CANCO News

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First phase of Burlington High School remodeling celebrated

First phase of Burlington High School remodeling celebrated

The seven-phase renovation is slated for completion in 2025; science wing, new fitness center, enclosed Industrial Arts Building connection now open.

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Career growth is goal of new CANCO project engineer
Career growth is goal of new CANCO project engineer

Construction Management graduate Neil Gorrell was previously a CAD technician and estimator for a mechanical contractor.

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Year-in-Review 2023: K-12 projects, start-up to finish
Year-in-Review 2023: K-12 projects, start-up to finish

Carl A. Nelson & Company was busy with school construction all over Iowa in 2023.

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Year-in-Review 2023: Rural, public health tops 2023 project list
Year-in-Review 2023: Rural, public health tops 2023 project list

The year is ending with Carl A. Nelson & Company healthcare projects completed, on the drawing board and underway.

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Year-in-Review 2023: Industrial clients have plenty to celebrate
Year-in-Review 2023: Industrial clients have plenty to celebrate

Among celebrations for CANCO industrial projects, Western Smokehouse Partners’ ribbon-cutting was a highlight of 2023.

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Employee Spotlight: President Chris Smith, 25 years
Employee Spotlight: President Chris Smith, 25 years

Carl A. Nelson & Company offered the firm's future leader everything he wanted in a career, and in life away from the office and job site.

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Brindza joins CANCO as new project superintendent
Brindza joins CANCO as new project superintendent

CANCO's newest field supervisor got his start at age 6, helping his father on drywall jobs, and has spent nearly 20 years in project leadership roles.

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Annual CANCO challenge puts high-schoolers' skills to the test
Annual CANCO challenge puts high-schoolers' skills to the test

Construction trades students from five SE Iowa high schools were given the task to frame and drywall adjoining metal stud walls with window, door openings.

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Ribbon cut on CANCO truck scale, semi parking project
Ribbon cut on CANCO truck scale, semi parking project

Company representatives took part in a ceremonial opening of a new front entry at Climax Molybdenum in Fort Madison, Iowa.

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CANCO expands field leadership team with superintendent
CANCO expands field leadership team with superintendent

Carl A. Nelson & Company welcomes Patrick Von Lehmden, field supervisor with more than 30 years of commercial and civil construction industry experience.

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Ground broken on new Public Health building
Ground broken on new Public Health building

The 8,000 square-foot, $4 million facility for Des Moines County, Iowa, is the product of an American Rescue Plan grant of $7.5 million.

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Ribbon-cutting celebrates opening of new 5-6 school building
Ribbon-cutting celebrates opening of new 5-6 school building

Carl A. Nelson & Company was construction manager agent for College Community School District's new 189,000 SF school on Cedar Rapids' south side.

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