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Anca, Inc.

Anca, Inc., a machine tool builder, recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting at their Wixom Facility. The company expanded their facility by 50%, adding a dedicated customer focus and training center, and doubling its machine demonstration area. The event is captured in the video below.

Anca, Inc., president, Russell Riddiford hosted representatives from the company's Melbourne, Austrailia headquarters, as well as many other visitors, including some local dignitaries. 

*Schonscheck, Inc., also a Wixom company, was contracted for the expansion. 

Ford Wixom Plant Property Sold

The former Ford Wixom Plant property has been sold to a new owner, Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP) of Solon, OH. ICP owns/has redeveloped other former automotive properties in multiple states, including here in Oakland County. They have indicated a desire to bring outstanding commercial and industrial uses forward for the property and we look forward to working together with ICP to transform this long vacant industrial space in Wixom.  

You can view media coverage of this story at the following links:


Daily Tribune

The Oakland Press

Detroit News 


Wixom-Based Toebe Construction Awarded Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Contract

Post Date:09/20/2017 3:57 PM

Renovations to close Detroit-Windsor Tunnel starting Oct. 20

Posted to September 19, 2017
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC
About 12,000 vehicles per day and 5 million per year use the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.


  • Tunnel to close starting Oct. 20.
  • Most work will take place at night.
  • $21.6 million renovation includes masonry, electrical, ceiling upgrades

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will close regularly for eight months of renovation work starting Oct. 20.

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC and Windsor Detroit Tunnel Corp. said in late August they plan to start the third and final phase of a $21.6 million upgrade to the popular commuter route between Detroit and Canada.

Detroit-based American Roads LLC manages the tunnel, including all construction, under a lease with the city of Detroit, according to a news release.

The project started in January; masonry and electrical work is complete, the release said. Crews will begin replacing the 87-year-old tunnel's ceiling slab in October and expect to finish renovations in mid-June.

The final phase of work was awarded to Wixom-based Toebe Construction LLC, which will repair about 4,000 feet of ceiling, and WSP Michigan, which will oversee the job. The ceiling work will cost $18.5 million.

The tunnel hasn't experienced a major, traffic-changing renovation since a $50 million project in 1993. It included resurfacing the nearly milelong roadway and adding video surveillance and new lighting.

About 12,000 vehicles per day and 5 million per year use the tunnel. The series of shutdowns will lead to $588,226 in toll revenue losses, equivalent to 150,000 vehicles, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel President and CEO Neal Belitsky told Crain's in August.

The tunnel will reopen on holidays and for some special events.

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