March 17, 2014

Barton Malow Breaks Ground on Facility for Rare Isotope Breams (FRIB) At Michigan State University

Lansing, MI –– March 17, 2014 — Barton Malow is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the Facility for Rare Isotope Breams (FRIB) at Michigan State University. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 17 for the new facility, which is scheduled to open in 2022. Barton Malow Company will serve as the construction manager, and SmithGroup JJR will serve as Project Architect.

The FRIB will be a state-of-the-art national user facility allowing researchers to pursue scientific breakthroughs by creating and studying elements that do not normally occur naturally on Earth. Studying these rare materials, which often exist for only a fraction of a second, can help scientists advance scientific research in many fields, including how to use isotopes to improve medical imaging and the treatment of cancer.

“We are incredibly excited to break ground on the FRIB which will create thousands of jobs in the State of Michigan,” said Ryan Maibach, President, Barton Malow Company. “We look forward to collaborating with the University and the entire project team throughout construction to deliver a state-of-the science and research facility.”

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Celebrating our 90th Anniversary in 2014, Barton Malow Company leads North American as one of the top performing contractors in market specialties such as education, energy, federal, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing and special event facilities, our vision is to build People, Projects and Communities.

We build innovative solutions through engaging technology like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and unique contracting methods like integrated project delivery (IPD) applied to our work everyday. Our team includes over 1,300 people throughout 12 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual revenues exceed $1 billion. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer.

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