Acuity Dedicates Tallest Flagpole in North America

Arup ACUITY FlagpoleArup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, served as the technical advisor for a 400-ft-tall, free-standing flagpole owned by ACUITY Insurance Company in Sheboygan, Wis. The pole, which is currently the largest in the United States, was dedicated in June amid comments from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and appearances by skydivers and military dignitaries. 25 ACUITY employees who are military veterans carried the 350lb, 60ft x 120ft American flag that was lifted onto the pole during the ceremony.

ACUITY erected its first flagpole after 9/11 as a tribute to our Nation’s soldiers, and from there its meaning, intent and symbolism have grown to mean many different things to many different people. During this latest installation we knew this was much bigger than a construction project and we were committed to doing it right in order to provide our community with a beacon of hope and patriotism well into the future,” said Sheri MurphyACUITY‘s vice president, services & administration and flagpole project lead. Continue reading


Mortenson Construction Building 11 New Wind Power Projects in U.S.

On the heels of its landmark 100th wind project announcement, Mortenson’s Renewable Energy Groups is cautiously optimistic about the potential for new wind power generation throughout North America in 2011 and 2012. Fueling the company’s outlook is the fact that Mortenson is building 11 new wind projects in North America. Continue reading

Dawes Rigging & Crane Hoists a Few Thousand Pounds at Miller Park

There are 12 ounces in a bottle of Miller Genuine Draft. And 15,000 pounds in the Miller Park stadium sign. Guess which one recently needed the services of a crane to lift it?

During this off season at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, a complete overhaul of its video scoreboard system has begun, Continue reading