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Kent Companies earns ABC Award of Excellence for Midwest Energy & Communications –

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – The Associated Builders and Contractors – West Michigan Chapter recognized Kent Companies’ Midwest Energy & Communications project with an Award of Excellence in the Pre-Cast Concrete category.

Midwest Energy undertook a new facility expansion in 2016 to accommodate 30% growth in employees and related operating space and equipment needs. The facility expansion included an office, data center and warehouse, all originally designed as pre-cast concrete structures. However, an aggressive project schedule demanded a more efficient construction approach.

PARIC Corporation (the general contractor) partnered with Kent Companies’ Division 110 to change the construction method to site-cast pre-cast concrete, or tilt-wall construction.

Division 110 placed 208 site-cast pre-cast concrete panels across three buildings. Throughout the course of the project, the team placed over 7,600 cubic yards of concrete.  Tilt-wall construction provided significant schedule benefits to the Midwest Energy & Communications.

About Kent Companies:

Kent Companies is a 3rd-generation family-owned business with expertise in commercial and industrial construction, mixed-use construction, multi-family housing, tilt-up concrete, post-tensioned cast in place structures and a full range of concrete-related specialties.

Kent Companies is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has operations in Detroit, Michigan; Dallas and Austin, Texas; central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs over 1,300 concrete construction professionals nationwide, and the organization is ranked in the top 12 concrete contractors nationwide by ENR Magazine. The Kent Companies team has built a reputation as “Leaders in Concrete.”