tale of two economies and two very differing prospects.
09/24/12 Specialty Contractor of the Year: Baker Concrete Construction Co.

After receiving national recognition for its worker-safety program, Baker Concrete embarks on a path of continuous improvement.
07/23/12 ENR Midwest Top Contractors

Little optimism for improvement among Midwest builders.
07/23/12 Miron's Sustainability Practice Set to Soar

In just four years, Miron Construction Co. has built one of the sturdiest sustainabilty practices in the region as well as the world’s greenest school.
05/21/12 Diversity Key to HDR’s Chicago Conquest

After years of steady, if quiet, growth, HDR’s Chicago office is suddenly among the most sought after in the region.
05/21/12 ENR Midwest’s Top 75 Design Firms 2012

Designers stumble amid a stalling economy.
05/21/12 Top Design Firms See a Decline in Revenues

The federal, state and local funding required to launch public building and transportation projects has yet to materialize.
03/26/12 Midwest Top Project Starts for 2011

Casino projects dominate the top 5 project starts in the Midwest.
03/26/12 Owner of the Year: University of Illinois Sets Aggressive Sustainabiltiy Schedule

Ambitious program calls for carbon neutrality and net-zero designs.
03/26/12 Top Project Starts: Midwest Construction Activity Neither Advancing Nor Retreating

Despite promising signs, the past year ended much as it began, with little additional construction spending.
07/25/11 High-Flying Clayco Lands on Top

A decade of phenomenal growth has propelled Clayco Inc. to the front ranks of Midwest contractors—and left it hungry for more.
07/21/11 Top Midwest Contractors: No Recovery In Sight

As public projects disappear, contractors await the return of privately funded construction.
03/28/11 Owner of the Year: Magellan Development Group

It took a village to launch Magellan on its most ambitious undertaking to date: a $4-billion community in the heart of Chicago.

No Small Plans When Completed: Lakeshore East will comprise 15 residential highrises, a shopping center, a school, a hotel and townhouses.

01/24/11 Six Companies To Watch

Although the past few years have been crushing for many enterprises working in and around the construction industry, some firms have managed to stand tall by reinventing and reinvigorating themselves, even as the recession continued to bear down on sector after sector. Now that the bad economic times are lifting, ENR Midwest offers you an overview of those companies that have taken deliberate steps to position themselves for even greater growth and recognition in 2011. From a contractor that found a fresh image by building new headquarters to a supplier that is bringing to market a healthy alternative to plastic wall guards, here are six firms in the Midwest region worth watching this year.
10/01/10 Profile: Flad Architects

Flad Architects of Madison, Wis., has climbed one spot, to finish fourth, in Midwest Construction’s 2010 listing of top design firms, ranked by revenue, with $52.0 million in regional earnings. Last year, Flad ranked fifth, with $56.6 million.
10/01/10 Midwest's Top 80 Designers

The Midwest region’s Top 80 Designers reached $1.7 billion in regional billings in 2009, according to data compiled by Midwest Construction.
10/01/10 Profile: HNTB

Even in the toughest economy the U.S. has seen in decades, leading design firm HNTB has managed to not only survive but flourish.
06/01/10 2010 Contractor of the Year

Despite a depressed U.S. construction market in 2009, Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago managed to generate $1.3 billion in regional revenue and more than $3.3 billion nationwide.
05/01/10 Top 100 Contractors of 2010

The last year has been difficult for the construction industry. Who has weathered the storm best? Which companies have climbed—or fallen—and how far? Who leads in Illinois,Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin and overall? Who are the 10 newcomers? Midwest Construction’s Top Contractor charts tell it all.
05/01/10 2010 Owner of the Year

Midwest Construction introduces the 2010 Owner of the Year, the City of Carmel, Ind. Rapid growth and change have presented the city with the opportunity to literally construct its own future.
03/01/10 Above and Beyond Two owners of large tower crane fleets cut risks by stepping up safety programs

Kansas City’s J.E. Dunn and Salem, Ore.’s, Morrow Equipment Co. are making their huge fleets of tower cranes as safe as possible with safety and inspection programs that go above and beyond regulations
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