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Chad Allen

Chad Allen

Thursday, 05 September 2019 15:34

Riverview Surgical Center

Description of Project:

A two story Surgical Center with over 45,000 square feet of space which includes operating rooms, medical offices and riverfront patient suites overlooking the Missouri River.

Major Challenge:

With a wet spring and summer, working just feet away from the Missouri River provided the most difficult challenge.  We could not set up scaffolding to do our EIFS so we used 50' all terrain lifts to do all of it.  We also paid careful attention to any potentiail soil erosion in the area.

Thursday, 05 September 2019 14:52

Minnehaha County Jail Addition

Description of Project:

The Minnehaha County Jail project consists of a vertical expansion of the existing inmate dormitory building and a 130,000 square foot addition off the East side of the building.  The new addition, made up of two floors, will house several new departments including Intake, 24/7 program, jail administration offices, judicial support, additional cell blocks, a medical clinic, and more.  The addition and vertical expansion will collectively add 300 beds to the facility.

Major Challenge:

Due to security reasons, we were unable to access the fifth floor vertical expansion from the interior of the building. Along with presenting a logistcal challenge in moving material to the area, this made for many long walks up the scaffold stair tower this winter for our crews.  Fortunately, they were very efficient in their use of trips and our work was safely completed in the very high areas without incident.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 14:25

Safety Series: Travis Walter

"Hold yourself to a higher standard."

Travis Walter has been with Olympic Companies for over three years. Starting as an 85 percent journeyman carpenter, Travis has since transitioned to the role of carpenter foreman where he works with his team and other contractors to promote and keep a safe work environment for everyone on or near the job site.

When it comes to on-site safety, has your experience at Olympic Companies been different from your previous work experiences?

Travis: Definitely night and day.  Olympic is 100 percent hard hat and safety glasses. There is more of a dress code; you have to have hard soled shoes or boots and you have to wear long pants, have to have a shirt on - you're high-vis' most of the time.
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Business Info

OLYMPIC COMPANIES, INC.
2823 HEDBERG DRIVE
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(952) 546-8166
(952) 544-8869 (fax)

Contacts

Owner/Director - Michael Conroy
President/Partner - Jeff Schwartz
Sr. VP/HR -EEO - Mary Jo Lecy
Safety Director - Mike Sturgeleski

Our Locations

Minneapolis, MN
Tel: (952) 546-8166
Email: jschwartz@olympiccompanies.com
Fargo, ND
Tel: (701) 365-0098
Email: jschwartz@olympiccompanies.com
Sioux Falls, SD
Tel: (605) 332-4420
Email: dsands@olympiccompanies.com
Milwaukee, WI
Tel: (262) 787-7006
Email: bluft@olympiccompanies.com