Gerald Ford International Airport Board Selects C&S Companies for Air Carrier Ramp Reconstruction

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Board selected C&S Companies to design and manage construction for a $15 to $20 million air carrier ramp reconstruction at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) in Grand Rapids, MI.

The design will include close coordination with the airport and airlines to develop a construction phasing plan to maintain accessibility and service to passengers. The project encompasses 80% of the terminal apron and directly impacts 11 of the airport’s 15 gates. One hundred fifty thousand square yards of Portland cement concrete pavement will be reconstructed, existing storm sewer and underdrains will be replaced, and utilities and ramp lighting will be evaluated and upgraded.

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) is the second busiest airport in Michigan. The airport served more than 2.33 million passengers in 2014 and more than 6,000 travelers pass through GFIA each day. The airport offers non-stop service to 22 major market destinations with 120 daily nonstop flights. GFIA is managed and operated by the Kent County Department of Aeronautics. It generates more than $3.1 billion in annual economic output throughout West Michigan and employs more than 1,500 people. For more information on GFIA visit: or follow the airport on Twitter: @FlyGRFord.

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