PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MICH. — Michigan-based J.S. Vig Construction Co. has broken ground for the development of the new Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Located in Pittsfield Township, the 54,423-square-foot facility will contain wet and dry laboratories, conference facilities, a library, a marine instrumentation shop and office space. The new building will be nearly double the size of NOAA’s existing facility, which is located in Ann Arbor, Mich. Completion is scheduled for later this year.