To accommodate their ongoing growth, Accurate Controls, Inc. purchased the Rippin’ Good Cookies factory in Ripon, WI and looked to GGA to complete another expansion. This time the renovation spanned over 55,000 square feet which will provide additional space for a future expansion if needed. The project was completed in January 2019 and includes a new reception area, administrative offices, management offices, an area for the service group, space for the engineering and production staff, an open area for product testing, and offices for production and assembly.
2018 was a very costly year for the construction industry in the United States. Prices of construction materials rose 0.8% in March 2018 and by October 2018 prices had climbed 7.4% due to increases in commonly-used materials. Between 2017 and 2018, the price of diesel fuel rose 39.7%, lumber and plywood increased 13.7%, plastic construction products rose 5.8%, and steel mill products jumped 4.9%.
This surge in building material prices came at a time when construction projects were in demand and many firms were faced with shortages of skilled labor. This lack of a labor force combined with the rise in prices for construction materials made it extremely difficult for contractors across the United States to complete projects without increasing bid prices or absorbing large deficits.
The 2018 Criminal Justice & Detention Facility Seminar took place on April 25th in Columbia, MO featuring industry professional speakers, products and services. The seminar was hosted by Pauly Jail Building Company and was sponsored by numerous industry leading companies including GGA. Thank you to all the vendors and attendees that helped make the seminar a success!
“Location, location, location” is a familiar mantra which applies when choosing a detention center site. A jail site must be acceptable to the citizens yet allow for cost effective operations in proximity to the courthouse. A site near an existing courthouse may be more costly than a greenfield site, however, maintaining the jail location on a “courthouse square” often insures the vitality of the town’s business district
Goldberg Group Architects worked closely with Miami County officials to locate their new Detention Center near the current Courthouse allowing it to be connected by an underground tunnel. The project’s exterior matches the County’s historic Courthouse with similar materials, arched windows, stone tiim and entry tower.
The 18.1 million dollar project includes a 96-bed detention center, Sheriff’s department, jail administration, 911 dispatch, emergency operations center (EOC), tunnel, additional courthouse parking and two important Memorials around the new project– one for Fallen Officers, the other for 9-11-01 First Responders. Congratulations to Miami County on the November 3, 2017 dedication of this facility.