- Contractors chosen for conversion of UW coal plant
- Wind farm towers take local turn: Manitowoc firm will build 90 steel structures for We Energies Columbia County project
- Wind farm construction to start soon | Up to 90 turbines planned for project
- Citizen soldiers say 'thanks' to Fox Cities employers who allow them to serve Department of Defense presents Patriot Awards to businesses
- Top Projects Events Shows Off Best of the Best
- Land gift from The Boldt Co. means new entry for Appleton Art Center
- Lawrence University's Warch Campus Center gains Wisconsin Builder Magazine Construction Award
- The Boldt Co. to build We Energies' new 50-megawatt biomass cogeneration plant at Domtar Corp. paper mill in Rothschild: Appleton firm extends green
- Boldt Construction gearing up For Earth Hour
- The Boldt Co. to build We Energies' new 50-megawatt biomass plant
- Lawrence University professor Janet Anthony, students will travel from Appleton to Haiti to deliver relief supplies
- Meet Inc. Innovator Juanita Frankfurth
- New North Inc. capitalizes on emerging alternative energy industry in Northeastern Wisconsin
- Wisconsin firms to start work on We Energies wind farm
Release Date: August 23, 2010
Carlton County breaks ground
Duluth News Tribune
Carlton County breaks ground for new Community Services Center
Carlton County officials broke ground Monday in downtown Cloquet for a new 40,000-square-foot Community Services Building that will combine now separate human services and public health offices.
"We've been working on this project for the last four years," said Carlton County Board Chairman Marvin Bodie, "and I truly believe we've come up with the right building, at the right price, that will serve the needs of the community."
If all goes according to schedule, Bodie said, the building will open in July 2011. The new building will replace two aging county facilities that house county offices for social services; public health; the Women, Infants and Children clinic; child services; the work force center; income maintenance; veterans' services; and motor vehicles. The old human services building will be razed to provide parking space next to the new building.
Wold Architects and Engineers of St. Paul designed the new building following sustainable and energy-efficient guidelines outlined by the U.S. Green Building Council and is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, making it the first LEED project built in Cloquet.
County commissioners last week approved hiring Oscar J. Boldt Construction of Cloquet as the general contractor for the project following 'Best Value Contractor' bidding and hiring process based on price, project approach, project and team experience, LEED experience and challenge assessments.
Sustainable features of the new building, according to materials provided by Boldt, will include: use of low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption, high-efficiency HVAC systems, recycling of construction waste, at least partial use of regional building materials, implementation of a comprehensive "green" cleaning/housekeeping program, selection of refrigerants and systems that minimize or eliminate the emission of ozone-depleting compounds and installation of bicycle storage and changing rooms to encourage use of alternative transportation.