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CDA approves 16 more bids for expo center project

By Kevin Boneske
Staff Writer

ASHWAUBENON – Sixteen bids totaling more than $54 million for building the new expo center project were approved Tuesday, Aug. 13, by the Ashwaubenon Community Development Authority.

The approved bids, by type, company name and amount, include:

• Site utilities, Scott DeNoble, $1,302,209.

• Masonry, Hein Masonry, $3,213,800.

• Steel fabrication and erection, Miron Construction, $15,383,400.

• Firestopping, Performance Firestopping, $86,980.

• Foamed-in-place insulation, Pro-Foamers, $33,862.50.

• Fluid applied air barrier, Pro-Foamers, $177,464.30.

• Metal wall panels, Muza, $2,373,622.

• Roofing, W&L Insulation, $1,695,948.

• Applied/intumescent fireproofing, Alpha Insulation, $617,658.

• Aluminum windows, entrances, glass/glazing, HJ Martin, $2,929,846.

• Food service equipment, Streich Equipment, $1,147,840.

• Elevators, Braun ThyssenKrupp, $274,685.

• Fire suppression, EGI Mechanical, $865,000.

• Plumbing, Tweet Garot, $2,226,260.

• Heating, ventilation and air conditioning, Tweet Garot, $10,485,000

• Electrical, Faith Technologies, $11,529,826.

The CDA was also slated to take action on waterproofing for the expo center, but no bids were submitted prior to the meeting.

Representatives from Miron Construction, the project manager for the expo center project, were on hand to discuss the latest bids with the CDA.

Kurt Wolfgram, project executive with Miron, said the bids overall came in “very, very close to our budget.”

Wolfgram said the bids approved Tuesday will take care of the work for the building’s shell and the mechanical systems, while some of the remaining bid packages relate to finishes with the ceiling, tiling and painting, along with landscaping and site work.

He said the next bid packages will be sent out in late September to be received in October. The CDA has its next meeting to review those bids tentatively scheduled for Oct. 23.

The Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, Shopko Hall and former Packers Hall of Fame have been demolished at the site where a new expo center is being built at the southeast corner of Lombardi Avenue and Oneida Street.

Wolfgram said demolition has been completed with the activities on the site having included crushing concrete and block rubble from the previous buildings to use as gravel.

“The concrete foundation package is moving along quickly,” he said. “There’s footings and foundations already in…”

The expo center has a total budget of $93 million with funds to pay for the project to include $4.5 million from the stadium tax refund, $8 million in naming rights, $15 million coming from the new half-percent county sales tax and the bulk of the funds coming from room tax dollars.

The project, which is being designed with more than 120,000 square feet of usable space and will connect to the Resch Center, has a targeted completion date of January 2021.

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