Jim Buzzie

Jim Buzzie


From the President's desk.....
As you all know, the last few years have been very difficult years for the construction industry, but through it all I am proud to say that Douglas Steel has remained consistent in our values.
We are grateful for all of the relationships we have formed with many Construction Managers, General Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Owners, Suppliers and Subcontractors and look forward to nurturing those relationships further in the years to come.


We feel very strongly that we are a true partner on any project and offer much more than a "commodity" to our customers.  Those include items such as budgeting, design assist, cost management, value engineering, etc. Early involvement is where we can have the most favorable impact on a project.


Please enjoy these eblast reports as we continue to send them out on a regular basis and also take a look at our updated website referenced in this report. Lastly, do not hesitate to contact

the Douglas Steel team for all of your steel needs in the future.

Douglas Steel Receives Recognition for Outstanding Safety Performance 
Douglas Steel is proud to announce that  for the second consecutive year the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Michigan, The Association of Union Contractors (TAUC), the Central Fabricator's Association (CFA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has awarded Douglas Steel their top safety award in 2012 recognizing us for our 2012 DART rate being 0.00 for both our fabrication plant
and our erection division.
This outstanding safety performance also earned first place in the Division 3 category from the Central Fabricators Association (CFA).
Douglas Steel continues to be a leader in the industry in safety performance. 
We have worked 
for five years without a lost time injury.
Our current Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is 0.66 for both our shop and field operations in 2013. These outstanding safety records is a direct result of our company's safety culture which instills an attitude of "Safety First" in all activities as well as our loss prevention and return to work programs.
Douglas Launches New Website
Douglas Steel is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Visit us at DouglasSteel.com to see our complete portfolio of projects ranging from areas of Healthcare, Office & Commercial buildings, Sports Facilities, Industrial & Automotive factories.
** Latest New Projects **
In order to keep up with demand from the recovering automotive industry, Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. (MACI) is building a 172,000 SF addition to it's manufacturing plant in Parma, Michigan.
Kirco Manix has contracted with Douglas Steel to fabricate and erect nearly 900 tons of structural steel for the expansion. With over 2,500 pieces of iron including more than 200 trusses the structural steel frame is scheduled to be completed by mid-November 2013.
Established in 1989, MACI is a world-class manufacturer of automotive air conditioning compressors with a magnetic clutch holding the largest market share in North America.

Dart Container Corporation New Corporate Office Building

Since the acquisition of Solo Cup Company in early 2012, Dart Container Corporation has outgrown it's facility in Mason, MI and is investing $47 million for an expansion.
Douglas Steel is under contract with Clark Construction Company to detail, fabricate and erect over 600 tons of structural steel for the 3-story 143,000 SF new corporate office building. Current plans call for the steel erection to begin by late July.
IHA East Washtenaw Medical Center
Ground is expected to be broken this spring for a new medical center for Integrated Health Associates (IHA) in the Domino's Farms Office Park in Ann Arbor Township.
Douglas Steel has been contracted by Aims Group to detail, fabricate and erect 260 tons of structural steel for the 3-story 45,000SF project. Steel erection is expected to be complete by early fall and overall construction is expected to take a year to 14 months.
The building will house practices in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, neurology, imaging and after hours care. Plans also indicate the building will have numerous examination rooms, a surgical procedure room, three laboratories and a X-ray room. 
MSU FRIB Project SRF High Bay.
As a pre-cursor to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), Michigan State University is building a SRF High Bay building in the heart of the MSU campus.
Douglas Steel is under contract with Barton Malow Company to detail, fabricate and erect 370 tons of structural steel for this 30,000SF project. Erection is expected to begin in June.
The building is being built to house superconducting radio frequency technical facilities and is slated to be complete by August 2014.   

Douglas Steel - Proven Performance


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Contact Mike Harsch at 517-999-4124 or by email at mharsch@douglassteel.com  



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AISC-Certified Fabricator and Erector.