Portage Health University Center opens
From Daily Mining Gazette | by Kurt Hauglie
HOUGHTON - The growth of the student population at Michigan Technological University meant the space at the Portage Health University Center was getting tight, so hospital officials thought something had to be done to remedy that situation, and what was done was put on display Wednesday.
At the grand opening for the newly expanded, $4.2 million facility on MacInnes Drive, several hospital and university officials spoke before a ribbon cutting and Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours open house.
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Moyle Construction Starts Cleanup Process at Heritage Manor
HOUGHTON -- After a fire ripped through Heritage Manor during the morning hours of August 17, firefighters had to rescue 41 elderly residents.
Now Moyle Construction Company is starting the cleanup process.
"For right now, we basically have an environmental assessment going on. Basically what they're doing is they're going to go in, they're going to test different surfaces such as the drywall, test it for lead or cadmium presence in the paint," said Andrew Kemper, Project Manager for Moyle Construction. Read entire article from TV6 ...
Moyle is new property manager for the Copper Country Mall
HOUGHTON -- CCM Capital Partners purchased the Copper Country Mall in July.
Now under new ownership, Moyle Incorporated will be the new property mangers of the mall.
"I will be handling the management of the property and that includes the leasing of the retail space. We're hoping to get many different types of renters in there from business office space to national retailers,” said Amy Moyle, property manager.
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Moyle and mBank break ground on new facility
A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday, April 9, 2012 at 2224 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba where a new mBank facility will be built. The need for a new facility has come after a three-year partnership with Menards where the in-store mBank facility has become too small due to a growing clientele.
The 3,500 square foot full-service banking center will open later this fall, and will be the 11th full-service mBank branch in Michigan.
Included in the photo are: from left, Bittner Engineering employee and mBank board member Dennis Bittner, mBank President/CEO Kelly W. George; mBank Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer Scott Ravet, mBank Vice President/Branch Manager Debbie Peterson, mBank Assistant Branch Manager April Stropich, and Moyle Construction representatives Tom Moyle, Mike Jupe and Andrew Kemper.
Moyle continues construction on new Bellin clinic
IRON MOUNTAIN -- An empty lot on Woodward Avenue was a familiar sight for Iron Mountain residents once Dickinson County Hospital moved to its new location.
That all changed after Bellin Health swooped in and purchased the lot for its new medical clinic set to open this coming fall.
Since last October the site has been under construction to make way for the new Bellin Medical Clinic, which will be 18,300 sq. ft., costing an approximated three million dollars.
Ken Parker, Superintendent of Moyle Construction, who is overseeing the construction, tells us that they are right on schedule. The new clinic is consolidating all their physicians under one roof providing the capability for same day appointments.
The clinic will also fund the latest technology and machinery. This will provide their physicians and patient’s access to the best medical resources. In addition, there will be a lab and x-ray room in the facility making it a one stop shop for its patients.
Doctor Stephen Leonard has been a physician in the community for 36 years. In addition, the doctor will be working in the new facility once it’s complete and tells us he's excited for the grand opening.
"I think Bellin is a very good organization. They do a good job in primary care, and they seem to bring the latest technology to the job...it’s a win-win situation", says Leonard.
Recognition from Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
From Bruce Noren, General Manager/ Co-Owner of Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
I am writing today to express our company's thanks to you and the entire staff of Moyle Construction for the outstanding work performed on the construction of our new ski lodge.
You may recall our conversations this spring in which we discussed the extremely tight construction time window and our concern that the new lodge could not be both designed and constructed to permit us to open and operate from it this ski season. You assured me that Moyle could in fact complete not only the design and construction, but could do so while still maintaining flexibility to adjust for changes we required along the way.
I want to thank you and your staff for not only meeting our needs, but exceeding our expectations. We are truly happy with the new lodge and not a day goes by without one of our guests complementing us on the new building. Your engineering and design team demonstrated great patience with us as they took the time to understand our needs during the design phase of the project. We truly appreciate how easy it was to work with Barry and Greg.
Your staff, both at the site and in your office always made us feel comfortable and free to ask questions, even if our questions demonstrated our lack of building knowledge. Your job supervisor, Jon, has been a pleasure to work with. He maintained a high level of job efficiency and professionalism on the job site. Many times he explained to me or my partners why things were being done in a certain manner and what the next step in the process was going to be. He often saw items which he thought may be an issue for us and would not only bring those items to our attention but usually had various options for us to consider.
While I could continue to list more specific circumstances in which your company and staff helped us through the building process; I think you can see that our company, my partners and I simply wish to extend our thanks to you, your staff and the Moyle Construction Company for helping us with this project.
You can be assured that should we consider any future construction projects you will be the first company we call. If I can ever be of any assistance to you and your company please don't hesitate to call me.
New roof, season for curling club
By Mining Gazette.com | by Kurt Hauglie
CALUMET TOWNSHIP - Members of the Copper Country Curling Club were concerned they may not have a season this year, but the recent completion of repairs to the roof of the building they use means they'll miss only about a month.
Gordon Maclean, CCCC president, said the roof was blown off the former Calumet & Hecla Drill House building during a powerful wind storm July 1, 2011. Club members didn't want to play in the building without repairs to the roof because of a concern for safety.
Maclean said the CCCC had one open house Sunday to celebrate completion of the repairs to the roof, and they'll have another one from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The building is next to the parking lot and garden of the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw.
The CCCC season usually starts in mid-December, Maclean said.
"We have no refrigeration," he said. "We have to wait for the weather to cool down."
How long their season lasts depends on the weather, also, Maclean said.
"In the last three years, we've gone into the third week in March," he said.
Because the stone walls of the building are 18 inches thick, Maclean said the season can go on despite higher outside temperatures.
"The building can stand a lot of warming up," he said.
Maclean said the 67-member CCCC formed in 1993. For its first four years, members played in Lake Linden until village officials made a change.
"Then they sold the arena," he said.
The club next moved to the Dee Stadium in Houghton for two and a half years, but that proved to be a financial hardship for members.
"Renting the ice was too expensive," he said.
The Drill House, which is owned by Calumet Township, was next considered for the club, but Maclean said it wasn't the first time.
"We had been looking at the drill house early in the process (of the club)," he said.
When club members looked at the building, Maclean said they were surprised its interior dimensions were just right.
"We realized it couldn't be better for two sheets of ice," he said.
In 2006, Maclean said the Calumet Township Board of Trustees approved allowing the club to use the building.
The drill house was full of debris, which had to be cleared out before it could be used, Maclean said, and at first it didn't have a cement floor.
"For the first couple of years, we curled (on ice over) a sand floor," he said.
Because it was sand, Maclean said it took a lot of water to make the inch-and-a-half-thick ice sheet they use.
Maclean said there was a lot of metal debris in the building, and in 2008, there was a good market for scrap metal, so after selling some, in summer 2009, they had enough money to put a concrete floor in the building, which is a better surface for the ice.
Paul Lehto, Calumet Township supervisor, said the roof on the drill house was replaced by Moyle Construction for $85,000, which was paid for by the township Downtown Development Authority.
"They took out a loan for 15 years," he said.
Lehto said construction started on the roof in late October and finished in early December.
Besides replacing the roof, Lehto said work was done on other parts of the structure, which means it will be useful for quite a while.
"We actually got the building in better shape than when we took it over," he said.
The township bought the building from a private owner about 15 years ago, Lehto said.
Maclean said the CCCC is in the United States Curling Association's Great Lakes region.
"We're the fourth-largest curling club in the region," he said.
Getting the roof back on the building wasn't too detrimental to the club, Maclean said, but it was important it was replaced.
"Basically, we missed a month of curling," he said. "Without the reconstruction, we would not be curling."
New lodge open for business
By Upper Michigans Source.com | by Nikki Davidson
IRONWOOD -- It's the story of a local business rising from the ashes of tragedy just in time for the start of a new ski season. Big Powderhorn Mountain Ski Resort opened the doors of a new main lodge last week.
It was built when the original one burned down last winter. Construction began in May and was completed at the end of the summer, but contractors are still adding some finishing touches inside at this time.
Owners said the 20,000 square foot building has been well-received by guests, and business is good.
"The guests love it, they compare it to a western resort, which is what our effort was, we're a Midwest resort, but we wanted to give people kind of a destination vacation experience, I think this new lodge is doing just that," Bruce Noreen, general manager, said.
The new building is smaller, but more modern and energy efficient.