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Recycler Uses Rare Magnetic Optical Sorter Machine at New $5 Million Facility

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Missouri’s largest professional electronics recycler is using a $1.7 million magnetic optical sorter shredding machine in Wright City, Mo. to create new business opportunities that put it in the vanguard of national and international recycling operations.

EPC, Inc., which is based in St. Charles, Mo., opened its new, $5 million,104,000-square-foot facility in November 2016, replacing an existing, 65,000-square-foot recycling building in Earth City, Mo.  EPC anticipates that its business volume will grow by 20 percent initially at the new site.

The state-of-the-art magnetic optical sorter shredding machine positions the new location at the top level of technology recycling facilities in the United States.  Presently operating at about 40 percent capacity, the $1.7 million machine — one of the few of its kind in the world — has plenty of room for both environmental and economic growth.

The Wright City location underscores EPC’s commitment to its specialty, namely refurbishing and remarketing used IT equipment.  The facility is expected to handle 25 million pounds of material in 2017.  EPC handles about 70,000 whole devices a month globally, refurbishing and reselling 90 percent to 95 percent of that.  Its primary source of business is major corporations.

The magnetic optical sorter shredding machine includes smart technology, automating the process of sorting and decommissioning computer equipment and eliminating the human risk associated with decommissioning.  The sorter also has the capabilities to learn processes and improve performance based on logging and avoiding previous mistakes.

Founded by company president Dan Fuller in 1984, EPC has been growing substantially at a significant rate for more than 30 years.  I hope you’ll be interested in touring the Wright City facility and learning what makes it one of the major recycling locations in the United States.

EPC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of St. Louis-based CSI Leasing.  For more information, visit www.epcusa.com.

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Eagan Building Group Kicks Off Headquarters Renovation

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Eagan Building Group, a Washington based commercial construction contractor, recently announced the kickoff of a headquarters renovation for the Lutheran Church Extension Fund in Sunset Hills, Missouri.  The twelve-phase project consists of renovating nearly 28,000 square feet office finish including new offices, conference rooms, updated finishes, and new modular furnishings.

Since 1978, the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) has served as the financial resource for The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. With over 60,000 investors, LCEF has been able to make a difference in thousands of ministries, offering support services and customized loans to new and growing ministries.

“We began working with LCEF in March of 2016 meticulously planning a comprehensive new look and feel for their space.  The existing floorplan simply wasn’t conducive to attracting and retaining new employees.  The new space will be very modern, functional, and conducive to a collaborative work environment,” according to Tim Eagan, President of Eagan Building Group.

The project is scheduled to be finished before the end of July.

Eagan Building Group was formed in 2008 and focuses on the commercial & industrial building markets.  They are also sellers of commercial carpeting and modular office furniture.

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STLCC Awards KAI Design & Build Contract to Design New Allied Health Center

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KAI Design & Build has been awarded a consulting contract with St. Louis Community College (STLCC) to design the new Allied Health Center on the college’s Forest Park campus. The project team will be comprised of 85% Minority Business and Woman Business Enterprises through KAI and its consultants.

The contract was approved at the STLCC Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 23.

“KAI presents an experienced, diverse project team that has done considerable design work for the college,” said Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., STLCC chancellor. “They demonstrated a clear vision for the transformative nature of the new building, as well as a creative preliminary solution to the site development, acoustic concerns and future campus space requirements.”

The project aims to gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the building. LEED is considered the leading benchmark in green building.

The proposed site of the new Allied Health building is along Oakland Avenue between the Library building and immediately north of the A, B and C Towers. It will house STLCC-Forest Park’s existing Allied Health programs, and add the districtwide Nursing program, plus the Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapist Assistant programs, which are currently offered at the Meramec campus. Preliminary data suggests the facility will be 65,000 square feet.

“The new Allied Health Center will be a significant addition and improvement to the Forest Park campus. Replacing a more than 50-year-old structure, the new building will metaphorically reintroduce the campus to the St. Louis community in a bold and vibrant way.”, said Larry Johnson Jr, Ph.D., STLCC-Forest Park provost.

Project completion on the Allied Health building is estimated to be two-and-a-half years. Actual construction may take up to 15 months, and also will include demolition of the A and B Towers and construction of a new entrance off Oakland Avenue.

KAI Design & Build was established in 1980 in St. Louis, MO. The firm specializes in providing value‐added building solutions through design and build collaboration.

Established in 1962, St. Louis Community College is the largest community college district in Missouri and one of the largest in the United States. STLCC has four campuses: Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood. The college annually serves more than 80,000 students through credit courses, continuing education and workforce development programs. For more information about STLCC, visit  stlcc.edu.

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Integrated Facility Services to Install Building Automation System for VA Hospital in Mountain Home, TN

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Integrated Facility Services (IFS) has been awarded a contract to install a building automation system (BAS) as part of an $8.85 million complete renovation of Building 8 at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Hospital in Mountain Home, TN. The Mountain Home VAMC Campus is located outside of Johnson City, TN and serves nearly 200,000 veterans living in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky. Valiant Construction, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, is the general contractor. The IFS project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017.

IFS will install a complete BAS controls system and integrate it with all new mechanical, HVAC, fire, water/plumbing, and lighting systems installed by others. The BAS will control air handlers, chillers, valves and lighting, with extensive trending and alarms to monitor electrical, steam, gas, lighting and water usage to ensure ongoing energy conservation. The BAS system installed as part of the Building 8 renovation will then be integrated into the existing campus infrastructure, allowing for control and monitoring of building systems from remote locations.

The IFS contract reduced the cost of the BAS system by nearly half as compared to bids submitted by other firms, according to IFS National Marketing Manager Dan Pemberton.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm with more than 270 professional and trade employees.

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IMPACT Strategies Begins Renovations to Belleville’s City Hall

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Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies announced it has begun asbestos remediation and demolition as part of a major renovation project at Belleville’s City Hall that will be ongoing until the summer of 2017. The $4.5 million project is being done to help expand and modernize Belleville’s existing City Hall facilities.

The project’s first phase involves the removal of asbestos throughout the building, as well as changes to its exterior and interior to make it ADA accessible. Renovations also include updates to the main administration areas on the first and second floors; significant security enhancements in Council Chambers, and the addition of a balcony in Council Chambers to provide increased seating capacity. The renovation project is being done in collaboration with The Lawrence Group Architects of St. Louis, Inc.

Earlier last year IMPACT Strategies completed construction of Belleville’s new $15 million police department headquarters located at 720 W. Main Street. The project enabled the City to provide a solution for the outdated, overcrowded building that has housed police headquarters and City Hall offices since 1957.

At 720 W. Main Street, IMPACT Strategies reconstructed the building’s interior, transforming the 44,000-square-foot building it into a new, state-of-the-art police department with a forensics lab, dispatch center, sally port, community classroom, 9-1-1 emergency call center, and storm safety areas for prisoners and employees. IMPACT also built an adjacent parking garage with enough room to accommodate a large number of police cruisers and a maintenance area for city vehicles.

Mayor Mark Eckert said, “IMPACT Strategies did outstanding work on the renovation of the new police department, diligently working to ensure that no detail was overlooked and that we remained operational without any disruption to police business and the emergency call center. I am confident they will complete the City Hall project with the same efficiency and professionalism, and with as little disruption as possible to City business. In the end, we’ll have a facility that will much better serve the needs of our citizens.”

IMPACT Strategies, Inc. specializes in Retail, Commercial, Medical, Senior Housing and Education construction and offers comprehensive construction services including design-build, general contracting, construction management and pre-construction management. 

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Holland Employee Charitable Foundation Raises $25,000 For Chakota TRC

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The Holland Employee Charitable Foundation (HECF) is pleased to announce that $25,000 was raised at this year’s Klondike Klassic Charity Golf Tournament thanks to the overwhelming support of Holland friends and associates including over 160 golfers and 90 sponsors. This annual winter golf event was held February 11th at Far Oaks Golf Club.

This year’s tournament was held to benefit Chakota Therapeutic Riding Center (Chakota TRC). Located in Germantown, IL, Chakota TRC provides Therapeutic Horseback Riding for children and adults with disabilities, including a new therapy program specifically designed for veterans.

At the conclusion of the event, members of the HECF presented a $25,000 check to Dave and Kay Langenhorst, founders of Chakota TRC. “Dave and I are humbled and eternally grateful for each of you that continue to believe,” said Kay Langenhorst. With added resources, the staff at Chakota-TRC plan to purchase needed supplies for the riders and the horses. They also hope to build an indoor riding arena which would allow their riders to have lessons year round regardless of the weather.

With Holland’s “Can Do!” philosophy, the Holland Employee Charitable Foundation (HECF) was established with the mission of dedicating ourselves to helping others in the community through donations and volunteering. The HECF is employee run and driven.

Through the HECF, funds raised each year at the Klondike Klassic Charity Golf Tournament go towards a local organization voted on annually by the Foundation.

The Holland Employee Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity as a component fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation.

Holland Construction Services is a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm based in Swansea, Ill., guided by the principle of providing our clients the best possible building experience on every project.

Contact For more information on the Holland Employee Charitable Foundation as well as Holland’s other community involvement: Mike Marchal, President Holland Construction Services 4495 N. Illinois, Swansea, IL 62226 Phone: 618.277.8870 Email: mmarchal@hollandcs.com

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Holland Construction Services Begins Expansion at New Life in Christ Church

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Holland Construction Services, Inc. (Holland) will begin work in March on an expansion project for New Life in Christ Interdenominational Church in O’Fallon, Illinois.  This expansion will provide much needed space as the congregation continues to grow.

The $3.8 million dollar project involves the expansion and renovation to the church’s sanctuary.  This will increase seating capacity to 1,100 from the current 450.  The expansion also includes a new west entrance and a large gathering area in the two-story open narthex, café and bookstore. An elevator is also being added to access the second floor and expanded sanctuary balcony.  The second floor will provide additional office and more gathering spaces overlooking the narthex below.  In addition to the building expansion, the project will also provide additional parking and a circular drop-off drive at the new west entrance.

“Over two thousand members of New Life in Christ Church in O’Fallon are so excited to partner with Holland to complete their long awaited sanctuary expansion,” said Senior Pastor Bishop Geoffrey V Dudley, Sr, D.Min.  “Bruce and his team have embraced our vision with grace, integrity and professionalism…they are making it a reality.”

This is the second project Holland has completed for New Life in Christ Church.  The first was in 2011 which also involved an expansion.

HCO, Inc. out of Indianapolis, Indiana is the architect on the project.  Completion is set for this summer.

Holland Construction Services is a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm based in Swansea, IL.

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The Korte Company Begins Work For 31,000 Sq Ft Monrovia, Indiana Performing Arts Center

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The Korte Company will begin construction of a new performing arts center on the campus of Monrovia High School. The Monroe-Gregg School District recently awarded The Korte Company the 31,000 square foot design-build project through a best value selection process.

OMS Architecture, based out of Indianapolis and The Korte Company partnered to form the Korte/OMS Team and developed the design and construction proposal for the new facility.

The 600-seat facility is expected to open in the spring of 2018 and will also serve as classroom space for the school’s performing arts classes, including band and choir. Additionally, the new center will include a state-of-the-art sound system, dressing rooms, as well as many of the amenities of a modern performing arts center.

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company manages, on average, an excess of $250 million in annual construction volume.

The Korte Company’s project expertise includes building for federal, state and local government agencies as well as the design and construction of school, healthcare facilities, medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, recreation centers and office complexes.

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Tarlton Completes Renovations On Lafferre Hall At The University Of Missouri

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Bright new spaces offer expanded areas for experiential learning and research, plus flexible instructional teaching laboratories for the home of the College of Engineering 

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, completed renovations on Lafferre Hall, home to the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering.

Lafferre Hall comprises several free-standing buildings on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. Each building features its own foundation and electrical and mechanical support system. The first sections were constructed in 1892 and 1893 to train engineers working with new innovations at the time, including the production and distribution of electricity, telephones and combustion engines. Multiple additions to the main building were built over the years to accommodate growing student enrollment.

The Tarlton team was tasked to demolish and renovate the 1935 and 1944 additions of the main building to update teaching facilities and improve building flow. The renovation took place on an active, occupied campus. Project challenges included demolition on a tight site connected on three sides to the working facilities, abatement and the critical development of a safety plan for a tower crane to offset and pick much of the construction materials. Tarlton worked with more than 30 subcontractors and consultants on the project.

The scope of work included reconfiguring interior building routes to facilitate better flow; major repairs to the exterior masonry wall on the north face of the building; replacement of windows and roofs in impacted areas to solve water infiltration issues; installation of new mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure systems; and addressing code, accessibility and safety issues.

The renovation created 40,000 square feet on the first floor for experiential teaching and learning laboratories, computer labs, a student machine shop, student team areas, conference rooms, study spaces and a coffee shop, plus 29,000 square feet for research. Movable laboratory equipment and partitions maximize space and potential. A two-story glass lobby and clerestory windows provide natural lighting and conserve energy. Energy-saving improvements include an air quality monitoring system, a recovery unit that reclaims both heat and moisture, and programmable LED lighting. The new spaces offer flexible instruction, provide academic support and foster collaboration for student success.

Tarlton’s construction and renovation costs totaled $31 million. The Lafferre Hall renovation project was financed in 2014 by $38.5 million in bonds issued by the Board of Public Buildings of the Office of Administration of the State of Missouri.

“As a construction management firm, we were especially honored to work on a project that will make an indelible impact on engineering students,” said Tracy Hart, president, Tarlton Corp. “The renovations to Lafferre Hall provide updated, modern spaces that optimize learning in an environment that is invested in the future development of industry technologies.”

The Tarlton construction management team included Matthew Pfund, project executive; Cameron Denison, senior project manager; Brad Grimes, project manager; and John Gasperoni, project superintendent.

The design team included Treanor Architects, lead architect; Peckham & Wright Architects, architect of record; Antella Engineering, electrical engineer; and Structural Engineering Associates, civil engineer.”

Tarlton also is constructing the new Mizzou softball stadium facility on Stadium Blvd., east of the Hearnes Center on the University of Missouri campus. The new stadium will provide fans with a “full view” concourse and outfield plaza, a grandstand seating capacity for nearly 1,700 people and a lawn seating area for an additional 1,000 spectators. A new parking lot will offer 535 spaces. In addition, the Tarlton Concrete Restoration Team is performing concrete restoration at the stadium. The project is slated for completion in early March to usher in the 2017 Tigers Softball season.

Construction updates can be found online at http://mutigers.com/sports/2016/3/10/new-softball-field-construction-cam.aspx?path=softball

In business since 1946, Tarlton Corp. is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that completes projects for wide-ranging clients in the life science, higher education, health care, commercial, power and industrial markets.. 

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KJWW project wins Grand Award for William H. Danforth Design

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KJWW Engineering Consultants of St. Louis has received a Grand Award from the Missouri Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for quality engineering achievement in its design of the William H. Danforth Wing, a $35 million, 80,000-square-foot research building addition to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC).

Mike Lawless, KJWW’s client executive and manager on the project, accepted the award at the ACEC Missouri 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet Feb. 4 in Chesterfield, Mo. Kevin Reilly, DDPSC plant growth facility manager, accepted the award on behalf of the facility.

KJWW provided mechanical, electrical, fire protection and technology design, as well as energy modeling and construction administration for the wing, which was designed by Christner Inc. The addition provides needed updates for the DDPSC, which was founded in 1998 and is the world’s largest independent nonprofit research institute focused on plant science.

The new wing opened in early 2016, providing researchers with a state-of-the-art, flexible and energy-efficient environment that can stay up to date with how science is done, fill in gaps in research efforts, and encourage interaction between scientists. It accommodates research teams and new technology facilities supporting robotics, bioinformatics, and group approaches to research. The building is seeking LEED Gold certification and its design is modeled to use 30 percent less energy than a baseline-code-compliant facility.

KJWW, located at 15 Sunnen Drive in St. Louis, is a division of IMEG Corp. The firm specializes in high-performing building systems, infrastructure, and construction-related services in all markets.

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