On April 28, 2017, Schweitzer, Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan’s Heartland and local officials celebrated the groundbreaking and start of construction for Goodwill’s new retail store and training center in Marshall, MI.

The new Goodwill facility will comprise 16,000 square feet and will be located at 842 W. Michigan Ave. Schweitzer holds the Construction Management agreement for the building.

“As Goodwill continues to grow, Marshall continues to grow; we appreciate that partnership,” said Mayor Jack Reed.

Goodwill has served thousands of people in the community not only with their retail stores but also with multiple workforce development programs designed to assist individuals to overcome barriers to employment such as financial literacy training, soft skills training, job placement, transportation services and the Goodwill Connects program which works with high school students transitioning from high school to employment.

Now, with this new store, new job opportunities and training will be available to help families in the Marshall area.

“We are very excited about this project. This will be a great opportunity for us,” said Mark Peters, Goodwill Senior Vice President of Retail Operations.

The new facility is planned to open by December 31, 2017.  Tower Pinkster provided architectural and engineering services for this project.

Goodwill groundbreaking in Marshall

Goodwill industries kicked off its groundbreaking ceremony with directors of Goodwill, Schweitzer, and local officials.
Pictured from left to right: Goodwill Senior VP of Retail & Donated Goods, Mark Peters; Marshall Goodwill store manager Ellen Sanford; Goodwill CFO Susan Burdick; Schweitzer president/ CEO Tom Beuchler; Goodwill President/CEO Kenneth Bauer; Goodwill VP of Workforce Development Jerry Mainstone; Marshall Mayor, Jack Reed; Calhoun County Treasurer, Brian Wensauer; MAEDA CEO Scott Fleming; and Marshall City Manager, Tom Tarkiewicz