VAA along with AGP and Todd and Sargent, Inc., receive the 2012 Excellence in Construction Award for the Grays Harbor, Washington Project. The award was given by the Associated Builders & Contractors of Iowa. The criteria was General Construction – Industrial & Public Works/Environmental over $20 Million. VAA provided the structural design for the (6) 70'-0" diameter x 132'-0" tall storage silos, (4) 39'-0" diameter x 126'-0" tall shipping silos with cone hoppers, steel bulkweigher (cleaning) tower above the shipping silos ,and other miscellaneous structures above the storage silos. The site was located in a seismic design category D (high seismic risk) and all the silos were supported on end bearing piles.
Summit Brewing Company
Summit Brewing Company will be breaking ground on its brewery cellar expansion Friday, Nov. 9 from 3 to 8 pm. The ceremony is open to the public and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will toast to the expansion at 5 p.m.
The $6 million expansion, which will be completed by June 2013, will add 7,632 square feet of cellar space and will double production capacity to 240,000 barrels per year. Summit is partnering with Minnesota companies on the project: DCI (St. Cloud) for tank fabrication, PCL (Burnsville) for general contracting and VAA (Plymouth) for engineering.