News broke and plans began in late of 2016, as the Michigan Center School district was awarded bond project bids to repair and/or replace all the of the bleachers across the district. Arnold Elementary will also be receiving new building structures for both its gymnasium and multipurpose room. The districts bus garage will be receiving an update as well, in the form of a new bus canopy.
Just over $6.6 million was awarded to the district by the Board of Education, for the completion of the projects. As the approval process finalized through winter, bids for the work poured in from contractors across the state. At the end of a difficult bidding war, several of our own JCCA Members were selected as partners for the venture. And through their competitive prices and dedication to serving the institutions of our community, $4.9 million of the total amount awarded will be staying right in our local community!
Superintendent Scott Kiziol spoke appreciatively of the companies who entered bids for the work, “We would like to thank all of our local contractors for their extremely competitive bids. Their support of our school is greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with each of them. As a result of those bids, we are currently under budget.”
New bleacher systems and railings were completed this past spring for both the junior and senior high school football fields. Work on the Arnold Elementary gymnasium and a new main entrance for the junior/senior high school begun earlier this year as well. Due to coming in under budget, a new cafeteria addition was also added to the projects portfolio.
Work will continue through the summer and be completed in the fall. Follow along with project updates at the Michigan Center Schools Website. We cant wait to see the finished product, as it will serve as another example of the talent and hard work of our great local contractors.
Christoff & Sons Floor Coverings | Cunningham Construction | D.E. Excavating | Division 5 Metalworks | Flairwood | Great Lakes Hotel Supply | Hirts Electric | Integrity Interiors | Interkal Bleachers | Lester Brothers Excavating | Murray Painting | North Ply Contractors | Paul Bengel Co. | Plummer Masonry | Quality Glass | Rayhaven Group | RJ Karasek Concrete Contractors | RW Mercer | Shively-Bouma | William Reichenbach