Little Caesars Arena Transforms Downtown Detroit

Anyone who still thinks Detroit is down and out doesn’t really know the score. The District Detroit, encompassing a 50-block area in the heart of the city, is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Led by the Ilitch organization, its newest addition is Little Caesars Arena, a stunning, 20,000-seat successor to … Continued

Little Caesars Arena and Elation

Little Caesars Arena in Detroit opened in September to praise as one of the most innovative and technologically impressive sports and entertainment complexes in the world. Part of the credit can be taken by the venue’s unique dynamic ceiling, a 43,000-square-foot wire grid onto which nearly 1,700 custom LED strip lights from Elation Professional are … Continued

GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly Retooling Completed Injury Free

The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) annually sponsors the Zero Injury Safety Awards® (ZISA®), the premier safety recognition program in the union construction and maintenance industry. Each Zero Injury Safety Award® recognizes an alliance between owner-clients, signatory contractors and local and international unions who worked together in a tripartite fashion to achieve zero … Continued

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel set to close weeknights for $17 million renovation project

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, which is owned by both Detroit and Windsor, will close for weeknights and four full weekends from November through June as crews replace the 86-year-old ceiling slab. The tunnel will shut down at 8:30 p.m. and open at 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Joint-operators Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC and Windsor Detroit Tunnel Corp. will … Continued

MCE Apprentice Finds a Career at Little Caesars Arena

Michelle Jackson is passionate about Detroit’s revitalization. And about having the opportunity to work as an electrician’s apprentice on one of the biggest construction projects underway in Detroit in many years—Little Caesars Arena. After passing a 10-week, pre-apprenticeship program, Jackson landed at the arena with Motor City Electric Co., which has been located in Detroit … Continued

Motor City Electric Co. and IBEW Local 58 Revitalize Detroit

Detroit is in the middle of a renaissance, once again becoming a thriving example of an economically thriving metropolis. All of this is being spurred on by a project dreamed up by Illitch Holdings, a project called The District Detroit. NECA member Motor City Electric Co. and IBEW Local 58 – Detroit are revitalizing The District Detroit in … Continued

Ilitch – Teamwork, Collaboration Will Guide Detroit’s Bright Future

In a keynote address focused on his father, Mike Ilitch’s legacy on the city of Detroit, Christopher Ilitch pointed to numerous examples where collaboration was key to the success of signature projects like Comerica Park, The District DetroitThe District Detroit, the Fox Theatre, and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. “I … Continued

$52M in Construction Contracts Approved for Detroit Events Center

The Downtown Development Authority today approved nearly $52 million in contracts for work on the new Detroit Events Center, with contracts awarded for the 50-block project now totaling more than $257 million. “With more than $250 million awarded to date, The District Detroit project is far exceeding our target for Detroit business participation…,” says Steve … Continued

United Way torch to be lit permanently

United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s torch sculpture, standing at the intersection of Woodward and Jefferson, will remain lit permanently as part of an energy-saving project. Originally powered by natural gas and lit for ceremonial purposes only, the abstract sculpture has now been converted to a 400-watt LED electrically lit wire and its base has been … Continued

Detroit Re-lights Neighborhoods at Blazing Pace

The lights are coming back on in the city’s neighborhoods. Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority is about six months ahead of its ambitious timetable to relight all neighborhoods by the end of the year. Officials say the installation of nearly 40,000 LED streetlights will be complete by the end of July. “It’s already changed things. The … Continued