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Waltham is proving that you can build a $10 million school and not raise taxes

Dec. 8, 2018

On time. On budget. Ready by fall.

Looking back at the timeline for the new school at Utica

Sept 8, 2018

Ground broken for water treatment facility upgrade

A small group of city and local business officials gathered at the Fairbury’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on Thursday to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a multi-million dollar upgrade project to the plant.

“Today we are embarking on a project that will likely span three years time and cost nearly $27 million,” Mayor David Slagel said. “The EPA forced this project on us and failed to offer any funding, but it isn’t all bad news.”

Sept 8, 2018

Officials break ground ceremonially on Waltham school

"Hooray for us," said Waltham District Superintendent Kristine Eager as she joined Utica village and school board members in groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday for the new $10 million new school building on Route 178, south of U.S. 6.

Once completed, the new facility, expected to be in open for classes by the 2019-2020 school year, will consolidate the current Waltham north and south facilities.

June 21, 2018

Waltham awards new school project to Vissering of Streator

Waltham’s new school will be built for less than $9.9 million and the job was awarded locally, going to Vissering Construction Co. of Streator.

Wednesday, Watltham’s school board awarded Vissering a base bid of $8.283 million, plus alternate bids of up $81,259 for concrete work. With another $1.1 million in “soft costs” – computers, desks, architecture fees, etc. – the grand total is projected to come to about $9.8 million.

June 18, 2018

SEAOI announces winners of Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards


Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Near & Far Detector Buildings — Holabird & Root

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) presented the 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards at the awards banquet June 9 at the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago.

The design competition takes place each year to recognize excellence in structural engineering, and the 2018 awards offered two new categories: Best Neighboring State Project and Best Industrial/Utility Project.

Awards were presented as follows:

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Winners of the 2017 Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards

Category: Commercial

Fermilab SBN Near and Far Detectors, Batavia, IL

Holabird & Root, LLC

Holabird & Root, Designers Far-Tuscany, Near-Vissering, Contractor

Fermilab, Owner

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Category: Institutional

Illinois High Speed Rail Pontiac Station, Pontiac, IL

Muller + Muller, Ltd.

Mark Vrba, Designer  Vissering Construction Co., Contractor

City of Pontiac, Owner

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Vissering Construction Company was awarded the Central Illinois Builders of AGC SAFETY AWARD for the 2017 year in the category of 200,000 to 300,000 man-hours. 

Vissering Construction Company was awarded the Central Illinois Builders of AGC SAFETY AWARD for the 2016 year in the category of 200,000 to 300,000 man-hours. 

Train depot construction to start soon

After months of negotiations between the Illinois Department of Transportation, Amtrak and the City of Pontiac, the go ahead to build the new train station depot was settled Monday night at the Pontiac City Council meeting.

"We approved the contracts with Vissering Construction for the new depot," City Administrator Bob Karls said.

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Normal, IL, February 18, 2016 – DESTIHL® Brewery has today announced plans to build a new $14 million production brewery facility in Normal, Illinois. 

The brewery complex, to be located on Greenbriar Road in the North-Land Commercial Subdivision (north of Menards®), will initially consist of a 47,000 sq. ft. production brewery facility situated on about 6 acres of land. The building will house a large production space, including an expanded brewhouse, fermentation and cellar areas, a two-story oak barrel and foudre room for beer aging, a packaging floor, cooler, warehouse and lab. The facility will also include a 6,300 sq. ft. taproom and event space, featuring the bold flavors of DESTIHL’s beer and food, an outdoor beer garden and brewery and corporate offices. The brewery has an option to purchase adjacent land for future expansion as well, which would likely involve a similar size of investment over time. 

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Construction to begin on Dwight high-speed rail station

DWIGHT – Village President Jared Anderson said it’s only fitting Dwight –  a town founded by railroad engineers – is the first town in Illinois to break ground on a new depot that will serve passengers on a high-speed rail network linking Chicago and St. Louis.

Streator company gets $13.5 million East High School job

ROCKFORD — A Streator-based construction company will build 63,000 square-foot field house addition and provide six full-time job shadowing opportunities at East High School this summer.

The Rockford School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday night to accept Vissering Construction Company’s low bid for the job. The board will pay $13,568,000 for the work.

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ISU AD: Stadium should be 'substantially completed' by opener

July 26, 2013 4:18 pm

NORMAL — Major renovations at Hancock Stadium should be “substantially completed” and a new main scoreboard should be in place before Illinois State plays its opening home football game on Sept. 21, Athletic Director Larry Lyons said Friday.

The ISU board of trustees on Friday authorized $1.2 million for the project that includes not only the main scoreboard but also an auxiliary scoreboard, upgraded sound system and marquee message center on Main Street.

Funding for the $1.2 million project includes $500,000  from the town of Normal as well as private donations and athletic facility reserves.

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