32 Market Ave SW - Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Project Details

  • Location:
    1855 Busha Hwy
    Marysville, MI 48040
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  • Value: $3,050,000
  • Size: 31,650 sqft
  • Schedule
    August 31, 2014 to February 26, 2015
Services Provided:
  • General Contractor
Sai Tatineni
Executive Vice President, Americas at SMR Automotive Global
Herb Blackstock
Blackstock Alessandri Associates
Project Executive:
Roger Rehkopf
Chief Executive Officer

Project Summary

As part of Phase I, a 31,650 sf addition was made to an existing manufacturing plant for Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) in Marysville, Michigan. This included 25,651 sf of warehouse space, 6,000 sf office, and 6,000 sf mezzanine. Nine total offices were added.

SMR made the decision to expand their current facility rather than moving to a location in Mexico that was being considered. This decision was very beneficial for the Marysville community. SMR employs 850 people at this plant.

Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) funds were granted for this expansion, that includes warehouse, corporate office and mezzanine. Orion performed extensive site work along with steel and block construction.

In the summer of 2014 SMR Automotive contracted Orion Construction to build a 31,000 sq. ft. addition to our existing manufacturing plant in Marysville, Michigan. Orion selected a strong team that worked well with the architect, engineers, and SMR. The communication, accountability, and execution were handled extremely well. The construction work was carried out next to a production plant but Orion handled it with ease without any disruptions to current business. Because of their commitment, Orion Construction has been selected to construct phase 2 of our expansion. We look forward to continued success in our partnership with Orion.