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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

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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

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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.

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.

Van Wert County Hospital Surgery & In-Patient Expansion

The Van Wert County Hospital 84,000 square foot surgery and in-patient expansion is scheduled to be completed in late 2020. The expansion will include:

• 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

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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

Skyline Tower

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Skyline Tower

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 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.

Overall Project Highlights

→ Skyline Tower Apartments boasts 123 unique floor plan units covering over 125,000 square feet.

→ First Merchants Bank Regional Headquarters houses the entire second floor using 17,752 square feet of space.

→ Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse covers the majority of the first floor at 13,736 square feet and has a private entrance from the parking garage.

→The Ash Skyline Parking Garage as well as the green space on the 5th floor connect Skyline Tower to the Ash Skyline Plaza.

→Between the 3 major projects and working with the City of Fort Wayne, Weigand breathed new life into an entire city block in the downtown area, just steps away from Parkview Field.

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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.

parkview regional medical center

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

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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.

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“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

Sweetwater Sound Campus

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Sweetwater Sound Campus

Sweetwater Sound is the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and audio gear in the U.S., serving musicians, recording studios, broadcast, education and houses of worship nationwide. The company has experienced tremendous growth in the last decade, and as a result has embarked on several significant expansion projects. They have looked to Weigand Construction for numerous small jobs as well as all of their major expansions, as well as the Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music Technology building, which opened on the Sweeetwater campus in 2018.

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2104 Office & Warehouse Expansion

In May of 2013, Sweetwater Sound was looking to add space to their existing warehouse and office space within their corporate headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN. Weigand Construction was awarded the 132,013sf project, which included 55,074sf of warehouse space along with a 2-story, 76,939sf addition to their office area. The new office area offers 17 lesson rooms and 2 large training rooms for their Training Academy.

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In-House Marketing Expansion & Retail Storefront

In 2016, Weigand was chosen to construct a 17,000sf in-house marketing department expansion complete with a state-of-the-art video studio. This expansion also included a new retail store front and separate showroom for each major category of equipment that they sell.

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2020 New Distribution Center & Office Expansion

In early 2020, production began in Sweetwater’s new $52.5 million dollar state-of-the-art distribution center. The facility has 480,000 square feet of usable space – nearly quadrupling the size of the previous warehouse – and has a footprint of more than 7 acres. In addition to more space for increased inventory, new technology that was custom-built by Sweetwater’s IT team will allow orders to be processed and filled faster, resulting in shorter delivery times.

Weigand is happy to be a continued partner with Sweetwater as their campus grows by leaps and bounds, and older buildings on the campus are refreshed for different uses. The new distribution center is now also home to Sweetwater’s Guitar Gallery and Guitar Shop as well as electronics repair, installations, product photography, and more.

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New Conference Center

Currently in preconstruction, Weigand is working with Sweetwater to build a 35,000sf conference center with room for up to 1,000 people that will accommodate continuing education sessions for employees. The facility will also be available for members of the community to use for other events.

“I love working with Weigand Construction because their quality is beyond what I could even imagine. We’ve set some pretty unrealistic expectations sometimes on the Weigand staff, but somehow, they always, always get it done, and get it done on time.”

Chuck Surack
Founder & CEO, Sweetwater Sound

Ash Brokerage Corporation

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The Ash Skyline Plaza project includes the Ash Brokerage Corporation headquarters, retail space and commercial space, along with a city-owned parking garage in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • 21,000sf street-level retail space
  • 468,000sf with 1,077 space city-owned parking garage
  • 35,000sf commercial space
  • 163,541sf Ash Brokerage Headquarters over 3 levels

If you want to be transformational, you’ll select a general contractor that connects with you, connects with your culture, connects with your heart, connects with your passion, and that’s Weigand Construction. That’s what they did for Ash Brokerage.”

 

Tim Ash
President and CEO, Ash Brokerage