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The Incredible Shrinking Schedule

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Tighter timelines for commercial construction projects is a significant challenge for construction companies. The pace of all project phases has shortened, ranging from the submission of bids to approval of add-ons to completing of change orders to completed construction. This trend increases the sense of urgency throughout many construction firms. With clients expecting real-time information […]

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Tips for hospital construction

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Healthcare is evolving – and its facilities need to keep up. Building an outstanding hospital requires meeting or better yet, exceeding the expectations and ever-changing needs of patients. Healthcare providers are inclining more and more towards value-based care. Hence, they want to build or redesign hospitals in a way that works for both the staff […]

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Ongoing factors effecting commercial construction

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2019 continues to bring negative and positive factors that contractors will need to address. These factors include: Labor The shortage of labor for the commercial construction industry looms as the primary challenge faced by construction firms. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment rates are on the rise in most states, making it difficult to […]

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Beyond What You’ll Find in a Typical Construction Company

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Gundlach Champion, Inc. (GCI) is the marriage of two of the nation’s most storied and inventive construction companies: Herman Gundlach, Inc. founded in 1898, and Champion, Inc. founded in 1921. For over a century, GCI has been providing services with exceptional service and value to the commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, and municipal. Today, the GCI […]

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Lake Superior Partnership honors IM’s Champion

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MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership recognized its 2019 Distinguished Service Award winners Feb. 20 at Northern Michigan University. The business service award went to Champion Inc. of Iron Mountain. Having served the region for almost a century, Champion Inc. has expanded to three divisions, Champion Concrete, Champion Charter and Gundlach Champion. A few […]

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Gundlach Champion Safety Stand-Down Day

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GCI has been focused on the safety of our job sites since we were founded in 1898. We are continuing that tradition by participating National Safety Stand-Down Day on May 7, 2018. The focus for this year is a leading cause of death for construction employees, fall-related incidents. Of the 991 construction fatalities in 2016, 370 fatalities were […]