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

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

The Motor City Stages A Rail Streetcar System Comeback

After seven years of planning, construction on the M-1 RAIL project in Detroit, Mich., kicked off in July 2014. A modern streetcar line, the M-1 RAIL was designed to circulate 3.3 miles (6.6 miles total) along Woodward Avenue, Detroit’s main thoroughfare. This public transportation project is unprecedented in many ways, from its strategic partnerships, its workforce composition and vendor recruitment, to its technological capabilities. The M-1 … 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

Motor City Electric Co. Upgrades ERP

Motor City Electric Co, Detroit, Mich., acknowledges construction companies need the latest technology and solutions to measure actionable data in realtime. Computer Guidance Corp., www.computerguidance.com, Scottsdale, Ariz., a developer of ERP (enterprise resource planning) software solutions for construction, which now falls under the JDM Technology Group, the new branding of the Explorer Software Group of … Continued