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Recruitment for Generational Infrastructure Project

The Client

The client is a joint venture responsible for the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. An extension of I-75 at Northern US border, the bridge will provide much need transportation improvements to the region, connecting Detroit, Michigan to Windsor.

A once in generation undertaking, the bridge will be among the top five largest in North America once it is completed in 2024. Throughout, the client has partnered with several key stakeholders such as local businesses, professional associations, unions, and educational institutions. All with the aim of strengthening the local economy, creating jobs, and ensure the success of this large-scale project.

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Key Challenges

Delivered through a Public-Private Partnership, this project is estimated at roughly 4 billion dollars in total. In addition to the port-of-entry and necessary infrastructure maintenance, the project calls for new roads and pedestrian bridges throughout southeastern Michigan. Furthermore, the JV is responsible for the building of toll facilities, as well as a reconfiguration of key I-75 interchange ramps.  As such a tremendous amount of resources, planning, and staff are required to complete not only the Gordie Howe bridge, but the critical construction along I-75 as well. The client determined they required the assistance of staffing provider to help meet this massive undertaking.

The Solution

Planet Forward had previously worked with one of the site Environmental Project Managers, and was contracted to provide staff augmentation support for this joint venture project.

Backed by an extensive candidate pipeline, Planet Forward quickly set out to recruit vital candidates for this massive construction project. Roles staffed included positions such as Superintendents, Field Engineers, Estimators, Schedulers, Drafters, Quality Control, Document Control, Contracts Management, and Inspectors. Planet’s national reach proved indispensable during this project, as recruiters were able to identify and place personnel in a variety of critical positions, minimizing complications and keeping construction on schedule.

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The Results

The client has come to view Planet Forward as a trusted partner throughout this engagement, having provided quality resources in several key areas. Currently, Planet continues to staff candidates on an ongoing basis, including both contract and permanent placements. The staff augmentation solutions provided by Planet Forward have been critical to completing this massive historical project. With this partnership, the client is on pace to deliver a reimagined transportation network to thousands of international travelers.

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