OlympiaTech Participates in Alliance Housing’s Pillsbury House Renovation Project

OlympiaTech is proud to have participated in Alliance Housings’ recent renovation at 2011 Pillsbury Avenue South in Minneapolis, MN. Alliance Housing builds and manages quality housing for people with low incomes or those who need transitional housing to get back on their feet.

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Employee Spotlight: Rich Storck

The driving force and momentum behind OlympiaTech Electric is our dedicated team. We are truly powered by our people! Get to know the members of the OlympiaTech team more personally in our employee spotlight feature.

Today, we’re introducing you to superintendent, Rich Storck. Rich has been with OlympiaTech for 17 years. He started out working in the field and then held the role of service manager for many years before moving into his current role as superintendent.

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The Hub Minneapolis is Recognized as a MNSHARP Worksite for Exceeding OSHA Standards

The Hub Minneapolis, a 26-story residential tower on the University of Minnesota campus, recently received recognition for becoming a MNSHARP construction worksite. The Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Program (MNSHARP) is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s Workplace Safety Consultation division and is awarded to projects that exceed OSHA standards. Continue reading “The Hub Minneapolis is Recognized as a MNSHARP Worksite for Exceeding OSHA Standards”

The Hub on Campus Minneapolis Holds Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting

The newest housing development geared towards students and young professionals on the University of Minnesota campus is almost ready for tenants to begin moving in. The project team for The Hub on Campus Minneapolis, a high-rise residential tower adjacent to Moose Tower, celebrated the completion of construction with a grand opening event complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

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LED Lighting Benefits for Property Owners and Facility Managers

LED is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Quality LED lighting lasts longer, is more durable, and offers better light-quality than other types of lighting. As the purchase price of LED lighting continues to decrease, more and more property owners and facility managers are upgrading their lighting systems with LEDs, given the benefits LED offers compared to traditional technologies.

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OlympiaTech Electric’s Seaen Kosmides Elected to Mpls NECA Board of Directors

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.

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Minneapolis Public Schools’ Adult Education Facility Breaks Ground

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.

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Shell Building and Two Tenant Build-Outs Well Underway at Northern Stacks IV

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.

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Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2016

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.

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New Service Team Members Added to Serve You Better

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.

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A New High-Tech Headquarters for Star Exhibits

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.

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Rosedale Center Mall Renovation Underway

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.