Published in the West Central Tribune WILLMAR — Construction is set to begin on the new 52,000-square-foot Ziegler CAT dealership in Willmar. The facility will be built at the 4600 block of Highway 71 South on land that was recently annexed into the city. The larger space will provide CAT the square footage to expand
Months of planning culminated in a large-scale remodeling of a Bloomington manufacturing building in 2016, transforming it into the fifth CAT large equipment Rebuild Center in the Western Hemisphere. “This is our crown jewel right now. We’re pretty proud of this,” said Ziegler CAT Facilities Director Tary Draper. The 120,000 square-foot structure houses sophisticated engine
A three-building project for the City of Eagan marked significant improvements centered to the public works campus, and preparations for the future. CNH designed and monitored construction of a vehicle storage building and wash bay, as well as remodeling for offices and a lunchroom. Indoor shelter for equipment is expected to extend service life while
With six stories of brick and glass, the new office structure was Apple Valley’s tallest at that time, and it was the most urban design for the then small-town suburb. Quinn Hutson, firm principal The mid-1980s brought significant changes to CNH Architects. Perhaps to no one’s surprise, there was a building involved, and another aspiring
Veteran part-time Office Manager Betsy Preston understands how CNH ticks and is energized by the continuous learning required in the fast-moving architectural field. “It is a place where everyone is treated with trust and respect,” said Preston, “a great place to work.” Early in her 13-year span with the firm, she took care of delivery
As a member of Eagan Rotary since 1996, Quinn Hutson has been a strong advocate for the Ethics Workshop created by the club in 1994. It’s an eight-hour, ethical decision-making experience for high school students designed by Dr. Ken Goodpaster, Koch Chair of Ethics at the University of St. Thomas. The program defines ethical decision-making
A prime location and innovation were put on display for Bobby and Steve’s Auto World in the late 1990s, when CNH tackled an all new upscale service station project which came together at the edge of downtown Minneapolis. The tight site utilized a diagonal vehicle flow which was reflected in the angled portions of the
Sometimes, the test of an architect’s skills comes not from the new project that’s created, but through the close blending of something new with existing structures. That’s the story with a small but significant safety project for the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Using bronze and stainless steel, railings covering four floors needed updates
The Hilton Minneapolis downtown once held this eye-catching statue group of musicians, which is now displayed at the new location of MacPhail Center for Music in Apple Valley. CNH did exterior work for the structure where MacPhail is located, the previous city hall building at 14200 Cedar Avenue. The architects helped with interior remodeling for
CNH history: Early days downtown recalled by ‘N’ in CNH . . . Musician statues new to Apple Valley . . . subtle railings bring safety in St. Paul
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Form follows function, and function is at the core of every building project, explains Architect Tim Nielsen with CNH Architects. “The artistic side is very important, but the reality of it is that buildings are technical by nature,” he said. In school, the preparation is about 70 percent art and 30 percent technology, Nielsen explains.
The single-glazed steel framed windows with wire would shake and rattle at the first location for CNH Architects. Then Glenn W. Cording and Associates, it was 10 stories up, overlooking downtown Minneapolis. The 12-story office structure was the aging Wesley Temple building or Wesley Tower, built in 1928 and occupying space now used by the