Turner Gives Back to the Community


DEARBORN – Ninety-six miles of shrink wrap – enough to stretch from the Cobo Center in Detroit to the Capital Building in downtown Lansing – represents the amount of material used by volunteers at the Michigan office of Turner Construction Company since 1993 to wrap and package beautiful, ornate holiday trees sold for charity each year by the local, non-profit organization, “Festival of Trees.” Festival of Trees benefits the Evergreen Endowment Fund and Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

“Tree wrapping,” as it’s become known, is an annual Turner Thanksgiving weekend tradition in Michigan dating back to 1993. 2011 marks the 18th continuous year Turner families and friends have volunteered to help. To date, over 1,300 trees have been wrapped and packaged by Turner.

On Nov. 27, Turner employees, families and friends once again gathered in Dearborn to volunteer and assist the Michigan-based charity.

Volunteers from Turner over the years have included project managers, superintendents, estimators, executive leadership, sales, marketing, and administrative staff. Since 1993, over 325 Turner employees, families and friends have donated hundreds of hours boxing up and shrink wrapping the beautiful trees sold at Festival of Trees for safe shipment throughout southeast Michigan.

About Turner Construction Company

Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field.  Turner has been building in Michigan since 1913. Current major projects in construction include the new the new Health and Administrative Center for Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) in Detroit, MI; Science Building Improvements for Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI; Renovations and additions for Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI; and the renovation of the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. Turner has local offices in Southeast Michigan, West Michigan and Eastern Canada.