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FOUNDATIONS OF THE FUTURE | A Century of Building a Better Minnesota
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First chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America formed as Northwestern Association of General Contractors.
Construction begins on the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic building. When completed, it is the tallest building outside of Minneapolis at 17 floors. G. Schwartz & Co. of Rochester, an AGC Northwest Branch member, is the general contractor.
The legendary Foshay Building project gets underway in Minneapolis, led by AGC Northwest Branch member Maurice Schumacher.
Association name changes from Associated General Contractors of America - Northwest Branch to Associated General Contractors of Minnesota. Concurrently, the association is divided intothree divisions:
• General Engineering, which includes diversified contractors
• Building Division Contractors for commercial and industrial building
• Highway Division for contractors in highway construction
The shortage of skilled workforce continues to grow and apprenticeship and training programs are developed.
Minnesota construction volume: $21,623,000
National construction volume: $9,305,829,000
The Federal Aid Highway Act authorizes funding for postwar programs to improve secondary rural and urban roads. Minnesota receives a federal appropriation of $12,210,000 a year for three years.
After almost four years at a standstill, AGC of Minnesota’s Highway Division is given a report on plans for new construction and the repair of roads neglected during the war.
AGC of Minnesota creates a new division within the Highway Division to be known as the Metropolitan Area Excavating Contractors Division.
AGC of Minnesota member Industrial Construction Company of Minneapolis wins bid for construction of the new South St. Paul bridge over the Mississippi River. The $4.5 million four-lane bridge will serve as the central unit of the new Twin Cities freeway system.
713 people attend the concluding event of the Annual Convention - shattering all records!
Minnesota has 78.8 miles of interstate open to traffic with 73 miles under construction and 240 miles accounted for in engineering or right-of-way.
AGC of Minnesota holds its firstFederal Contracts Conference to address the growing complexity of federal construction contracts.
AGC of Minnesota member Hoover Construction Company is instrumental in expanding Highway 61 along the north shore of Lake Superior, applying their drilling and blasting specialty for mass rock and structure excavation for footings and foundations.
Weis Builders, Inc. breaks ground on Rochester Square, an affordable housing development in Rochester.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is built at a cost of $55 million. The ten-acre, air-supported dome roof takes four months to build and collapses four times in the first six weeks after its completion.
AGC of America creates the AGC Political Action Committee, making the construction industry just as politically influential as other major economic sectors, like healthcare and energy.
TCF Tower, 100 Washington Square, and US Bank Plaza are built in downtown Minneapolis.
The City of St. Paul celebrates the opening of the $20 million High Bridge. The general contractor is Lunda Construction Company.
Mortenson Construction builds the Target Center in Minneapolis.
PCL Construction Services, Inc. begins construction on the Mall of America.
Led by an AGC of Minnesota initiative, the Minnesota Legislature approves a new workers’ compensation statute which allows employers and unions to jointly manage workers’ compensation programs. This develops into an alternative dispute resolution process for injured workers that dramatically reduces the time required to resolve claims.
In a joint venture between Mortenson Construction and Thor Construction Company, construction of the Xcel Energy Center in downtownSt. Paul begins.
Carl Bolander & Sons Company demolishes some high profile property on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota behind Coffman Memorial Union to make way for an $80 million project, including a 225-room dormitory to be known as Riverbend Commons and a six-level underground parking facility with 1,700 spaces.
The long-awaited Crosstown Project is scheduled for a May letting, but the project financing contains some serious financial and risk complications for the industry.
The new I-35W Mississippi River Bridge is completed.
Mortenson Construction is the general contractor on TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction reaches four million consecutive hours without a lost time accident. They are also one of only 12 companies nationwide named to the list of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today magazine.
Target Field opens, marking the return to outdoor baseball for the Minnesota Twins.
PCL Construction Services, Inc. receives AGC of America’s highest safety honor - Grand Award for ConstructionSafety Excellence.
The $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium project began with the demolition of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in 2014. This state-of-the-art facility in downtown Minneapolis opened its doors in July 2016. Several AGC of Minnesota members were involved in this award-winning, jaw-dropping project.