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WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- It started out as an elementary school. Now it's the headquarters of an electrical services firm.

Fairview Elementary School in the Hillside neighborhood was empty for three years, before renovations began for the Feyen Zylstra headquarters to move in. Thursday night, the building opened for business after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The headquarters will house 80 employees. CEO Nate Koetje told WZZM 13 the company wanted to plug into the community.

"The chance to move into an existing neighborhood like this one, and take what was once a great community asset -- and elementary school -- and turn it back into a community asset, was one that we didn't want to pass up," he said.

They were able to keep some of the school alive in the new headquarters. They're using some of the gym flooring as tables and the old bleacher wood as wall coverings.


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