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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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Building Code application in existing buildings
Building Code application in existing buildings

It is crucial to know before you build which codes are applicable so they may be properly applied to your project or facility.

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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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Project Superintendent Sully Streeby is MBI Safety Champion
Project Superintendent Sully Streeby is MBI Safety Champion

Carl A. Nelson & Company field supervisor recognized for completing Master Builders of Iowa jobsite safety promotion program.

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CANCO welcomes new project engineer to Cedar Falls team
CANCO welcomes new project engineer to Cedar Falls team

Alex Gebel is a University of Northern Iowa graduate who brings field labor, project management experience to his role with Carl A. Nelson & Company.

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Ceremony kicks off Allied Blending expansion project
Ceremony kicks off Allied Blending expansion project

Carl A. Nelson & Company is design-builder for the Keokuk, Iowa, food ingredient producer and its production and warehouse expansion project

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CANCO helps celebrate Washington YMCA pool addition
CANCO helps celebrate Washington YMCA pool addition

Ground was broken to begin the $8.2 million design-build project, which adds six-lane competition and family pools to the new Y facility opened in 2020.

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Schock promoted to project manager role
Schock promoted to project manager role

Alan Schock joined Carl A. Nelson & Company as a project engineer in 2017 after graduating from Iowa State University.

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A good plan helps K-12 schools keep focus on priorities
A good plan helps K-12 schools keep focus on priorities

When dollars don't add up to being able to do every desired building project, needs assessment and master planning is a guide to doing what's needed

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High school visit helps attract new project engineer
High school visit helps attract new project engineer

Memories of a presentation to his building trades class led Joel Johnston to reach out to CANCO about career opportunities after finishing degree programs.

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