May 28, 2010 (Neenah, Wis.) – This week, Miron Construction Co., Inc. broke ground on three non-profit facilities in Northeast Wisconsin. The company will be donating a variety of construction services and in-kind work on these projects. Each year, Miron donates nearly $750,000 to community organizations and projects.
“Now, more than ever, service organizations need support from local businesses and, as good stewards of our communities, we must show our commitment to them,” said David G. Voss, Jr., president and CEO of Miron. “It is exciting to see several projects get off the ground as a result of numerous community partners teaming together.”
CHAPS Academy: Shiocton, Wis.
The groundbreaking for the CHAPS (Children with Horses Achieving Productivity and Success) Academy, took place on Monday, May 24th. CHAPS Academy is a nonprofit organization, serving children and families dealing with emotional or behavioral difficulties through the use of equine-assisted activities. The new facility will house an equine arena and creative counseling center.
CHAPS Academy had quickly outgrown its original facility and the need for additional space to counsel clients became imperative. A unique alliance was quickly formed between local construction companies Miron, Hoffman LLC and Keller Inc. Determined to help make this dream a reality, the firms joined forces and worked to secure additional team members for the project. A group of more than 25 companies are donating their services, resources and materials at no cost to the client. They include: Access Inc., Appleton Lathing Corp., August Winter & Sons Inc., Bassett Mechanical Inc., Carew Concrete & Supply, County Materials Corp., Crescent Electric Supply Co., Discher Arch Millwork Inc., Faith Technologies Inc., Ferguson Enterprises Inc., First Supply, Gauthier & Son Construction Inc., Jim’s Plumbing & Heating, LaForce Inc., Lecker Septic Systems Inc., M.P.B. Builders Inc., Masters Building Solutions, Omni Glass & Paint Inc., Point of Beginning Inc., River Valley Testing Corp., Schmalz Custom Landscape, Schmidt’s Well Drilling & Pump, Scott Marcks Trucking & Excavating Inc. and Torborg Lumber.
Fox Valley Warming Shelter: Appleton, Wis.
On Tuesday, May 25th, with the help of Miron, the Fox Valley Warming Shelter broke ground on the new 5,000-square-foot, $560,000 facility. Miron is completing construction at cost for the client.
The new shelter will allow for extended hours of service. On-site shower and laundry facilities will further assist the Fox Valley Warming Shelter in treating its clients. The warming shelter provides immediate basic needs and support, as well as referrals to other community services, to give clients the opportunity to get back on their feet. The shelter has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul of Appleton in a joint effort to serve the poorest among us with help moving toward more stability through services of the Fox Cities Housing Coalition Continuum of Care System.
NEW Community Shelter: Green Bay, Wis.
The NEW Community Shelter broke ground on Monday, May 24th. The $2.9 million dollar expansion will help better serve adults experiencing homelessness as well as those people in the community in need of a meal. For this project, Miron is donating their construction management fees.
The expansion includes four transitional living apartments and a larger common area and library for Emergency Shelter residents, larger classrooms and meeting rooms, and additions to Schneider Hall, the dining room and the kitchen.
Miron is one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last year Miron posted sales exceeding half a billion dollars. Miron provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, and general construction services. For more information please visit miron-construction.com.