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January 12th 2023 | Written By Press Release | Share

Elevate Contractor Profiles: Franklin Holwerda Company

Elevate Contractor Profiles: Franklin Holwerda Company

Taking West Michigan to new heights involves many hands at work, including 34 local contractors. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport prides itself on its collaborative nature and deep-rooted connection with the community. We've interviewed several of these local businesses to hear their fun facts, statistics, and favorite parts of working at the Airport. A special thanks to the Franklin Holwerda Company.

The capital expansion program, Elevate, includes an expanded concourse, a new control tower, more parking, enhanced rental car capabilities and improved baggage inspection technology. To learn more about our partners and the economic impact, visit



Please share with us a little bit about you and your company:

FHC specializes in heating, cooling, process piping, and sheet metal fabrication with our own state of the art coil line, plumbing, private and municipal water/wastewater treatment plants.

Where is your company headquartered?

Wyoming, Michigan.

How is your company supporting the Concourse A expansion project?

We are a subcontractor to Rite-Way doing sheet metal ductwork.

What are some of the specialized skills that you and your team are most looking forward to bringing aboard this project?

Self-performed BIM layout, experienced sheet metal foreman, and crew to deliver top quality air movement for heating and cooling systems.

What’s your favorite part of working on a project at the Airport?

Knowing that we are working on one of the best regional airports, and that we are a part of its continuing growth.

What is one thing you want people to know about this newly expanded concourse once it opens to the public?

That many dedicated contractors worked together to add gates for additional destinations and shorter wait times.

One fun fact about your company?

Established in 1898.

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