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Consumers Energy Increases Workforce to Keep Pace With Increased Home Building in Michigan

Hans Hansen

The number of homes built in Michigan in 2014 is projected to be the highest since 2006.

Consumers Energy has expanded its workforce and made other changes to keep pace with demand.

Consumers Energy is working with the Home Builders Association of Michigan to make improvements. Nearly 16,000 new Michigan homes are projected to be built this year, the most since 2006.

“We’ve hired 200 new employees to support the new building sector, which can have a significant impact on the entire state’s economy,” said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy delivery. “We’ve shortened our turnaround time for new service orders and increased the amount of timely communicating we do with home builders.”

Consumers Energy has hired engineers to design new energy services, and job schedulers and field crews who install new gas and electric services.

Home Builders Association shows us the number of new homes built in Michigan.

  • 2014 – 15,900 (projected)
  • 2013 – 12,915
  • 2012 – 10,234
  • 2011 – 7,937
  • 2010 – 7,755
  • 2009 – 6,236
  • 2008 – 8,984
  • 2007 – 15,195
  • 2006 – 24,782
  • 2005 – 45,881

Good to see slow, steady growth continuing across Michigan.

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