Bruce Lowing, who spent his entire 40-year career at MITA Member Hardman Construction in Ludington, Mich., was inducted into the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame housed at Ferris State University in October.
In addition to running a successful company before retiring in 2018, Bruce is also the past president of MITA, the Associated Underground Contractors (AUC) and the Michigan Road Builders Association (MRBA). He is the only individual to have served as president of all three associations.
“The Distinguished Constructor Award was established to honor individuals who make significant contributions to the construction industry and the communities they live in and Bruce certainly meets those criteria!,” said Glenn Bukoski, MITA’s Vice President of Engineering Services.
Bruce was raised in Jenison, Mich., and developed an interest in construction through the Boy Scout Explorer program. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in civil engineering. After graduation he began his career with Hardman Construction as employee number 11. Bruce accepted whatever roles were required to get the job done – engineer, foreman, surveyor, superintendent, operator, etc. Hardman Construction was focused on heavy civil work with a particular specialty in geotechnical. Bruce became part owner in 1987 and in 1997 he was named president.
More details about Bruce and his career are available here in a recent article that was printed in the Ludington Daily News.