Neenah, Wis. – Each year, The Daily Reporter, a statewide construction newspaper, honors outstanding Wisconsin construction projects as Top Projects. This year, Miron Construction Co., Inc. is being recognized for three of its projects. The company will receive awards for Lambeau Field North & South End Zone Stadium Improvements in Green Bay, Wis., Plexus Manufacturing Solutions Facility in Neenah, Wis. and Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) Renewable Generation Facility in Milwaukee, Wis.
The awards, which will be presented at a banquet being held on May 14, 2014, recognize members of the construction industry—including generals, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners—whose projects exceeded expectations in the year prior. Miron was previously recognized for its work on Langlade Hospital Replacement Critical Access Hospital, Antigo, Wis. and The Women’s Community, Inc. Agency and Shelter Facility, Wausau, Wis in 2012.
Lambeau Field North & South End Zone Stadium Improvements
As the official provider of construction services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field, Miron took on the $145 million Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement project, which encompassed the renovation and addition of 350,000 square feet, including approximately 7,000 new seats over heated concrete in the south end zone, two new gates, upper level and rooftop viewing platforms in the north and south end zones, as well as two new HD video boards and a new sound system. The north end zone includes a new stadium gate, with six elevators, that enable club-seat holders to enter and exit the stadium more efficiently and provide an additional ADA entrance and exit point. In the south end zone, the new seats were added in four levels. General seating, abundant restrooms (22) and concessions (21) have been added, in addition to themed areas with some indoor concession environments and 300+ TVs. There are also 11 new bars, the Miller Lite End Zone, the Miller Lite Party Deck, the Festival Foods MVP Deck and the Champions Club. A new south gate includes pairs of escalators to each level and four elevators to efficiently move fans in and out of the stadium. Both new gates lessen the traffic at other gates throughout Lambeau Field and improve the stadium’s overall entrance and exit patterns. Elkus Manfredi Architects served as the architect on the project.
Plexus Manufacturing Solutions
At approximately 473,000 square feet, the new Plexus Manufacturing Solutions facility is the single largest commercial construction project in the history of Neenah, Wis. and houses office, manufacturing, shipping and receiving and mechanical spaces. Completed in September 2013, Miron self-performed the precast erection, masonry, steel, concrete and carpentry and also provided services such as integrated project delivery, building information modeling (BIM), safety management, fast-track scheduling, value engineering and energy analysis. The building was constructed with conventional steel frame, precast concrete and architectural metal paneling. Glass and 750+ light tubes allow natural light into the office space as well as portions of the manufacturing area and the building envelope and systems were designed to maximize energy efficiency. Performa Inc. served as the architect on the project.
Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) Renewable Generation Facility
For the Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) Renewable Generation Facility, one of the first of its kind in the area, Miron provided everything from permitting support to start-up and commissioning to design engineering and equipment procurement to construction of the 15,000-square-foot facility. Along with engineering firm, Symbiont, and Veolia Solutions and Technology, Miron successfully completed this food waste-to-energy facility in Milwaukee in November 2013. The FCPC Renewable Generation facility uses an anaerobic digestion process to convert liquid and solid food waste to biogas, which is then sold to WE Energies, the local electrical utility.