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Ad Firm Finds New Home at EW

A Fresh New Look 

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Ferguson is enjoying their second-story view from Building 20! The marketing firm moved their central operations from their old location on West Berry Street to Electric Works at the beginning of 2023. As with the rest of campus, Weigand was responsible for the renovations needed to prepare the Ferguson’s space for a new era of innovation and forward thinking. After experiencing sizeable growth, which has led to three times the staff size, and serving the team at Electric Works as a client, the leadership at Ferguson made the decision to relocate. They’re at the center of all the exciting things happening in The Fort with some extra legroom to boot!  

What’s There 

Ferguson Advertising

This 10,777 square foot restoration job features a sprawling, comfy space including: 

  • Open Office Layout 
  • Cubicles 
  • Convertible Meeting Room with Garage-Style Door 
  • Open Seating/Collaborative Spaces 
  • Separate Rooms with Additional Offices and Meeting Areas 
  • Warmly lit, industrial look paired with a touch of modern design. 

Making a New Home 

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Our crews dedicated a balance of preservation and restoration with this project. Because Electric Works is on the national registry of historical places, particular elements of the structure had to stay the same as they were when the original building was put together. Some ways our team approached this were by installing the exact same windows that were used when General Electric was operating decades ago and keeping the warehouse overhead cranes. All the old materials were stripped out of the structure besides the supports, brickwork, and masonry. From here, any damaged or worn-down sections of the building were repaired, outfitted with new lighting, new access points, updated casework, and utilities. These processes created a new home for Ferguson Advertising to continue working with their clients for years to come! 


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Concord Unveils New Trades Building

Larger Learning Environment

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Planned in lieu of the rising influx of students enrolling in trade programs, Concord Community School’s employed Weigand’s Construction Management services to build a brand-new trade school facility. This $3.9 million, 10,400 square foot education center houses more students, more resources, and more space for each trade discipline offering.

The Structure

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The complex features various spaces designed to support classes such as:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Architectural Engineering
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Robotics
  5. Design and Innovation
  6. Construction Trades

These subjects are enhanced through learning areas equipped with the latest technology and training instruments so that students can get a hands-on education with real-world applications.

For the Future

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“We are proud to support this investment that will have a direct impact on our students and their ability to increase their industry-ready skills while still in high school…In conversations with local industry leaders, it is clear that having this facility in place to support student learning will set them on a path to success in whatever career path they choose.” – Dan Funston, Superintendent, Concord Community Schools

With the mounting need for people well-versed in trades of all types across the nation, the Engineering and Construction Center will not only benefit the individual careers of students that pass through its halls but will also create value for all kinds of industries that require the skill and expertise of well-educated workers. This will have a lasting impact on learners’ careers, the community, and the economy as a whole.


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CARR Workplaces Opens at Electric Works

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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 office spaces to Electric Works, with Weigand acting as the construction manager for renovations! They provide a plethora of affordable, flexible options that meet the needs of business individuals on the go!  

From Old to New 

Our construction teams worked around the clock to remove old material from the structure. They installed new metal paneling, drywall, interior and exterior storefronts, polished concrete floors, and a fresh coat of overhead paint to restore the space to its former glory! This once dilapidated building is ready to host visitors and locals alike for decades to come! 

The Office Perks 

At Electric Works, CARR maintains 32,000 square feet, 85 offices, and 3 meeting rooms. These rooms share the main floor and basement of The Forum. You will notice them as you walk through the entrance to access the rest of the campus. It is the perfect spot for any remote worker or self-starter who is looking for a change of scenery! 

Visit the campus and see for yourself!  


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 also the new home of the Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market. You can enjoy artisan meals during the week and get fresh picks of produce on the weekends! Vendors are being added all the time, so be sure to visit and see what’s new! 

Looking Back 

Long before they were the site of the street market, Buildings 20, 20A, and 22 were the headquarters for maintenance, the phone department, the carpenter shop, and 10,000 IEUA transformer production. Each of these structures houses decades of history: 

  • Building 20 was raised in 1907 
  • Building 20A came in 1941 
  • Building 22 first opened in 1917 

This combination of shops, assembly lines, and storage space adds together a total of 44,328 square feet! That’s bigger than nine basketball courts grouped together!  

How it all Came Together 

Our construction teams took special care to ensure that everything was ready for opening day. Here are a few of the restorations that they made: 

  • Installed new flights of stairs 
  • Secured corrugated metal paneling 
  • Built out restrooms and other amenities 
  • Poured and polished new concrete flooring 
  • Assembled new kitchens, storefronts, and countertops 

By taking these steps, our crews completed renovation of the three buildings right on schedule! They took a section of structures over one hundred years old and turned it into a new place for the community to gather and thrive! 


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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 as The Forum. From here, you can access all the various shops, markets, restaurants, boutiques, and other outlets that Electric Works has to offer! It’s located just north of the visitor parking lot, sitting behind the Amp Lab STEAM School and the GE Club. 

Where Do I Go from Here? 

If you go through the second set of doors towards the back of the Forum, you will step right onto the center of Dynamo Alley. This is, in fact, the main walkway connecting you to the rest of the campus! Perhaps you want to get some lunch at one of the many eateries. In addition, maybe you need to pick up some local produce at the farmer’s market. Which band is playing at the live music venue this week? What about going on a nice stroll through the beautiful gardens on display, afterwards?

Up to You

Whether you go left or right, you’ll have access to all kinds of goods and services, both local and national! After all, just depends on which way you turn. Come explore and discover what’s here for yourself! 


Do It Best Moves Out

Moving Day

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With roots in northeast Indiana that go back more than 75 years, Do It Best continues its legacy of service, growth, and long-term improvement at its new world headquarters at the Electric Works campus in Fort Wayne, IN. Weigand served as the construction manager on this restoration project, renovating more than 200,000 square feet of the facilities to make room for Do It Best’s base of operations. The corporation is the anchor tenant of the EW campus, but it is only one of many different businesses that are transitioning offices to the Fort’s downtown district.

Amenities for Better Collaboration

Do It Best

Do It Best employees have access to the on-site parking garage that serves workers, residents, and campus visitors. Not only that, but they can walk right next door to the Union Street Market, filled with local vendors and restaurants, to grab meals, drinks, and more. The headquarters occupies three floors, featuring:

  • Large Conference Hall.
  • Class spaces with walls that can be converted into additional rooms.
  • Modern office layout.
  • Large windows that match the original buildout and create natural lighting.
  • Open-concept collaboration areas.
  • Flexible workspaces.

Do It Best staff are also able to go up to their own personal rooftop space, complete with gardens and a beautiful view of the Fort Wayne skyline.

Continued Growth and Development

Do It Best

The move was brought on by a desire to look to the future of the company and the region. By relocating their team to the heart of Fort Wayne’s innovation, the leadership sees opportunity to strengthen themselves for the years ahead.

“Being at Electric Works will help us be an employer of first choice, retaining and attracting top multi-generational talent not only from here in Fort Wayne, but also on a broader scale. It enables us to keep our roots in the community we’ve called home for 75 years, while at the same time positioning us for a bright future.” – Dan Starr, CEO, Do It Best Corp.


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New Project Announcement: Mercer Health Campus is coming to Marion!

It is truly our mission, an honor we don’t take lightly, to care for our community.”

Mindy Kremer (VP of Development, Marketing, and Communications)

The Doctors are In

Groundbreaking

This fall, we held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction at a new Mercer Health Campus site! The Coldwater, Ohio based health organization is planting a new medical office building at Marion Industrial Park. It will be home to both the Mercer Health Medical Group at Maria Stein and Dr. Heather Kleinhenz when it’s completed.

More Access for Marion

With 75 locals from throughout Marion present in total, it’s clear that many in the area are looking forward to this facility and what it brings to the community. Mindy Kremer, who is the Vice President of Development, Marketing, and Communications at Mercer, said this about the plans:

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 “We are excited to enhance health care services in the Marion community.  At Mercer Health we often talk about caring for our friends, family, and neighbors.  This isn’t just something we say, it is a promise. It is truly our mission, an honor we don’t take lightly, to care for our community.”

We can’t wait to get to work on this new campus! We’re proud to stand with Mercer Health in their mission to provide the best medical care for communities all over Ohio.


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Levan-Scott Academy Project Breaks Ground

“A significant impact to the educational programming here in southeast Fort Wayne…we think it’s well overdue…we’re serving our students in our community”

Dr. Mark Daniel (FWCS Superintendent)

New Beginnings 

Earlier this month, we officially broke ground at Levan Scott Academy. With Weigand serving as the construction manager as constructor, this moment marked the beginning of a 43,456 square foot renovation and expansion!  

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Once the project is done, the school will have: 

  • State-of-the-art heating and cooling systems  
  • Updates to the vents and airways 
  • Specialized, energy-efficient lighting  
  • Nineteen new classrooms 
  • A media center 
  • A cafeteria  
  • Supplementary spaces 

A Much-Needed Addition 

Levan-Scott Academy

The final product will be a building that gives space to house more students, and provides extra rooms dedicated to their development. A few of these future rooms have unique learning experiences with art and music designed in the layout! Parents were also considered during the planning phase. As a result, more parking spots and a pick-up lane will be added to help with traffic.  

A Leader’s Legacy 

Dr. Levan Scott

The Academy is named after Dr. Levan R. Scott, who was Fort Wayne’s first Black Principle in 1965. He faithfully worked with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 28 years. He advocated for civil rights and equality for students and staff during his time of service. For this reason, FWCS continues to honor the memory of his legacy through the school.

Better Service to a Growing Community 

Levan-Scott Academy

“This addition allows Scott Academy to better serve the community, which is the fastest growing area in Fort Wayne Community Schools,” said FWCS Superintendent, Dr. Mark Daniel, while speaking at the groundbreaking. With this in mind, we can’t wait to finish this new and improved Levan-Scott Academy to benefit southeast Fort Wayne! 


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New Expansion Topped Out – Parkview Kosciusko

“It will be a place where hopefully they feel like their loved ones can come and receive care, and they feel like they’re safe while they’re there.”

Scott Gabriel (President, Parkview Whitley, Kosciusko Hospitals)

The Cherry on Top

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Celebrating the successful completion of the Parkview Kosciusko hospital addition’s frame, we put together a special, final beam. Once we had it primed and ready for signatures, it was signed by everyone who is involved in this project. After that, the tower crane lifted the last piece, where our team secured it. And with that, the construction of the expansion framework was complete!

Watch our team top off the steel right here!

For the County

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For Parkview leadership, this accomplishment is a testament to the community that they are serving. “Those grateful patients are always the key to what keeps us going,” says Scott Gabriel (President of Parkview Whitley and Kosciusko Hospitals). This expansion has been an ask by the Warsaw community for years. It will provide more accessibility for patients in the area to receive medical treatment. In the past, residents of Warsaw had to travel to neighboring counties for serious care. However, with the addition of this new section, that problem will remain what it was: a thing of the past.

“We opened up six years ago; the community immediately began asking, ‘When are you going to have inpatient beds; when are you going to have surgery?’ …To be able to say we’ve topped off our expansion project to include those services and more is great.”

Jeffrey Rockett (V.P. of Outpatient Services)

Just like the team at Parkview, we’re so excited to see the progress on this new section! We’re honored to join forces with them once again to meet the needs of this county.


New Expansion – The Huntington County Jail

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“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!