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« Industrial | MSI GENERAL CORP. MSI General Corp. has focused on green building projects in recent years. Eco Design/Build Experts MSI GENERAL CORP. IS OFFERING ECO DESIGN/BUILD SERVICES TO CLIENTS. BY JIM HARRIS A Wisconsin-based design/build contractor with 56 years of experience building manufacturing facilities is taking the next big step in its evolution. MSI General Corp.’s Eco/Design Build program, launched in 2009, offers industrial-sector and other clients high-performance building options regardless of whether they wish to seek formal LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. “We concentrate on the return on investment, not the certification,” says Craig Coursin, AIA, president of the Oconomowoc, Wis.-based company. “Most of our buildings exceed LEED energy requirements. However, many clients do not have a reason to be certified. They just want to have lower operating costs and provide a great work environment.” MSI General Corp. works with its clients to 78 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 MSI General Corp. • Revenues: $30 million • HQ: Oconomowoc, Wis. • Employees: 37 • Specialty: Industrial facilities “We incorporate green building methods on every project.” –Craig Coursin, AIA, president analyze how they can lower their costs through either new construction or renovating their existing buildings. The company does this through building surveys, consultations and other services. MSI General Corp. employs a number of LEED-accredited professionals and is a member of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance and the state’s Green Masters Program. “The Eco Design/Build branding certifies that we incorporate green building methods on every project,” Coursin says. “Even when our customers say they’re not going out of their way to be green, we’re giving them a higher efficiency building without necessarily adding cost to the building.” Sustainability First Several of MSI General Corp.’s industrial facilities are in fact LEED certified, including a 138,000square-foot industrial facility completed in 2012 for Ingeteam, a Spanish wind turbine manufacturing firm in Milwaukee. The building, for which MSI General Corp. earned the 2012 Project of the Year award from the Business Journal in Milwaukee, is LEED Gold certified. http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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