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June 6, 2019

Developer breathes new life into blighted properties in downtown Spring Lake

“Four parcels that have sat quietly unused in the heart of Spring Lake’s downtown will be getting a new look and a new life. What was formerly the Phoenix Café and before that Braak’s Bakery, along with the two buildings east of it, are slated to be demolished to make way for a 28,000-square-foot mixed-use development, thanks in part to a Brownfield Redevelopment Plan Amendment approved by Ottawa County on May 28, 2019.”

Roman Wilson, Senior Brownfield Specialist at FTCH, prepared the Brownfield Plan Amendment that was approved through the Village of Spring Lake and Ottawa County.

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June 6, 2019

MDOT’s I-75 reconstruction just north of the state line gets rolling

Preparatory work has begun on a $115 million Michigan Department of Transportation contract during which about five miles of I-75 just north of the Ohio border will be rebuilt.

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June 3, 2019

Engineering firm planning to double local office in new space

A new home will help an engineering company double the size of its Columbus office.

Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber Inc. is relocating to a 5,000-square-foot office at 1 E. Campus View Blvd. in the Crosswoods development on the northern Outerbelt, according to a news release. The new location will help the company further expand its Central Ohio presence, the firm said.

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May 31, 2019

Jeff Schumaker - ACEC of Michigan Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce FTCH President, Jeff Schumaker, has been appointed to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan Board of Directors.

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May 28, 2019

Maria Sedki - Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in STEM

​Maria Sedki has been integral to growing Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber’s water and wastewater team and developing standards for the asset management requirements from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. She created new procedures and techniques, streamlining data acquisition and management.

Sedki’s attention to detail makes the difference between good and excellent projects, which has helped her build a loyal book of repeat clients.

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May 14, 2019

Ohio State University’s west campus transforming into tech R&D hub

“Ohio State University has recommitted to developing its western reach at Kenny Road and Lane Avenue as a technology-focused center of research and innovation…”

FTCH commissioning projects include the 270,000 square-foot Interdisciplinary Research Facility and The Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex (CEFPRC).

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April 14, 2019

DEEP DIVE: PFAS — Reacting to changes

As PFAS emerged unexpectedly as the latest contamination scare, West Michigan-based companies are stepping up with new services aimed at addressing the problem and helping residents, businesses and regulators find answers.

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April 3, 2019

Young Professionals Spotlight: Pooja Chari

Water and Wastewater Engineer, Pooja Chari, had the opportunity to spend time in Nashville earlier this month for the American Water Works Association 2019 Young Professionals Summit. The Summit included nearly 300 attendees, who are dedicated to protecting our greatest resource, water, and sustaining the industry as a whole. While at the summit, the Water Equation team caught up with Pooja to share a bit about her experience:

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April 3, 2019

Partners envision park plan

The Right Place and the Kent County Department of Public Works are partnering on planning and development of the future sustainable business park.

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April 1, 2019

The Deep Dive: Business impact of PFAS

Michigan’s handling of past chemical contamination incidents offers perspective on what it’s going to take to clean up the state’s PFAS problems. Expect it to take decades, billions of dollars and some awkward dances of cooperation.

Reporting on PFAS to date has focused mostly on environmental concerns and pointing blame at the companies and organizations that have discharged the emerging contaminant into water supplies. MiBiz’s three-part series will go beyond the heated rhetoric to offer a dose of reality about how to handle the complex challenges stemming from the equally complex chemical.

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