Hardhats Helping Heroes: Update on the Suburban Collection Alternative Hospital

Posted at 9:28 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 09:28:55-04

NECA Contractor, Shaw Electric/Shaw Systems is supporting critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis at several locations including the Suburban Collection Showplace Alternative Hospital. The project started last week and will be completed mid-week with IBEW Local 58 – Detroit electricians and low-voltage technicians on site to complete the project with the Army Corps of Engineers.

“Shaw Electric and Shaw Systems are proud to be working with the Army Corps of Engineers to build out the Suburban Collection Alternative Hospital. We are working to set up electrical lines and communications equipment and are proud to be part of this important project. “ Bob Minielly, President & CEO, Shaw Electric & Shaw Systems.

The Suburban Collection Showplace in Oakland County which usually hosts events, conventions and tradeshows will initially be converted to a 250 bed Alternative Hospital to serve COVID-19 related patients with the capacity for 1,000 beds if needed. The location is the second alternative hospital to be constructed in the Detroit area after the TCF Center was completed this week.

Dedicated NECA Contractors like Shaw Electric/Shaw Systems and IBEW Local 58 electricians are at sites across the region providing critical infrastructure support for medical, manufacturing, energy, water and other facilities.

“I’d like to thank the Brothers and Sisters of IBEW Local 58 who are supporting essential work for critical infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate their commitment and dedication.” Brian Richard, IBEW Local 58, Business Manager/Financial Secretary.

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) represents roughly 240 signatory electrical contractors in Southeastern MI who partner with the highly skilled labor of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 58 who have over 4,800 members in the region. Visit for more information.