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New Contract Awards Announced for New Detroit Events Center

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At the recommendation of Olympia Development of Michigan, the Detroit Downtown Development Authority has approved new multi-million dollar contracts for future work on the new Detroit Events Center, future home of the Detroit Red Wings.

Contract awards include $28 million for concrete work to Tooles Contracting Group, which is a registered Detroit-based Minority Business Enterprise. Additionally, nearly $8 million for vertical transportation was awarded to national elevator and escalator company KONE Inc., which allocated more than 11 percent of the value of its contract to Detroit-based Lardner Elevator Company. This unique partnership diversifies the traditional elevator model for new construction, which has rarely included Detroit-based businesses.

“To earn new construction work on a project of this magnitude and importance for the city of Detroit is a real point of pride for us’” said Elizabeth Lardner, President of Lardner Elevator.

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