Locals prepare for Iowa City construction projects

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 by Construction

Outside Shawn Wenko’s Williston, N.D. economic development office last week, the wind chill dragged temperatures well below zero.

But frigid winter days haven’t stopped workers from flooding the city — which, Wenko says, is growing by about one resident every four hours.

They come to work in the booming oil industry, in construction or other supportive services necessitated by the city’s explosive growth. Williston’s population has tripled since 2010.

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