May is National Electrical Safety Month so we’d like to share some of the most common on-the-job electrical hazards encountered. Recognizing and addressing potential hazards in your facility is necessary to maintain a safe working environment and prevent accidents from occurring.
Congratulations to Seaen Kosmides, vice president of OlympiaTech Electric, for being elected to serve on the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Minneapolis Chapter’s Board of Directors for an initial 2-year term. Other new members elected this year include Jerry Hein of ECSI and Phil Myers with Collins. Seaen will be recognized for her appointment to the board, along with the other new members, at the upcoming Recognition Dinner and Installation of Officers on January 5, 2018.
Community involvement is one of the many ways we can help make a difference in the community where we live and work so when we have the opportunity to help support our community and a valued client of ours, we jump at the opportunity!
With support from the Minneapolis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Seaen Kosmides, vice president and partner of OlympiaTech Electric, founded a Women in NECA chapter here in the Twin Cities (WIN-TC) to foster engagement and participation from women within the electrical industry.
Ryan Companies has committed to sponsoring a house with Habitat for Humanity for the next three consecutive years with a generous pledge each year and a goal of matching its initial pledge through fundraising efforts and sponsorships from its partners, subcontractors, and vendors.
Construction has begun on the 3-story facility that will house the Minneapolis Public Schools’ Adult Education and Transition Plus programs which are currently being offered at other locations.
The MPS Adult Education program offers classes and resources for more than 6,000 adults annually in the areas of academics, workforce literacy, and basic life skills.
Northern Stacks IV, an office/warehouse project totaling 177,600 SF, is moving right along with completion scheduled for fall of 2017. The building is part of phase three of four phases located within Northern Stacks, a master-planned urban-industrial development located along the Mississippi River in Fridley, MN.
Finance & Commerce recognized it’s Top Projects of 2016 at its annual awards ceremony held on July 26, 2017 at Minneapolis Event Center. A panel of experts in construction and closely-related industries selected the 33 honorees for 2016. OlympiaTech was proud to have provided electrical construction services for two of the recognized projects including Hewing Hotel and Star Exhibits. The Hewing Hotel project entailed renovating the historic Jackson Building in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood into a Nordic-influenced, boutique hotel. Star Exhibits was a design-build, new construction project to house Star’s Minneapolis headquarters.
AVI Systems, an employee-owned technology integration service company, redesigned and expanded it’s Eden Prairie, MN office from 35,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet. The redesign was part of a company-wide rebranding effort.
We have some exciting changes happening in the OlympiaTech Electric Service Department. Rich Storck, our service manager of many years, is transitioning into a new position as superintendent. In this new role, Rich will oversee project manpower. As such, we are excited to introduce to you, the two newest members of our service team who will be taking care of you, Julie Chapman and Daryl Sittig.
A new 200,000 SF office, warehouse, and manufacturing facility was built for Star Exhibits, a tradeshow and retail design company. As the design-build electrical contractor on the project, OlympiaTech worked closely with Star Exhibits to understand its goals, requirements, areas of opportunity, and future capacity needs, to design a tailored facility-solution.
Work is well underway on the Rosedale Center expansion and renovation project. The two-year renovation project will include updates to the interior and exterior to provide an enhanced experience for visitors as well as a new parking deck and other exciting additions. The mall will remain open and fully operational during construction and the project should be complete in time for the 2017 holiday shopping season.
The newest housing development at the University of Minnesota campus is underway on the corner of Washington Avenue SE and Harvard Street. When completed, the 26-story tower will house 407 units and ground-floor retail space, comprising 429,041 square feet. The tower will boast views overlooking the Mississippi River, the University of Minnesota Campus, and the downtown Minneapolis skyline.
The historic Jackson Building located in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis was recently converted to a posh, boutique hotel. The building, which was once a farm equipment showroom, had taken on a new persona and will forever be known as the Hewing Hotel.