Your Heavy Construction Resource August 2013
by Jon M. Casey
For the folks at Robert H. Finke & Sons, Inc. of Selkirk, NY, the groundbreaking and construction of a new 67,000-square-foot facility at their current location, is like that of children awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus once Thanksgiving has passed. Excitement fills the air as the staff eagerly looks forward to the move to the new facility. Expected completion date for the project is sometime toward the end of November this year and the entire team is eager to experience the amenities that the new building will provide.
“We broke ground and began the site prep work last fall,” said Don Fiacco, who manages the daily operations. As we toured the new ‘headquarters’ construction project s currently under way behind the existing facility on Route 9W south of Selkirk, he noted that the new facility being located [Read more…]
by Jon M. Casey
As you approach the Maid of the Mist winter storage facility jobsite in Niagara Falls, NY, the most prominent feature at the fenced off, Discovery Center location, is the massive Manitowoc 888 Ringer Crane sitting atop a sturdy crane mat near the edge of the gorge overlooking the river. At the river’s edge some 200-feet below, is where a new dry dock and maintenance facility is taking shape at the site of the former Schoellkopf electrical power station.
The need for the Maid of the Mist Corporation to develop this location is because they lost the use of the facility on the Canadian side of the falls where the company wintered over their boats during the off season. In February 2012, following the news of their need to relocate, they began looking at the development of this existing site as the location. The new facility is scheduled for opening, later this year. [Read more…]