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New Expansion – The Huntington County Jail

Huntington County Jail

“The group at Weigand have been fantastic to work with, I couldn’t imagine working with a different provider.”

Chris Newton (Huntington County Sheriff)

More Space to Serve

The Huntington County Jail is now equipped to better impact inmates, families, and the community at large through the completion of its new expansion and renovation! With Weigand operating as the general contractor on this project, the county sheriff commissioned development of the prison to fulfill the need for more space.

The 30,000 square foot expansion includes:

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  • Enough rooms and bunks to host 233 people.
  • Sleeping and communal areas.
  • A tower for monitoring security with efficiency.
  • A vehicle port to improve transportation and processing.
  • A kitchen overhaul to account for the influx of staff and inmates.
  • Classrooms for rehabilitation programming.
  • Space for indoor and outdoor recreation.

With these additions to the jail, the sheriff’s department will be able to move forward with several different initiatives:

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  • Provide a safer environment for inmates and staff.
  • Implement GED programming.
  • Facilitate rehabilitation care.
  • Host Church gatherings.
  • Teach spiritual classes.

The objective is to create an atmosphere that fosters growth in learning, skills, and overall welfare. In this way, the jail can set up inmates for success in the real-world, making their first offense their last offense.

Everything in its Right Place

Because this project involved renovation and expansion, we helped with rearranging some of the equipment in the old and new spaces. As a result, it took some extra planning and teamwork with the Sheriff’s Department to make sure everything got placed in the right spots. By doing this, we were able to keep on track with our project schedule!

We were honored to work alongside the Sheriff’s Department and help give a new lease on life to their facility!


The Noble County Annex Building – New Construction Project Reveal

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Delivered On Time

As of this June, the Noble County government began transitioning many of its offices into the newly complete Noble County Annex building! Serving as the construction manager for this project, the Weigand team worked with Noble County commissioners to ensure that task planning was completed as intended – even with the global pandemic shaking things up throughout the process. By regularly reworking and sticking to the plan, we were able to finish this 40,000 square foot project on time. In spite of the disorder caused by the pandemic, we executed on our commitments!

The new building consolidates 16 different county offices into one area, improving the interconnection between departments. It holds rooms such as:

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  • Dispatch call center
  • Conference rooms
  • Multipurpose space
  • Commissioners’ meeting room
  • Event plaza
  • Mixed-use sections
  • Employee lounge

See what it looks like on the inside!

Plenty of Room

The building houses spaces for a majority of the county departments including:

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  • The Treasurer
  • The Public defender
  • The Prosecutor
  • The Auditor
  • The Recorder
  • Deputies
  • The Investigator
  • Caseworkers
  • The Assessor

The annex sits just across the street from the historic Noble County Courthouse, which will be receiving its own set of renovations in the coming fall months. So, soon enough, the whole campus will be ready to serve the needs of the region for years to come!

All in the Family

We had a chance to chat about the job with Jason Schoeff, our superintendent on this project. For him, this building held some special history. The annex is in Albion, IN, which is where he lives. “This is a pretty important job for me as this is my hometown; it had a lot of significance to me,” said Schoeff. His family has been pouring into this town for many years now. In other words, this makes him the third generation to carry on the legacy. “The building that stood here previously was the old prosecutor’s office, which was built in part by my father and grandfather.”

We love to see our team members from all over making a difference right where they live. Great work Jason!

“This is a pretty important job for me as this is my hometown; it had a lot of significance to me.”

Jason Schoeff (Project Superintendent)

Weigand is thrilled to support Noble County by providing a landmark designed to impact the community for the better!


New Build – The Henry County Jail

Henry County Jail

“When…building a new jail, the first thing that comes to mind is how in the world am I going to be able to oversee this and make this work? And I can tell you, Weigand took care of that for me.”

Ric McCorkle (Henry County Sheriff)

A New Location with More Room

The Henry County Jail functions as an expanded space that facilitates rehabilitation for inmates in the surrounding region. With Weigand serving as construction manager for this project, the team went to great lengths to create a facility that could fully house the operating staff, inmates, and administrative team all in one structure. Part of a relocation effort, the jail was moved from its original spot off North 12th Street in New Castle. As a result, it now shares its campus with the New Castle Correctional Facility.

Check out the Detention Center Here!

The jail now includes additions such as:

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  • Space for 246 inmates
  • ADA cells
  • Interview rooms
  • Refitted kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Weight room
  • Armory
  • Expanded garage space
  • Special security observation deck
  • Brand-new educational section

In the teaching area, instructors host classes on substance abuse. This is part of a new program that was requested and backed by many of the residents in Henry County.

This updated build brings with it some considerable enhancements. All of them intend to improve the quality of life for everyone in the facility. Hence, officers, healthcare workers, and office staff can effectively perform their work. Not only that, but it also strengthens communication within internal channels between the staff. The sheriff’s department at Henry County Jail is well-equipped to impact its community for the better. By focusing their resources on in-house development, they can help inmates reclaim their lives through security, education, and recovery.


New Build – The Miami County YMCA

Miami County YMCA

“If there’s a time when we ever needed a new YMCA in Miami County, this is it…” 

Mark Demchak (YMCA Director)

Residents of Miami County walked through the doors of their newly operational community YMCA location for the first time in February of this year. Weigand handled the project between all the parties involved as the construction manager. In helping to establish this new landmark, locals of Peru, IN can gather and grow together! Built just east of Peru West City Park, the new facility sits along the Wabash River.

It houses a number of features:

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  • Basketball courts
  • Indoor track
  • Pool
  • Weight-room
  • Treadmills
  • Racquetball
  • Rooms for groups and classes
  • Lockers
  • Office space

Take a tour of the YMCA right here!

A New Home for the Practice

In addition, the 65,000-square-foot structure is also part of a relocation project for the Logansport Memorial Peru Medical Center. The rooms designed for the new location provide more adequate space for updated labs and equipment. As a result, the onsite practitioner and staff are enabled to offer several types of services. These include:

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  • Dermatology
  • Podiatry
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedics
  • Injury screening

Moving to the new YMCA allows the medical center to attend to a greater number of people and better care for the needs of the community. With the facility now up and running, locals can enjoy all that it has to offer!


Sweetwater Sound – New Retail Expansion Reveal

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a rapidly expanding campus

If you haven’t seen the new retail store at Sweetwater then what are you waiting for? What was once their first warehouse, is now the largest music store in the US!

This new space on the Sweetwater corporate campus covers a sprawling 40,000 square feet, with separate showrooms, demo spaces, and unique experiences (like piano keys made from light fixtures in the piano showroom) for each musical style.

The new front entrance makes more of a statement and moves the main doors to the center of the building for easy access to the main concourse of the building. Check out the images below of the final product, or take a virtual tour of the whole campus!

Phenomenal job, Sweetwater team!

Sparks Fly as Work Continues at Electric Works

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Crews working in Building 20, the West Campus’ oldest remaining building.

A little over four full months of hard work put into the Electric Works campus, and so much has already changed!

With a lot of the major demolition wrapping up, the Weigand team has had their hands busy tearing off old roofing materials from all the buildings, removing old flooring and concrete, and we’ve even recycled over 2,806 cubic yards of waste! One of the most noticeable of these demos was in April, there was the careful removal of all the original large windows that checkered the complex’s two towers also known as Buildings 26 and 19. Currently, teams are beginning work on masonry restoration and reroofing efforts throughout Dynamo Alley. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing are also starting to take shape in some of the buildings.

In other exciting news, the official announcement naming the Union Street Market was revealed earlier this month! Upon the finish of Electric Works’ Phase 1, it will mark Northeast Indiana’s first food hall and public market, where it will also become the permanent home of the Fort Wayne’s Farmer’s Market. 

By seeing all of the progress that’s happening at Electric Works every day, we can’t wait to see that energy carry on to its new life as a thriving community center that will truly be an electrifying addition to Fort Wayne.

Building Contractors Association – Excellence in Construction Award 2021

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BCA Excellence in Construction Award 2021

Weigand Construction was proud to take home the Building Contractor’s Association Excellence in Construction award for our work with Design Collaborative on the New Covenant Impact Center on the southeast side of Fort Wayne. This 13,200 square foot space now serves as a “beacon of light” to the local community. A plethora of services are being offered such as mental health counseling, ESL courses, a free café, parental and prenatal care education, and “restore and renew” programming to help mentor previously incarcerated individuals. This much needed resource will continue to expand their services as their capital campaign continues.

It was an honor in its own right to be part in giving such an important source of aid to the most diverse and in-need quadrant in Fort Wayne. One of our driving principles here at Weigand is that we strive for Building Landmarks That Impact The Lives And Communities We Serve. To us, these aren’t just words; but instead they are a promise to people like those in the southeast side of Fort Wayne that if we’re on the job it will be done right.

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Electric Works Construction Begins

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LARRY WEIGAND, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – With 2020 firmly behind us, we look forward to an exciting and hopeful 2021. We are so proud of our team for the many successes and achievements they accomplished this past year, despite the changes and the challenges. Our team completed lots of notable projects this past year for a variety of industries. These projects are helping us live our “Weigand Why” – building landmarks that impact the lives and communities we serve.

As we look to the future, we are encouraged by a very strong backlog of projects. We currently have major projects lined up for all kinds of markets. As I’m sure you know, the largest of those projects is none other than the long awaited (and highly anticipated) Electric Works.

This adaptive reuse of the old GE campus offers 700,000 square-feet of corporate offices, innovation, retail, and healthcare space. Construction has just begun, and will wrap up in 2022. We’re so excited to be involved in a project that will impact our community for generations, and we can’t wait to share this beautiful new space with everyone soon!

I look forward to working with all of you in 2021!

** An excerpt from our Q1 2021 Newsletter **

Electric Works In The News

WPTA21 – Machinery is moving on old GE site; construction on Electric Works project launches

Northeast Indiana Public Radio – Developers close on Electric Works financing, construction can begin

Inside INdiana Business – Electric Works financing deal closes, Construction to begin

WANE15 – Developers close on $286 million Electric Works deal; construction to begin

Inside INdiana Business – Developer Calls Electric Works Milestone ‘Rewarding’

The Rescue Mission – New Lifehouse and Restoration House Reveal

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Changing Lives for Good

The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission serves a variety of displaced individuals in the Greater Fort Wayne area, and was in need of a larger facility to meet their goals of creating a safe haven for the homeless and a larger restoration program to help graduates restart their lives. Their new facility is nearly 4 times the size of the previous location, giving them the ability to house 3 times the amount of residents and expand critical services by partnering with up to 16 local agencies to help those in need merge back into society smoothly. They’ve also partnered with local businesses and colleges to create jump start programs and classes to help displaced people get the education and skills they need to hold lasting jobs. Weigand Construction is so proud to have been the Construction Manager on this project, one that is such an important asset to our local community.

 

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The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

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The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission Honors Donor With Naming Rights

As our project at The Rescue Mission in downtown Fort Wayne finishes up, they’ve got an announcement to make – A major donor was honored today with the reveal of his name on the side of their building! With a longstanding history in relations with The Rescue Mission and a heartwarming story to go along with it, the W. Paul Wolf Rescue Mission was shown off with pride. The new facility is just about ready for move-in, which will take place later this summer. We can’t wait to show this space off to the public – a much needed asset to our downtown community. As things finish up over the next couple of months, keep an eye out as we’ll be showcasing the vast differences between the old space and the new. Congratulations!

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement