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MBS International Airport: New Terminal Project
MBS Airport (named for the surrounding areas: City of Midland,
Bay County, and City of Saginaw) is a life line for the mid‐Michigan,
providing easy access to businesses and regional stakeholders.
MBS’ benefit to Midland, Bay, and Saginaw counties is estimated
at over $100 million US Dollars annually, making it easy to see why
a modern, user‐friendly facility is of the utmost importance.
In the fall of 2008 the MBS Airport Commission approved designs
for a new, green field terminal site that would replace their current
main terminal which was built in 1965. Selected as the general
contractor, Commercial Contracting Corporation was responsible
for overseeing the $48 million project which included the building
of a new, 75,000 square foot terminal, new access roads and a
new parking facility.
Because of the use of limited grant money to fund the terminal, remaining on‐budget was vital to the
success of this project. The aggressive timelines were made more complicated because of the
necessity to work with multiple agencies, including the regional Airport Authority, Michigan
Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA). In addition to managing
the structural steel erection, installation of the building
systems, and construction of the access roads, CCC also
self‐performed the site concrete placement.
The new terminal is a sustainable building designed to
incorporate elements of LEED 1 design throughout, including the use of locally produced materials.
Due to the advanced construction methods and materials used, the MBS Airport Authority is confident
that the new facility will meet the travel needs of the mid‐Michigan region for decades to come.