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Electric Works Campus

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A redevelopment and adaptive re-use of the former General Electric campus in downtown Fort Wayne, Electric Works is a mixed-use district of innovation, energy, and culture. Electric Works includes 39 acres, 18 historic buildings and more than 1.2 million square feet of space for office, education, retail, residential, hotel, and entertainment uses.

Weigand Construction was chosen as the Construction Manager for the overall historic campus renovation, as well as multiple fit-ups for tenant spaces throughout.

Explore the Campus

Feel free to take a deep dive into the details of the multiple tenants and fit-ups throughout the campus below.

CARR Workplaces Opens at Electric Works

Grow your business at your own pace with coworking spaces, executive suites, and conference spaces featuring a flexible lease concept Just Arrived  With locations represented in major cities across the country like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, D.C., San Fransico, and more, CARR Workplaces has now touched down in Fort Wayne! They’ve brought their innovative… Read more »

A Year-Round Street Market Comes to Downtown Fort Wayne

Fresh Market Goods  The Union Street Market is the spot for fresh, local food and more at Electric Works! With Weigand heading up restorations in this building, there are dozens of different merchants to choose from and plenty of options to try and love. Located in Buildings 20, 20A, and 22, Union Street Market is… Read more »

1 Thing to Do When You Visit EW

The Campus Hub  One of the first sights that welcomes you as you walk through the entrance of Electric Works is a vast, open space with dedicated offices, meeting rooms, a coffee shop, a taproom, and much more! Weigand Construction was responsible for revitalizing this space for future use! In short, this atrium is known… Read more »

A Landmark Built to Serve Generations – Electric Works Opens to the Public

An Excerpt from Our December 2022 Newsletter As we have secured our Certificate of Occupancy permits for over 700,000 square-feet of core and shell construction and are starting to move-in tenants like Do It Best, Medical Informatics, BSW Work Ready, Parkview, Carr Co-working, and Ferguson Advertising at Electric Works, I can’t help but think about… Read more »

Medical Informatics Engineering Brings State of the Art Technology to EW

Making the Move  A tenant that has a history in Fort Wayne going back to 1995, Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) has been a resource for healthcare information technology for years. They were one of the first developers to create software that could store and deliver patient information in the cloud. With a new location on… Read more »

Now Open – The Amp Lab @ Electric Works!

“We’re not just preparing students for jobs; we’re preparing them for careers that haven’t even been developed yet.” Riley Johnson (Amp Lab Director) A New Kind of Education Think-tanks, group projects, and cooperation are in the works at the new FWCS Amp Lab! Built as part of the Electric Works expansion/renovation project, Weigand operated as… Read more »

Goshen Community Schools

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Goshen Intermediate School

This brand new intermediate school was built to serve children grades 5 and 6. Goshen Intermediate School will help alleviate overcrowding in the local school system and provide for additional growth. The school features 44 spaces dedicated to student learning, a gymnasium, cafeteria, and other collaborative educational space.

overall project highlights

  • Dedicated learning environment for grades 5 & 6
  • 36 Individual classrooms, 18 for each grade
  • 8 “Specials” areas including STEM classrooms
  • Large, multifunctional library space
  • 190,000 square feet split into 2 floors
  • 7 Elementary schools feed into this location
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“Even though they worked mostly through a pandemic and endured supply chain issues like anyone else, our projects remained on schedule and on budget. I cannot say enough good things about working with the Weigand leadership team. If you choose them as the contractor for your projects, I feel confident that you will have a pleasant working relationship, and you will end up with new spaces that will be both beautiful and well-built.

– Dr. Steven Hope, Superintendent, Goshen Community Schools


Mercer Health

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Mercer Health Expansion & Renovation

Located in Coldwater, OH, Mercer County Community Hospital is an acute care hospital with 76 licensed beds and is the anchor facility for Mercer Health.  In 2016 they announced a 70,000 square foot, 3 story West Wing Expansion Project and selected Weigand Construction as the Construction Manager.

The addition provides significantly enhanced outpatient, inpatient and surgical services, enabling Mercer Health to uphold its commitment to local, quality healthcare services in Mercer County and the surrounding communities.

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overall project highlights

  • 6 new operating rooms
  • 16 same-day pre/post-surgery rooms
  • New central sterile processing unit
  • 18 private patient rooms
  • New outpatient center (20 exam rooms & 2 procedure rooms)
  • Renovated cafeteria with ~100 seat dining area
  • New conference rooms
  • New mechanical equipment infrastructure
  • New hospital administration area
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“Much of the success of this ‘on schedule’ project must go to the Weigand Construction team. Their project management skills and attention to detail are probably their strongest asset.”

-George Boyle, Prev. Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Mercer Health


Byron Wellness Community

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A New Home for Byron

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Byron Health Center was founded in 1853 as a place for six downtrodden county residents to live on a farm, and over the years was used as a tuberculosis sanitarium, a place to treat cholera and a county “poor farm.”

Fast forward to 2020, where Byron officials describe it as a community that provides long-term care for those who need specialty skilled nursing. Originally constructed as a short-term stay hospital, their old facility out on Lima road was just not fit for their current residents. Most residents come to stay for the rest of their adult lives – some as long as 30 years or more – and their new space needed to feel more like home, and less like a shared room with curtain dividers and hospital beds.

Investing In The Community

The $38 million investment was partially funded by $12.5 million in New Market Tax Credits, the most ever awarded to a single project by the city of Fort Wayne. Their new campus is located along the corridor of Lake Avenue and Beacon Street, just steps away from Parkview Randallia Hospital and the VA Hospital of Fort Wayne.

Built with purpose, the neighborhood style of the community was designed with their residents quality of life in mind.

“They’re going to be able to go outside whenever they chose to go outside because they won’t need a staff member to go outside with them,” said Byron CEO Deb Lambert. “We designed our outside space to be very safe for them. All of the bathrooms are handicap accessible so as long as they can safely transfer, they’re going to be able to shower independently which is something they’re not able to do right now.”

Overall Project Highlights

  • Multiple fireplaces and natural, cozy finishes to feel more like home.
  • Large cafeteria with vaulted ceilings and garage doors which provide ease of access for bedridden residents to be involved in group activities.
  • Amenities include a coffee shop, a bank, a pet park, multiple raised garden beds for community use, and safe outdoor environments that residents can explore on their own.
  • Floor plan separated into 8 different “neighborhoods” of care
  • Each neighborhood has it’s own kitchen, common spaces, and outdoor space.
  • Residents are separated by gender as well as cognitive ability.
  • Each resident has their own private room with handicap accessible en suite bathroom.

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Van Wert Health

Van Wert Health

The Van Wert County Hospital Association serves Van Wert County, Ohio and adjacent communities as a financially independent nonprofit community health system. Weigand Construction has maintained a long standing relationship with Van Wert Health and has worked on multiple projects throughout the years, including the freestanding Van Wert North outpatient and ambulatory care center, and more recently, an 84,000 square foot surgery and inpatient expansion on the main hospital.

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Van Wert County Hospital Surgery & In-Patient Expansion

Weigand Construction has partnered with Van Wert Health for more than a decade to help them further their mission and provide the best care and services to the Northwest Ohio community. The Van Wert County Hospital 84,000 square foot surgery and in-patient expansion is the largest in the hospital’s history, and was completed in October of 2020. The new main lobby and parking area were built to give patients and visitors a more comfortable and convenient hospital experience and a more modern aesthetic. Also included in the expansion:

• Four large surgery suites to accommodate today’s more advanced surgical equipment

• Three endoscopy rooms

• 16 Private pre-surgical and post-operative rooms

• Post-anesthesia care unit

• New pre-admission testing area with convenient access to lab and X-ray services

• A critical care area, including five intensive care unit rooms

• 23 Acute care patient rooms

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Van Wert North Outpatient Ambulatory Care Center

Van Wert Health and Weigand Construction have enjoyed a longstanding relationship, furthered by Weigand’s selection as a lead contractor for the creation of Van Wert Health’s new outpatient facility, completed in 2018. The nearly 19,000 square-foot facility will give patients access to a walk-in clinic, family medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational health, a specialist clinic, laboratory, and imaging services, which will include open MRI, CT scan, and X-ray capabilities.

This new facility has the region’s largest open MRI with a 1.2-tesla advanced high-field magnet, which is the strongest open air scanner available, and can accomodate patients up to 600lbs. The walk-in clinic helps people with medical issues that aren’t quite an emergency, but need to be seen that day such as abdominal pain, allergies/allergic reactions, animal bites, asthma, bladder infections, ear infection, strep throat, strains and sprains, and other non-emergency situations.

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“By making such a significant investment in our community, Van Wert Health is making it clear that they are committed to providing the very best care to the people in northwest Ohio.”

Jerry Mazur, Mayor
City of Van Wert


Grace College & Seminary

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Grace College & Seminary

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community offering a wide variety of higher education programs. Grace Theological Seminary was first founded in 1937 and the college was established eleven years later, in 1948. Throughout the ensuing decades, Grace College and Seminary has grown exponentially and numerous buildings have been added to the 180-acre campus. Weigand began building on Grace’s campus in 2006 with the Orthopaedic Capital Center athletic facility and has continued over the years upgrading existing structures, building new dorms, and expanding the science complex.

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Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center | Athletic Arena

Initial construction of the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center involved cleaning up an adjacent four-acre brownfield and converting it into a parking lot. The 60,000sf Capital Center meets the needs of business and organizations that hold events with audiences of up to 2,800 people. These events include athletic events, business meetings, trade shows, seminars, musical events and exhibitions. This project began in May of 2006 and was completed and ready for use by June 2007.

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The Lodge

The Lodge at Grace College is a 16,600 square foot residence hall built on a hillside on the Winona Lake campus. Amenities include an open 2-story lounge area with a stone fireplace, study nooks, a social area, and a coffee bar.

Omega Hall

Omega Hall is a 39,731 square foot co-ed residence hall with two wings – one for female students, and one for male students. The 3-story building features a large living/social room with a cozy stone fireplace, a kitchen area with ample seating, a third level theatre area and a lofted lounge overlooking the main great room.

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Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex

The Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex at Grace College houses new and updated classrooms and laboratories for the Department of Science and Mathematics, including Grace’s first “classroom-in-the-round.”  The science complex officially reopened in 2018, and included renovation of 22,500 square feet of the old science facility as well as the addition of 13,000 square feet of new space, including state of the art science equipment and testing labs, open concept mathematics labs and learning spaces, and a living roof full of vegetation.

The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams, a department dedicated to limnology and science education, is also located in the complex. The Lilly Center’s Learning Lab houses the world’s first freshwater virtual aquarium. K-12 students regularly enjoy field trips to the Lilly Center to see the 850-gallon hexagon aquarium and interact with the augmented reality sandbox and virtual freshwater aquarium as they learn about our region’s most valuable natural resource: water.

“Since 2007, Weigand Construction has been our construction partner for many of our landmark projects that have grown Grace College & Seminary. Their knowledge of construction costs, methods, and materials, has provided us with valuable feedback as we review value engineering and cost control options throughout our projects. In summary, 2 words would characterize our relationship over the years – professional and fiscally prudent. As the leader of this organization, I could not ask for more. The bottom line is that with Weigand, your projects will always come in ‘on time and on budget!’ 

William J. Katip, Ph.D.
President, Grace College

Parkview Field

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Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, is a central feature of the Harrison Square revitalization project intended to encourage participation in and around the downtown Fort Wayne area. Weigand Construction served as construction manager of the Parkveiw Field project, as well as manager of the infrastructure costs and logistics for Harrison Square. In addition to the playing field, highlights of the ballpark include approximately 6,500 fixed seats, 16 suites, a suite-level lounge, a party deck, dining areas/specialty seating, concession facilities, a general commissary, team administration office space, press facilities, and a box office. Grass berms, on-site parking, a children’s play area, concourse areas for flexible team programming and a conference center space complete the $30.6 million facility.

Following the success of the original construction of Parkview Field, Weigand Construction was awarded General Contractor for the 400 Club. To further enhance the fan experience at Parkview Field, the 400 Club is the newest addition perched atop the centerfield wall. This unique area features an outdoor patio and retractable garage-style doors. With space to accommodate 20-150 guests, the 400 Club boasts food and drink services for individuals and private parties. The Summit, a group seating rooftop atmosphere addition, was completed for the 2016 season.  The area offers both ballpark and club-style seating that can accommodate 125 fans per game.

“A couple times it’s been named as the top minor league stadium in the country. We’re certainly proud of that, and the Fort Wayne Tincaps have had an awesome fan attendance and revival since moving downtown. 

People are now saying when they’re building a minor league stadium somewhere in this country, ‘Do not build it until you go to Fort Wayne, Indiana.'”

Mike Nutter
Team President, Fort Wayne Tincaps

Ash Skyline Plaza

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Ash Skyline Plaza

Ash Skyline Plaza is the largest project of its kind in the last 30 years for the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. In a private-public partnership, Ash Brokerage Corporation and The City of Fort Wayne selected Weigand Construction as general contractor in the creation of a new, world class headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. Along with the 100,000 square feet of the Ash Brokerage space, the project also included a 1077 space city-owned parking garage, 24,000 square feet of street level retail space, an additional 35,000 square feet of commercial office space and a private, one-acre rooftop garden overlooking the downtown skyline.

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The Skyline Tower project is the final piece of an overall downtown development initiative featuring the Ash Skyline Plaza as well as the Skyline Garage. The 12-story mixed-use development, completed in 2018 by Weigand Construction, consists of 124 high-end residential units, as well as retail and office space totaling 170,000sf. Retail, featuring a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, is located on the first floor, while office space occupies the second floor, and floors 3-12 accommodate apartment units.

Parkview Health

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Parkview Health | Northern Indiana Healthcare System

Parkview Health is a not-for-profit, community-based health system serving a population of 820,000 in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. The Parkview Health system was formed in 1995 and their heritage of care and compassion continues today with nine hospitals and a deep dedication to improving health and inspiring well-being. Parkview Health has chosen Weigand Construction for over 1000 projects and counting. A few notable projects are highlighted below.

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Parkview Health and Weigand Construction have enjoyed a longstanding relationship, furthered by Weigand’s selection as a lead contractor for the creation of Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC), a 1,000,000sf, 115-acre campus on the north side of Fort Wayne, IN. Completed in 2012, the heart of the medical complex is the nine-story tower known as Parkview Regional Medical Center.

The focus of this 446-bed hospital facility is emergency, acute and critical care services. Additional services are also available to support inpatient care, such as imaging, pharmacy, laboratory and more. Weigand also constructed many of the outpatient specialty centers and medical office buildings located on the PRMC campus.

Parkview Cancer Institute

The Parkview Cancer Institute is one of the specialty centers featured on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus.  Completed in 2018, this 181,000sf state-of-the-art, patient-centered cancer facility offers a comprehensive array of cancer services, all under one roof.

The building’s innovative design brings together the best ideas and technology from the nation’s leading cancer centers.  A favorite feature is the “care pods,” which are exam and consultation spaces designed to keep a patient in one location with all related specialists coming to them – in one appointment, and in one room.

Parkview Education Center

Off  of the PRMC campus, the Parkview Education Center is a unique collaboration between Fort Wayne Community Schools, Ivy Tech Community College and Parkview Health.  These three community organizations had a vision to create an innovative learning experience for health science students by exposing them to specialized professional healthcare training.

Weigand performed a complete interior renovation, inclusive of building systems, of this 90,000sf facility previously occupied by a high-security aerospace company. Classroom spaces featured in the Education Center include dental, nursing, and phlebotomy labs, auditorium space, study areas and many traditional classrooms, each with the latest technology.

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“In my assessment, Weigand’s strengths as a construction manager and self performing trades’ contractor lie in its values of honesty, integrity, competency, leadership, and commitment to task.”

Michael J. Packnett, President & CEO
Parkview Health

Central Mutual Insurance

Central Mutual Insurance

Central Mutual Insurance Expansion & Renovation

Since their beginning in 1876, Central Mutual Insurance Company has grown into one of the nation’s prominent insurance firms, providing insurance to more than 300,000 policyholders in 18 states and boasting combined assets of over $1 billion. Central’s Van Wert, OH home office, built in 1931, has tremendous character and historic image.  It was important as Central renovated and expanded the facility that the new construction be compatible with the architecture of the original building. It was also important to invest in company operations, increasing efficiency and productivity using interior design and technology.

The expansion added many versatile areas for employees. Large meeting rooms can be subdivided into smaller meeting rooms by operable wall partitions. The offices are designed with modular furniture that can be arranged in a variety of configurations to accommodate different types of meetings. Break rooms, in addition to providing vending and seating, can also be used for large, all-staff meeting. Spaces now incorporate technology to accommodate computer training, video and teleconferencing, data projection, and voice enhancement.


“It’s been a great ride with the Weigand team… from the competitiveness of your bid through the follow-thru on punch list items, we have been very pleased with Weigand’s performance.”

-Jan White, Vice President Human Resources and Facilities, Central Mutual Insurance Company