Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. is pleased to announce that its President, Bill Schoonveld, has been elected to serve as 2nd Vice Chair for the Alliance for Health for the 2011-2012 term. A full list of board members, officers and committee chairs is listed below.
At its May 16, 2011 Annual Meeting, the Alliance for Health elected nine individuals to three year terms of office on its Board of Directors.
Elected to serve on the Board of Directors:
- Frank Bednarek, Frank Bednarek Associates
- Martha Gonzalez-Cortes, Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
- Joe Gavan, Vice President, Communications and External Relations, Van Andel Institute
- Gerald Kariem, Director, UAW Region 1-D
- John MacKeigan, MD, Executive Vice President, Spectrum Health System
- Phil McCorkle, President, Saint Mary’s Health Care
- Harold Mast, Commissioner, Kent County Board of Commissioners
- Marsha Rappley, MD, Dean, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- Thomas Haas, PhD, President, Grand Valley Sate University
Elected to serve as officers for 2011-12:
- Chair, Larry Emig, Chairman, Osceola County Board of Commissioners
- 1st Vice Chair, Donald Hall, The Paradigm Consortium
- 2nd Vice Chair, Bill Schoonveld, President, Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.
- Secretary, Martha Gonzalez-Cortes, Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
- Treasurer, Jerome Schwind, President, Mecosta Branch, Isabella Bank
Elected to serve as chairs of standing committees or their representatives and serve as ex-officio Board members:
- Business Group on Health, Joyce Moore, Senior Benefits Consultant, Amway
- Evaluation Board, John Lichtenberg, Shareholder, Rhoades McKee
- First Friday Forum, Bob Wolford, Executive Director, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology
- West Michigan Association of Health Underwriters Representative, Carman Baines, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
- Rethink Healthy Expo, Norm Felker, Retired President, Michigan Blood
Planning Board Co-Chairs, Hon. Dennis Leiber, Kent County Circuit Court, and Greg Forzley, MD, Medical Director of Informatics, Saint Mary’s Health Care,
- Health Care Skills Alliance, Phil Weaver, President, Hope Network
- Physician Advisory Group, Khan Nedd, MD, President, Infusion Associates & Hospitalists of West Michigan
- West Michigan Nursing Advisory Council Representative, Robi Thomas, Director, University Detroit Mercy School of Nursing
- West Michigan Nursing Home Advisory Group, Donald Hall, The Paradigm Consortium
Please join us for the Allegan County Transporation — Transit Facility Open House — July 9th 2010.
It is exciting to announce there will be an Open House to celebrate the grand opening of the Allegan County Transportation (ACT) Transit Facility. ACT has completed a new 22,788 square foot Transit Facility. The new facility is a result of $3,500,000 in State and Federal grants.
“The project features space for transit administration, vehicle maintenance, bus wash, inside storage and outside parking, and will be the facility to house all County transit operations.” proudly explains Dan Wedge, Allegan County Transportation Director. The public is invited to attend any time from 2:00pm to 7:00pm for a site tour. There will be a formal presentation at 2:30pm that will include special guest speakers. The presenters include: Congressman Fred Upton,�
Representatives, for Senators Levin and Stabenow,�
Administrator, Sharon Edgar, MDOT, Bureau of Passenger Transportation,
County Commissioner, Larry “Casey” Jones
Dan Wedge, the Transportation Director, says “the project was a great success! This facility is set to serve the citizens of Allegan County for many years to come.” Wedge goes on to explain that the facility is strategically located in the “Highland Industrial Park” City of Allegan, 750 Airway Drive.
Please join Allegan County in the festivities to celebrate the completion of the new transit facility on Friday, July 9, 2010 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
DLZ was the architect on the project.
Dan from Grand River Builders is just finishing up the first belltower lantern. Pretty impressive! This is just the small one. There are two more to come.
The Kent County Correctional Facility Renovation Project moved forward with a groundbreaking this morning.
Project Highlights include:
- Replacing 563 beds
- Cells designed to allow for flexibility in number of bunks
- Direct supervision housing
- Energy efficient heating and electrical systems
- Video visitation
- Improved safety of inmates and staff
TowerPinkster/HOK is the architect on the project.
“There are different ways to measure success. We can analyze client feedback. We can research our competitor’s achievements. We can crunch the numbers. But when a client tells us that we will be the first place he’ll call next time, we know success was achieved.”
Well stated Bill.
The newly completed Herman Miller Showroom in LA recently received LEED® CI (Commercial Interiors) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council! Previously a warehouse, the 18,000-square-foot space boasts energy efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures throughout as well as GREENGUARD certified products and materials.
Throughout the construction of the LA Showroom, 20 percent of the building materials and products were manufactured within 500 miles of the site. Additionally, the construction waste management plan ensured over 85 percent of all construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfill.
To receive a LEED® CI Platinum certification based on the Version 2.0 rating system, a facility must receive a minumum of 42 out of 57 possible points for a variety of energy-saving construction methods and materials ranging from light pollution reduction to water efficient landscaping.
The showroom is Los Angeles’s first LEED® CI Platinum project and is only 47th in the world to receive the highlevel certification. OAK acted as proud Construction Manager throughout the renovations.
Terry grew up in the Muskegon area and attended Grand Haven High School. He currently lives on a small farm in Fruitport with his wife Lori and their 7 horses and many llamas. When asked if the animals on the farm serve as an extra form of income, Terry replied, “No, they are just an expensive hobby!”
In addition to Terry’s love of horseback riding, he enjoys golfing, bowling and hockey. In fact, he bowled in the U.S. Open in Oklahoma twice! Terry still bowls a few times aweek and golfs whenever he’s able.
After working for our subsidiary, Muskegon Construction Company, for 29 years, Terry was very excited to join the OAK team in the field in 2005. He describes his co-workers as “awesome,” and has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our staff.
Terry’s upbeat attitude and pleasant demeanor make him a joy to be around. Thank you for your years of hard work!
OAK is proud to announce that the new 10,200 SF Counseling Center at Wedgwood Christian Services in Kentwood is in its final stages of completion. With a six month winter schedule, the project required close coordination with the owner and subcontractors alike as the sitework, landscaping and mechanical/plumbing trades were contracted directly through the owner.
The prominent new single-story facility houses Wedgwood’s specialized prevention, counseling and educational services. Built adjacent to Wedgwood’s Huizenga Center, the facility also provides corridor access between two existing buildings. The floor plan is comprised of discrete counseling spaces for individual interaction, common support areas for group counsel, spacious open offices and conference rooms for support staff and common spaces where staff can comfortably unwind.
Entering the facility, patients are welcomed by a twenty-seven foot, custom curved wood veneer reception desk, complimented by a lighting trellis and decorative resin panels. The warm and inviting décor not only creates an immediate level of comfort, it truly represents the agreeable nature of the Wedgwood staff.
The Wedgwood staff expressed their gratitude by naming the café-style kitchen the Owen-Ames-Kimball Staff Lounge, and labeled the lounge with a plaque. However, this is not the only mark OAK left at Wedgwood. The new relationships we established with the entire staff will surely be remembered in the future.
Congratulations to Richelle Krueger, Kelly Bublitz, Frank Stanek, Kris Ford and Randy Marklevitz for all of their hard work!
We enjoyed working with Dwayne Masselink from InterActive Studio on the project!